Pitmaker BBQ Safe Smoker Review
Pitmaker BBQ Safe Smoker is a scaled down version of their popular Vault Smoker. Like all Pitmaker cookers, the Safe has heavy insulation, durable construction and plenty of colorful options for the exterior.
Like the Vault, it has a slide out firebox at the bottom to supply heat and smoke to the upper cabinet. Both have doors with 3/4″ high temperature gaskets to prevent leaks. The intake air damper is a 2″ ball valve that can accommodate a BBQ guru to regulate temps. The built in stainless steel water pan has a second 1 1/4″ ball valve for draining and cleaning.
The big difference is size. With four 15″ x 20″ slide out cooking racks, the Safe has half the capacity of the Vault, so it’s more suited for backyard use or settings with space restrictions.
Our posted MSRP is for the cart mounted Safe with wheels pictured above. It can be ordered without the cart for $400 less.
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BBQ Safe Smoker
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1200 square inches
Large (about 59 burgers)
Published On: 7/17/2014
Last Modified: 2/24/2021
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