- Joined Jan 4, 2013
which one and why?
There is a fire box idea that allow an offset to burn in an "s" shape slowing down the rate of fuel consumption. What I like more about an offset over vertical (keep in mind I use a UDS but will be going back to offset soon) is when I was smoking a couple butts and ribs it was easier to add more chunks to the fire in an offset when it came time to add some to smoke the ribs when using charcoal. The problem in my drum smoker is when it came time to add more chunks I had to pull out the racks to drop the wood in. Now some horizontals come with side doors or even racks that have a small corner that opens with a henge but one think I could never be under control was the rapid jump in temp when I needed to open the lid. For me I want to be able to add more meat wood or mop without going through the hassle of fighting the air intake because once your temp spikes high good luck fighting it to come down quickly.I'm sure CroMag can add some more positives and negatives since he once was an owner of a vert. Hope some of this info has given you some insights.
Good day. I have a vertical much the same as the one shown here. Mine is a New Braunfels Bandera. It is the real deal. Char-broil had bought them out apparently and is now making this unit with Oaklahoma Joe's which Char-broil bought into as well. No comparison from what I understand. Steel thickness on My New Braunfels Bandera is far thicker than the Oaklahoma Joe's Bandera. I can't say anything bad about My Bandera. It certainly holds at 250 with ease. Easy access to fire box. Holds a Decent amount of Meat.
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