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Weber Smokey Mountain charcoal smoker can accommodate a whole turkey and an entire ham at the same time. The smoker has two cooking grates for precision heat control. It also comes with a thermometer, individual vents on bowl and lid, and heat-resistant nylon handle. The smoker is made from stainless steel and weighs about 2 kilogrammes. It’s designed to last for up to 10 hours. Notably, it was launched in 2015.

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A PBC, which comes with 8 stainless steel hooks and a standard grill grate, is designed to produce the perfect amount of charcoal for cooking. The PBC also includes a set of wooden spoons that can be used as a spatula. It’s easy to use and requires minimal assembly. Notably, the PBC was launched in 2015 and has now been upgraded to an electric version.

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Dyna-Glo Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker DGO1176BDC-D has a built-in thermometer that allows you to control the temperature of your food. The smoke stack is designed to keep briquettes separated from the cooking surface, allowing for even heat distribution. It also features a side damper to ensure proper airflow. The smoker can be used indoors or outdoors. It comes with a 10-year limited warranty. Notably, this model was launched in 2015.

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Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker

4,448 ratings | 2 offers | 4,448 Reviews
Price: $339.55$342.81
Why we chose it
  • Six height-adjustable cooking grates accommodate various sizes of food. 784 square Inch of total smoking area 1176 square inches of total cooking space with 25-pounds capacity per grate.
  • Built-in, stainless steel thermometer. Smoke Zone indicates ideal temperature for infusing smoke flavor and an easy-to-read gauge helps you achieve perfectly smoked foods.
  • Vertical design lends itself to naturally rising heat, achieving greater efficiency and improved smoke flavor. Offset design keeps direct heat away from the food, allowing for slow cooking.
  • Smoke stack features an adjustable flue for additional flavor and temperature control.
  • Charcoal & ash management system with the charcoal chamber, grate, and sliding, removable steel ash pan. Designed to handle large amounts of ash for hours of maintenance-free cooking.
  • Dimensions: 20.2 34.52 47.03 in
  • Porcelain-enameled steel charcoal chamber is designed to keep briquettes stacked tightly for improved burn efficiency.
Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Easy to assemble4.4
Easy to use4.3
Temperature Control3.8
2
Why we chose it
  • Includes Pellethead Durable All Weather Cover ($42.95 Value)
  • 2021 Design, Davy Crockett is now the Trek – New for 2021 is an adjustable heat baffle. This new feature allows precision control and distribution of heat helping to eliminate unwanted hot spots. Gone are the foldable legs which have been replaced by four sturdy legs.
  • Includes Sense-Mate, a thermal sensor which constantly monitors grill temperature
  • Server Mode Connect to your grill remotely through the GMG Server Mode to control and monitor your grill on the go
  • Coming soon are the extendable legs and cart option for the Trek ONLY. Not available on older models (Davy Crockett)
GMG 2020 Green Mountain Grill Davy Crockett Grill/Smoker with Cover: image
94%
customers recommend this product
4.7/ 5
Durability4.7
Sturdiness4.6
Easy to use4.6
Flavor4.4
Easy to clean4.4
Temperature Control4.3
3
Why we chose it
  • EASY TO USE & CLEAN – Control the heat levels with ease using the indexed adjustable dual dampers and thermometer, and quickly clean up after grilling using the removable Easy Dump Ash Pan
  • DIMENSIONS – 20 L x 20 W x 26 H, 33 lbs
  • AKORN ACCESSORIES – Pairs with the Char-Griller 6755 AKORN Jr. Grill Cover and 6211 AKORN Jr. Smokin’ Stone (both sold separately)
  • GRILL ANYWHERE – Grilling on-the-go has never been easier thanks to the convenient handles and compact frame, perfect for tailgating, camping, barbecuing at the park, or at home in the backyard
  • HEAVY-DUTY CONSTRUCTION – Made from heavy-gauge powder coated Steel with thick Cast Iron cooking grates for maximum durability and heat retention
  • VERSATILE BBQ GRILL – 155 Square Inch cooking area and precise temperature controls allow you to sear steaks, smoke wings, or grill up to 8 Burgers at once
  • BEST IN CLASS FEATURES – Insulated design with locking lid traps smoke, heat, and moisture like expensive ceramic kamados producing flavorful barbecue and allowing you to use less charcoal
  • PORTABLE CHARCOAL GRILL – Kamado style Portable BBQ Grill & Smoker perfect for both high heat grilling and low-and-slow cooking
Char-Griller E06614 AKORN Jr. Portable Kamado Charcoal Grill, Red: image
94%
customers recommend this product
4.7/ 5
Portability4.6
Temperature Control4.4
Easy to clean4.4
Easy to assemble4.4
Top Pick
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Weber 18-inch Smokey Mountain Cooker, Charcoal Smoker

4,630 ratings | 4 offers | 4,630 Reviews
Price starts from: $1
Why we chose it
  • Includes a water pan, thermometer, individual vents on bowl and lid, and heat-resistant nylon handle
  • The Weber Smokey Mountain charcoal smoker helps you achieve an authentic smokehouse flavor at home
  • It can accommodate a whole turkey and an entire ham at the same time. Item weight- 39.1 pounds
  • Made of porcelain-enameled steel, this smoker comes with 2 nickel-plated 18-1/2-inch-wide cooking grates
  • Material Type: Steel
Weber 18-inch Smokey Mountain Cooker, Charcoal Smoker: image
96%
customers recommend this product
4.8/ 5
Easy to use4.7
Easy to assemble4.7
Temperature Control4.5
5

Char-Broil 17202004 Digital Electric Smoker, Deluxe, Silver

2,304 ratings | 1 offers | 2,304 Reviews
Price starts from: $247.15
Why we chose it
  • Large, stainless steel locking latch for smoke-tight seal
  • Removable food thermometer
  • Glass door and stainless steel, dual-tone finish
  • Insulated, double-wall construction. Wattage-750
  • Advanced control panel with easy-read, blue LED display
Char-Broil 17202004 Digital Electric Smoker, Deluxe, Silver: image
88%
customers recommend this product
4.4/ 5
Sturdiness4.7
Maneuverability4.5
Easy to assemble4.5
Easy to use4.2
Temperature Control3.8
Easy to clean3.8
6
Why we chose it
  • Convenient matchless snap-ignition
  • Cooking tips, ideas, and recipes included
  • Easy to read door thermometer from 50 to 550 degrees
  • Includes two cooking grids and one Jerky Rack
  • Three adjustable damper valves one on top and one on each side
Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24" Vertical Smoker, Body Dimensions 24 in W x 16 in D x 30 in: image
94%
customers recommend this product
4.7/ 5
Flavor4.5
Easy to use4.5
Easy to assemble4.5
Easy to clean4.1
Temperature Control4
7
Why we chose it
  • Traditional charcoal grill with side firebox for Texas style barbecue
  • Removable charcoal drawers allow users to add charcoal and dump ashes easily double bottom for long-term durability
  • Additional features include temperature gauge, storage rack and 2 wheels for easy transport. Heavy Duty Steel Construction
  • 580 square inches of cooking surface 250 square inch side fire box for either charcoal cooking or smoking Total cooking area of the Char-Griller grill and smoker is 830 square inches
  • Grill measures 62″ X 29″ X 50″, weight: 146 lbs., Assembly required
  • Grill barrel and side firebox provide heavy-gauge powder-coated steel construction nonstick cast-iron cooking grates for even heating
Char-Griller E1224 Smokin Pro 830 Square Inch Charcoal Grill with Side Fire Box, 50 Inch, Black: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Easy to clean4
Temperature Control3.8
Heat resistance3.8
Easy to assemble3.6
8
Why we chose it
  • SEAL-TIGHT TWIST-LOCK DOOR AND HANDLE: The door stays tightly sealed with a twist of the handle.
  • FOUR 14 X 14-INCH REMOVABLE STAINLESS STEEL SHELVES: Four stainless steel racks can be easily removed for smoking whole birds or large cuts of meat. Racks are dishwasher safe, making cleanup easy.
  • PORCELAIN ENAMELED STEEL TRAY HOLDS WOOD AND WATER: A porcelain enamel steel tray holds the wood chips and water so clean-up is easy after use. Smoker requires wood chips when grilling.
  • BUILT-IN THERMOMETER: Features easy-to-read thermometer on the front door for accessible monitoring of the internal temperature.
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3″ L x 18.1″ W x 38.6″ H Weight: 69.5 lb
  • 5. 45 SQUARE FEET OF INTERIOR: The spacious 5. 45 square foot interior means there is plenty of room to smoke a variety of meats along with several trays of vegetables. The vertical footprint makes it a perfect size for patios and barbecue kitchens.
  • TOTAL TEMPERATURE AND SMOKE CONTROL: An adjustable gas supply gives control over the amount of heat. Optimal smoker access through two doors and a rear vent can be opened or closed to control the amount of heat and smoke exiting the oven.
  • 40-INCH PROPANE HOSE AND REGULATOR: Includes a 40-inch hose and regulator that attaches quickly to a standard propane tank. Grill works with 20lb propane tank. (propane not included)
Cuisinart COS-244 Vertical Propane Smoker with Temperature & Smoke Control, Four Removable Shelves, 36", Black: image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
Easy to assemble4.4
Quality of material4.4
Durability4.4
Value for money4.3
Easy to use4.2
Temperature Control3.7
9

18-1/2 in. Classic Pit Barrel Cooker Package

1,011 ratings | 1 offers | 1,011 Reviews
Price starts from: $399.99
Why we chose it
  • Includes 8 stainless steel hooks to hook-n-hang your meal and a standard grate for grilling and searing
  • Unique design makes the PBC simple to operate, producing consistently impressive results with minimal hassle compared to other cooker options
  • Minimal assembly required to get cooking
  • Package includes everything you will need to get started: 2 Hanging Rods, 8 Stainless Steel Hooks, Standard Grill Grate, Charcoal Basket, and Hook Remover Tool (Seasonings Not Included)
  • Included coal basket is sized for the ideal amount of charcoal for the perfect cook
18-1/2 in. Classic Pit Barrel Cooker Package: image
96%
customers recommend this product
4.8/ 5
Sturdiness4.8
Durability4.8
Value for money4.7
Easy to use4.6
Flavor4.4
Temperature Control4.1
10

Dyna-Glo DGO1890BDC-D Wide Body Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker

4,448 ratings | 4 offers | 4,448 Reviews
Price: $344.95$638
Why we chose it
  • Built-in, stainless steel thermometer. Smoke Zone indicates ideal temperature for infusing smoke flavor and an easy-to-read gauge helps you achieve perfectly smoked foods.
  • Porcelain-enameled steel charcoal chamber is designed to keep briquettes stacked tightly for improved burn efficiency.
  • Six height-adjustable cooking grates accommodate various sizes of food, giving 1890 square inches of total cooking space with 25-pounds capacity per grate.
  • Vertical design lends itself to naturally rising heat, achieving greater efficiency and improved smoke flavor. Offset design keeps direct heat away from the food, allowing for slow cooking.
  • Charcoal and ash management system with charcoal chamber, grate and sliding, removable steel ash pan. Designed to handle large amounts of ash for hours of maintenance-free cooking
  • Dimensions: 21 43.3 50.2 in
  • Smoke stack features an adjustable flue for additional flavor and temperature control.
Dyna-Glo DGO1890BDC-D Wide Body Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Easy to assemble4.4
Easy to use4.3
Temperature Control3.8
Top Pick
Weber 18-inch Smokey Mountain Cooker, Charcoal Smoker
The first bite of tender, fall-off-the-bone meat makes taking it low-and-slow worth every moment. The Smokey Mountain Cooker™ smoker has two cooking grates for smoking multiple items at once, and easily adjustable dampers for precision heat control. There’s nothing quite like waiting all day for dinner.
Ranking the Brands
Dyna-Glo: 20.00%
GMG: 10.00%
Char-Griller: 20.00%
Weber: 10.00%
Char-Broil: 10.00%
Camp Chef: 10.00%
Cuisinart: 10.00%
Pit Barrel Cooker Co.: 10.00%

Comparison Table

Сomparison: Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker: imageСomparison: GMG 2020 Green Mountain Grill Davy Crockett Grill/Smoker with Cover: imageСomparison: Char-Griller E06614 AKORN Jr. Portable Kamado Charcoal Grill, Red: imageСomparison: Weber 18-inch Smokey Mountain Cooker, Charcoal Smoker: imageСomparison: Char-Broil 17202004 Digital Electric Smoker, Deluxe, Silver: imageСomparison: Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24" Vertical Smoker, Body Dimensions 24 in W x 16 in D x 30 in: imageСomparison: Char-Griller E1224 Smokin Pro 830 Square Inch Charcoal Grill with Side Fire Box, 50 Inch, Black: imageСomparison: Cuisinart COS-244 Vertical Propane Smoker with Temperature & Smoke Control, Four Removable Shelves, 36", Black: imageСomparison: 18-1/2 in. Classic Pit Barrel Cooker Package: imageСomparison: Dyna-Glo DGO1890BDC-D Wide Body Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker: image
Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Vertical Offset Charcoal SmokerGMG 2020 Green Mountain Grill Davy Crockett Grill/Smoker with CoverChar-Griller E06614 AKORN Jr. Portable Kamado Charcoal Grill, RedWeber 18-inch Smokey Mountain Cooker, Charcoal SmokerChar-Broil 17202004 Digital Electric Smoker, Deluxe, SilverCamp Chef Smoke Vault 24″ Vertical Smoker, Body Dimensions 24 in W x 16 in D x 30 inChar-Griller E1224 Smokin Pro 830 Square Inch Charcoal Grill with Side Fire Box, 50 Inch, BlackCuisinart COS-244 Vertical Propane Smoker with Temperature & Smoke Control, Four Removable Shelves, 36″, Black18-1/2 in. Classic Pit Barrel Cooker PackageDyna-Glo DGO1890BDC-D Wide Body Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker
BrandDyna-GloChar-GrillerWeberChar-BroilCamp ChefChar-GrillerCuisinartPit Barrel Cooker Co.Dyna-Glo
Model NameDyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Vertical Offset Charcoal SmokerWEBERDeluxeCuisinart COS-244 Vertical Propane Smoker, 36″, Black
Power SourceCharcoalCharcoalCorded ElectricPropaneCharcoalCharcoal
ColorBlackRedBlackSilverBlackBlack36″ PropaneBlack Porcelain enamel coatingBlack
Item Weight57 pounds33 pounds39.1 pounds50.2 pounds74.4 pounds113 pounds69.5 pounds57 pounds83 pounds
Item Dimensions LxWxH20.2 x 34.52 x 47.03 inches20 x 20 x 20 inches21 x 19 x 41 inches16.5 x 18.1 x 32.5 inches30.5 x 25 x 17 inches62 x 29 x 50 inches19.3 x 18.1 x 38.6 inches21 x 21 x 31.1 inches21 x 43.3 x 50.2 inches
Fuel TypeCharcoalCharcoalElectricLiquefied Petroleum GasCharcoalCharcoal
Product Dimensions20.2 x 34.52 x 47.03 inches20 x 20 x 20 inches21 x 19 x 41 inches16.5 x 18.1 x 32.5 inches30.5 x 25 x 17 inches62 x 29 x 50 inches19.3 x 18.1 x 38.6 inches21 x 21 x 31.1 inches21 x 43.3 x 50.2 inches
ManufacturerGHP Group — Drop Ship OnlyGMGChar-GrillerWeberChar-BroilCamp ChefChar-GrillerCuisinartPit Barrel CookerGHP Group Inc.
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Country of OriginChinaChinaChinaChina

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