For Food Smokers - The Food Smoking Specialists

For Food Smokers specialise in a wide range of BBQ food smoking products and accessories for both cold and hot food smoking.

Hot smoking food is fast becoming the most popular outdoor cooking method due to the excellent results achieve with this method of outdoor smoking. Hot food smoking changes the texture of meat and adds the wonderful smokey flavour.

Our range includes vertical BBQ smokers, electric smokers and the new ProQ cold smoke generator. Our BBQ smokers can also be used for slow cooking, traditional barbecuing, food smoking, roasting and hot smoking.

We offer BBQ smokers made by leading manufacturers: Brinkmann, Anuka and ProQ. Accessories include wood chips, recipe books and gift packs - everything you need for successful food smoking. See our complete range of BBQ smokers

New Videos coming this summer

New Videos coming this summer
We are working on 2 new videos this summer.

Mexican food is becoming very popular in the UK so we will use a ProQ Frontier to slow cook beef and pork for Mexican Tacos, Tortillas & Burritos. We will also use the ProQ Plancha to cook the soft Taco shells.
The second video will show how easy it is to cook a pizza on a Frontier smoker using the pizza stone specially design for the Frontier smoker. And you thought you were just buying a smoker.

Photo shows a delicious, crispy pizza cooked on a ProQ Frontier using the ProQ pizza stone kit.

New for 2018

 New for 2018
We are pleased to announce the new updated version of the ProQ range of food smokers.

Summary of new features:

- Now coated with an even more durable porcelain coating *
- Modified Charcoal Basket made from thicker materials to last longer
- All models fitted with a bracket to enable use of the Flip'nGrate
- Cool touch silicone fiited to both door handles
- New door design to ensure a better fit/ seal.*
- Larger temperature gauge
- Meat hooks, hook now at 90 degrees for more hanging space
- Nuts welded in position for much easier to assembly
- Vents - made from thicker material which improves the seal
- Vent adjustment tabs now fitted with cool touch silicone covers

*New porcelain and latches only currently available on the Frontier Elite 2018 - these will be rolled out as a running production change to the Ranger and Excel20.
New door type available on Frontier and Excel20 now, this will be available on the Ranger as above.

New Butcher in Dorking Surrey

New Butcher in Dorking Surrey

For those who are local to Dorking in Surrey we have a new butcher called The Dorking Butchery. I think we are all cautious about trying out a new business, but decided to smoke a pork shoulder so purchased a 2 Kg piece at £9.00 per kilo from them.

The shop is clean well laid out with lots of well presented meat on show and the service was efficient and friendly. I applied a dry rub over night and then slow cooked for 16 hours on a ProQ Frontier BBQ smoker.

The results were excellent and feedback from family and friends was proof that using top quality meat is vital in achieving the best results. Please let us know if you have a butcher in your area that you would recommend.

Hot Food Smoking

Hot food smoking unlike barbecuing is done all year round and is a much less labour intensive the traditional grilling.

BBQ smoking is slow cooking meat for long periods of time and it is the results of this cooking process that have made BBQ smoking so popular.

Popular meats to slow cook / smoke are Brisket and pork shoulder as both these cuts are transformed by slow cooking for up to 16 hours into a mouth watering and tender, fall apart meat.

For those who love cold smoked Salmon will be please to learn that it is not a difficult and results are better than bought smoke salmon. Make enough for a month as it freezes well.

For those who enjoy making their own burgers and sausages, slow cooking / smoking prevent the meat from drying out and the smoke adds that extra dimension of flavour.

Food smoking in wet weather

Barbecuing on a rainy day is not fun and should be avoided, however hot and cold smoking food can be done in any weather. Despite this very wet summer our smoker sales are steady as all you need is a garden umbrella to smoke your food. The only inconvenience is braving the rain every now and again to check your fire.

ProQ Excel on Jamie & Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

For those who watched Jamie and Jimmy's Friday nights feast on channel 4 on Friday 1st January 2016 I can confirm that they did use the ProQ Excel 20 to hot smoke their pork shoulder.

Need Help choosing a BBQ smoker?

If you are new to BBQ smoking then the following information on choosing the best BBQ smoker might be of interest to you.

Videos on How to hot and cold smoke food

We've just shot a series of instructional videos on how to hot smoke Brisket, cold smoke Salmon and how to light the ProQ cold smoke generator. We worked with Turan from the Cold Smoking Cookery School who runs hot and cold smoking courses. We hope these BBQ food smoking videos will be of interest to you.

How to Cold Smoke Salmon

How to Cold Smoke Salmon
This video demonstrates the complete process of cold smoking Salmon from salting the salmon through to cold smoking the salmon using the ProQ cold smoke generator and ProQ Eco container.

Although cold smoking is an exacting process it can be done at home with fantastic results using a homemade smoke container and a simple device for generating smoke.

Video on How To Hot Smoke Brisket

Video on How To Hot Smoke Brisket
This video demonstrates the process of hot smoking Brisket on a ProQ Ranger BBQ food smoker. The first part of the video covers making the dry rub and leaving over night for these spices to flavour the meat. To achieve the best results the brisket is slow cooked in an outdoor smoker for 16 hours.

Brisket can both hot and cold and is great in a bun with coleslaw or salad.

The benefit of using the Ranger smoker is it will burn for up to 8 hours on one load of charcoal briquettes.

How to Hot Smoke Pulled Pork

How to Hot Smoke Pulled Pork
This video shows you how easy it is to slow cook and BBQ smoke pulled pork. In this video we use a mixture of spices to dry rub followed by a 16 hour slow smoke on a ProQ Ranger food smoker.

Video on Lighting the ProQ Cold Smoke Generator

Video on Lighting the ProQ Cold Smoke Generator
A short video showing how to lighting the Proq Cold Smoke Generator. This cold smoke generator can be used by anyone to cold smoke fish, garlic, paprika, bacon.

The NEW ProQ Elite Range

The NEW ProQ Elite Range
The NEW Frontier and Excel hot BBQ smokers replace the original standard Frontier and Excel BBQ smokers.

The Elite versions have stainless steel components which won't rust and are easier to clean plus the body is thicker.

The standard ProQ models are now discontinued.

New ProQ Cold Smoke Generator

New ProQ Cold Smoke Generator
The Proq Cold Smoke Generator this simple device continues to impress our customers and is ideal for cold smoking cheese, sausages, fish etc. The cold smoke generator will produce a continuous flow of smoke for up to 10 hours.

The Artisan cold smoke generator is a larger version of the cold smoke generator and produces a greater volume of smoke for longer periods of time making it suitable for commercial use.