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Master Forge Vertical Gas Smoker Review

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The Master Forge Vertical Gas 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 stainless steel burner, push button electric ignition, and porcelain coated wood chip box and water pan. Four adjustable racks are said to hold 25 lbs. each provide 784 square inches of cooking surface.

The double door design is an attractive feature which lets you tend the wood and water without disturbing foods in the smoke box. Master Forge is Lowe’s exclusive BBQ brand, but this model is made by GHP Group in Morton Grove, IL for Master Forge. GHP makes Dyna-Glo Grills and offers basically the same model with the Dyna-Glo logo on the door. The Lowe’s model adds a fold down side shelf, two black plastic wheels, and replaces the Dyna-Glo top damper with an adjustable chimney.

  • Model:
    Vertical Gas Smoker
  • Item Price:
    $ 180.00
  • Made in USA:
    no
  • Review Method:
    Looked Closely At It
    We have seen this product up close and we have also gathered info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources.
  • Primary Function:
    Smoker
  • Fuel:
    Propane Gas
  • BTU:
    15,000
  • Heat Flux:
    19.13
    Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
  • Main Burners:
    1
  • Primary Capacity:
    784 square inches

Published On: 12/1/2014 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

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