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OffSet Smokers Vs Pellet Grills


Smokers and Pellet Grills are becoming more and more popular as ways to really maximise the flavour of your cooking by infusing the delicious smokiness of different kinds of chips, wood chunks and pellets into your dishes. We will be going through what exactly are the two and their main differences.

OffSet Smokers

Offset smokers, also known as barrel and horizontal smokers, are classic ways of wood & charcoal cooking that brings things back to the basics. These smokers usually have a simple firebox connected to a bigger barrel that contains what you're grilling. A quick tip is to build a bed of coals to start the fire and cook and heat with wood.

 

Many BBQ competitions in America look at it as the gold standard when it comes to the art of smoking. They are the traditional units that make up the Low N Slow BBQ Smoker cooking world and perfect for cooking meat, vegetables and more over a long period of time on low heat. In doing so, allowing heat and smoke from the fire and wood chips/chunks to pass through the cooking chamber and through the chimney of the bigger barrel.

 

They can be run on pure wood fire with wood chunks or charcoal with a combination of wood chips (so they don't burnt out too quickly), and start infusing that intense smokiness into your cooking.

 

*Be careful in an offset smoker to not soak wood chips as this will give off a black choking smoke called creosote which makes your smoked meat go from tasting smokey to bitter and dirty, making the barbecue unit a nightmare to clean.

 

Check out Hark & Landmann for your more traditional units.

 

OffSet Smokers Vs Pellet Grills


Smokers and Pellet Grills are becoming more and more popular as ways to really maximise the flavour of your cooking by infusing the delicious smokiness of different kinds of chips, wood chunks and pellets into your dishes. We will be going through what exactly are the two and their main differences.

Offset Smokers

Offset smokers, also known as barrel and horizontal smokers, are classic ways of wood & charcoal cooking that brings things back to the basics. These smokers usually have a simple firebox connected to a bigger barrel that contains what you're grilling. A quick tip is to build a bed of coals to start the fire and cook and heat with wood.

 

Many BBQ competitions in America look at it as the gold standard when it comes to the art of smoking. They are the traditional units that make up the Low N Slow BBQ Smoker cooking world and perfect for cooking meat, vegetables and more over a long period of time on low heat. In doing so, allowing heat and smoke from the fire and wood chips/chunks to pass through the cooking chamber and through the chimney of the bigger barrel.

 

They can be run on pure wood fire with wood chunks or charcoal with a combination of wood chips (so they don't burnt out too quickly), and start infusing that intense smokiness into your cooking.

 

*Be careful in an offset smoker to not soak wood chips as this will give off a black choking smoke called creosote which makes your smoked meat go from tasting smokey to bitter and dirty, making the barbecue unit a nightmare to clean.

 

Check out Hark & Landmann for your more traditional units.

 

Pellet Grills

Outdoor grilling with a pellet smoker adds a bit of tech to the cooking, and regarded as a modern spin on the traditional offset smokers. Though similar in how they cook and look, they run solely on 100% pure hardwood pellets (which are essentially compressed bits of wood).

 

Typically drip fed with sensor technology making the process easy, the machine will automatically maintain the temperature you set. Many of them also come with integrated WiFi and phone applications to control remotely, such as Traeger and Green Mountain Grills.

 

Taking away the trouble of watching and maintaining the temperature manually, it is getting increasingly more popular even in the competition circuits. Doing way more than than the basic Low N Slow, pellet smokers are able to cook casual meals too, packing them full of flavour.

 

Check out Traeger, one of the best known American brands of Pellet Grills, and & Hark for more details.

Pellet Grills

Outdoor grilling with a pellet smoker adds a bit of tech to the cooking, and regarded as a modern spin on the traditional offset smokers. Though similar in how they cook and look, they run solely on 100% pure hardwood pellets (which are essentially compressed bits of wood).

 

Typically drip fed with sensor technology making the process easy, the machine will automatically maintain the temperature you set. Many of them also come with integrated WiFi and phone applications to control remotely, such as Traeger and Green Mountain Grills.

 

Taking away the trouble of watching and maintaining the temperature manually, it is getting increasingly more popular even in the competition circuits. Doing way more than than the basic Low N Slow, pellet smokers are able to cook casual meals too, packing them full of flavour.

 

Check out Traeger, one of the best known American brands of Pellet Grills, and & Hark for more details.

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