Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker – Review and Prices

Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Charcoal Offset Smoker






Max temprature





  • Good value for money
  • Smokes up to 100lbs of food at a time
  • Great insulation
  • Electronic pulse ignition system


  • Assembly could get tricky

Backyard barbecue anyone? Time to meet some of the bigger types of offset smokers that are designed to cook, barbeque, roast, and grill the old fashioned way in terms of using just charcoal as its main fuel. The Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D is an offset smoker that is ideal for those quaint simple backyard get-together that can serve up almost any type of recipe that you may need in regards to smoking and roasting. This smoker is ideal for those occasions that you may find the need to cook more than the usual amount of meats, as it is specifically designed to cater to situations where you need to serve food for more guests.


Given the dimensions of this charcoal smoker, it can easily fit in around 100 pounds of meat in just one setting, or more conversely, 1,176 square inches of cooking space, which is more than enough space to conveniently accommodate all of your recipes. Space is one thing that this smoker has and having 6 individual grates which are all easily adjustable to meet your needs in cooking space, it is just a matter of how you will arrange your meats inside to enable them to absorb the most out of the wood flavors in the cooker. If you are having concerns of not having enough space in your old smoker, this smoker has just more than enough to keep those flavorful, mouth watering recipes to be continually served, without having the fear of running out in the availability of being served.

What is the deal of just having charcoal as the main fuel for this smoker? Actually, it is the most practical and logical means of having your meats smoked and roasted, since this is a vertical offset smoker (and a big one at that), electric heating elements will not be sufficient enough to even bring the temperature to the point of sizzling your meats. Being big as it is and due to the metal construction of its body, the Dyna-Glo needs a more efficient fuel source for it’s cooking heat, charcoal. Since this is an offset smoker and roaster, it’s main firebox containment unit is located on its right side, not requiring you to open the main cooking chamber to let out the accumulated heat and smoke.

The charcoal can easily be added from its own door panel. Pretty much an efficient design, as well as having an inlet for the flavored wood pellets on the top of the firebox unit itself! Regarding the ability to control the air inside the smoker, the Dyna-Glo has an air vet located just on the side of its firebox unit. This will allow you to control the time of how your charcoal would be consumed, therefore, being able to control the heat inside. Added to this, it also has a main air vent on top of the cooking chamber that enables you to control the smoke and it will be pretty easy to learn how to control the heat and the smoke accordingly, with a little practice that is, since it works in a traditional principle involving the amount of air flowing inside.

You should always remember that it is not always easy to use conventional smokers that do not utilize the convenience of modern day technology involving automated systems like that of digital smokers, but it is quite a fulfilling sense of achievement when you get to know the basic principles of smoking and roasting the old fashioned way. In terms of old fashioned, this smoker incorporates a temperature gauge designed specifically to fit its quaint old-styled look. A smoker that will be spending it’s entire life outside on your backyard or patio should be very resilient to the harsh elements of nature, particularly against rust and corrosion, as you do not expect to frequently move it in and out of your house every time that you plan to use it since that will be quite a burden indeed.

The Dyna-Glo incorporates a powder-coated paint finishing that serves as a protective coat against rust and corrosion and at the same time minimize the heat being dissipated by its metal body. This comes as an advantage in regards to keeping the smoker looking new, since it’s high-temperature coating clings on the more heat it radiates from its body. Simple and elegant, this smoker is very well suited in the backyard, and letting people know that you use coal when you cook from this smoker will get you their approval since cooking using coals is not a simple thing to achieve, especially when you are making smoked and roasted gourmet meals!

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