Cactus Jack 16" Offset Smoker - ProSmoke Edition
An offset smoker for beginners or seasoned pit masters.
The 16'' special is great in a tight space, it's small footprint means you can fit it in the corner of a small garden or balcony.
16'' Refers to the diameter of the pipe used to make it.
Weight: 140 kg
Mass (L / W / H): 145/80/150 cm
Cook Chamber Cooking Area: 390mm Deep x 670mm Long
Firebox Cooking Area: 390mm Deep x 390mm Long
Cactus Jack Offset Smokers
These offset smokers have been around for over 20 years and was the original premium wood fired offset in Europe, licensed from the smokers seen in southern Texas in the early 90's.
These heavy duty units are quality from start to finish, they really are a lifetime smoker with lots of cooking options and accessories.
These cookers are a statement and constant talking point when cooking for friends and family, so fascinate your guests with unique wood fired BBQ food, as there's nothing like mastering live fire cooking.
Heavy Duty Construction
If there's one thing you want from an offset smoker, it's thick steel walls. This is the single most important thing, a thick walled offset smoker will run at an easy consistent temperature once it's heated.
Cheap offset smokers with thin walls, will loose heat faster than your fire can supply heat, and become impossible to run and manage a consistent fire.
A steady heat running through a well built smoker like ours, will cook food faster and better.
Heat fluctuations will have you frustrated and forever running late on cooks, the better the smoker the easier it is to use.
The Cactus Jack offset smokers are built in 7mm steel all round, and weigh in excess of 180 kg.
A true lifetime BBQ smoker.
Built By Cactus Jack, Tuned By ProSmoke BBQ
ProSmoke have been using these smokers for years, and helped develop this ''Pro smoke'' version of the Cactus Jack you see now.
They decided the smoker needed to run just a bit hotter and draft faster, much like the American smokers we imported and tested.
The engineers tweaked the existing design and knocked it out the park, these smokers draft, cook and run better than any offset on the market, its the best offset smoker in Europe.
All ''Pro Smoke'' versions of the Cactus Jack come per-installed with the ProSmoke BBQ thermometer for easy identification, they are only available from us here in the UK.
Traditional vs Reverse Flow
Traditional flow is the heat running from the firebox, through the cooking chamber and out of the chimney, simply right to left.
This diagonal heat path of the air means you can utilize different temperatures in the cook chamber for ultimate cooking flexibility.
Reverse flow is a lower smokier cooking technique, where you direct the heat flow under a plate, then back across the food.
Traditional is ProSmokes's chosen method every time, but if you wanted the reverse flow for a certain type of cook, you will just need to use the reverse flow kit consisting of a second chimney and steel baffle plates.
Patent Ceramic Stone For Heat Baffling
Lets say you want even temperatures across your cooking grate.
The 16'' versions of the Cactus jack can do this with a patent ceramic stone.
This diverts the heat from the fire box straight up and across the food.
This will also stop ash or flames reaching the cooking chamber on a windy day.
It gives a ''top down'' cooking effect, meaning the heat comes from above rather than underneath the meat.
This filter will run your smoker in the 225f to 275f cooking temperature range.
It is also supplied with a metal bracket so you can choose where the ceramic stone sits,. By default it is mounted up against the hole between the cook chamber and firebox, but this bracket can mount it further away.
A gap of about an inch, will increasing heat in the cook chamber by 50F, but still keep it even left to right.
ONLY TO BE USED IN STANDARD FLOW, NOT REVERSE FLOW MODE
An Oversized Fire Box For Grilling
A feature of the ''ProSmoke edition'' Cactus Jacks is oversize firebox, this not only helps with the air flow and temperature control, it means you have a good size grill at the ready anytime. So why not throw some meat over the fire while you slow cook in the main chamber!
Over sized fireboxes also help with temperature control, as you are able to move the fire closer or further away from the cooking chamber to control the heat, as well as using the door to control the airflow.
All the Smokers have the following features
All units now ship with:
- Vulcanized rubber wrapped wheels, these will not damage your patio like older style wagon wheels.
Rubber covers are also supplied for the feet
- 2 x Front shelves (detachable on all models apart from the 16'' Patio Special model
- 1 x Extra grill grate for fire box grilling
- 1 x High flow chimney
- Dampers on the inlet and outlets for quick extinguish of fires.
- Cool touch wooden handles
- Handle for wheeling the smoker
- Grease drain and bucket
- Heavy duty fire grate