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Smokenator

By Max Good

Manufacturer: Smokenator aka Barbecue Kettle Accessories

Barbecue Kettle Accessories, established in 2004, manufactures The Smokenator. The patented Smokenator converts Weber Kettle grills into great smokers easily and economically.

Smokenator

The Smokenator is not a cooker, it is an accessory for charcoal kettles. But it is such an effective and economical accessory, we decided to include it in our searchable data base for our many readers who want to grill and smoke, but don't have the budget to purchase two dedicated cookers. For years we considered the Smokenator to be best in class when it came to accessories for the Weber kettle. However, it has been bumped from that prestigious position by a new invention called Smoke 'N Sear. Smoke 'N Sear does everything the Smokenator can but better and more. Click here for detailed info about SNS.

Be that as it may, the Smokenator is still a great tool. For about $70 you can easily convert most Weber Kettles into a smoker capable of making restaurant quality smoked ribs, pork shoulder, brisket, turkey, or salmon. If you have a limited budget or limited deck space, there is no need to buy a standalone smoker.

Moreover, it is very easy to setup and use, particularly if you already own a kettle and know your way around charcoal. It is designed to conform to the shape of Weber kettles and fits in place effortlessly and intuitively without need of bolts or tools. As Meathead observes, once the coal is hot and the meat is on all you have to do is, "Put the lid on, adjust the dampers, and go drink a beer. The Smokenator will pump out aromatic smoke and just the right low and slow temp for hours."

The Smokenator comes in three sizes: the 180 for an 18.5" kettle, the 1000 for a 22.5" and the 2600 for a 26.75".

We have a whole page devoted to the Smokenator with loads of info about setups for everything from steak to turkey and advice on useful related equipment like the PartyQ Thermostat. Click here to Read More.

Price: 

$70 Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), actual price may vary.

Where To Buy (Buying from these suppliers supports this website): 

Amazon

Primary Function: 

Smoker

Fuel: 

Charcoal

Primary Capacity: 

0 square inches ( about 0 burgers )

Manufacturer claims that all or practically all of this device is made in the USA

Yes

Review Method: 

Cooked On It

We have hands-on experience testing this product. We have also gathered info from the manufacturer, owners and other reliable sources.

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