Originally Posted by johnnysmoke
Is the longhorne from homedepo worth 500?
My opinion - no. Its out of sheet steel, bolted together and overpriced.
(Bolted construction will result to airgaps and rust down the road - a bad combination.)
As pointed out - finding an affordable, well-made, and reliable offset does not exist in that price range.
Better quality normally are welded together with thicker steel at a much higher price.
Buying a 22.5" WSM for 400 will provide nearly the same space, better efficiency, longer burning, and provide better possibilities right out of the box.
[FYI: The above advice is from a heavy-metel offset guy - who also plays with a WSM for his backyard needs]