3 Layer Steel BBQ Charcoal Grill Barbecue £31.90 delivered at kmsdirectshops/ebay
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3 Layer Steel BBQ Charcoal Grill Barbecue £31.90 delivered at kmsdirectshops/ebay

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It's a smoker. That needs putting in the description. It's supposed to be for low and slow, brisket, pork shoulder, ribs. For this money it's likely to be crap unfortunately. I do recommend joining the low and slow movement (proper barbecue, unlike what we in UK call barbecue which is in fact grilling) . I produce amazing ribs and pulled pork etc at home on my Weber Smokey Mountain WSM. If you are going to do this, don't mess about and just spend £250 on WSM, the de facto standard for a reasonably priced smoker.

Edited by: "wakeywarrior" 23rd May 2016
Yep, gotta agree with above - these cheap smokers in the £30-£40 price range are almost unanimously crap. Smoke (and heat) escapes from everywhere and it's nigh on impossible to maintain a stable cooking temperature.

If you don't mind a bit of DIY - sealing the layers with oven cord, fitting a decent thermometer, sealing the hatches etc, then go for it! Failing that, spend the extra and get a decent smoker - you wont regret it.
£250 = / = "reasonably priced"

£250 = / = "reasonably priced"


You can easily spend four, five, six hundred quid on a smoker.

I voted hot on this because it is an affordable introduction to smoking.
Edited by: "zomg" 24th May 2016
I have this. It's crap. I tried using it on Sunday, as mentioned, it couldn't keep the heat, and the food wouldn't cook, despite all the doors being closed. I ended up cooking the food in the oven. It may be cheap, but it is completely useless.
I have a similar, if not the same, one. It has sat in the shed unused for years, because even though it does work, it's very hard to use effectively. They are very light and tinny with gaps in the doors and open at the bottom, so it is hard to maintain an even cooking temperature. I did have some success producing tasty food with it but the constant attention it requires made it anything but a joy to use. In fact stressful to use, I would not recommend.
You cannot control the temps on these things, they burn hot and fast and near impossible to cook on without heavy modifications, can do the same job on a Weber kettle but if your going to invest in a bullet smoker save up for a Weber Smokey mountain or a proQ, you won't regret it!
don't buy it! You can't go budget on something that is meant to sit at heat for hours on end. It needs to be the real mccoy. This will not seal and will warp.

You can get a half decent one from ProQ in some sales for around £175 (Frontier I think?). Got a mate who loves his (we got it as a wedding present for him).

You can easily spend four, five, six hundred quid on a smoker.I voted hot … You can easily spend four, five, six hundred quid on a smoker.I voted hot on this because it is an affordable introduction to smoking.



Trouble is, if it doesn't work well and is inefficient, then people could be put of smoking. Not hot at all!

You can easily spend four, five, six hundred quid on a smoker.I voted hot … You can easily spend four, five, six hundred quid on a smoker.I voted hot on this because it is an affordable introduction to smoking.



Actually it isnt an affordable introduction to smoking - in reality it's more likely to put folks off because they cant produce a decent rack of ribs or a hunk of slow cooked pork.

This was our first smoker: amazon.co.uk/Bri…ers

Bought one years ago from Costco, before every man and his dog started selling cheap imported crap. Still not as good as a ProQ or Weber, but with minimal modification is capable of holding a decent temperature over a long slow cook. At £75 its a decent price and far better made than these cheap imports.

Cant understand why folks are voting hot for a product that basically doesnt work.
I got this as a first smoker last year, took a bit of fiddling to make it hold its temperature but it does the job as an intro!
I should add the build quality is dreadful!
So everyone who knows what they are talking about agrees- just get a WSM. You won't regret it. I love mine and I love smoking on it. I don't needs Red's True BBQ any more. May do a couple of racks of Costco baby backs at the weekend at 3.50 a rack.

Actually it isnt an affordable introduction to smoking - in reality it's … Actually it isnt an affordable introduction to smoking - in reality it's more likely to put folks off because they cant produce a decent rack of ribs or a hunk of slow cooked pork.This was our first smoker: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brinkmann-Smoker-Double-Grill-Garden/dp/B000LNTPIO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1464079769&sr=8-2&keywords=smokersBought one years ago from Costco, before every man and his dog started selling cheap imported crap. Still not as good as a ProQ or Weber, but with minimal modification is capable of holding a decent temperature over a long slow cook. At £75 its a decent price and far better made than these cheap imports.Cant understand why folks are voting hot for a product that basically doesnt work.



That looks like a really good, cheap smoker. I might point people in that direction when the questions invariably start flooding in at this summer's cookouts.
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