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Ole Hickory EL-EDX Commercial Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Big commercial smokers like the Ole Hickory EL-EDX are made for the high output needs of restaurants and caterers. Pitmasters around the country swear by them. Read our review to find out why.

MSRP:$25276

Published On: 7/29/2021 Last Modified: 3/29/2022

The Good-One Marshall Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

The Good-One Marshall is a big combo grill and smoker recommended for hunting clubs, tailgating, competitions, or light commercial use. We reviewed this cleverly designed charcoal unit that uses the same concepts of an offset smoker, but works better. The Good-One lives up to its’ name and receives our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

MSRP:$2300.00

Published On: 9/29/2014 Last Modified: 12/6/2022

Jambo Pits J-3 Model Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Jambo Pits’ offset smokers produce award winning BBQ in sleek, colorful trailer mounted rigs that often resemble hot rods. Read our review to learn why their quality construction and thoughtful design features make Jambo the choice of many award winning competitive teams and earn our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

MSRP:$9100.00

Published On: 7/21/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Southern Pride SPK-500 Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Read our review of this big commercial smoker. The Southern Pride SPK-500 is one of their more popular smokers combining features, footprint, capacity and price into a package that is just right for many applications. This beauty gets our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

MSRP:$17962.00

Published On: 4/10/2013 Last Modified: 1/23/2023

Pit Boss 5-Series Wood Pellet Vertical Smoker

By:

John “Spinaker” Bowlsby

The Pit Boss 5-Series Vertical Cabinet Smoker is a good unit for this price point. It’s easy to use and maintain, produces great results on a variety of meats and has a small footprint coupled with a large cooking capacity. Read our review to learn why we give the Pit Boss 5-Series our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal.

MSRP:$659

Published On: 9/11/2020 Last Modified: 10/19/2021

Myron Mixon H2O 48 Water Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

We tested and reviewed this big, beautifully designed smoker and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. Fully welded with solid construction, H2O 48 incorporates Mixon’s signature water pan design with a clever auto fill feature. It’s fully insulated with double walled construction and filled with “military grade insulation”.

MSRP:$4995.00

Published On: 10/24/2017 Last Modified: 12/28/2022

Myron Mixon G33 Gravity Feed Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

We tested and reviewed this big, beautifully designed smoker and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. With 33 square feet of cooking capacity, the Myron Mixon G33 Gravity Feed Smoker is a large smoker meant for commercial use. “The first gravity feed I ever saw was made by Tom Dominey in Orlando in the 1990s, “says Mixon.

MSRP:$5395.00

Published On: 7/14/2017 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Myron Mixon Trailers Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Myron Mixon Trailers come in small, medium and large sizes and can be ordered with any Mixon smoker(s) and a variety of options like grills, coolers, burners, storage, log baskets and sinks. We reviewed MMS trailers and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal to Pitmaster Mixon’s stick burners on wheels.

MSRP:$19500.00

Published On: 9/8/2015 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Myron Mixon 750 Rotisserie Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Myron Mixon’s 750 is his mid-size rotisserie smoker. Not for home use, this 3000 pound, We reviewed this AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winner. It is made for high capacity commercial cooking. Rotisserie or carousel smokers are very popular with BBQ restaurants as the multiple racks hold a lot of meat and don’t need to be fussed over.

MSRP:$23750.00

Published On: 8/27/2015 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Stump’s XL Stretch Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Stump’s XL Stretch is a large, commercial capacity gravity fed charcoal smoker suitable for commercial use. Read our review of this classic smoker. Built solid and well insulated with a 18.5″ width x 25″ height x 22″ depth internal cooking area and thick 1800° insulation. An AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal goes to XL Stretch.

MSRP:$5850.00

Published On: 10/7/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Stump’s Baby XL Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

As the name indicates, Stump’s Baby XL is slightly larger than their popular Baby gravity feed charcoal smoker. We reviewed this smoker with a fun name. Built solid and well insulated with a 18.5″ width x 25″ height x 22″ depth internal cooking area and thick 1800° insulation. An AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal goes to Baby XL.

MSRP:$2750.00

Published On: 10/7/2014 Last Modified: 2/22/2021

Ole Hickory Ace BP Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

One of Ole Hickory’s smaller BBQ smokers made exclusively for Big Poppa Smokers. We reviewed this model. Unlike Ole Hickory’s large smokers with rotating carousel shelves, the Ace BP has three slide out, 26.5″ x 26.5″ nickel-chrome cooking racks. We like Ole Hickory and Big Poppa so this gets our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

MSRP:$5539.00

Published On: 9/29/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Peoria Custom Cookers Meat Monster Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

A heavily insulated competition smoker with unique design features. It comes in two basic configurations: the Internal Firebox and the Meat Monster Offset Firebox We reviewed Meat Monster and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. Placing a firebox inside the smoker is very interesting.

MSRP:$5000.00

Published On: 9/22/2014 Last Modified: 5/21/2022

Southern Pride MLR-150 Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

The wood burning Southern Pride MLR-150 is one of their smaller wood smokers meant for catering and competition. We reviewed this beauty and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. SP claims it can handle 16 butts, 24 slabs of Saint Louis Cut Ribs (120 with 12 rib racks), 48 chickens or 8 beef briskets.

MSRP:$15111.00

Published On: 9/12/2014 Last Modified: 7/26/2021

Klose 30″ by 8ft Upright Slow Smoker Ultimate Cook Off and Catering Rig Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Klose Pits has made some of the most highly regarded BBQ smokers since 1986. Read our review of this 30 inch x 6 foot competition pit that has all the bells and whistles and earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. The model pictured in our review is loaded with options like over size tires, chrome Mags and counterweights for the doors.

MSRP:$10525.00

Published On: 7/22/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Jambo Pits J-5 Model Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Jambo Pits’ offset smokers produce award winning BBQ in sleek, colorful trailer mounted rigs that often resemble hot rods. Read our review to learn why their quality construction and thoughtful design features make Jambo the choice of many award winning competitive teams and earn our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

MSRP:$12000.00

Published On: 7/21/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Pitmaker BBQ Vault Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Pitmaker’s popular BBQ Vault cabinet smoker has big capacity. Each shelf is designed to hold two standard catering pans. We reviewed these solid, heavily insulated cookers which are known for durability, superb performance and colorful finishes. These well made, well designed smokers get our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

MSRP:$3250.00

Published On: 7/17/2014 Last Modified: 2/21/2021

Backwoods Smoker G2 Party Review

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

We reviewed this party size charcoal smoker which fits nicely in any backyard and can perform with the pros in BBQ competitions. Wherever award winning BBQ teams are competing, it’s a good bet you’ll find Backwoods Smokers. The G2 Party earns our Gold Medal Award.

MSRP:$2745.00

Published On: 4/30/2014 Last Modified: 10/20/2021

Meadow Creek BX50 Box Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Read our review of BX50. Solid and super insulated with a unique and clever gravity fed water system that looks like a water cooler. Thoughtful design coupled with quality construction and craftsmanship earns Meadow Creek’s BX 50 our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

MSRP:$3875

Published On: 1/29/2014 Last Modified: 7/13/2021

Backwoods Smoker Fatboy Review

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Wherever BBQ teams are competing, it’s a good bet you’ll find Backwoods Smokers. We testing and reviewed chubby and gave it our Gold Medal Award. This charcoal smoker is at home in the backyard or competition field. Don’t be fooled by the small size, Backwoods Smoker Fatboy can handle 20 slabs of baby back ribs!

MSRP:$2295.00

Published On: 4/26/2013 Last Modified: 2/18/2021

Meadow Creek TS250 Review

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Elegant in its thoughtful, straightforward design and built to last, this versatile cooker is the second largest trailer mounted smoker in the TS line. We reviewed this model and awarded it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. The trailer has 15″ highway wheels, a heavy duty wheel jack, trailer lights (4 prong flat), and safety chains.

MSRP:$7195.00

Published On: 4/9/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Lang 84″ Original Model Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Like all Lang smokers, the 36″ Original has their signature reverse flow design which some believe provides more even air and heat flow than traditional offsets. We reviewed this model and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal to this model which is Lang’s most popular for large capacity mobile model on a trailer.

MSRP:$6995

Published On: 4/9/2013 Last Modified: 5/2/2023

Yoder Frontiersman II 30″ Trailer Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Yoder is revered by competition cooks for well-designed, high end offset smokers and grills. We reviewed their Yoder Frontiersman II 30″ Trailer which is a heavy duty traditional BBQ offset smoker offered in three sizes. This is the real deal folks and we give it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

MSRP:$11995

Published On: 4/8/2013 Last Modified: 4/24/2023

Pitmaker LT Trailer Frame Mounted with Sniper Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

The modular trailer frame can be custom configured and finished to mount any Pitmaker gear with your choice of color. We reviewed it and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal to these well made trailer units. Plenty of options available from grills to storage to sound systems. 15 foot length with 15 inch wheels.

MSRP:$6500.00

Published On: 4/6/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Klose 30″ by 6 ft. Mobile Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Not many brands get respect on the competition circuit like Klose. We reviewed this big 30 inch diameter x 6 foot long and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. The model pictured in our review is loaded with options like over size tires, chrome Mags and counterweights for the doors.

MSRP:$6750.00

Published On: 4/6/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Horizon 30″ Double Door Smoker Trailer Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Bigger is better! Horizon feels their 30″ offsets distribute and hold heat more evenly than junior models. We reviewed this big boy with a 72″ horizontal cooking chamber and is mounted on a large trailer. Horizon classic 1/4″ pits receive our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal Award.

MSRP:$7200.00

Published On: 4/6/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack FEC100 Review

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack FEC100 is the smoker that competition teams dream about when they are sleeping in a tent next to their smoker so they can get up at 3 a.m. and shovel in more coal. You can set it and forget it just like an indoor oven. We reviewed FEC 100 and give this famous smoker our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

MSRP:$5880

Published On: 4/6/2013 Last Modified: 4/24/2023

Backwoods Smoker Competitor Review

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Wherever BBQ teams are competing, it’s a good bet you’ll find Backwoods Smokers. We testing and reviewed Chubby and gave it our Gold Medal Award. This charcoal smoker is at home in the backyard or competition field. Backwoods Competitor is a big boy capable of handling 32 slabs of baby back ribs!

MSRP:$3,550.00

Published On: 4/4/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Grillworks The Infierno Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Designed to knock out both the cook and client, Infierno is a massive, wood fired cooker intended for cutting edge restaurants that want to enflame their guest’s dining experience. Read our review to find why all Grillwork’s beautiful, high quality products receive our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Awards.

MSRP:$24600.00

Published On: 3/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Backwoods Smoker Party Review

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Wherever BBQ teams are competing, it’s a good bet you’ll find Backwoods Smokers. Read our review of the Backwoods Party Smoker which earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. This charcoal smoker is at home in the backyard or competition field. Don’t be fooled by the small size, Backwoods Smoker Chubby can handle 18 slabs of baby back ribs!

MSRP:$1600.00

Published On: 3/6/2013 Last Modified: 2/15/2021

Pitmaker 48″ Grill-Meister! BBQ Grill Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Pitmaker 48” Grill-Meister! BBQ Grills are residential versions of Pitmaker’s large capacity competition cabinet smokers with a firebox on the bottom and cook chamber with shelves on top. We reviewed these well made, well designed smokers and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

MSRP:$2595.00

Published On: 2/18/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Louisiana Grills Country Smokers Super Hog Pellet Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

We reviewed this over size pellet smoker and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal. The Super Hog is an extra-large pellet smoker, basically two smokers joined together with two independent fire pots and two dedicated hoppers. Remove the middle partition and free up all 2400 square inches of cook surface to smoke a whole hog.

MSRP:$4495.00

Published On: 1/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Louisiana Grills Country Smokers Whole Hog Pellet Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

We give this pellet smoker our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal. The Whole Hog is an extra-large pellet smoker, basically two smokers joined together with two independent fire pots and two dedicated hoppers. Remove the middle partition and free up all 1750 square inches of cook surface to smoke a whole hog.

MSRP:$2995.00

Published On: 1/22/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Blowin’ Smoke Cookers Gameday

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Blowin’ Smoke’s Gameday is a big trailer smoker for pitmasters with big aspirations. Read our review of this big boy. The 60 inch long smoke box is separated into two sections and the large section is big enough for a whole hog. Blowin’ Smoke adds a charcoal grill on the front and a gas burner on the back for a fry pot.

MSRP:$3775.00

Published On: 6/4/2020 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Mugnaini Medio 110 Barrel Outdoor Oven Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Mugnaini’s Medio 110 Barrel Outdoor Oven is an imported Italian Valoriani refractory oven wrapped in insulation and a stucco finish that may be colored and/or decorated. We reviewed the Medio 110 Barrel which is one of Mugnaini’s most popular freestanding residential ovens.

MSRP:$9250.00

Published On: 12/17/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

American Barbecue Systems Judge 4 Ft. Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Read our review of this unique commercial cooker. American Barbecue System’s Judge 4 ft. is a large capacity smoker suitable for commercial and competition use. It has an electric rotisserie that rotates meats on eight stainless steel shelves. As the rotisserie racks move in a carousel path, juices drip to the racks below to self-baste.

MSRP:$6500.00

Published On: 10/8/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

American Barbecue Systems Pit-Boss Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

American Barbecue System’s Pit–Boss is a large capacity smoker suitable for residential and commercial use. Read our review of this unique design. It has an electric rotisserie that rotates meats on eight stainless steel shelves. As the rotisserie racks move in a carousel path, juices drip to the racks below to self-baste.

MSRP:$3000.00

Published On: 10/8/2014 Last Modified: 2/22/2021

American Barbecue Systems Bar-Be-Cube Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

American Barbecue Systems Bar-Be-Cube is a charcoal cabinet or vertical smoker with a couple neat design twists. Read our review. Four of the five stainless steel shelves inside the smoke box may be accessed by the front door, while the fifth sits on top under a hinged hood like a regular charcoal grill.

MSRP:$1500.00

Published On: 10/8/2014 Last Modified: 2/22/2021

Royall Grills RG5000 Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

A large pellet smoker with an old fashioned Ortech style digital controller with notched temperature settings. We reviewed the RG5000 which Royall claims burns 2.35 lbs. of pellets/hour, but doesn’t specify at what temp. They offer custom colors and stainless steel options

MSRP:$3095.00

Published On: 9/15/2014 Last Modified: 2/21/2021

Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack FEC500 Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

The FEC500 is a big commercial/competition grade pellet smoker, the second largest in Fast Eddy’s catalog. We reviewed this 100% wood burning, pellet fired rotisserie smoker which cooks 500 lbs. pork butts (hence the FEC500 name), 450 lbs. brisket, 150 lbs. ribs or 70 whole chickens fully loaded.

MSRP:$26775

Published On: 9/15/2014 Last Modified: 4/24/2023

J&R Oyler 700 Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Read our review of this commercial smoker. Eighteen racks, said to handle up to 1000 pounds, move slowly on a rotary carousel. The rotary motion promotes even heat and allows meats to self-baste as drippings are recirculated to the racks below. When the front doors are opened, dampers operate automatically to hold smoke in and prevent it from billowing out.

MSRP:$25500.00

Published On: 11/27/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Bubba Grills 250 Reverse Flow Smoker/Grill Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Read our review. Bubba Grills 250 Reverse Flow Smoker/Grills and trailers have many options and range in price from $2600 to $4400. The loaded models have two 61″ x 21.5″ top cooking racks, a 61″ x 25.5″ bottom rack and four 24″ x 28″ racks in the rib box. All models come standard with 15″ wheels.

MSRP:$4400.00

Published On: 4/5/2013 Last Modified: 4/16/2021

Pro Smoker ‘N Roaster PK100P Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

We reviewed Pro Smoker’s PK 100. Pro Smoker claims it can cook at a lower temp than most other electrics, starting at 60°F, low enough for smoking cheese without melting it and for smoking sausage without cooking it. It can heat up to 250°F: high enough for cooking the classic barbecue smoked meats like ribs and brisket.

MSRP:$1400.00

Published On: 3/30/2013 Last Modified: 2/18/2021

PigOut Roaster POR48 Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

The PigOut Roaster POR 48 is their smallest all in one cooker for large capacity events and handles up to a 70 pound pig or lamb. We reviewed this clever design from Canada. This ingenious stainless steel propane fired device has a motorized rotisserie for hogs and lambs that can also be used to hold shelves.

MSRP:$5250.00

Published On: 2/28/2013 Last Modified: 1/30/2023

Pro Smoker BBQ – Model 100SS Pellet Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Read our Pro Smoker review. The manufacturer claims this system will hold a set temperature between 1 and 2 degrees. That’s a mighty tight tolerance and some competitors have questioned the credibility of this statement.

MSRP:$4199.00

Published On: 1/10/2013 Last Modified: 4/4/2021


Ole Hickory EL-EDX Commercial Smoker Review

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Big commercial smokers like the Ole Hickory EL-EDX are made for the high output needs of restaurants and caterers. Pitmasters around the country swear by them. Read our review to find out why.

MSRP:$25276

Published On: 7/29/2021 Last Modified: 3/29/2022

The Good-One Marshall Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

The Good-One Marshall is a big combo grill and smoker recommended for hunting clubs, tailgating, competitions, or light commercial use. We reviewed this cleverly designed charcoal unit that uses the same concepts of an offset smoker, but works better. The Good-One lives up to its’ name and receives our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

MSRP:$2300.00

Published On: 9/29/2014 Last Modified: 12/6/2022

Jambo Pits J-3 Model Review

By:

Max Good, Full time grill tester

Jambo Pits’ offset smokers produce award winning BBQ in sleek, colorful trailer mounted rigs that often resemble hot rods. Read our review to learn why their quality construction and thoughtful design features make Jambo the choice of many award winning competitive teams and earn our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal.

MSRP:$9100.00

Published On: 7/21/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Southern Pride SPK-500 Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Read our review of this big commercial smoker. The Southern Pride SPK-500 is one of their more popular smokers combining features, footprint, capacity and price into a package that is just right for many applications. This beauty gets our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

MSRP:$17962.00

Published On: 4/10/2013 Last Modified: 1/23/2023

Pit Boss 5-Series Wood Pellet Vertical Smoker

By:

John “Spinaker” Bowlsby

The Pit Boss 5-Series Vertical Cabinet Smoker is a good unit for this price point. It’s easy to use and maintain, produces great results on a variety of meats and has a small footprint coupled with a large cooking capacity. Read our review to learn why we give the Pit Boss 5-Series our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Gold Medal.

MSRP:$659

Published On: 9/11/2020 Last Modified: 10/19/2021

Myron Mixon H2O 48 Water Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

We tested and reviewed this big, beautifully designed smoker and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. Fully welded with solid construction, H2O 48 incorporates Mixon’s signature water pan design with a clever auto fill feature. It’s fully insulated with double walled construction and filled with “military grade insulation”.

MSRP:$4995.00

Published On: 10/24/2017 Last Modified: 12/28/2022

Myron Mixon G33 Gravity Feed Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

We tested and reviewed this big, beautifully designed smoker and gave it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. With 33 square feet of cooking capacity, the Myron Mixon G33 Gravity Feed Smoker is a large smoker meant for commercial use. “The first gravity feed I ever saw was made by Tom Dominey in Orlando in the 1990s, “says Mixon.

MSRP:$5395.00

Published On: 7/14/2017 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Myron Mixon Trailers Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Myron Mixon Trailers come in small, medium and large sizes and can be ordered with any Mixon smoker(s) and a variety of options like grills, coolers, burners, storage, log baskets and sinks. We reviewed MMS trailers and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal to Pitmaster Mixon’s stick burners on wheels.

MSRP:$19500.00

Published On: 9/8/2015 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Myron Mixon 750 Rotisserie Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Myron Mixon’s 750 is his mid-size rotisserie smoker. Not for home use, this 3000 pound, We reviewed this AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal winner. It is made for high capacity commercial cooking. Rotisserie or carousel smokers are very popular with BBQ restaurants as the multiple racks hold a lot of meat and don’t need to be fussed over.

MSRP:$23750.00

Published On: 8/27/2015 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Stump’s XL Stretch Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Stump’s XL Stretch is a large, commercial capacity gravity fed charcoal smoker suitable for commercial use. Read our review of this classic smoker. Built solid and well insulated with a 18.5″ width x 25″ height x 22″ depth internal cooking area and thick 1800° insulation. An AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal goes to XL Stretch.

MSRP:$5850.00

Published On: 10/7/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Stump’s Baby XL Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

As the name indicates, Stump’s Baby XL is slightly larger than their popular Baby gravity feed charcoal smoker. We reviewed this smoker with a fun name. Built solid and well insulated with a 18.5″ width x 25″ height x 22″ depth internal cooking area and thick 1800° insulation. An AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal goes to Baby XL.

MSRP:$2750.00

Published On: 10/7/2014 Last Modified: 2/22/2021

Ole Hickory Ace BP Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

One of Ole Hickory’s smaller BBQ smokers made exclusively for Big Poppa Smokers. We reviewed this model. Unlike Ole Hickory’s large smokers with rotating carousel shelves, the Ace BP has three slide out, 26.5″ x 26.5″ nickel-chrome cooking racks. We like Ole Hickory and Big Poppa so this gets our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

MSRP:$5539.00

Published On: 9/29/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Peoria Custom Cookers Meat Monster Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

A heavily insulated competition smoker with unique design features. It comes in two basic configurations: the Internal Firebox and the Meat Monster Offset Firebox We reviewed Meat Monster and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. Placing a firebox inside the smoker is very interesting.

MSRP:$5000.00

Published On: 9/22/2014 Last Modified: 5/21/2022

Southern Pride MLR-150 Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

The wood burning Southern Pride MLR-150 is one of their smaller wood smokers meant for catering and competition. We reviewed this beauty and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. SP claims it can handle 16 butts, 24 slabs of Saint Louis Cut Ribs (120 with 12 rib racks), 48 chickens or 8 beef briskets.

MSRP:$15111.00

Published On: 9/12/2014 Last Modified: 7/26/2021

Klose 30″ by 8ft Upright Slow Smoker Ultimate Cook Off and Catering Rig Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Klose Pits has made some of the most highly regarded BBQ smokers since 1986. Read our review of this 30 inch x 6 foot competition pit that has all the bells and whistles and earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. The model pictured in our review is loaded with options like over size tires, chrome Mags and counterweights for the doors.

MSRP:$10525.00

Published On: 7/22/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Jambo Pits J-5 Model Review

By:

Max Good, Full time grill tester

Jambo Pits’ offset smokers produce award winning BBQ in sleek, colorful trailer mounted rigs that often resemble hot rods. Read our review to learn why their quality construction and thoughtful design features make Jambo the choice of many award winning competitive teams and earn our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

MSRP:$12000.00

Published On: 7/21/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Pitmaker BBQ Vault Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Pitmaker’s popular BBQ Vault cabinet smoker has big capacity. Each shelf is designed to hold two standard catering pans. We reviewed these solid, heavily insulated cookers which are known for durability, superb performance and colorful finishes. These well made, well designed smokers get our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

MSRP:$3250.00

Published On: 7/17/2014 Last Modified: 2/21/2021

Backwoods Smoker G2 Party Review

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

We reviewed this party size charcoal smoker which fits nicely in any backyard and can perform with the pros in BBQ competitions. Wherever award winning BBQ teams are competing, it’s a good bet you’ll find Backwoods Smokers. The G2 Party earns our Gold Medal Award.

MSRP:$2745.00

Published On: 4/30/2014 Last Modified: 10/20/2021

Meadow Creek BX50 Box Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Read our review of BX50. Solid and super insulated with a unique and clever gravity fed water system that looks like a water cooler. Thoughtful design coupled with quality construction and craftsmanship earns Meadow Creek’s BX 50 our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

MSRP:$3875

Published On: 1/29/2014 Last Modified: 7/13/2021

Backwoods Smoker Fatboy Review

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Wherever BBQ teams are competing, it’s a good bet you’ll find Backwoods Smokers. We testing and reviewed chubby and gave it our Gold Medal Award. This charcoal smoker is at home in the backyard or competition field. Don’t be fooled by the small size, Backwoods Smoker Fatboy can handle 20 slabs of baby back ribs!

MSRP:$2295.00

Published On: 4/26/2013 Last Modified: 2/18/2021

Meadow Creek TS250 Review

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Elegant in its thoughtful, straightforward design and built to last, this versatile cooker is the second largest trailer mounted smoker in the TS line. We reviewed this model and awarded it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. The trailer has 15″ highway wheels, a heavy duty wheel jack, trailer lights (4 prong flat), and safety chains.

MSRP:$7195.00

Published On: 4/9/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Lang 84″ Original Model Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Like all Lang smokers, the 36″ Original has their signature reverse flow design which some believe provides more even air and heat flow than traditional offsets. We reviewed this model and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal to this model which is Lang’s most popular for large capacity mobile model on a trailer.

MSRP:$6995

Published On: 4/9/2013 Last Modified: 5/2/2023

Yoder Frontiersman II 30″ Trailer Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Yoder is revered by competition cooks for well-designed, high end offset smokers and grills. We reviewed their Yoder Frontiersman II 30″ Trailer which is a heavy duty traditional BBQ offset smoker offered in three sizes. This is the real deal folks and we give it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award.

MSRP:$11995

Published On: 4/8/2013 Last Modified: 4/24/2023

Pitmaker LT Trailer Frame Mounted with Sniper Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

The modular trailer frame can be custom configured and finished to mount any Pitmaker gear with your choice of color. We reviewed it and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal to these well made trailer units. Plenty of options available from grills to storage to sound systems. 15 foot length with 15 inch wheels.

MSRP:$6500.00

Published On: 4/6/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Klose 30″ by 6 ft. Mobile Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Not many brands get respect on the competition circuit like Klose. We reviewed this big 30 inch diameter x 6 foot long and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. The model pictured in our review is loaded with options like over size tires, chrome Mags and counterweights for the doors.

MSRP:$6750.00

Published On: 4/6/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Horizon 30″ Double Door Smoker Trailer Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Bigger is better! Horizon feels their 30″ offsets distribute and hold heat more evenly than junior models. We reviewed this big boy with a 72″ horizontal cooking chamber and is mounted on a large trailer. Horizon classic 1/4″ pits receive our AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal Award.

MSRP:$7200.00

Published On: 4/6/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack FEC100 Review

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack FEC100 is the smoker that competition teams dream about when they are sleeping in a tent next to their smoker so they can get up at 3 a.m. and shovel in more coal. You can set it and forget it just like an indoor oven. We reviewed FEC 100 and give this famous smoker our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

MSRP:$5880

Published On: 4/6/2013 Last Modified: 4/24/2023

Backwoods Smoker Competitor Review

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Wherever BBQ teams are competing, it’s a good bet you’ll find Backwoods Smokers. We testing and reviewed Chubby and gave it our Gold Medal Award. This charcoal smoker is at home in the backyard or competition field. Backwoods Competitor is a big boy capable of handling 32 slabs of baby back ribs!

MSRP:$3,550.00

Published On: 4/4/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Grillworks The Infierno Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Designed to knock out both the cook and client, Infierno is a massive, wood fired cooker intended for cutting edge restaurants that want to enflame their guest’s dining experience. Read our review to find why all Grillwork’s beautiful, high quality products receive our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Awards.

MSRP:$24600.00

Published On: 3/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Backwoods Smoker Party Review

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Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer

Wherever BBQ teams are competing, it’s a good bet you’ll find Backwoods Smokers. Read our review of the Backwoods Party Smoker which earns our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. This charcoal smoker is at home in the backyard or competition field. Don’t be fooled by the small size, Backwoods Smoker Chubby can handle 18 slabs of baby back ribs!

MSRP:$1600.00

Published On: 3/6/2013 Last Modified: 2/15/2021

Pitmaker 48″ Grill-Meister! BBQ Grill Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Pitmaker 48” Grill-Meister! BBQ Grills are residential versions of Pitmaker’s large capacity competition cabinet smokers with a firebox on the bottom and cook chamber with shelves on top. We reviewed these well made, well designed smokers and award our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal.

MSRP:$2595.00

Published On: 2/18/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

Louisiana Grills Country Smokers Super Hog Pellet Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

We reviewed this over size pellet smoker and awarded our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal. The Super Hog is an extra-large pellet smoker, basically two smokers joined together with two independent fire pots and two dedicated hoppers. Remove the middle partition and free up all 2400 square inches of cook surface to smoke a whole hog.

MSRP:$4495.00

Published On: 1/22/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Louisiana Grills Country Smokers Whole Hog Pellet Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

We give this pellet smoker our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Silver Medal. The Whole Hog is an extra-large pellet smoker, basically two smokers joined together with two independent fire pots and two dedicated hoppers. Remove the middle partition and free up all 1750 square inches of cook surface to smoke a whole hog.

MSRP:$2995.00

Published On: 1/22/2013 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

Blowin’ Smoke Cookers Gameday

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Blowin’ Smoke’s Gameday is a big trailer smoker for pitmasters with big aspirations. Read our review of this big boy. The 60 inch long smoke box is separated into two sections and the large section is big enough for a whole hog. Blowin’ Smoke adds a charcoal grill on the front and a gas burner on the back for a fry pot.

MSRP:$3775.00

Published On: 6/4/2020 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Mugnaini Medio 110 Barrel Outdoor Oven Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Mugnaini’s Medio 110 Barrel Outdoor Oven is an imported Italian Valoriani refractory oven wrapped in insulation and a stucco finish that may be colored and/or decorated. We reviewed the Medio 110 Barrel which is one of Mugnaini’s most popular freestanding residential ovens.

MSRP:$9250.00

Published On: 12/17/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

American Barbecue Systems Judge 4 Ft. Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Read our review of this unique commercial cooker. American Barbecue System’s Judge 4 ft. is a large capacity smoker suitable for commercial and competition use. It has an electric rotisserie that rotates meats on eight stainless steel shelves. As the rotisserie racks move in a carousel path, juices drip to the racks below to self-baste.

MSRP:$6500.00

Published On: 10/8/2014 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

American Barbecue Systems Pit-Boss Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

American Barbecue System’s Pit–Boss is a large capacity smoker suitable for residential and commercial use. Read our review of this unique design. It has an electric rotisserie that rotates meats on eight stainless steel shelves. As the rotisserie racks move in a carousel path, juices drip to the racks below to self-baste.

MSRP:$3000.00

Published On: 10/8/2014 Last Modified: 2/22/2021

American Barbecue Systems Bar-Be-Cube Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

American Barbecue Systems Bar-Be-Cube is a charcoal cabinet or vertical smoker with a couple neat design twists. Read our review. Four of the five stainless steel shelves inside the smoke box may be accessed by the front door, while the fifth sits on top under a hinged hood like a regular charcoal grill.

MSRP:$1500.00

Published On: 10/8/2014 Last Modified: 2/22/2021

Royall Grills RG5000 Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

A large pellet smoker with an old fashioned Ortech style digital controller with notched temperature settings. We reviewed the RG5000 which Royall claims burns 2.35 lbs. of pellets/hour, but doesn’t specify at what temp. They offer custom colors and stainless steel options

MSRP:$3095.00

Published On: 9/15/2014 Last Modified: 2/21/2021

Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack FEC500 Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

The FEC500 is a big commercial/competition grade pellet smoker, the second largest in Fast Eddy’s catalog. We reviewed this 100% wood burning, pellet fired rotisserie smoker which cooks 500 lbs. pork butts (hence the FEC500 name), 450 lbs. brisket, 150 lbs. ribs or 70 whole chickens fully loaded.

MSRP:$26775

Published On: 9/15/2014 Last Modified: 4/24/2023

J&R Oyler 700 Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Read our review of this commercial smoker. Eighteen racks, said to handle up to 1000 pounds, move slowly on a rotary carousel. The rotary motion promotes even heat and allows meats to self-baste as drippings are recirculated to the racks below. When the front doors are opened, dampers operate automatically to hold smoke in and prevent it from billowing out.

MSRP:$25500.00

Published On: 11/27/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

Bubba Grills 250 Reverse Flow Smoker/Grill Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Read our review. Bubba Grills 250 Reverse Flow Smoker/Grills and trailers have many options and range in price from $2600 to $4400. The loaded models have two 61″ x 21.5″ top cooking racks, a 61″ x 25.5″ bottom rack and four 24″ x 28″ racks in the rib box. All models come standard with 15″ wheels.

MSRP:$4400.00

Published On: 4/5/2013 Last Modified: 4/16/2021

Pro Smoker ‘N Roaster PK100P Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

We reviewed Pro Smoker’s PK 100. Pro Smoker claims it can cook at a lower temp than most other electrics, starting at 60°F, low enough for smoking cheese without melting it and for smoking sausage without cooking it. It can heat up to 250°F: high enough for cooking the classic barbecue smoked meats like ribs and brisket.

MSRP:$1400.00

Published On: 3/30/2013 Last Modified: 2/18/2021

PigOut Roaster POR48 Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

The PigOut Roaster POR 48 is their smallest all in one cooker for large capacity events and handles up to a 70 pound pig or lamb. We reviewed this clever design from Canada. This ingenious stainless steel propane fired device has a motorized rotisserie for hogs and lambs that can also be used to hold shelves.

MSRP:$5250.00

Published On: 2/28/2013 Last Modified: 1/30/2023

Pro Smoker BBQ – Model 100SS Pellet Smoker Review

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Max Good, Full time grill tester

Read our Pro Smoker review. The manufacturer claims this system will hold a set temperature between 1 and 2 degrees. That’s a mighty tight tolerance and some competitors have questioned the credibility of this statement.

MSRP:$4199.00

Published On: 1/10/2013 Last Modified: 4/4/2021

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