Masterbuilt's Dual Fuel Smoker has a "Flame Disc Bowl" located above the gas burner and under the water bowl. It can be used for wood chunks when smoking with gas or, alternatively, filled with charcoal. Hence the Dual Fuel moniker. It has one damper on each side at the bottom by the burner and flame disc bowl, and another on top at the back.
Two front doors facilitate replenishment of water and wood without opening the smoke box while cooking. The built in heat indicator is super low quality. As always, do yourself a favor and invest in an accurate digital thermometer. Check out our Searchable Thermometer Reviews to find one that fits your budget.
Many owners love these inexpensive smokers and a big reason why is the low price. It's easy to find this smoker for well below list. Our posted MSRP from Masterbuilt is higher than the typical selling price. Scroll down to get the smokin' BBQ deal from Home Depot.
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Masterbuilt manufactures super low priced cookers, made in China for frugal people in the USA. Quality and price is are line with Brinkmann, Char-Griller and Master Forge. Some models have a few unique features that provide a little bang for very little buck. Most of their products were largely more of the same cost driven stuff with a different logo on the lid, but in recent years they have taken a step up in quality on many models.
Masterbuilt is widely distributed online and at brick and mortar outlets, including box box stores.