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The Pros, the Cons, and the Facts About the 10 Best Offset BBQ Smokers For 2019.

On the hunt for an offset smoker that is better than the rest?  I looked at tons of different offset smokers, then narrowed down the list to the 10 most promising smokers on the market today.

When looking around for the best offset smoker, there’s a lot to consider.  Picking the right smoker brand is only part of the battle.

In reality, looking to purchase any type of smoker is going to take some thought as your needs may differ from the next person.

But most outdoor cooks that are serious about smoking food don’t just want any smoker; they want a product that not only looks attractive on their patio, but also performs well, and will last them many years to come.

While many tend to go for the most affordable smoker they come across, it is far more important to emphasize quality over quantity, especially when it comes to offset smokers.

You’ll understand why in the next section.

Cheap vs. Expensive Offset Smokers: Which is Better?

The general logic many consumers hold is, the more expensive a product is, the more it is worth, and in turn, the better it will be.

On the flip side, the reverse tends to be true for products that are more affordable.

But this isn’t always the case.

So here’s the truth about offset smokers.  The majority of the time, you’re going to get the best bang for your buck with a pricier smoker – particularly long term-wise.

Those cheap-o bargain offset models have ruined the smoking experience for more people than any other type of grill.  I’ll say it again, cheaply made offset smokers have driven away more people just getting into smoking than every other type of grill!

There is a big difference in quality when looking at offset smokers in the $500 and up range compared to the $400 and under range.

To decide if a more affordable or more expensive offset smoker will be most relevant for you, let’s weigh some of the general differences between the two:

Cheap Offset Smokers (Under $400 to $500):

  • Have poor fire management control
  • Have issues maintaining consistent heat
  • Fireboxes leak badly because of inferior seals
  • Harder to control oxygen flow
  • Food chamber doors leak heat and smoke
  • Poorly designed chimney dampers making it difficult to control the draw of air
  • Little or no seals to trap in heat
  • Built from thin metal making heat retention poor
  • More prone to rust
  • Designed and built poorly
  • Usually, have short warranties (approximately a year)
  • Rarely are made in the USA; often made in China

Expensive Offset Smokers ($400 to $500+):

  • Often are name brand or come from a trusted manufacturer
  • Built from thick metal that absorbs and distributes heat evenly
  • Tight seals on doors and dampers making it easy to control the heat
  • Many offer a reverse flow system that forces the hot air to travel the length of the cooking chamber
  • More likely to be constructed with stainless, anti-rust steel or other materials
  • Almost always have a temperature gauge
  • Usually, have longer warranties that cover more parts of the smoker
  • Sometimes feature patented technology or parts
  • Tend to be better in build quality a majority of the time
  • More likely to be made in the USA

While it may seem that higher-end offset smokers are the cream of the crop, as mentioned, this may not always be the case either.

In fact, if you can’t afford a pricier offset smoker, no worries; I still feature a few drool-worthy offset smokers at a reasonable price on the below list.

Whether you’re on a tight budget or not, we have a list of great candidates below that feature substantial quality and longevity.

Why This Guide Will Be Helpful For You

Before buying an offset smoker, it is important to do your homework on the differences in sizes and features that set each one apart from similar models.

Offset smokers range from standard cheaply made models that won’t last for more than a season or two, to the more expensive masterpieces made from companies like Lang, Horizon and Oklahoma Joe that you see every weekend in BBQ competitions around the country.

But how do you know which of these options to choose?

That’s where I come in!

If you’re looking for the best offset smoker that fits your needs, then the below list is for you.

I’ve done all the legwork for you and reviewed the latest offset smokers on the market from the top manufacturers.  The outcome of my testing and research has led to the below list of the best of the best in offset smokers.

I’m confident when I say the following line up represents the best offset smokers on the market today and I know you will be able to find the perfect one for you.

“As always, my goal is to save you time and money by doing all the research and testing for you, so you don’t have to.”
So go ahead and let these product overviews act as your buyer’s guide to the top performing offset smokers available.
”Make sure to keep reading after the final review for a buyer’s guide to help you with your decision when it’s time to make your purchase.”

The 10 Best Offset Smokers

I put together the below list of the 10 best offset smoker options to act as your guide to choosing the best one for your budget and needs.

“The list includes a variety of options, prices, sizes, and features.  I recommend that you always perform your own due diligence, however, and make sure you are completely comfortable with your choice before you buy.”

On to my top picks!

“Editor’s Choice – Best All Around Offset Smoker”

#1 Lang 36” Original Patio Model

Editors’ Choice
Top Features:

✅ 931 square inches of cooking space

✅ ¼” rolled steel body

✅ ¼” welded drip pans

✅ 2” brass gate valve

✅ 17” x 17” firebox

✅ 60- to 72-pounds of meat capacity

✅ V-shaped grease pan

✅ Reverse flow design

✅ Patio Cart

✅ Bottom storage rack

✅ Two 8” turf pneumatic tires

✅ Two 4” locking steel wheel casters

✅ Two 18” x 15” bottom racks; one 23.5” x 16” sliding top rack

With a favorable 931 square inches of cooking space, the Lang 36” Original Patio Model can easily cook for the entire family.

This smoker has just about everything from an integrated temperature gauge and grease channel to a large patio cart and bottom storage rack.

The temperature control and heat retention are outstanding with this Lang smoker.  It also features Lang’s signature reverse air flow design which kicks out much more even heat and air flow than you will find in traditional offsets.

The biggest con of this Lang offset smoker model, however, is that it is over $1,200.  For the majority of first-timers, this smoker might be well out of their price range.

Another disadvantage surrounding this model is that the grates are not stainless steel.  If you want stainless steel, you’ll have to pay more as an upgrade, which is unfortunate considering the already-hefty cost of this smoker.

But if you have the money to purchase the Lang 36” Original Patio Model and don’t mind having non-stainless-steel grates or are willing to spend more for such, this smoker can be an awesome buy.

After all, this smoker features plenty of storage space, offers heavy-duty and tightly-sealed construction, and is equipped with warp-free cooking grates.

Square tubing on frames to keep them from warping
Heavy-duty construction
Tight seal on the firebox and lid
Signature reverse flow design
Plenty of storage space
You can use the bottom right of the cooking chamber as a griddle.
Left-hander model available upon request
Comes in 48″ model as well
Racks aren’t stainless steel; must pay extra for these
Expensive for the average consumer
“Top Pick”

#2 Horizon Smoker 16” Classic Backyard Smoker

Top Pick
Top Features:

✅ 680 square inches of cooking space

✅ 16” x 32” cooking chamber

✅ 16” x 16” firebox

✅ Wood storage shelf

✅ 12” wagon-style wheels

✅ Grease drain and hook

✅ Chrome spring handles

✅ 3” temperature gauge

✅ Dual damper system

✅ Lifetime warranty

For those who don’t need a significant amount of cooking space (can feed up to 40 people), the Horizon Smoker 16” Classic Backyard Smoker would be a super buy.

Offering incredible versatility at a value price, the Classic Backyard Smoker is highly recommended for its macho looks and great design.

While this smoker is on the middle range of many consumers’ budgets, it’s set with a built-in thermometer, large wheels for transportation, and a generous lifetime warranty.

The expertly designed double damper system makes it a cinch to control your temperature and heat retention is top notch on the Horizon.

For those who love to cook both low and slow as well as bake, roast, BBQ and grill, this Horizon smoker model can do it all as it features a wide temperature range from 160 to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Unlike many smokers and barbecues on the market, this Horizon smoker has a temperature gauge that is fairly accurate and features tight construction to ensure little to no smoke escapes the smoker’s openings.

All in all, the Horizon Smoker 16” Classic Backyard Smoker knows how to keep a steady temperature, is capable of creating a beautiful smoke ring on your meats, and ensures easy transportation due to its large wheels.

Keeps a consistent temperature
Tight construction; little to no smoke leakage
Creates a nice smoke ring on meats
Thermometer reads fairly accurate
Easy to move around thanks to the giant wheels
Expensive for the average beginner
“Best Buy”

#3 Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Charcoal Offset Smoker

Best Buy
Top Features:

✅ 1,176 square inches of total cooking space

✅ Steel construction

✅ High-temperature powder coating on body

✅ Stainless-steel temperature gauge

✅ Porcelain-enameled steel charcoal chamber

✅ Dual door design

✅ Smokestack

If you want to smoke up to 100 pounds of food at a time, the Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D will gladly allow you to with its total 1,176 square inches of cooking space.

Featuring heavy-duty steel body, a porcelain-enameled charcoal chamber, a cast iron burner, and a stainless-steel temperature gauge, this Dyna-Glo offset smoker does not cut corners on quality construction.

From the dual door design of this Dyna-Glo model that ensures you can add wood chips without releasing heat from the cooking chamber to the adjustable smoke stack that lets you control the temperature, it’s clear that the function is equally top notch.

I personally find that the smokestack isn’t as adjustable as one might wish and that it lacks a heat shield, this is still a nice smoker for those who like set and forget type of smoking from a high-quality, even, consistent smoker.

For the affordable cost and all of the features the Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D offers, it’s difficult to say no to this smoker.

It’s the perfect smoker for beginners.

Quick to assemble
Ideal for set and forget cooking
Even cooking across the grates
Holds heat for a long time
Heavy-duty construction
Affordable price
Lacks a heat shield/deflector
Smokestack isn’t as adjustable as it could be
“Top Pick”

#4 Oklahoma Joe’s Longhorn Reverse Flow Offset Smoker

Top Pick
Top Features:

✅ 751 square inches of cooking space

✅ 309 square inch, stainless-steel firebox

✅ Heavy-gauge, all-steel construction

✅ Reverse flow design

✅ 4 porcelain-coated cooking grates

✅ Warming tray for side dishes

✅ Front tool shelf

✅ Bottom storage shelf

✅ Removable baffles

There’s a lot to love about the Oklahoma Joe’s Longhorn Reverse Flow Offset Smoker from its ability to hold temperature well to its balanced heat throughout its cooking chamber.

Featuring easy-to-control smoke thanks to its quality air dampers and heavy-duty construction inside and out, Oklahoma Joe’s ensured their Longhorn Reverse Flow Offset Smoker would have both great function and longevity at the same time.

You’ll be glad to know that this smoker also features a large charcoal basket and comes with a ton of storage space both on the front and bottom of the smoker.

However, there are reports of the paint peeling off and smoke leaking through the openings of the smoker.

Fortunately, most buyers of the Oklahoma Joe’s Longhorn Reverse Flow Offset Smoker perform minor modifications such as sealing the edges that leak smoke and painting the smoker body with heat-resistant paint to combat this.

With just a few standard modifications, this smoker is the perfect fit for just about any user.

Quick and easy assembly
Large charcoal basket
Heavy-duty construction
Easy-to-control smoke
Balanced heat throughout the cooking chamber
Holds temperature well
Reports of the paint peeling off the body
Leaks smoke
“Best Buy”

#5 Oklahoma Joe’s Highland Offset Smoker

Best Buy
Top Features:

✅ 619 square inches of cooking space

✅ Steel construction

✅ Porcelain-coated cooking grates

✅ Clean-out door for ash removal

✅ Stainless steel fuel basket

✅ 4 baffles to guide heat

✅ Wood storage shelf

✅ Tool storage shelf

✅ Chrome plated, stay-cool handles

✅ Integrated temperature gauge

✅ Wood chip box

If you’re wanting a smaller offset smoker than feeds approximately six to eight people, the Oklahoma Joe’s Highland Offset Smoker is an excellent choice.

With this smoker, you get a large amount of storage space, even heat across the grates, and the ability to hold temperature well.

Even maintaining the Oklahoma Joe’s Highland Offset Smoker is a breeze with its easy-to-clean porcelain-coated cooking grates and a separate door for ash removal.

But before purchasing this smoker, do note that smoke leaks around the main door, so you’ll need to seal it up with gasket.  Owners also reported paint fading off the body over time, but it’s nothing a fresh coat won’t fix.

Overall, the Oklahoma Joe’s Highland is not a bad buy.  Other than fading paint and smoke-leaking issues, which can be easily fixed as mentioned, there is professional-grade quality coming from this device from its construction to its consistent function.

Favorable amount of storage space
Professional-grade quality
Even heat across the cooking surface
Holds temperature well
Easy to assemble
Leaks heat around the main door
Paint on the firebox comes off / fades over time
“Top Pick”

#6 Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 LP Gas Charcoal Smoker

Top Pick
Top Features:

✅ 1,100 square inches of cooking space

✅ ~200 square inch firebox

✅ Infrared rear burner

✅ 4 stainless steel burners

✅ 2 integrated temperature gauges

✅ Porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates

✅ Slide-out, removable grease pan

✅ Firebox draft control system

✅ Adjustable charcoal tray

✅ Bottom storage shelf

For an offset smoker like no other, the Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 LP Gas Charcoal Smoker stands out with its four separate cooking chambers and dual temperature gauges.

Each of the four cooking chambers of this bad boy offer easy-to-ignite push-button ignition and a commercial-grade quality build sure to cook a wide variety of food from meats and seafood to vegetables and more.

When you’re not whipping up incredibly-flavored smoked meats with the perfect smoke ring, you can also sear beautifully with this Smoke Hollow smoker.

From quality-made burners and heavy-duty cooking grates to a massive amount of cooking space, you get more than what you pay for with this product.

Even the cons of the Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 are not enough to push most consumers away.  Besides potential rusting, if not well maintained and properly cared for and the fact that this smoker is heavy, making it difficult to transport, this Smoke Hollow smoker is virtually flawless.

Massive cooking space
Burners are made of stainless steel
Heavy-duty cooking grates
Creates a beautiful smoke ring on meats
Sears to perfection
Cooking versatility
Very heavy construction; difficult to transport
Prone to rusting without proper care

#7 Broil King Smoke XL 32-Inch Offset Charcoal Smoker

Top Features:

✅ 625 square inches of cooking space

✅ 2 mm steel body

✅ Cast iron cooking grates

✅ Roto-Draft damper

✅ Dual charcoal trays

✅ Removable ash tray

✅ Integrated temperature gauge

While priced higher than the average offset smoker, the Broil King Smoke XL 32-Inch Offset Charcoal Smoker showcases great, Canadian-made craftsmanship.

Just from the double-walled construction and great fuel efficiency of this smoker alone, it’s clear why this is one of the best offset smokers on the market for 2019.

For proper airflow, Broil King includes a chimney-style stack and Rota-Draft damper.  Thanks to these, it is easy to control and maintain the heat with this smoker.

Although there are claims that the ash catcher tray doesn’t catch everything and that the paint bubbles and peels off over time, there are more pros than cons with this smoker.

Most owners are quite pleased with the Broil King Smoke XL 32-Inch as it not just looks sharp and has great construction but also kicks out meats that slide off the bone like they were never connected to it, to begin with.

You just can’t beat a good smoking session like that.

Heavy-duty, dual-walled construction
Easy-to-control heat
Fuel-efficient; uses very little charcoal/wood
Easy to achieve tender meat that falls right of the bone
Includes spare parts (e.g., bolts, screws)
Made in Canada
Reports that the ash catch tray doesn’t catch everything
Paint bubbles and peels over time

#8 Dyna-Glo Signature Series DGSS1382VCS-D

Top Features:

✅ 1,382 square inches of cooking space

✅ Steel body

✅ 5 removable, chrome-plated steel cooking grates

✅ Vents for air movement

✅ Removable ash pan

✅ Integrated thermometer

✅ Wheels

Due to a hefty 1,382 square inches of cooking space, the Dyna-Glo Signature Series DGSS1382VCS-D is great for those who want to whip up food for a large group.

The five removable, chrome-plated steel cooking grates on this smoker ensure more than enough grate space for cooking the foods of your choice.

Owners find that this smoker is simple to use, is fuel-efficient, and is easy to transport due to its large wheels.

But there are a few cons to know about.  For instance, assembly takes a while but fortunately is fairly easy overall.  Also, the steel construction is on the thinner side.  Lastly, the integrated thermometer – like with most barbecues and smokers – is not all that accurate.

This can be remedied by picking up a wireless temperature probe.  You can see my recommendations here.

Once the one-time assembly is out of the way and an external thermometer is bought, the Dyna-Glo DGSS1382VCS-D doesn’t pose any major issues with users and is overall an affordable yet decent-quality smoker for its price range.

Massive amount of cooking space
Doesn’t require frequent refilling of charcoal and wood chips
Easy to figure out and use
Easy-to-control heat and smoke
Ideal mobility
Takes a while to assemble (but is pretty easy to construct)
Steel construction is on the thinner side
Thermometer is not reliable

#9 Oklahoma Joe’s Charcoal/LP Gas/Smoker Combo

Top Features:

✅ 750 square inches of cooking space

✅ 310 square inch firebox

✅ 6 porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates

✅ 3 12,000 BTU burners

✅ 12,000 BTU side burner

✅ Separate firebox access door

✅ Electronic ignition

✅ Bottom storage rack

✅ 2-year warranty

As one of the most loved offset smokers on our top 10 list, the Oklahoma Joe’s Charcoal/LP Gas/Smoker Combo has earned an average 4.4 out of 5-star rating on Amazon.

This is the perfect product for you if you want to both smoke and grill on your next smoker.

With very little heat loss, the capability to crank up the heat quite high if you prefer, heavy-duty construction, and dual cooking chambers, it’s clear why consumers are going gaga over this smoker.

On top of the mad love this smoker gets from its owners, customer service from the manufacturer is more than favorable if something happens to go wrong with your smoker.

Although it takes time to assemble, is prone to rust with improper care, and is difficult to lug around as it weighs a whopping 204 pounds, the Oklahoma Joe’s Charcoal/LP Gas/Smoker Combo is still a quality product worth its price that does exactly what it’s intended to do: beautifully smoke and grill while looking great on the patio.

Easy assembly
Heavy-duty construction
High heat capacity
Equally wonderful at both grilling and smoking
Very little heat loss
Great customer service from the manufacturer
Prone to rust if not cared for
Heavy; weighs 204 pounds

#10 Dyna-Glo DGO1890BDC-D Wide Body Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker

Top Features:

✅ 1,890 square inches of cooking space

✅ 6 adjustable cooking grates

✅ Charcoal chamber

✅ Charcoal grate

✅ Removable ash pan

✅ Smokestack

✅ Stainless-steel thermometer

Equipped with six adjustable cooking grates with a 25-pound capacity per grate for a total of 1,890 square inches of cooking space, the Dyna-Glo DGO1890BDC-D has more than enough room to feed a large party.

The wide body of this model’s cooking chamber is suitable for longer meats such as whole racks of ribs.  Removing a few of the adjustable cooking grates, you can easily fit a whole turkey or other taller slabs of meat.  The versatility of this smoker is obvious.

Owners love that this Dyna-Glo smoker is easy to move around, holds plenty of heat for an extended period of time, and has great construction – all for an affordable, lower-end cost.

But the downfalls are still present as no smoker in the price point is perfect.  The firebox is on the smaller side to start.

You will also find that you will have to apply gaskets around the doors of this smoker to keep the heat and smoke in.  Lastly, I advise opting for an external thermometer as the integrated temperature gauge on this smoker isn’t accurate.

Even with the cons, there’s more to like than not with the Dyna-Glo Wide Body.  The simple assembly process, large cooking space, and a wider body with plenty of cooking grates make this Dyna-Glo smoker desirable for many users.

Easy to assemble
Massive cooking space
Holds heat for a long time
Heavy-duty construction
Affordable cost
Easy to move for storage purposes
Leaks smoke
Firebox is on the smaller side
Thermometer is not accurate
“Bonus Entry”

#11 Dyna-Glo Signature Series Barrel Charcoal Grill & Side Firebox

Top Features:

✅ 730 square inches of cooking space

✅ Heavy-gauge steel construction

✅ Porcelain-enameled steel cooking grates

✅ Removable charcoal grate and ash pan

✅ Cool-touch handle

✅ Wheels

If you’re still on the lookout for a lower-priced offset smoker, the Dyna-Glo Signature Series DGSS730CBO-D is another great option.

It’s equipped with 730 square inches of cooking space with porcelain-enameled steel cooking grates that make for easy cleaning and even heating throughout when in use.

This smoker has excellent temperature control for this price range and very little heat escapes from the door, trapping in smoke and heat crucial for a proper cooking session.

The only real con with the Dyna-Glo Signature Series DGSS730CBO-D is that it has paint that peels over time.  However, a quick paint job could instantly solve this minor aesthetic issue, making this disadvantage nothing to worry about for most.

Generally, this Dyna-Glo model is easy to assemble, features good construction with a cool-touch handle, and functions as a smoker almost double its price.

Easy to assemble
Cooks quickly and evenly across the grates
Heavy-duty construction
Little heat escapes the door
Great temperature control
Paint comes off over time

Best Offset Smoker FAQ:

It’s hard enough to find a quality smoker when you know what to look for, but how much do you really know about offset smokers?

If you’re looking to purchase one anytime soon, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with what makes offset smokers unique, what to look for in one, and how to modify and care for them.

What Is An Offset Smoker?

Offset smokers feature an elongated, horizontal barrel.  The style of this type of smoker appears similar to that of a traditional barbecue.

However, what makes offset smokers different from barbecues is that they feature two chambers: the cooking chamber itself and a separate firebox.  Offset smokers – or all smokers for that matter – cook low and slow whereas barbecues cook faster at a higher temperature.

What Is A Reverse Flow Offset Smoker?

Reverse flow offset smokers are a type of offset smoker that indirectly heats up.  The fuel unit is placed on the side of the smoking chamber, and natural air movement helps move heat through the cooking chamber.

Reverse flow smokers incorporate an additional metal plate along the bottom of the cooking chamber that effectively protects the meat from direct heat.  It also causes the smoke to flow under the meat first, then back up and over the meat before flowing out the venting chimney for a more even and smoke-infused cook.

How Is An Offset Smoker Different From A Vertical Smoker?

The main difference from an offset smoker and a vertical smoker is the placement of the cooking chamber.  Offset smokers feature a horizontal cooking chamber whereas vertical smokers feature a vertical one.

Since vertical smokers have a different structure, multiple shelves must be placed inside the chamber. Meanwhile, offset smokers have one large (sometimes more), flat cooking surface.

For those who want more cooking space, an offset smoker would be a wise decision. However, those who want a smoker that takes up less space storage-wise, a vertical smoker might be more relevant.

What To Look For In An Offset Smoker?

While everyone is going to have different opinions about what makes an offset smoker a good smoker, here’s a list of things you’ll want to consider in a new smoker, besides aesthetics:

  • Size – The size of your offset smoker is important for two main reasons: 1) to ensure you have enough space on your property to accommodate the smoker and 2) to provide the right amount of cooking space for your needs.
  • Type of smoker – This includes the type of fuel your smoker runs on (e.g., charcoal, propane/gas, etc.) as well as whether or not your offset smoker is reverse flow.
  • Material and craftsmanship – Is your prospective offset smoker stainless and/or rust-resistant? Is it weatherproof?  Is the manufacturer of the offset smoker known for incorporating high-quality parts in their smokers?
  • Verified customer reviews – What are reviewers saying, especially those who have had the smoker for several months? Pay equal attention to the pros and cons that they mention.  Also, take note of any customers who mention their experience with the manufacturer if their smoker had defects or other issues.
  • Price and warranties – We mentioned at the beginning of the article that offset smokers that are on the pricier end of the budget ($400 to $500+) are often the better buy and sometimes include longer warranties.  However, this isn’t always true.  Your personal budget is also crucial to keep in mind.

How Do You Modify An Offset Smoker?

If you purchase a cheaper-end offset smoker, a simple modification can go a long way to ensure you have a more functional and/or more attractive smoker.

Smoker modifications can include but are not excluded to:

  • Door seals
  • Increased airflow
  • Hardware upgrades
  • Thermometer replacement
  • New paint job

You can learn how to perform these modifications from this website.

How Do You Clean An Offset Smoker?

Cleaning an offset smoker doesn’t take as much work or time as you may think.  However, for best general upkeep, it is recommended to clean your smoker after every use.

Here are the general guidelines for cleaning an offset smoker:

  1. Empty out your smoker’s firebox.
  2. Wipe out debris from the bottom of your cooking chamber.
  3. Wipe down your smoker’s heat deflecting plates.
  4. Clean your smoker’s cooking grates with a wire brush. Here are a few I recommend.  For stainless steel grates, soak them in soapy water to loosen up stuck-on debris.

For detailed, more relevant instructions for your specific offset smoker model, please refer to your smoker’s user manual.

What Are The Most Popular Offset Smokers?

The most popular offset smokers from our top 10 list include the following:

  1. Oklahoma Joe’s Charcoal/LP Gas/Smoker Combo (average 4.4 out of 5-star rating; 60+ reviewers)
  2. Dyna-Glo DGO1890BDC-D Wide Body Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker (average 4 out of 5-star rating; 860+ reviewers)
  3. Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 LP Gas Charcoal Smoker (average 4 out of 5-star rating; 40+ reviewers)

No matter which offset smoker ultimately gets your motor running, it pays to do the proper research beforehand.

Final Verdict – What Offset Smoker is Best?

While there are many great choices on this list, the Lang 36” Original Patio Model is my top pick for 2019 so far.

Regardless of the one you choose, investing in a quality model is the smart choice for years of cooking enjoyment.  By focusing on construction, heat retention, proper airflow, and quality materials, you can narrow down your decision considerably.

The perfect offset smoker is here for you on the above list, I am sure of it.

Now It’s Your Turn

I want to hear from you:

Which offset smoker have you used before?

Do you have any cooking or modification tips to share?

What features do you typically like to see in an offset smoker?

Are you going to be purchasing a smoker in the future?  Or do you plan on looking at a pellet grill, built-in or standalone gas grill, or charcoal model?

Let me know by leaving a quick comment below.

If you still have questions, please feel free to send me a message.




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Patrick Ginise

A backyard warrior, certified carnivore, lover of good whiskey, grill master and I’m Living The Grilling Life!

I have a passion for cooking with live fire and smoke, no matter the weather. I’m a real person just like you, who loves outdoor cooking and BBQ. Food, fun, and time spent with family and friends are what it’s all about! It is my mission to take my passion and knowledge for outdoor cooking and all things BBQ and share this expertise in techniques and grilling equipment with you. In other words, Living The Grilling Life!

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