Horizon Smoker® 16'' Ranger Backyard Smoker
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- 16" x 20" firebox
- Charcoal grate and cooking grate
- Chrome cooking handles
- 560 sq. in. of cooking area
The Horizon Smoker® 16'' Ranger Backyard Smoker allows you to do three different types of cooking at the same time. The firebox is perfect for grilling; the center chamber maintains the ideal temperature for cooking ribs, briskets, pork roasts and chicken for hours; while the vertical smoking chamber is ideal for sausage, fish, and jerky. Firebox is 16" x 20" with a charcoal grate and cooking grate. Horizontal chamber is 16" x 40" and has 560 square inches of cooking area, chrome cooking grates, and a clean-out tool. The vertical chamber is 16" x 48" with 3 round 15" cooking grates and a hanging rod.
Manufacturer model #: 164048RS.
Constructed from high-quality materials!
Created with the help of the most experienced metal fabricators in the world. Horizon's combined experience in the smoker industry, pride in every product they manufacture, and knowledge of barbecue places them ahead of the competition and allows them to produce a premiere product for the barbecue aficionado. All smokers are made from all new steel materials, and the smoker body is built from quarter inch thick structural pipe. Using only the best grades of steel allows Horizon to offer a lifetime warranty against burnout. No assembly required.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by jrosmoke Great smoker
I had been interested in a Horizon smoker for a while but dreaded ordering one as they are built one at a time and it can take a while to get one. When I saw the ranger that I was wanting at Bass Pro I jumped on it. Here are some things you need to know if you get a Horizon smoker, THEY ARE HEAVY it took 5 men to unload mine from pickup to deck. Bass Pro was great on loading it. If you have to order one that is not in stock Horizon will add any accessories you want , the guys at Horizon gave me the #s I needed for the items to give to bass pro. YOU WILL NEED a convection plate, a charcoal box and another thermometer on the hot side of the lid on any model to even out the temps so you don't have to rotate meat and loose temps with the lid open. I had the plate and the box made local for $70, on the thermometer I bought and extra from Bass Pro and drilled a hole and bought a stainless nut to hold it no problem. The Horizon website and the guys there will do what every it takes to help you. This is a great smoker that will never wear out. You are done also with the mods I listed this smoker becomes a dream to operate. If you are wanting a one time top of the line smoker you have found it
September 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by BobMacASU Great Smoker Worth the $$$
I did lots of research before purchasing my next smoker. After years of using a Weber Smokey Mountain, I decided to take my smoking to the next level and get a horizontal offset smoker.
Everything I read said that Horizon smokers were the way to go. The heavy gauge steal and build quality are clear. The weight alone tells you something as it was not easy to unload. I routinely walk through the big box hardware stores and shake my head at the flimsy offset smokers they sell. This is not one of those smokers, this is the real deal.
After seasoning the grill with some Pam olive oil spray and hickory wood, I broke it in with four racks of ribs. Since then, I've done countless ribs and a brisket. The best so far has been its performance with pork shoulders. I got four 8-10 lbs. shoulders on it and they came out unbelievably good.
I'll warn you that it is a little tricky to operate and it isn't for a novice smoker. The butterfly vent on the firebox works well but it wasn't until I purchased a charcoal basket from Horizon's website that I was able to really dial the smoker in and let it cruise for hours. I push the basket up against the butterfly vent and load it up with lump coal, light about 2/3 of the coals in two chimney starters. Toss the lit coals on the unlit 1/3 in the basket. While the rest of the coals light and the smoker comes up to temp, I light another chimney of lump coal and toss it on the opposite end of the firebox on the bottom. I put a small split of hardwood on top of those coals and off you go.
I would also recommend the convection plate. There are some cold spots that the plate has helped dissipate. Be sure to pick you up cheap small metal bucket to hang from the grease drain as well. I would also advise to put it somewhere out of the weather or get a tarp or cover for it.
One warning, while the smoker is great, the Horizon Company is a small outfit in Oklahoma. After dealing with them over a back ordered convection plate that took six months to ship, I got the impression that costumer service wasn't their strong suit. By gosh, those guys make a great smoker though. You just may have to stay on them and call routinely to get back-ordered items.
Follow the instructions for maintenance and this smoker should last a very long time and bring lots of smiles from your guests.
June 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fch619 Backyard Ranger
This is a quality smoker. Very pleased with it overall. I would have preferred the 20 inch version, but the 16 still did a good job.
First thing.. This pit is HEAVY. It will fit in a pick up truck bed if you want to save a few hundred bucks on shipping. Let the guys at bass pro use a fork lift to load the pit into your truck with it still on the pallet. The pallet will keep it even and make unloading easier. Guys at San Antonio store did a great job loading it in. Even helped secure it with the straps I brought to give it extra security. It took 4 solid people to get it out of the truck, but I still think 6 would make it much easier.
The pit does leak some smoke, which is a negative, takes a bit of time to heat up, and takes some fire maintenance to keep the temp and smoke steady. The fire box is a bit small and not ideal for grilling at the same time as smoking since the grate is REALLY close to the flame.
I was able to get the upright to maintain a temp of 200 while running the main chamber at 250... It took some work, but it's possible with practice. The upright cooked chicken, veggies, potatoes, and sausage very nicely. The main chamber ran my ribs and brisket and created a nice bark (crust) on my meat. I use a 6x12 pan with water on my hot spot. I place it right next to firebox inside main chamber. It will keep moisture in the pit and act as a boundary for my meat.
I was able to produce a large amount of meat and still had ample room left over. Easily can feed 15-25 people just depending on what you serve.
Been a serious BBQ guy for many years and I can honestly say I am very happy with this pit.
April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Dash66 Wonderful Smoker
This grill / smoker is extremely well made. In the 20 years before I bought this grill, I owned 5 different grills. 4 years after I bought this, it looks just as good as it did when I bought it, and with simple maintainance, I think that it will continue to look great. It is so sturdy and well made that if a car were to run into this smoker, I am sure the grill would be fine, but the car would be toast!.
This is not a grill for someone who just wants to cook an occasional burger. in fact, even if you are going to be grilling large numbers of burgers, steaks, sausages etc, this will be overkill. There are many grills out there that have as large of a grilling surface that cost MUCH less. Where this excells however is as a smoker. If there is a form of food that you can think of smoking, this baby can do it. From beef and pork roasts, picnic hams, venison roasts, and full turkeys, I have smoked them all, and they turn out wonderful. If you need to cold smoke items, just put them in the vertical smoker and they can be smoked as well. From cheeses, to making my own bacon and smoked sausage, as well as smoked fruit, if it needs cold smoke, you can do it easily with this smoker. (heck, I even smoked a lasagna in this bad boy!)
The only problem I have with this smoker is it's weight. Even once I got it home, just pulling it out of the garage to use it is a job! This thing is one HEAVY BEAST!!! However, because it is made with such a heavy gauge of steel, it maintains it's heat well in all but the coldest weather. Still, if you aren't in shape, plan to leave this in one place once you get it home.
This is not a product for someone who is only going to use it occasionally. For it to be worth the price, you will have to use it frequently. But if you are an avid smoker/griller and you enjoy cooking for large groups of people, this is a wonderful product that will give you may years of enjoyment!
October 26, 2012
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