Charcoal Enthusiasts, take heart! With this Dyna-Glo Vertical Offset Smoker, you can now smoke your favorite foods with your favorite wood chips AND your favorite fuel source, charcoal! Vertical smokers are ideal for capturing maximum smoke flavor, so six height-adjustable cooking grates are included, for a total of 1,176 square inches of cooking space to accommodate different sizes and types of food. Since indirect heat is ideal for slow cooking (and infusing smoke flavor), the offset functionality of this smoker is designed to keep direct heat away from the food, which helps to prevent food on the bottom racks from cooking too fast. The combination charcoal and wood chip tray is made with heavy-gauged, porcelain enameled steel. The removable ash pan is designed to handle large amounts of ash for hours of maintenance free cooking.