The Vertical Smoker
If you want smoked meat and lots of it, a vertical or cabinet smoker is ideal for you. Featuring a large smoking chamber with multiple shelves, a vertical smoker can hold multiple racks of ribs and numerous briskets, pork shoulders and chicken pieces. The firebox that holds coals and smoke wood is generally attached like an offset smoker, but sometimes located directly below the racks. When considering a vertical smoker, look for models made from heavy steel for maximum heat retention, as well as wheels for easy movement in the backyard.