The smokenator!

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by shellbellc, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  2. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That's pretty nifty!
  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    shelly..........there was JUST a thread on this, just the other day............[​IMG]
  4. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I just found out about this just the other day, I wish I'd have known sooner before I bought my SnP. That would be perfect for cooking a turkey.
  5. Ordered one on Monday, it arrived yesterday. It will be used today, I am anxious to try it out.
  6. panhead

    panhead Smoke Blower

    please let us know how it works after the trial run
  7. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pretty cool---hey, it looks pretty easy to make too. If someone buys one, they could make a paper template of the sheet metal before its bent at a 90 and it would be pretty easy to duplicate I think:)

  8. The first trial run was a productive one. If I can ever figure out to post pictures I will, however I am still fairly new to the forum worlds. I really loaded the cooker down for a first cook. I smoked an 8 lb Butt, 2 chicken halves, beef tenderloin and some ABTs to snack on. Here are a few observations:
    • You will definitely want the grill with the side that opens; it will make adding fuel much easier.
    • Temperature is easy to maintain once you get it set, mine held at 240-260, until I added fuel.
    • Initial fuel supply, 60 briquettes and 6 chunks of hickory & apple lasted 5 hours, I added 20 briquettes and 4 chunks of wood, at 7 hours I added 10 more briquettes. Total cook time 9.5 hours with a temp of 225 when I removed the butt.
    • When adding fuel you will want to keep your eye on the temp, it will spike on you quickly.
    • The Hovergrill needs to be taller; the butt would not fit under the grill.
    With all the said, it was money well spent, it will be used frequently for smaller cooks. Hope this helps….
  9. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    The smokenator has been discussed a few times. I've had one for over a year now....great little item. Dan also sells a hover grill, which is an additional grill survice that sits above the first one giving you more room to smoke. I just went to the supply store and bought a steam rack and have used that with success. I've also bought a smaller grill rack and made extra space by using ss rods and screws. There are pics of it around someplace on here. The smokenator is a great little device and really helps you maximise the use of a weber.

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