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The Horizon Smoker Company is owned by veteran pit maker, Roger Davidson. Davidson started the late great Oklahoma Joe Smoker company with his brother Joe. The brand was sold to Char-Broil, then killed by Char-Broil who prefers to make lightweight, cheap cookers. For a period of time, Davidson made his solid 1/4" pits under the Brinkmann name. Now back in Perry, OK, where the Davidsons began making heavy duty smokers in 1988, Roger continues his craft under the Horizon name.
Residential smokers are typically 16 and 20" diameters and come in four styles: Patriot, Classic, Marshall and Ranger. Marshall is also offered in a 24" size. These models feature large, steel wagon wheels for easy moving despite their weight. Horizon also makes a wide selection of accessories and larger model smokers for competitive and commercial use.
Horizon 30" Double Door Smoker Trailer
Horizon's 30" Double Door Smoker Trailer has to be good because owner, Roger Davison (below), has one in his backyard. Davison has made high quality 1/4" pits for decades since he started Oklahoma Joe Smokers.
Bigger is better according to Davison. He feels large Horizon offsets distribute and hold heat more evenly than the junior models. This big boy has 2,655 square inches of grill area with a 72" horizontal cooking chamber and 24" firebox. A wood storage box, slide out prep table, LP log lighter system and 15" tires and wheels are standard. Allow 6-10 weeks for production.
$7,200 Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), actual price may vary.
Combination Grill & Smoker
Pig or Lamb Roaster
2,655 square inches ( about 131 burgers )
Manufacturer claims that all or
practically all of this device is made in the USA
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The PK Grill has become our favorite charcoal grill. It proves some ideas never die.
Designed in 1952, the rectangular shape is easy to set up in 2 or 3 heat zones, it can easily be used as a smoker, the cast aluminum body is indestructible, airflow is easy to manage, and there is plenty of room under the hood.
Made of rugged 1/8" thick aluminum, 20" long, with four serious rivets, mine show zero signs of weakness after years of abuse. I use it on meats, hot charcoal, burning logs, and with the mechanical advantage that the scissor design creates, I can easily pick up a whole packer brisket. Click here to read more. - Meathead
Mo's Smoking Pouch is essential for gas grills. It is an envelope of mesh 304 stainless steel that holds wood chips or pellets. The airspaces in the mesh are small enough that they limit the amount of oxygen that gets in so the wood smolders. Put it on top of the cooking grate, on the burners, on the coals. It holds enough wood for about 15 minutes for short cooks, so you need to refill it or buy a second pouch for long cooks like pork shoulder and brisket. Mine has survived more than 50 cooks. I like it better than the smoker tubes. Click for more info. - Meathead
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