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Peoria Custom Cookers Meat Monster Review

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Peoria Custom Cookers Meat Monster

Peoria Custom Cooker’s Meat Monster smokers resulted from collaboration between owner, Bill Cusack, and award winning competition team QUAU. It comes in two basic configurations: the Meat Monster Internal Firebox (MMIF shown above), and the Meat Monster Offset Firebox (MMOF). MMIF places the firebox inside the smoke box while MMOF has a large firebox on the right. QUAU uses the MMOF.

Shiny steel box with thick walls. A lid attached on hings is up showing steel rod grates inside.

Mike Wozniak of QUAU had been experimenting with cooking on his high quality, insulated offset pit. In 2005 Cusack and Wosniak made a Meat Monster BBQ prototype and QUAU’s trophy collection began growing exponentially.

The thick layer of rolled fiberglass insulation throughout the smokebox and firebox is encased in steel. How thick is it? The two inch walls of the external firebox are pictured above.

Cusack and Wosniak give a detailed explanation of Meat Monster in the video below.

Wosniak is a great guy and talented competitor. Click here for insight to one of his most controversial techniques.

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Product Information:

  • Model:
    Meat Monster
  • Item Price:
    $ 5,000.00
    *Price Subject To Change
  • Made in USA:
  • Review Method:
    Looked Closely At It
    We have seen this product up close and we have also gathered info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources.
  • Primary Function:
    Grill, Smoker, Combination Grill and Smoker
  • Fuel:
    Charcoal, Logs
  • Primary Capacity:
    2400 square inches
    Extra Large and Commercial (about 118 burgers)

Published On: 9/22/2014 Last Modified: 5/21/2022

  • Max Good,’s Full-Time Grill Tester - Max Good is's Vice President of Product Reviews & Keeper of the Flame and is the world's only full-time reviewer of outdoor cooking equipment including smokers, grills, pizza ovens, griddles, and more.


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