Smokenator Review

Black charcoal kettle grill on an outdoor deck. The lid is off showing a half moon shaped metal piece on the left and a smoked turkey on the right.
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 Slow 'N Sear. Slow 'N Sear does everything the Smokenator can but better and more. Click Slow 'N Sear Review 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 BBQ 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 coals are 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 Smokenator cooking 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
Primary Function: 
Smoker
Fuel: 
Charcoal
Primary Capacity: 
0 square inches
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.

Search Our Reviews and Ratings

Click Search to see all our Reviews and Ratings. Use the filters below to refine your search.

*Based on 4" raw burger with 1/2" space on all sides

bbq support

Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, and it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! And remember, we only recommend products we love. If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon.

https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

If you love barbecue and grilling you should join our Pitmaster Club. We can up your game.

  • The Pit forum brims with recipes and info.
  • A real community with no politics or flame wars.
  • We block third party ads on the entire site.
  • Two monthly newsletters.
  • Video seminars with famous pitmasters.
  • Weekly podcasts with Greg Rempe.
  • Weekly BBQ cartoons by Jerry King.
  • Comprehensive Temperature Guide Magnet ($10 retail).
  • Monthly giveaways of Gold Medal grills and smokers worth up to $2000.
  • Discounts on products we love.
  • 90 day no-risk moneyback guarantee.
  • Support for AmazingRibs.com!

 Click here to learn more and to join


Post comments and questions below

grouchy?

1) Please try the table of contents or the search box at the top of every page before you ask for help.

2) Try to post your question to the appropriate page.

3) Tell us everything we need to know to help such as the type of cooker and thermometer. Dial thermometers are often off by as much as 50°F so if you are not using a good digital thermometer we probably can't help you with time and temp questions. Please read this article about thermometers.

4) If you are a member of the Pitmaster Club, your comments login is probably different.

Moderators

  Max
  Clint
  Jerod
  Huskee
  Henrik
  Browne

 

 Click to Show Comments or Add Your Own