Master Forge Manual Ignition Vertical Gas Smoker Review
Yet another generic vertical gas smoker for your consideration. The good news is the price. A hundred and twenty bucks doesn’t leave much room for complaints, and because the basic design is generic, it should do a decent job. The bad news is it’s small at 15.5″W x 16.7″D x 33.3″H and only comes with two chrome plated cooking racks for total capacity of 357 square inches.
Be that as it may, if this smallish smoker can handle your cook volume, take a look. One generic feature that never works well is the cheap heat indicator built into the door. Invest the money you save on this little guy in an accurate digital thermometer. You’ll be surprised how quickly knowing the real temp will improve your BBQ game! Click here for our Searchable Thermometer Reviews.
Comes with a water bowl, wood chip tray and ash pan. The “Manual Ignition” is push button piezo electric.
Maunual Ignition Vertical Gas Smoker
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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.
Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
357 square inches
Mid-Size (about 17 burgers)
Published On: 12/1/2014
Last Modified: 2/24/2021
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