This is the Dyna-Glo Vertical Offset Smoker I refurbished a few summers ago. When I bought it off Craigslist, it was faded black, rusted, and falling apart. By the end of the summer I had disassembled, cleaned, repaired, repainted, and upgraded every part of this smoker. It may not be the Rolls Royce of charcoal smokers but it’s mine.
The learning curve for smoking meats can be a tough one. A lot of it, especially with a charcoal smoker, is trial and error. Every cut of meat requires a different kind of preparation, temperature, and cook time. On top of that, each and every smoker acts differently. Occasionally during all of this learning, I remember to take a picture or two.