By: Max Good
Dyna-Glo’s Gas Vertical Smoker is an average cooker, built OK for an OK price. Most gas smokers are pretty generic, but get the job done and we far prefer them over electric smokers. This one has a 15,000 BTU cast iron burner, push button electric ignition, and porcelain coated wood chip box and water pan. Four adjustable cooking racks are said to hold 25 lbs. each provide 784 square inches of cook surface.
The double door design is an attractive feature which lets you tend the BBQ wood and water without disturbing foods in the smoke box. Widely available at retail stores and online.
Dyna-Glo offers some low and moderately-priced gas and charcoal grills and smokers. They do not make any BBQ tools or accessories.
Dyna-Glo is owned by GHP Group, a manufacturing company which specializes in electric fireplaces, fireplace glass doors, fireplace accessories, electric log sets and portable heating products. They are widely distributed online and at many mass merchant outlets like Home Depot and Lowes.
Published On: 11/21/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021
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