Dyna Glo Vertical Offset Smoker | Flavor Is The Name Of The Game

Product: Dyna-Glo Vertical Offset Smoker

Cheapest Place To Buy: Amazon.com​

Product Dimensions & Weight: 47.03″ x 34.53″ x 20.2″; 57 Pounds

Warranty: 1-year Materials and Workmanship

My Rating: 9.1 out of 10

Dyna-Glo DGO1890BDC-D Wide Body Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker

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Don’t you just love the taste of smoked fish or meat? I know I do and you can smoke fish and meat yourself at home if you have the right smoker to do it with.

Today I’m reviewing the Dyna Glo vertical offset smoker. This smoker is heated with charcoal from a side compartment which is the offset of the smoker.

Dyna Glo is a trusted brand of smoker that’s known for its durability with its well-built structure.

 Heavy Duty Construction

The Dyna Glo has a heavy gauge steel wood chip box that is porcelain enameled for extra strength and keeps the steel from rusting. The body is made of heavy-duty steel and has a high-temperature powder coat finish.

The powder coat keeps the metal durable so that it will last a long time. All that heat puts a heavy strain on the metal so a good high temp powder coat is essential for long life.

Dyna-Glo DGO1890BDC-D Wide Body Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker

Packed With Features

  • This charcoal smoker comes with double steel doors. One side you put your meat or fish on the other side you put your charcoal and flavored wood chips of your choice. It comes with chrome-plated steel wire adjustable cooking grates.
  • You can smoke up to 150 pounds of fish or meat with its 15,000 BTU’s cast iron burner. It lights quickly with its electronic pulse ignition system.
  • The double doors work well when you need to add wood chips to the burning process. You don’t have to open up the smoker door to add chips you open up the door that holds the charcoal and wood chips. This minimizes the loss of heat from the meat or fish you are smoking.
  • The indirect heating process keeps the bottom racks of meat or fish from overcooking which usually happens when you smoke with direct heat.
  • Two heavy lifting handles
  • Adjustable flue on the steel smokestack
  • Condensation and grease management system helps keeps the Dyna Glo vertical offset smoker from rusting prematurely.
  • 784 Square inches of the smoking area.

Dyna Glo Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker Specifications and Dimensions

The smoker has a one-year warranty. It’s heated with charcoal and is made of steel construction. The smoker is 47.03” high by 34.53” wide and 20.2” deep and weighs 57lbs; that’s very light for a smoker of this size and is a good thing if you need to move it around from place to place or carry it up and down the steps on your deck.


  • Indirect Heat Source
  • 15,000 BTU cast iron burner
  • 784 Square inches of the smoking area
  • Smoke up to 150 pounds of meat or fish
  • Durable heavy-gauge steel construction
  • One year warranty
  • An electronic pulse ignition system for quick lighting
  • Affordable price


  • Smoke loss because of connected compartments
  • Slight heat loss because of connected compartments
  • Expert assembly recommended
  • Small drip pan

Remedy For The Cons

There are a few downfalls the main ones would be the assembly of the product could be quite tricky but they do sell special instructions that can be added on with your purchase of the Dyna Glo vertical offset smoker.

The smoke and heat loss that you get is minimal. What you can do to help fix that problem is put cinder blocks underneath where the connected compartments meet. This will help give the smoker some support to keep it aligned so the smoke and heat don’t escape there.

The other little issue the smoker has is that it comes with a small drip pan. You can remedy this by replacing it with one of those throwaway aluminum pans that you can buy at any grocery store and place it on the bottom shelf of the smoker under where the meat sits.


All in all, this is a great smoker that I would recommend for smoking your own fish and meat at home. It’s a good smoker for the price and will last you for years to come with it’s cast iron construction.

What I really like about this product is the indirect heat source which lets you cook the meat or fish slowly and your bottom tray of meat will cook at the same rate that the top tray of meat will. You can even put in a tray of veggies to smoke. My mouth is starting to water just thinking about it!

You also have plenty of room to cook a lot of meat in this thing; 784 square inches of space and up to 150 pounds of meat or fish can be slow-cooked in this smoker. Now that’s an amazing amount of food if you ask me!

If you need some ideas on recipes for the brines you can prepare your fish or meat with I have an article on that. Click here for three brine recipes. These recipes are great for fish, especially trout.

So if you are up to the task of smoking your own meat I would recommend getting the Dyna Glo Vertical to offset smoker. I can taste it now!

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below.

Dyna-Glo Vertical Offset Smoker









  • Indirect Heat Source
  • 15,000 BTU cast iron burner
  • Smoke up to 150 pounds of meat or fish


  • Small drip pan
  • Expert assembly recommended

Cory is a content writer-editor and founder of Tackle Box Talk. Favorite Quote: "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime."

8 thoughts on “Dyna Glo Vertical Offset Smoker | Flavor Is The Name Of The Game”

  1. Wow i was amazed by this article about Dyno glo vertical offset smoker, am a jamaican and here in Jamaica we love to prepare what we call jerk or smoke chicken in what we call a jerk pan using a half a drum, and this article as soon mean how to use the Dyno glo vertical offset to get more done with it’s well built structure with less Hassel I sure do need one of these it’s beyond upgrade thanks much. And good job.


    • Thank you. I hope you find this smoker useful.

  2. This thing is an absolute behemoth! I’ve been looking around for something for my brother’s 10 year anniversary present. He’s a big time deer hunter and he loooooves to smoke pretty much anything he can lay hands on.  

    I myself lean more on the fshing side of things, but he lives nearby and I plan to take advantage of this gift from time to time (I know, I know, not cool).  That being said…

    Does it make any sense to go with something this large if I only doing say 10 pounds of meat? Or will it be super wasteful to use something this big the one or two times a year my brother bags a 10 pointer?

    • It might be overkill to purchase a smoker this big if you are only smoking 10 pounds of meat a couple times a year. You would want to go with the Dyna-Glo Signature Series Heavy-Duty Vertical Charcoal Smoker like I just explained to the commenter above it’s a smaller smoker which would probably work for your situation just right.

  3. This smoker looks huge and would be ideal for a big family and for someone who entertains often.

    My favorite is smoked chicken, but I have been wanting to try smoked fish. My father owned a smoker when I was growing up, but it was a much simpler version of this one and a lot smaller. He made the best chicken ever in it.

    We are a family of four, so I wonder if you can tell me if there is a version of this smoker that is half the size?

  4. I have no experience at all with smokers like this one but after reading your review, am very keen to try one.

    The way it smokes and imparts flavor to the food sounds amazing.

    The Dyna-Glo Vertical Offset Smoker that you are reviewing looks just great. And a lot less expensive than I would have thought, as well.

    It certainly looks as though it would stand the test of time.

    One thing I really appreciated was the list of pros and cons.

    They sound like a genuine analysis but with the added bonus of just how the cons can be addressed.

    Thanks for this information, Cory.

  5. I like this smoker! Wow! Sounds like something I would like to try on deer meat. I live in eastern Kentucky and have cooked deer meat every way that I know how except in a smoker. However, I have cooked it over an open fire and let the fire burn down then set a rack a bit offset from the coals to get more of a smoke than heat cook. The smoker that you are reviewing would greatly simplify that process. 


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