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Oklahoma Joe Offset Smoker
This 20 in. Oklahoma Joe Longhorn Offset Smoker is constructed of heavy-duty steel for durability and includes a smoking chamber and a stainless-steel front shelf to offer a total of 1,045 sq. in. of cooking space. It offers multiple convenience features, including a temperature gauge for even cooking, a removable ash drawer for easy cleanup and a firebox door with easy access. A bottom metal shelf offers even more space, and the cool-touch handles help keep you safe.
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94%of customersrecommend this product44 of 47reviews
Rating Breakdown47 reviews
94%of customersrecommend this product44 of 47reviews
I purchased this as a step up in my Smoking adventures from a smaller Box Brinkmann Smoker. This is a very good Smoker, very easy to assemble however it is very heavy so you may want to enlist the help of a friend. Temperature control is a little tricky with the wide opening between the fire box and smoke barrel and takes practice to maintain a 250-300 target (an adjustable plate between the two can be custom made to help.) It looks great in my back yard and the whole neighborhood stops by when I have it fired up drooling for a bite and loving the smell of the Hickory, Apple, and Mesquite woods burning. If you are ready for the next level in Smoking this is the Smoker to have, Oklahoma Joe makes a very good product.
I'm from the East Cost and needed a more reliable smokers. I almost bought it earlier in the summer and cancel my order ($550.0). Finally I decided to buy it after reading about the features and positive reviews it has. I paid $479 and it was already put together (Big plus especially how heavy it is). Compared to other smokers, this is well worth the money!!!
I agree with the other person who reviewed this smoker Pros: - Heavy (320 lbs) - Huge firebox allowing for more wood\charcoal (Longer Smoking process) - Great air control between dampers and smoke stack - Over 1,000 square inches of grilling space - Ceramic grates making cleaning and separating food easier - Included Warming plate, Stainless Steel Front Shelf, Handle stay cool - Removable Ash Drawer for those long smokes - Heavy construction, out door Temp/Humidity will not affected it much as for my older cheaper thinner construction smoker
Cons: - Better seals at certain points but for $479 is to be expected with iron very slightly warping at certain temps allowing smoke out and air in. But this is very minor - I should of bought this earlier in the summer when I had a chance too -Wheels should be a little bit more secure than a clip.
Overall... I brought in some ribs to work and they are the best to date I bought in... I am so happy I didn't spend the $1000.00 for another smoker that I was looking at.
I happened to see that this is now offered at Home Depot. I was on a search for this very smoker 2 years ago. Depot didn't sell it, although i did give them all of the info, so maybe that's why the sell it now?? So I rented a truck for the weekend and did an 800 mile round trip to the nearest store that sold it. It was cheaper back then ($349 on sale) but it did not have the ash drawer underneath. Same smoker. This is a fabulous smoker. The most I have had to do to it i s catch rust. when surface rust appears, i take a wire brush, clean it off and coat it in more vegetable oil. This happens on the firebox 4-5 times a year. Otherwise, no trouble. I have had about 60 lbs on meat in it at one time, (2 full pork shoulders, a brisket, 2 racks of ribs and a turkey). Yes it was packed but it fit. I would suggest googling this by its name, the Oklahoma Joe Smoker. You will find a few places that offer custom covers and some accessories for inside like a diffuser to utilize the full cooking surface. The heat will stay constant once you learn the stack and the firebox damper. Due to the inevitable air gaps I can maintain 220 all night tossing a log in every 2-3 hours and keep the damper open a sliver and the the stack open about 1/8 to 1/4. You will make some AMAZING food with this smoker. Truly a great buy for the money. Good luck!
BOUGHT 2. HOME DEPOT ON LINE SAID PRICE WAS $879.00, PAID $500.00.UNIT IS WELL WORTH THE PRICE AT $879.00. AT $500.00 ITS A STEAL!! HEAVY DUTY. WHILE DOING THE 1ST BURN FIRE DEPT WAS CALLED DUE TO SMOKE. THIS UINT SMOKES! ONLY ONE PROBLEM, IF YOU BUY ONE MAKE SURE YOU OPEN BOX AT STORE. IF NOT YOU WILL END UP GETTING A LOT OF CARDBOARD AND PALLET TO TOSS. FIRE BOX IS EASY TO USE AND CLEAN. FIRE BOX COMES ATTACHED TO SMOKER. TAKES 2 TO PUT TOGETHER. HEAVY UNIT!!!! EASY TO MAINTAIN HEAT USING STACK COVER. NO COVER COMES WITH UNIT. HAVING HARD TIME FINDING ONE
This is a good design. But to make it a great smoker, it needs mods. Be prepared to add a gasket to help seal. The air flow vents on the fire box is just plain poor workmanship. Gaping spaces there. I may just take it out and re-weld all together. This is a great price, but you will need to work with it to make it great.
I bought this for my fiance as a Christmas gift. He absolutely loves it. Even though it's winter time, he is out smoking all kinds of food. He is planning his weekends around what to make on his smoker. The food he makes tastes incredible. I admit, for me it's tremendous.... I don't have to cook! He brags about his Oklahoma Joe and his friends and our neighbors have smoker/grill envy. This is a great item. We highly recommend it for those who appreciate grilling the old fashioned way.
I have a little older version of Oklahoma Joe's that was recieved as a gift and older than the current one but basically the same that I have had for nine years. This is a very long service time with heavy use due to heavy construction of the chambers. I have smoked as many as three turkeys at one time or combinations of lamb, ribs and prime rib that come out wonderfully. You can use the distance from the fire chamber to adjust for different cooking tempretures. I have also smoked a great amount of salmon, pork shoulder and pork butt as well as increadable amounts of chicken. I have had no finer results than with this smoker. It has great access for food and fuel and you can fire to varying tempretures. Great for both direct grilling and smoking in this unit.
Pros: Durable, Sturdy, Large Cooking Space, easy access to food and fuel
I'm from Texas and very picky when it comes to smokers. I have been eye balling this in the local Home Depot and doing my homework for over a month. Finally for my 30th birthday I decided to buy it. It said $880 online but was $499 in the store. Well worth the money!
Pros: - Heavy (320 lbs) - Huge firebox allowing for direct heat grilling or for tons of wood\charcoal - Great air control between dampers and smoke stack - Over 1,000 square inches of grilling space - Ceramic grates making cleaning and separating food easier.
Cons: - Heavy! (320 lbs) - Could have better seals at certain points for $500 but to be expected with iron very slightly warping at certain temps allowing smoke out and air in. But this is very minor - Back of Ashtray at bottom of firebox is about a 1/4 inch gap allowing air in. (I'm picky on air control)
This is easily the best smoker\grill I have owned!
The Oklahoma Joe is the quentassential upscale backyard smoker. Aside from minor inherit engineering issues, the Oklahoma Joe smoker functions almost flawlessly. The steel grates clean easily if that's your thing, and the break-in seasoning is a snap. I used my smoker the day I brought it home. Very good value for the person who is moving up into a Novice smoking capabilities.
Extremely well built with lots of cooking area. Very heavy...at around 300 lbs, you'll need some help from a buddy maneuvering this around during assembly. Lots of cooking area and very durable steel. Plan for lots of years with this smoker / grill...I was tired of buying a new propane grill every 4 years because of the burners & burner supports rusting out...this grill looks to stand the test of time. Can't beat the flavor of charcoal & wood!!!! I absolutely love it so far!!!
I love this smoker its walls are made of thick steel and its very sturdy but not too heavy to push around. Makes great tri-tip and ribs and you can still use it as a grill too. Very large cooking area and easily cooks for 20-30 folks at a time.
Love the look, but it's hard to keep the temps down when you have air seeping in from every crack between the moving parts of the charcoal box.. the vent has gaping holes and doesnt fully close off either.. the only way to cook 260 deg is to put your coals on the left side of the charcoal box.. and not too many.. requires stoking every few hours.. The rest of the smoker is great and easy to operate
I have seen some really great OK Joe's smokers, and I thought this was one of those, but the metal on this was thin, and it was not really any better than the char-broil equipment you see around everywhere.
Home depot was very nice about both the order, and the return, so at least the experience was positive.
it has welded on nuts that you tighten down set screw down through, well they strip out leaving legs the smoke stack loose. i have to drill holes all the way through in order to put rods with carter pins to keep everything to gether. if you dont mind doing a little more to get it right then its a good grill
Better than i expected. Looked around a long time for something like this.Everybody wanted twice what i paid and this fits perfectly in my backyard and easy to move around. For a backyard smoker i would highly recommend this one. Heavy steel. All the options you need to smoke anything!