Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 30
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lester Poorly designed
This smoker is very poorly designed. First off the thermostat is off by about 50 - 75 degrees, critical when you are smoking. The biggest design flaw is the water pan. It sits too close to the burner, is only an inch deep and the wood reservoir is so small that if you are smoking several pieces of meat the smoke flavor is mild at best. You have to add water to the pan every half hour at least and if you have wood chunks in the "drawer" you can't access it to add water without opening the upright door which then lets all you smoke out. My previous smoker was a very inexpensive model that I got from Wal-mart and it ran circles around this one. Don't waste your money this product is junk!
April 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Iguana man Great smoker - gets the job done
Easy to use, works great. Almost two years later, it's starting to rust away :(
January 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NE SMOKER Works Great, Good Smoker!!!
I have had this smoker for 2 years. I use this all year round. I just increase smoking time in winter months for here in NE. I am totally impressed how well it does. I did add a water pan on lower rack. AS water gets used rapidly, 45-60 minutes. But, my smoking is never neglected. I did an 18# turkey, ribs (many) Brisket, sausage, pepperoni, bacon. Have yet to be disappointed!
December 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RaginCajin I am sure it works great , since I have a very similar product from Smoky Hollow , without the benefiting feature of the bottom drawer that saves the heat while adding chips or just checking when more will be needed. But what I found very surprising that this is your company site, trying to promote your own product, yet you are so skimpy to provide more pictures of inside. How many shelves, hooks, shape of water pan, and if charcoal pan is perforated as it should. When you sell online, you need to give a potential buyer idea what is he fixing to pull a trigger on and how you compare with the competition. And those pictures cost you nothing.
August 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GeorgeW works great!!!!
Had this model for just over a year now, and had great success. Done ribs, pork loin, pork shoulder, and recently smoked whole Mackerel. WOW!! that was fantastic!!!
Temp control is easy and lots of room inside. two doors make access to liquid and woodchips a breeze without having to open main door.
I would definately recommend this product.
January 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JHamps Good value for a starter smoker
I bought this smoker about year ago. I really wasn't sure what to expect. I have turned out some pretty good results though. Pros. Easy to clean, efficient as far as propane use goes, easy to assemble, and easy to move. Cons. Constantly have to add water. I keep my hose nearby to help with this. Drawer does not open if using wood chunks. Thermometer on the front is useless. I use an internal thermometer after learning the hard way. I have trouble getting heat over 240 but then again it is designed for low and slow. If I want to cook hotter I use less water. Overall, given the price point I am happy with the buy but I am ready to upgrade to a Weber Smokey Mountain now.
April 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ISLANDERS WORTH THE MONEY!!!
BEGINNER AT SMOKING YET I DOVE RIGHT IN WITH 3 RACKS OF RIBS AND A PORK LOIN. 6 HRS. LATER THE VICTIMS I INVITED OVER FOR DINER WERE OVERWHELMED BY THE RESULTS. TASTY AND JUICY WITH A PERFECT SMOKE RING IS WHAT THEY GOT. VERY EASY TO USE. YOU'LL GET GREAT RESULTS KNOWING THAT SMOKING REQUIRES PATIENCE. THE CLEANUP WAS VERY EASY AS THE GRILLS WERE WASHED WITH JUST SOAP AND WATER. CONSTANT MONITORING OF THE WATER LEVEL IS A NECESSITY. SECOND ATTEMPT WAS THE FRESH KIELBASI I MADE. HUNG THE RINGS ON A WOOD DOWEL ACROSS THE SMOKER AND THEY CAME OUT GREAT. CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THE SALMON AND WHITING ON JULY 4TH.
June 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by classfour Nice cheap gasser
After wrapping with fiberglass blankets, the gasser will run at 225, sometimes hotter when the water runs dry. I do use a 9 x 14 pan on the bottom shelf to hydrate the smoker instead of the "bowl" down with the chips. The middle bowl dries up quickly, so not useful to keep your smoked good moist. The lack of racks, and the cost of additional racks (the smoker comes with 3) is a problem. I scavenged two racks from a kenmore smoker to bring the number to 5 - so I can use 1 for the water pan and cook on the other 4. That's 4 briskets or 4 whole boston butts, more than the original smoker is capable of.
June 15, 2014