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Please help me choose a 2-door smoker

smokechump

Newbie
10
10
Joined Mar 10, 2017
Hi
I currently have a 1-door smoker, and I hate it because smoke/temp is lost when I open the door.
I am considering few options. Few considerations:
1)I want a big(ger) smoker box, ideally
2)I would prefer to stay away from glass windows. I don't think it's important to look at meat, but the window gets completely dirty all the time
3)I want it to be relatively wide so I don't have problems with brisket/ribs. For example MasterBuilt 30" is too narrow inside.
4)Propane, not electric

So here are the considerations. I am really not aware of any other possible contenders, and if there are some, would appreciate it

https://www.smoke-hollow.com/product/model-38202g-38″-gas-smoker-2/
https://www.smoke-hollow.com/product/model-44241g2-44″-gas-smoker-2/
http://www.ghpgroupinc.com/product-details/DGW1235BDP-D.html
https://masterbuilt.com/product/mb20051311-propane-smoker (including it so that even if it's too narrow but is absolutely the best choice, I'll live with it)
 

devolutionist

Meat Mopper
184
15
Joined Jun 3, 2007
I'm looking at the 43" Dyna-Glo (you listed the 36" one above), mainly because I'm moving from my 12 year old BBQ Grillware GS-2100 vertical (legs finally rusted off and it's either weld new ones on or get a new one and oh, i don't weld). The reason I'm aligning these two is because the smoke box in my old BBQ Grillware is cast iron and is the exact same dimensions as the new Dyna-Glo, which has a flimsy smoke box but is otherwise looks to be a solid smoker.

I'm like you, I don't think a glass door is a good idea and that's keeping me away from most of the other models - also one of the only things I didn't like about my old smoker is that the grates are really narrow - I'd never be able to do a full brisket in it without separating the point and flat, which is a no no. So that's why I was looking at the widest decent smoker I could find.

I see it's been about a month since you posted - let me know what you ended up choosing.
 

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