Top 10 Reverse Flow Smokers 2020 Reviews

If you are one of those people who are seriously into their BBQ style, then most likely you are also into smoking the meat for that optimal flavor. One of the best ways of smoking, is with a reverse flow smoker. These types of smokers are designed to evenly distribute the smoke so that the meat never overcooks, and the flavor is dispersed evenly throughout. Some love to cook this way while camping, some love to just have a good old fashion back yard BBQ, but whatever the occasion, a good smoker will definitely add some hype. The question remains though, what kind of smoker will you be looking for. Some prefer a vertical reverse flow smoker, others prefer horizontal, but all agree that the style and choice of the smoker you get depends on who you are as a grill master.

10. SUNLIFER 20.5 Inch Vertical Charcoal Smoker and Grill Combo

SUNLIFER 20.5 Inch Vertical Charcoal Smoker and Grill Combo, Heavy-Duty BBQ Smokers with Cover for Outdoor Cooking Camping

The Sunlifer is fantastic because it has the built in thermometer, adjustable air-vent for maximum flavor variety on the meet, and of course it is heavy duty and long laster because it’s made from steal. The three tier piece can be used as a fire pit, a BBQ Grill, or as a one layer smoker, or as a two layer smoker; maximizing the ability and value. Easily transportable, this one is sure to make any BBQ come to life.

Features:

  • Material Type: Steel
  • Dimensions:20.67 x 24.8 x 41.34 in
  • Power Source: charcoal, wood

9. Char-Broil Bullet Charcoal Smoker, 16″

Char-Broil Bullet Charcoal Smoker, 16

This smoker has a little more space than the last, at 388 sq in of cooking space, and yet slightly smaller in its own size. The airflow comes in through the bottom of the smoker, then through the coals, ensuring that the smoke flavor spreads evenly throughout the meat. The different layers inside mean you can cook different entrees all at once, making this a perfect fit for a large family gathering or a back yard get together with friends.

Features:

  • Material Type: Steel
  • Dimensions:21.2 x 23 x 37.6 in
  • Power Source: Charcoal

8. Smoke Hollow 26142E 26-Inch Electric Smoker with Adjustable Temperature Control

Smoke Hollow 26142E 26-Inch Electric Smoker with Adjustable Temperature Control

For those who are looking to minimize the additional supplies needed, this particular smoker is electric. While that does mean no coal or wood purchase necessary, it does also mean that the flavor would be different because the smoke would be missing. However simple the style of this electric smoker is, the space inside is definitely not lacking. Two shelves large enough to put a turkey on each, this is the set it and walk away type. While electric may require fewer resources, this will also limit where you can use it. Unless you have a power option, this one won’t be coming camping with you.

Features:

  • Material Type: Painted Steel
  • Dimensions:17.36 x 19.17 x 35.09 in
  • Power Source: Electric

7. Cuisinart COS-118 Vertical 18″ Charcoal Smoker

Cuisinart COS-118 Vertical 18

This smoker looks more modern, a cleaner shine finishes instead of the traditional matte finish. There are also two air vents here, so there is more opportunity to play around with the smoking flavor and style, but that also may mean more time learning how to maintain specific temperatures. This one is also super easy to clean, just lift up the grill tray on the top for serving, and pull out the ash tray from the bottom. Voila, clean.

Features:

  • Material Type: Steel
  • Dimensions:25 x 25 x 45 in
  • Power Source: Charcoal

6. Char-Broil Offset Smoker, 40″

Char-Broil Offset Smoker, 40

For something a little more all in one, and a little less portable, this grill and smoker combo is great for a back yard piece. Because it isn’t designed to be portable, the cooking space itself is much larger, with the smoker being attached to the side. The best part about cooking this way, is that you can use the smoker to prepare something that takes several hours, without sacrificing your use of the grill. Killing two birds with one stone.

Features:

  • Material Type: Steel and Porcelain
  • Dimensions: 6137 x 46.2 x 22.9 in
  • Power Source: Charcoal

5. Dyna-Glo DGSS730CBO-D-KIT Signature SeriesBarrel Charcoal Grill & Side Firebox

Dyna-Glo DGSS730CBO-D-KIT Signature SeriesBarrel Charcoal Grill & Side Firebox

Similar to number six, this is a grill and smoker combo. This one comes with an attachable tray on the front for the convenience of placing your cooking utensils, and the chimney for temperature control is quite a bit larger, so gives you a bit more room for setting the temperature of smoke amounts. Same easy to clean trays that pull out of the bottom for the grill and the smoker add on.

Features:

  • Material Type: Porcelain-coated steel
  • Dimensions: 59.8 x 33.9 x 52 in
  • Power Source: Charcoal/Wood

4. Royal Gourmet BBQ Charcoal Grill with Offset Smoker, 30” L, New Process Paint Not Flake

Royal Gourmet BBQ Charcoal Grill with Offset Smoker, 30'' L, New Process Paint Not Flake

If you liked grill number 6 and grill number 5, but something was missing, then perhaps it was the additional shelves that come in this particular grill and smoker combo. This grill has side and front table, where you can stash your seasonings or plates, hooks for the utensils, and the grill cooking space is adjustable so you can choose how close you’d like the meat to the flame.

Features:

  • Material Type: Steel
  • Dimensions:45.3 x 26.8 x 48 in
  • Power Source: Charcoal

3. Royal Gourmet CC1830F Charcoal Grill with Offset Smoker, Black

Royal Gourmet CC1830F Charcoal Grill with Offset Smoker, Black

Same brand and style as number 4, but smaller. So if you’re not yet cooking for a large family and inviting over the neighborhood, this one may be more for the urban living grill and smoke master. Smaller space, but no loss in power, flavor, or functionality.

Features:

  • Material Type: Stainless Steel
  • Dimensions: 45.3 x 26.8 x 48 in
  • Power Source: Charcoal

2. Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Charcoal Offset Smoker

Dyna-Glo DGO1176BDC-D Charcoal Offset Smoker

This model has an offset smoker, so the heat stays off the food directly but the heat and smoke are funneled into the larger chamber through an air vent. The larger cooking space has six adjustable racks, so if you’re bringing over the whole family or just meal prepping for yourself, there is plenty of room for ham, sausage, chicken, and any other items you fancy during your BBQ days. Eat rack can carry up to 25 lbs of food, so the options with this smoker are unlimited.

Features:

  • Material Type: Steel
  • Dimensions: 47.03 x 34.52 x 20.2
  • Power Source: Charcoal / Wood

1. Dyna-Glo Signature Series DGSS1382VCS-D Heavy-Duty Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker & Grill

Dyna-Glo Signature Series DGSS1382VCS-D Heavy-Duty Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker & Grill

Finally, the number one ranking Vertical Grill and offset smoker. 1382 total square inches of cooking space, adjustable racks, sausage hooks, and thermometers specifically labeled so that you can easily determine what head you need for what you’re trying to accomplish with your meal. In addition, because this grill is a vertical smoker, there is less worry about your meat being hotter or colder in different locations, the vertical heat means that the meat is heated evenly, so no worries about some bits being better than others. Easy to clean ash remover is included and located on the bottom of both the offset smoker, as well as the bottom of the grill.

Features:

  • Material Type: Steel
  • Dimensions:45.5 x 24.9 x 58.8 in
  • Power Source: Charcoal

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