Our Smoke Generators are used everyday around the world by fisherman, hunters, small-goods companies, smoke houses, pit masters, BBQ champions, home smoking enthusiasts, celebrity chefs and many other good folk.
Manufactured in New Zealand | Precision-Engineered | Heavy-Duty | Easy & Convenient | Versatile | Controllable | Reliable | Economical
We recommend that you check inside after making your first cut, as we've heard of guys striking it lucky by managing to get a few tipples of oak aged whiskey out of their barrels before converting. For those breaking into a Wine barrel, leave anything that’s left – it’s likely to be corked.
Barrel smokers are practical and easy to make. They can also double as a great ‘leaner’ on your patio or deck.
CONVERTING A BARREL
Secure the oak panels to the metal bands both above and below the opening.
Saw the top quarter off the barrel between the secured bands, making it as even as possible.
Screw on a handle and hinge in your preferred position.
Secure wooden or metal tabs on the inside where you intend to place your smoking racks.
The average barrel is capable of taking at least two racks or if you prefer you can hang you food from dowels.
Drill a ventilation hole on the top of the barrel to allow draw and air flow for good quality smoked product. You can make dampers for these if you wish.
MOUNTING TO A CONVERTED BARREL
All Smokai Smoke Generators feature the Smokai-Modular-System™. This is a mount based system, meaning the mount has been built into the product, so you don’t need any other hardware.
Most barrels have a hole in the middle which offers the perfect fit for any Smokai Smoke Generator. If you would like to mount the Smoke Generator in another position, drill a hole* into your barrel and attach the smoke generator with the two bolts suppled.
*Hole Diameters Required: Smokai Bullet and Classic Smoke Generators: 20mm (0.8“) Smokai Magnum and Monster Smoke Generators: 40mm (1.6“)
The Smokai-Modular-System™ also makes assembly, disassembly, ash disposal and cleaning super quick and easy. The precision engineered, heavy duty modular components lock together firmly in seconds.