Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Charcoal Offset Smoker – Review

Dyna-Glo DG1176BC-D Charcoal Offset Smoker is the popular choice for those who want to get the best cooking experience. This grill is equipped with many features that would allow you to cook many things at a time. It is the ideal for any home because it could be used in different climatic conditions. It is professionally designed and easy to clean and maintain.

Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Charcoal Offset Smoker – REVIEW

Dyna-Glo DG01176BC-D charcoal offset smoker is designed to help users get the perfect cooking performance they have been itching for. It is fitted with unique features, which facilitate different forms of grilling activities. This is why you could prepare different types of meats using this grill. The product has hundreds of square inches smoking area and that is why it could contain food of about 100 lb weights at the same time. To ensure a perfect cooking, it has up to six adjustable cooking grates as well as a strong porcelain enameled charcoal and wood tray. To reduce heat loss, it has a double door. This helps control heat when you are adding wood chips or charcoal during the smoking process. It constructed with heavy-duty steel and furnished with a powerful temperature powder paint coating. This ensures the durability of this product, which means that it would last for several years. The offset charcoal box ensures that the heat is well controlled; you can adjust the quantity of heat you administer to your food through this mechanism.

Fitted with a large cooking area

As could be seen from the description above, this product is fitted with six different cooking grates. These grates do not only have enough height, they are adjustable as well to accommodate any size of chicken or meat you want to grill. Because of the height of these grates, it is possible to prepare a full turkey with this device. This is possible because it is designed vertically.

Using the offset firebox for the first time

The product has an offset firebox. Before you use it for the first time, you have to fire it up. This is needed to fix the problem of leaking, which you would observe if you do not heat it for the first time before putting it for a permanent use. You would observe during the firing up process that it would be leaking and smoke would be coming out of the place where the firebox was attached to the grill. This problem would be solved by using a high temperature calk. This could withstand a temperature of about five hundred degrees and more. This could solve that problem for forever.

Equitable distribution of heat mechanism

The dual door enhances the aesthetic value of the product and ensures that it gets more heat. We have said earlier that the body is composed of heavy-duty steel. The steel is thin and it conditions the grill and ensures that it maintains a very high temperature. The grill is produced based on the flourishing Chinese technology. The powder coating is used in the body of the product. The painting quality is recommended, because it is seen as high temperature paint. It helps further to preserve items prepared with the grill, especially during the cold weather. Because of the high quality of the paint, it does not easily rust and that is why it would last for a long time.

Better performance

This perfect grill would assist you in achieving the delicious and well flavored, and smoked food you desire for your family and friends. They are rated high above other similar products on the market, because of its high quality performance. Because it is made from high quality heavy-duty steel material, you are sure that it would serve you and your family for a very long time.

Methods of heat application

Consumers rate it high not just for the high quality food flavoring they get from this grill; it provides an option for customized cooking. You have the option to select the wood chip of your choice and with this; you can simply achieve the type of flavoring you desire for your meat and food. Apart from using wood chips on this grill, you still have the choice of using charcoal as your energy source and you can achieve the type of flavoring result you want for your food. Because of the different heating sources, you are certain that you are going to serve your family and friends maximum smoked and flavored food.

Vertical design

The vertical design ensures that you get the maximum benefit from this product. It provides for indirect heating, this makes for a slow heating process. To ensure even distribution of heat, the system is infused with an offset functionality. This ensures that heat is kept away directly from the food you are preparing and in the process ensures that food at the bottom does not cook earlier than others above the grill. It ensures there is an equal distribution of heat to all parts of the burner, which you desire for a perfect cooking.

Cooking chamber

Furthermore, the product is famous for its efficient burning and this is due to the well-designed charcoal system, which includes a well porcelain enameled chamber. This charcoal chamber is made in such a way that it keeps stacked briquettes securely to the system. The double door serves different purposes. The major purpose is to ensure that there is a reduction in the temperature whenever you want to have access to the food you prepared and when you desire to add more charcoal or wood chips to heat up the system.

All weather flavoring product

The Dyna-Glo smoker as you can see is designed to help you achieve the professional flavoring, which you desire your chicken, ribs, steaks and any other food you want to prepare with it. It is perhaps the highest performance grill you can lay your hands on the market today. The product is climate friendly, it does not matter whether you are using it during the snow, sunshine or during the raining season, it would give you high quality service. It is designed in such a way that it would withstand different climatic conditions it would be subjected to.

Designed for an efficient cooking

To ensure that the grill rises to the challenge of any occasion, it is vertically designed. The purpose is to ensure that heat applied to the system rises to the top. This way it achieves a better smoking and flavoring for your food. To ensure a slow and perfect cooking, the offset functionality takes heat away directly from the item you are cooking with this grill. Slow cooking ensures that there is equitable distribution of heat and perfect smoking and flavoring. This product would rise to any cooking challenge it could be subjected to. This is the major reason it is the most popular choice on the market today.

Well spread out cooking

It is specifically designed to ensure there is a spread out cooking. This is possible because of the adjustable cooking grates, which are six in number and lengthy enough to accommodate any type of food you want to prepare with it. It has enough space up to 1176 square inches and the grate has a capacity of 25 pounds each. This ensures that food you prepare with it is spread out and properly smoked. The burning efficiency is guaranteed by the charcoal chamber, which is composed of a porcelain enameled steel material. It securely and tightly holds the briquettes. This further ensures the heating efficiency of the system.

Cleaning the system

It is not difficult to manage the ash and charcoal that come out of the system. It is fitted with a removable steel ash pan. This accommodates different quantities of ash for several hours, and could be easily disposed off anytime you want. It is properly designed to ensure easy removal and cleaning of the system.

Temperature control

You can control the quantity of heat you apply to the system through the temperature control mechanism. Smoke stack functionality ensures that temperature is controlled and this helps to bring additional flavoring to your meat. It has a smoke zone, which shows the ideal temperature, which you can subject your food to. It has an easy to read gauge, which you can always refer to achieve the perfect smoking you have always desired for your food.

You have seen the enormous benefits you can derive from Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Charcoal Offset Smoker. You can achieve a perfect smoking and flavoring for any type of meat of any size. The product is even affordable, as you do not need to empty your bank account to prepare delicious foods in your home. You would be an envy of the neighborhood and friends if you procure one today.

  • You can upgrade the system if you want.
  • It provides different sources of heating.
  • It is easy to maintain.
  • It is efficient and weather friendly.

  • It is fitted with a thin steel wall, which many believe could lead to early rusting.
  • Some reviews are not happy with the smoking quality of the product.

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Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Charcoal Offset Smoker

Offset charcoal box design for heat control and channels smoked flavors; Heavy gage porcelain enameled steel charcoal

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$ 150.52 219.00

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I have been using a small, vertical Brinkmann smoker for 20 years and I liked what I made with it, but I didn't like the design. It was hard to get wood in it if you had food in it, it didn't hold heat well, it didn't hold much food, and it was flimsy. I have 2 growing boys to cook for and I needed to step up to a smoker that could handle more food. I really wanted an offset smoker box and plenty of room for food, while keeping the vertical design.This is the only smoker I could find that met my needs.I was hoping it was American made, but like all things manufactured these days, it was made in China. That being said, it was made well. The total weight of this smoker is over 70lb, and it stands over four feet tall. It is solidly built and extremely easy to put together. The racks are easy to move around to accommodate various sizes and shapes of foods and the fire box holds quite a bit of wood.The temperature is very easy to control with the vents on either side of the smoker and the built in thermometer is more specific than the Brinkmann. I can keep my food at an exact temperature very easily, not just "ideal".So far I have smoked ribs, chickens and pork shoulders with far better results than with my smaller vertical smoker.I highly recommend this smoker to anyone from a novice to a seasoned (pun intended) pit master.
May 7, 2013
After using a pair of vertical tube smokers for several years I decided to buy this smoker for more rack space and easier access. This is an inexpensive smoker, perfect for the weekend chef-smoker not interested in being competitive or a BBQ snob.There are some good tips in this review section for modifications. I used them. At assembly I used chimney caulk between the firebox and smoke box for a better seal. I installed a stainless steel screen to prevent ash from entering the smoke box. I put casters on the legs so I can roll the unit on my patio. The temp gauge reads 30-50' too hot. I use a secondary thermometer on the bottom rack. I'll end up getting a wireless system down the road.After a one hour seasoning burn and a two hour test smoke (no meat) to get a feel for maintaining temp I was ready to cook. Last week I did two racks of St Louis ribs and two whole chickens for my first smoke. It was a six hour smoke on the ribs. I was pleased with the level of smoke and flavor but they were not as tender as I had hoped. This weekend I did a 14 hour smoke on an 11 pound brisket. It was perfect, tender with a nice smoke ring.I'll need a couple more smokes to nail the process on this smoker but so far I'm pleased. I plan on installing a gasket on the smoke box and firebox doors to get a better seal. I also plan on adding a fan/blower to stoke the coals as needed. Maintaining temp on this smoker is work, you must keep a close eye on it. I think a wireless thermometer and blower will make it easier to monitor and hold a more constant temp.This is a good product but it's not a top of the line professional smoker. You get what you pay for and for the price I think this is a good smoker.
August 5, 2014
Qualifier: I paid less than the current price. At what I paid excellent price/quality match and I considered it raw material to improve. But it is very improvable. $225 with a free tube of Hugh temp RTV silicon feels right.Found it to work well if you are attentive in the build and do the mods called for. I am in central Texas so the thin metal is less an issue as it doesn't get that cold.Order it with a large tube of RTV silicon and put it together with that stuff. It really helps. I put it between the firebox and the smoker during the build. I used the parchment RTV trick to deal up the firebox door and I about to do the same for the smoker door.I find the temp far more controllable for 225 with the ash pan full. Otherwise too much air gets under and it drafts itself hot. For 350 (turkey) it needs to be clean and I have even had to use a fan to push it that high.I have done 2 12lb turkeys at the same time, pork and a really nice 17 hour 12lb Packer brisket. A bigger turkey would not fit. A bigger brisket would not fit that one have to sit kitty corners with a curl until it shrank. But it came out great.Wanted to roll it into the shed so I added some wheels.Really wish there was a purpose built cover.You can see in the photo the weak paint everyone is talking about on top of the firebox. I know a repainted is in my future there.
December 27, 2014
Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Charcoal Offset Smoker – Review
This is the perfect grill, which can smoke different types of food at a time. If you want to smoke your food with charcoal or wood chips, you should opt for this product. Different types of charcoals could be used in this product, but some prefer using charcoal chimney. It has a temperature control mechanism, which would help you control the temperature you apply to the system. The vertical ensures that heat is evenly applied while averting direct heating at the same time. It is a nice product worth buying.
8 Total Score
Bottom Line

This is the perfect grill, which can smoke different types of food at a time. If you want to smoke your food with charcoal or wood chips, you should opt for this product. Different types of charcoals could be used in this product, but some prefer using charcoal chimney. It has a temperature control mechanism, which would help you control the temperature you apply to the system. The vertical ensures that heat is evenly applied while averting direct heating at the same time. It is a nice product worth buying.

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