Best Propane Gas Smoker Reviews

Why get a propane smoker?

Best Propane Gas Smoker will take your barbecue to the next level this summer with a new addition to your backyard. Pork, beef, poultry, and fish take on a whole new taste when exposed to smoke. The portable, cutting-edge smokers on this list will give your meat and vegetables that wood-fired flavor that you can’t get from a regular grill, indoor oven, or digital smoker.

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Masterbuilt 20050614 Propane Smoker, 44-Inch, Black

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Masterbuilt 20050614 Propane Smoker, 44-Inch, Black
1,099 Reviews
Masterbuilt 20050614 Propane Smoker, 44-Inch, Black
  • Extra-large capacity with 2,000 sq. in. of cooking space on four chrome smoking racks
  • Dual-door design with viewing window and thermostat in top door
  • Two 8,250 BTU stainless steel burners with push-button ignition
  • Porcelain-coated wood chip tray and water pan
  • Type 1 regulator and hose

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Pros

  • Customers largely agreed that the Masterbuilt 2-Door is overall a sturdy, functional smoker. They liked the quality design and construction of this model, especially because of its double-doors. It allows for more heat to stay in the smoker while the cook opens the door to check the meat because of the way the doors move the air.
  • Also, many reviewers were novice smokers and said that they would recommend this product to other first-time smokers.

Cons

  • The main concern reviewers had with this unit involved temperature control. The Masterbuilt was reported to have trouble maintaining low temperatures at or below 200 degrees Fahrenheit. This could be a problem for owners who want to smoke smaller pieces of meat, such as chicken breast.

Dyna-Glo 36” Vertical LP Smoker

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Dyna-Glo DGY784BDP 36' Vertical LP Gas Smoker
338 Reviews
Dyna-Glo DGY784BDP 36" Vertical LP Gas Smoker
  • A total of 784-square inch of cooking space for smoked flavored foods. 4 adjustable steel wire racks
  • A 15,000 btu cast iron burner with an electronic push button ignition, and a large control dial
  • Porcelain enameled steel wood chip box with handles and lid for choice of wood chips and porcelain enameled steel water bowl
  • An easy to use double-door design (upper/lower) for greater heating/smoking, cooking control, sliding air dampers on top and sides for the choice of smoked/cooking heat control options, and a nice decorative temperature gauge with decor ring
  • Csa certified. warranty 1 year limited. assembly dimensions length 27-inch by depth 19.20-inch by height 46.46-inch weight 54 lbs

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Pros

  • Like the Masterbuilt 2-Door, the Dyna-Glo smoker was found by customers to be a sturdy unit that is good for beginners as well as those cooking for many people. Many found this unit’s design to be intuitive, from vent placement to location of the gas main.
  • Also, customer service for this product was responsive and quick when customers had questions.

Cons

  • Most customer complaints about this model involved the interior of the Dyna-Glo. The inside does not come with any hooks for hanging larger cuts of meat. It only has the two racks. Also, some owners disliked the construction of the interior burners and would have preferred cast-iron ones instead.

 

Smoke Hollow 38-inch

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Smoke Hollow 38202G  38-Inch 2-Door Propane Gas Smoker
194 Reviews
Smoke Hollow 38202G 38-Inch 2-Door Propane Gas Smoker
  • 3.4 Cubic Feet Cabinet Cooking Capacity
  • 4-Chrome Plated Cooking Grids with Multiple Adjustment Levels
  • Sausage hanger included
  • Fuel type: LP gas output at 20,000 BTUs
  • Push-button ignition system

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Pros

  • It is the largest sized smoker on this list. Owners loved the large smoke chamber, which was found to be great for large cuts of meat such as brisket. One happy customer found the adjustable interior racks allowed them to cook several racks of ribs at a time.
  • Also, this product was deemed fuel-efficient by reviewers. Some found that it didn’t use as much propane as they expected.
  • Overall, this model is best for serious buyers with many mouths to feed.

Cons

  • A handful of customers warned future buyers about potentially faulty door latches, which allowed too much smoke to escape the main chamber. Some requested replacements for this reason.
  • Additionally, since this unit is so large, a few owners found that it had difficulty maintaining temperatures above 225 degrees Fahrenheit for extended periods of time.

Char-Broil Vertical Gas Smoker

Char-Broil Vertical Liquid Propane Gas Smoker
116 Reviews
Char-Broil Vertical Liquid Propane Gas Smoker
  • 595 square inch cooking surface with 3 chrome-plated cooking grates
  • 7,566 cubic inches of cooking space
  • Warming rack on top of smoker chamber
  • Gas feature allows consistent heat for better smoke experience
  • Porcelain wood chip and water pan

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Pros

  • Many owners liked the steamy, flavorful meat. The Char-Broil unit makes with the help of its water tray. There were no major complaints about the functionality of this smoker.
  • Also, reviewers were pleased with the customer service for this product. Responses from representatives were timely and helpful when needed.

Cons

  • The main flaw of this model is its exterior. The easy-to-dent construction of the of the outside of the seemed sub-par to some. Other customers felt that the welding on the base was not sturdy enough, particularly on the feet and the water tray.

Smoke Hollow 30 Inch Propane Smoker

Smoke Hollow 30164G  30-Inch Propane Gas Smoker
106 Reviews
Smoke Hollow 30164G 30-Inch Propane Gas Smoker
  • Stainless Steel tube burner-10, 000 BTU's
  • Three removable chrome plated cooking grids with variable grid levels
  • Cool-touch, spring wire door handle with "sure-lock" latch
  • Temperature gauge on front door
  • Push-button ignition system

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Pros

  • This Smoke Hollow model pleased newbies and longtime smokers alike. From the biggest beef brisket to a single chicken, this one does it all and does it well, according to owners.
    Many liked the design of the water pan and wood tray. These were generally easy to replace and to clean when necessary. Reviewers liked the size of the wood pan because it allowed plenty of room for the flavorful chips needed for smoking.

Cons

  • Unlike the other Smoke Hollow model on this list, this unit only has one door. Some owners would prefer the two-door model to retain heat better.
    Also, this model tends to have minor dents, bends, or chips upon arrival, but not usually anything that will inhibit use.

Camp Chef Smoker 18-inch

Pros

  • The least expensive smoker on this list, customers believed this Camp Chef smoker is a good value. Some assembly is required, but reviewers found it minimal and simple, with clear instructions. This model overall seemed reliable, easy to use, and spacious enough for larger meats like prime rib.

Cons

  • The common thread in negative reviews was that this unit’s thermometer is inaccurate to the degree that could hurt the user’s cooking. Several customers suggested purchasing a wireless thermometer separately, (which adds to the total cost of this product).

Conclusion

For an old-school wood-fired flavor, a propane smoker is better than even an electric one because of the positive traits mentioned above. Whether you’ve never smoked meat before or you’re a barbecue veteran, there is a smoker on this list for you. Your neighbors will envy you, and your dinner guests will thank you.