The Landmann (aka Great Outdoors) 38″ Two Drawer Gas Vertical Smoker features a cast brass burner with rotary ignition. Lightweight construction gives a flimsey feel to this cooker. The main door uses magnets instead of a latch and there is no insulation. It has two separate drawers: one for the porcelain coated water pan, the other for a steel wood chip box. The drawers enable you to replenish wood and water without opening the smoke box. It comes with five chrome plated cooking racks. There is a chimney with damper on top and two side dampers as well.
We often hear owners of inexpensive vertical BBQ smokers complain about poor workmanship, bent parts, bad welds, doors that don’t seal and smoke leaking all over. In moderate weather, these issues may work in your favor because we find many gas smokers have difficulty holding low smoking temps of 225 degrees and this model has a 16,000 BTU burner to goose temps up when necessary. These leaky, un-insulated cookers get hot on the outside, especially the bottom, so use a grill mat to protect your deck. We also hear that grease accumulates in the bottom and drips down the legs.
38" Two Drawer Gas Vertical Smoker
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15.87 Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
1008 square inches
Large(about 49 burgers)
LANDMANN IS OUT OF BUSINESS IN THE USA.
Landmann is a German company founded in 1966. They manufacture a wide variety of BBQ and Hearth products that are sold worldwide.
Landmann – USA is located in Cartersville, GA. Manufacturing is outsourced to China.
Published On: 3/27/2013
Last Modified: 7/16/2022
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