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Dyna-Glo Vertical Charcoal Offset Smoker Review

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Dyna Glo Charcoal Offset

Dyna-Glo’s Vertical Charcoal Offset Smoker is one of the few low-cost Vertical Offsets on the market. We advise readers to avoid purchasing cheap horizontal barrel offsets, but this inexpensive vertical smoker should mitigate one of the primary flaws of horizontal offsets: heat travels upward not sideways. The vertical smokebox allows heat and smoke to go where they naturally want to go: up and out the chimney. Brinkmann made a pretty nice, low cost cooker with a similar design.

Black metal cabinet with door open and a black metal basket sticking out.

A firebox with a rotary air intake damper is attached to the Smoke cabinet. Inside the firebox is an unusual charcoal set-up that consists of a powder coated steel box with a separate steel rod grate for a bottom, resting on a slide-out ash tray.

Like the rest of this cooker, the smokebox is lightweight high temperature powder coated steel. An adjustable damper chimney sits on top. Inside are six chrome plated, adjustable height cooking racks said to hold 25 lbs. each. Both the smokebox and firebox doors have locking stay cool handles.

Should work better out of the box than the ubiquitous cheap BBQ offsets that were put on earth to torture humans, but we have questions about Dyna-Glo quality.

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Product Information:

  • Model:
    Vertical Charcoal Offset Smoker
  • Item Price:
    $ 220.00
    *Price Subject To Change
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  • Made in USA:
  • Review Method:
    Researched it from Afar
    We have researched this product from afar by gathering info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources, with our BS meters on high.
  • Primary Function:
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  • Primary Capacity:
    1176 square inches
    Large (about 58 burgers)

Published On: 11/26/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

  • Max Good,’s Full-Time Grill Tester - Max Good is's Vice President of Product Reviews & Keeper of the Flame and is the world's only full-time reviewer of outdoor cooking equipment including smokers, grills, pizza ovens, griddles, and more.


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