Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 78
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Almostapro Good backyard smoker
I have had this smoker for approx. 3 months. I followed the instructions to assemble it and had a helper, went together in about 30 minutes. During the break in smoking session, I noticed a few small leaks around the fire box and main cooking chamber. It does hold the heat/smoke in great.
I have used it almost every weekend since the purchase. I have smoked pork butt roast, turkeys, trout, salmon, pheasants, pork/beef ribs. This smokers is the next step for the amateur smoker, who wants to hone their skills. I recommend this to all a great product for the $$$
September 18, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Deno Not sure who to fault Home Depot or Charbroil
I understand charbroil bought out Oklahoma Joe awhile back, but this smoker is nowhere near the quailty off the original. Soon as I opened the box I knew I had issues. The lid is very uneven and very warped, the bars the lid rest on is so poorly welded it a shame, there are gaps everywhere, the door does not sit flush. The only good thing I can say about this smoker is that it's thick and will hold heat but only after you make a few modifications, which for the 532 dollars you ahould have to... please see my mini video review.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DRKAIA Great for Smoking & Grilling
I've had the Longhorn Smoker up and running for about a week and a half now. I've grilled flawless steaks and pork chops, I've smoked some venison jerky and I have some pork ribs smoking as I type. So far everything has been great. Some assembly required is something I look forward to and I had no trouble assembling the grill. I did get a helper when it came time to line up and attach the fire box assembly, because of the weight, but other than that it' was a no brainer. All the parts were there and I had a fire going and was seasoning the unit within about an hour after opening the box. It does have a few leaks around the doors but nothing unexpected. It is after all a smoker not a vacuum chamber. This smoker is a replacement for an older smaller Charbroil unit of similar construction. The old one lasted about 10 years before the bottom developed a whole. I expect this one to last just as long, it is very solid. I opted for the fee shipping and it arrived one week to the day after I ordered it. It would have been a day sooner but I missed the delivery confirmation call. Buy with confidence.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wildpaul This a great smoker for the price, not the cheap tin model.
This is a good smoker, well built and worth the money. Plan on about 2 hrs to unpack and put together.
August 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FullofholesinMD1 This product is a mess...
I researched long and hard for a solid smoker that would hold temp and provide good results. From my understanding prior to Charbroil taking over the smoker, it was a great product and was solid right out of the box. I have had to make multiple modifications to the smoker because the seems did not line up, too many areas where smoke and heat escaped, and I am burning charcoal like a mad man. My modifications have helped tremendously. For the price you pay, you should not have to make this many changes to the product to make it work efficiently. Do your research and look elsewhere, there are better products out there.
August 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RubiBlu Good Foundation for a Great Smoker
Smoker is a solid foundation to a good unit, but is so so out of the box. I added 6 fire bricks to the fire box to stabilize temperature swings. The lid seals leak due to mis aligned lid to backing plate alignment, so a hi temp felt gasket (Nomex) was added to three sides of the opening. A heat baffle to direct heat out of the fire box is a definite requirement, as this opening is too large and allowed excessive heat into the smoking chamber.
Overall a good foundation, and working very well after the mods listed above. Assembly was a breeze, even by myself, and unit weighing 300 pounds. A worthy investment, but best suited to those who understand the thermodynamics of the unit, and like small corrective projects.
July 8, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Long Horn Off-set Smoker PIECE OF JUNK!!!!,,,
Very poorly made, many gaps which require high temp sealer and/or the addition of gaskets such as those used in fireplaces and wood burning stoves. Lid does not close properly. All of the leaks around the firebox, firebox door and cooking chamber door make it very difficult to achieve and maintain a constant temperature. This is basically junk. Home Depot should pull this product and Oklahoma Joe should remove his brand. Very disappointed and a complete waste of money.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jack excellent offset smoker
I have owned many smokers over the past 20 years. Some purchased some built at home.Dollar for dollar this has to the best value for the money for offset smokers. I have researched quite a few models like this and this one is functionally and qualitatively the equal of those costing 3 times as much. It is tightly made with good clean welds. Subsequently there is little or no smoke loss. Simple design provides easy effective heat/smoke management. All in all I am very pleased. Not enough can be said about simplicity. The unit is designed with one function in mind, effectively smoking meats.
December 31, 2013