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Smoker Reviews - Reviews of BBQ smokers of all kinds

Reviews of smokers of all kinds from inexpensive vertical water smokers to big full sized smoking rigs.
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Backwoods Smokers The Competitor
For over 20 years Backwoods Smokers has been making some of the most popular competition smokers around. Several of the most successful teams on the BBQ circuit use one of these and for a few simple reasons. Basically this is a vertical water smoker, making it easy to operate and its efficient use of charcoal makes it inexpensive to run. The...

Big Green Egg (Large) Charcoal Grill and Smoker Review
Big Green Egg (Large) Charcoal Grill and Smoker Review. Okay, this is marketed as a charcoal grill, but its ability to hold low temperatures for an incredible amount of time has made it and other Kamado cookers very popular amongst smokers. This "smoker" is based on an ancient Japanese design, made of ceramic and looks a little like a vertical...

Bradley Smoker - Original Review
Bradley Smoker - Original Review. Of the "Lazy-Q" electric smoker appliances this is the best. This refrigerator style smoker is thermostatically controlled and can hot and cold smoke. You truly get a wide range of smoking abilities out of this unit. Smoke is created by burning wood disks that are added to the unit by a controlled mechanism.

Cookshack Amerique
Cookshack has over 40 years experience making smokers for restaurants, barbecue competitions and backyard cooks, but they let their users design this unit. What you get is the ultimate in computer controlled backyard smoking. This unit will let you load up a brisket in the morning set a desired temperature or time and head off to work for the...

Camp Chef Smoke Vault 18
One of the problems with gas smokers is that the heat output can be limited by a factory who thinks they know best. While smoking is done in a specific temperature range, it should be up to the user if they want to "flash" smoke or do a low temperature smoke. This Camp Chef smoker has a temperature range from 150 to 500 degrees F so it is much...

Brinkmann Gourmet Charcoal Smoker & Grill
This is actually a classic smoker. This little unit is considered by many, the starter smoker. What to know if you have what it takes to make barbecue? Many people will tell you to buy a cheap smoker and struggle with it until you know whether or not you want something better. On the other side this smoker is good for the occasional smoker who...

Char-Broil American Gourmet Deluxe Offset Smoker
Despite the almost single minded focus on infrared technology, Char-Broil has kept their feet in the smoker business, a hold over from their purchase of New Braunfels Smokers a decade ago. This horizontal offset smoker is one of their halfhearted attempts at an old school smoker. Large in every way except usable smoking space, this is a thin...

The Good One Trail Boss Smoker (Model 60T)
The Good One smoker is one of the top competition smokers on the circuit. This one, the Trail Boss, is the largest of these smokers. Very heavy and solid, this charcoal smoker has incredibly precise temperature control via several "spinner" vents that not only let you set the temperature exactly where you want but let you find out how many turns...

Cookshack Smokette Elite SM025
For more than 40 years Cookshack has been making some of the best electric smokers on the market. They make both residential units and commercial smokers for restaurants and businesses. These smokers give you great, authentic barbecue without a lot of work. If you tend towards the easier to operate smokers then this is a great unit. Basically a...

Char-Griller Smokin' Pro
This is a low cost offset smoker that has a number of great features. Built on the traditional smoker design, this unit can give you lots of great barbecue with real smoke from a real fire. While temperature control can be challenging with this smoker (and similar offsets) the authentic flavor and large capacity make up for the limitations. This...

Old Smokey #22
A simple, classic charcoal grill that is lightweight, portable, easy to use, and highly durable. Find out why you should consider this grill.

Cookshack Super Smoker Essential SM040
For more than 40 years Cookshack has been making some of the best electric smokers on the market. They make both residential units and commercial smokers for restaurants and businesses. These smokers give you great, authentic barbecue without a lot of work. If you tend towards the easier to operate smokers then this is a great unit. Basically a...

Fire Magic Charcoal Smoker Model 24S-SMB
Fire Magic has been producing great grills for years and now have a charcoal smoker. This all stainless steel unit isn't cheap, but then it isn't cheap either. Solid construction with an efficient and simple to work gravity feed system and multiple vents give this smoker a wide range of temperatures in an efficient design. What really makes this...

Klose 20 inch by 30 inch Smoker Review
Klose 20 inch by 30 inch Smoker Review. When you talk about smokers, I mean serious smokers, you're talking about David Klose. He makes the best. If you see a serious smoker at a competition he probably made it. The 20 by 30 is what David calls the Owner Rocommended. It's the smallest of the standard smokers he makes (he makes all kinds of...

Fast Eddy's by Cookshack FEC100
For years Ed Fast Eddy Maurin has been a legend on the BBQ competition circuit, taking home dozens of championships. Being something of an engineer at heart and always looking for a better way, Ed worked for several years on a better smoker that would give him consistent barbecue without having to tend fire all night long. After teaming with...

The Good One Open Range Smoker (Model 30-P)
The Good One smoker is one of the top competition smokers on the circuit. This one, the Open Range, is the smallest of these smokers. Heavy and solid, this charcoal smoker has incredibly precise temperature control via the three "spinner" vents that not only let you set the temperature exactly where you want but let you find out how many turns...

Horizon BBQ Smoker 16-Inch Backyard Classic
There was a time when any smoker worth cooking barbecue on was a vertical offset smoker just like this one. Since then a lot of things have...

Primo Oval XL Charcoal Grill
In recent years there has been a flood of Kamado style grills on the market. Primo Grill is not one of these companies. Years of experience and hard work have thought them how to make a superior ceramic grill and to offer versatility that no one else has. This, the largest of their charcoal grills, is oval in shape and comes with a dividable...

MasterBuilt 30-Inch Electric Smokehouse Smoker Model# 20070106
If you want barbecue or maybe to smoke some jerky, but don't want to spend the day stoking a fire, then a small electric smoker is probably the answer you are looking for. The Masterbuilt Smokehouse smoker has temperature control and an enclosed and insulated box that holds up to 30 pounds of food and can run for up to 24 hours. The problem with...

Masterbuilt 7 in 1 Smoker/Cooker
This basic vertical water smoker is built on a kind of modular design that allows you to mix and match parts to give you a wide range of function. While more expensive than other similar units the good construction and varied functions make this a great cooker. As a smoker you get to choose between gas and charcoal fuel as well as add wood for...

Pitts & Spitts P-C1830 Smoker
Now these are serious units. The Pitt's and Spitt's smokers might be more expensive than many units but the solid construction and fantastic smoking characteristics make them some of the best units on the market. If you are really serious about barbecue this is a great unit. The firebox is mounted under the cooking chamber for efficient heating...

Masterbuilt GS40 Black 40-Inch Propane Smoker
A big box gas smoker can be easy to use and efficient if it is build correctly. The Masterbuilt GS40 Propane Smoker is big enough for 12 racks of ribs, but the door doesn't seal and many of the internal parts are thing and weak.

Meco Combination Electric Smoker/Grill Model 5030
The Meco 5030 Combination electric smoker/grill is a small vertical water smoker that can be converted into a small portable electric grill. The...

Smoke Hollow 44-Inch Gas Smoker
The biggest limitations of gas smokers is the range of temperatures they can hit and the fact that most of them leak smoke and heat through the doors. The Smoke Hollow 44-inch smoker doesn't have these problems. The doors latch closed tightly and the dual burner design gives it a much wider range of temperatures. It is also a very large smoker,...

Old Smokey Electric Smoker
The Old Smokey electric smoker is basically a tin can with a heat element a drip pan and a couple of racks for the food. The simplicity of the design is what makes this a great smoker. The heat element in this unit can generate enough heat to do some low temperature grilling or roasting, but it is designed to smoke at low and slow temperatures....

Napoleon Apollo 3 in 1 Smoker
The Napoleon Apollo 3 in 1 takes the simple, vertical water smoker to a whole new level. Also known as the ProQ Excel 20, this three section smoker can be reduced to a simple charcoal grill, or assembled to a large capacity charcoal smoker.

Smokin' Tex Pro Smoker Model 1500
There are many who want to be able to smoke up their own barbecue, but may not want to deal with controlling fires, or regulating temperatures. The Smokin' Tex, like most electric smokers, takes the guess work out of the process and lets you focus on the food, or maybe, work. This smoker is simple to use, thanks to its basic function. It does...

Tremore Breeze Smoker
A marvel of engineering, but there are sacrifices for one of the easiest to use smokers on the market with amazingly even heat distribution. Is it worth the price?

The Good One Patio Jr. Generation 3
The Good One smoker is a serious charcoal smoker and grill. The old school temperature control is highly precise and this unit provides authentic flavor and experience.

Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5 Inch Smoker
It would seem almost insane to change a smoker as popular at Weber's Smokey Mountain (WSM) Smoker, but Weber has listened to the fans and made only slight (requested) changes to this unit. The addition of a lid mounted thermometer and a bottom mounted heat shield doesn't affect how this unit works but gives you a better smoker. In the past you...

Master Forge Propane Smoker
Gas smokers afford you better control than you find in many charcoal smokers with more power than you get with electric smokers.

Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5 Inch Smoker
It would seem almost insane to change a smoker as popular at Weber's Smokey Mountain (WSM) Smoker, but Weber has listened to the fans and made only slight (requested) changes to this unit. The addition of a lid mounted thermometer and a bottom mounted heat shield doesn't affect how this unit works but gives you a better smoker. In the past you...

Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5 Inch Smoker
Given the immense popularity of the Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM) Smoker, Weber has stepped up with this super-sized version. With 726 square inches of cooking area this unit is perfect for the competition cook or anyone who wants to be able to turn out up to 60 pounds of barbecue. This unit works just as well as its smaller predecessor with the...

Pit Barrel Cooker
The Pit Barrel Cooker is a simple and easy to use cooker. It is debatable as to whether this is a real smoker, but it does produce smoke flavor and produces great tasting foods.

Brinkmann Smoke'N Pit Model# 810-3045-S
Once a classic in the barbecue world, the Brinkmann Smoke'N Pit now pales in comparison with the version that introduced low and slow cooking to so many people.

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