By: Max Good
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.
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.
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: 11/26/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021
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