Barbecue smoker

1. What is a smoker and how does it work?

A barbecue smoker (also abbreviated as BBQ-Smoker) is basically a wood-fired and charcoal-fired oven, in which the grill food can be cooked and smoked in the hot smoke.

Smokers have been used in the long history of grilling, particularly in the southern states of the USA, to prepare a barbeque and are therefore often referred to simply as a barbecue grill or BBQ grill.

The often-mentioned difference to conventional grills in a ball or box shape is that smoked with a smoker instead of grilling meat, fish or vegetarian grills directly above the embers.

This is only partially correct. Correctly, it must be said that only the size and the presence of a second combustion chamber allow both grills to be realized simultaneously. The most important variants:

They burn the small barbecue chamber and stock them with beech sacks or to smoke in the large chamber. At the same time you can put steaks in the small grill chamber, which in any case only need a short while in the heat. Afterwards, they are placed in the large chamber to cook them at a moderate temperature of 100 ° C.
The grill charcoal is planted in half in the large chamber in order to have direct and indirect grilling.
One uses the large chamber quite conventionally like every other grill also.

- £3.60Bestseller No. 1
Outsunny Trolley Charcoal BBQ Barbecue Grill Patio Outdoor Garden Heating Heat Smoker New
35 Reviews
Outsunny Trolley Charcoal BBQ Barbecue Grill Patio Outdoor Garden Heating Heat Smoker New
  • Ideal for outdoor barbecue, family gathering, outdoor parties and barbecue shop use.
  • 0.7mm powder coated steel frame and sturdy construction.
  • Wooden shelf to hold your food, plate or anything else.
  • Comes complete with two wheels for convenient transportation.
  • It has a cover to keep the food warm and clean, which comes with a handle for easy opening.
- £10.00Bestseller No. 2
KING BBQ Smoker BBQ Grill Station 2 Gills - direct indirect Barbecue
  • Direct and / or indirect grilling - mobile, light-weight and compact - long cooking chamber
  • wooden working surface in a comfortable height - lateral firebox for heating up
  • 2 cooking chambers - large and robust enamelled cooking grids - 3 ash grates - Thermometer for heat control
  • Ventilation valves for oxygen regulation - large enamelled cooking surfaces - Chimney for exhaust air + drip pan at the bottom
  • easy to clean after usage - large storage place at the bottom - working place at the upper side - compact & mobile with 2 wheels - Measures: (LxDxH): 115 cm x 58 cm x 104 cm - Working surface in height of 75 cm - Cooking chamber length: 61 cm - Weight: 15 kg
Bestseller No. 3
arbecue Grill Professional XXL Smoker Charcoal Approximately 1.5 mm Thick Steel Professional Quality
  • Entry-level smoker in top quality
  • Robust design - Dimensions: approx. 126 x 72 x 138 cm
  • Cold-rolled steel - Material thickness: approximately 1.0 - 1.5 mm
  • New product in original packaging, robust design great gift - comes from 20.08.2015
  • All-rounder for grill, smoke, Smokern, keeping warm, etc....
Bestseller No. 4
PolyScience The Smoking Gun Pro Food Smoker, Portable, Handheld, Includes Wood Chips, Black
  • The smoking gun handheld Pro food smoker for adding natural smoke flavor and aroma to meat, fish, vegetables, desserts, beverages and cocktails easily
  • Includes smoke gun, nozzle extender hose, batteries, replacement smoke screens, Instructions, and sample wood chips (1/2-ounce each apple and hickory)
  • Cold smoker for professional or home chefs and mixologists; easy-turn dial customizes airflow and smoke intensity (from 5.3 to 15.1 meters per second)
  • Integrated stand for Comfort; 17.5-Inch extender hose for precision smoke placement; detachable burn chamber and smoking barrel are dishwasher safe
  • Enhanced performance, easier loading, longer longevity; battery operated for use anywhere; disassembles without tools; 1-year manufacturer's warranty; PolyScience- a Breville Brand
- £4.54Bestseller No. 5
Char-Griller 2123 Wrangler 635 Square Inch Charcoal Grill / Smoker
  • Char-Griller Wrangler grill and smoker features airtight flanged hood with heat gauge
  • Constructed of heavy gauge steel with double bottom
  • Cast iron grates distribute heat evenly and lock in flavor
  • 3 shelves for storing utensils, spices, and sauces
  • Features 635 square inches of cooking space, 435 square inches on the main grill and 200 square inches of warming rack

 2. Barrel Smoker

The Bar Smoker (sometimes also Offset-Smoker) is the classic form of a Smokers in the Texas style. The Smoker itself consists of three parts: the pit pit, the side firebox and a chimney.

The core of the whole system is made of thick-walled (depending on the quality and price between 3 and 7 mm) of steel plate. The diameter of the cooking chamber is about 40 to 60 cm and often offers more than just a grill.

The chamber is closed with a rotating or sliding cover.

At the side is a small firebox or firing system – the side-fire box. It absorbs the charcoal and / or the wood. The firing can be carried out by means of a separate flap without the temperature in the cooking chamber being changed all too much. The smoke then passes through the cooking chamber to the chimney and is there output. The food is gently cooked by the hot air.

2.2. Ugly Drum Smoker

The Ugly Drum Smoker (sometimes also Upright Drum Smoker or Drum Smoker) is often built in its own way, but is also cheap and ready to buy.

An upright steel barrel is the core element. In the floor there are adjustable air slots, since there is the firing space. The grill grills are 40 – 60 cm above the fire.

This type of construction requires a special grilling method, since here an embers of coal or briquettes have to be formed and afterwards wood chips are used to produce the smoke. The tuxedo results are also often difficult with self-made smokers.

If you want to build a smoker yourself, you also need a good smoker construction manual. Like this.

The water smoker corresponds to the drum smoker, with the difference that a device for inserting a water bowl is already inserted. The water is under the grilling, but above the embers. This ensures that no grease can drip into the fire. This barbecue smoker is also closed. This can be smoked with a small amount of fuel.

Renowned manufacturers such as Weber, Napoleon, Grill’n Smoke or El Fuego have such models on offer. There are also cheap water-smokers on the market. Manufacturers such as TecTake offer such barbecues cheaply. A smoker’s guide for these special barbecue grills is usually included.

- £3.60Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
Outsunny Trolley Charcoal BBQ Barbecue Grill Patio Outdoor Garden Heating Heat Smoker New
  • Ideal for outdoor barbecue, family gathering, outdoor parties and barbecue shop use.
  • 0.7mm powder coated steel frame and sturdy construction.
  • Wooden shelf to hold your food, plate or anything else.
  • Comes complete with two wheels for convenient transportation.
  • It has a cover to keep the food warm and clean, which comes with a handle for easy opening.
- £10.00Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
KING BBQ Smoker BBQ Grill Station 2 Gills - direct indirect Barbecue
40 Reviews
KING BBQ Smoker BBQ Grill Station 2 Gills - direct indirect Barbecue
  • Direct and / or indirect grilling - mobile, light-weight and compact - long cooking chamber
  • wooden working surface in a comfortable height - lateral firebox for heating up
  • 2 cooking chambers - large and robust enamelled cooking grids - 3 ash grates - Thermometer for heat control
  • Ventilation valves for oxygen regulation - large enamelled cooking surfaces - Chimney for exhaust air + drip pan at the bottom
  • easy to clean after usage - large storage place at the bottom - working place at the upper side - compact & mobile with 2 wheels - Measures: (LxDxH): 115 cm x 58 cm x 104 cm - Working surface in height of 75 cm - Cooking chamber length: 61 cm - Weight: 15 kg
Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3
arbecue Grill Professional XXL Smoker Charcoal Approximately 1.5 mm Thick Steel Professional Quality
  • Entry-level smoker in top quality
  • Robust design - Dimensions: approx. 126 x 72 x 138 cm
  • Cold-rolled steel - Material thickness: approximately 1.0 - 1.5 mm
  • New product in original packaging, robust design great gift - comes from 20.08.2015
  • All-rounder for grill, smoke, Smokern, keeping warm, etc....
Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4
PolyScience The Smoking Gun Pro Food Smoker, Portable, Handheld, Includes Wood Chips, Black
  • The smoking gun handheld Pro food smoker for adding natural smoke flavor and aroma to meat, fish, vegetables, desserts, beverages and cocktails easily
  • Includes smoke gun, nozzle extender hose, batteries, replacement smoke screens, Instructions, and sample wood chips (1/2-ounce each apple and hickory)
  • Cold smoker for professional or home chefs and mixologists; easy-turn dial customizes airflow and smoke intensity (from 5.3 to 15.1 meters per second)
  • Integrated stand for Comfort; 17.5-Inch extender hose for precision smoke placement; detachable burn chamber and smoking barrel are dishwasher safe
  • Enhanced performance, easier loading, longer longevity; battery operated for use anywhere; disassembles without tools; 1-year manufacturer's warranty; PolyScience- a Breville Brand
- £4.54Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5
Char-Griller 2123 Wrangler 635 Square Inch Charcoal Grill / Smoker
  • Char-Griller Wrangler grill and smoker features airtight flanged hood with heat gauge
  • Constructed of heavy gauge steel with double bottom
  • Cast iron grates distribute heat evenly and lock in flavor
  • 3 shelves for storing utensils, spices, and sauces
  • Features 635 square inches of cooking space, 435 square inches on the main grill and 200 square inches of warming rack