Smoke is the ultimate flavor enhancer for meat and vegetables of all types. And while any good BBQ will add notes of smokiness to your outdoor cooking
, for the best smokey results, we suggest you use a high-quality barbecue smoker from Ace Hardware.
Great Outdoors Smokers for Great Outdoor Eating
Our range includes outdoor smokers that can handle both hot and cold smoking techniques, making them a versatile option for your outdoor cooking adventures.
We stock drum and vertical smokers, in sizes to handle everything from half chickens and small racks of ribs up to big turkeys and full pork shoulders. Whether you need a small BBQ smoker for family meals or one large enough to enter a neighborhood cook-off competition, you will find it here at Ace.
Convection Cookers and Smokers
As well as traditional outdoor smokers, we also carry innovative outdoor convection cookers which use 100-percent indirect heat for an even, fast hot smoke with very little attention needed during the cooking process. These portable smoker models are ideal for camping, tailgating or other kinds of mobile cooking when you want a hassle-free smokey flavor to your food.
The Best Outdoor Smoker Fuel Types
The fuel you burn in your smoker has a huge effect on the final flavor of your food. Choose from smokers that that use one of the four main kinds of smoking fuel.
Charcoal: Charcoal produces plenty of heat over a long cooking time, as well as powerful smokey flavors. A charcoal smoker is an ideal way to start out on your smoking journey.
- Wood Chips: Fast burning and producing plenty of smoke, wood chips are great for short cooking times or cold smoking away from the heat. Wood smokers can use a range of different types of chips, including hickory, cherry, apple and mesquite, each imparting its own distinctive flavor to your food.
- Wood Logs: Suitable for longer cooking times, wood logs offer a more gentle heat than charcoal and add a light smokiness along the way. For the best results, combine wood logs for overall cooking with wood chips added for a smokey burst of flavor.
- Wood Pellets: Inexpensive wood pellets are made from compressed sawdust, and send out lots of smoke over a long smoldering time. The best pellet smoker models are great all-rounders, making it easy to smoke most ingredients to perfection.
For full information on the benefits and uses of each kind of smoking material, see our buyers' guide at the bottom of our smoking chips and chunks
Barbecue Smokers with Accessories
Our BBQ smokers come as standalone units or as complete sets with accessories including poultry stands, rib hangers, drip pans, meat hooks and more. Whatever type of food you want to smoke, we can help you put together the complete smoking system to get the job done.
Shop BBQ Smokers at Ace
Cooking with smoke rewards you with excellent taste and tenderness, but getting the right smoker is important for success. If you need any advice on the best outdoor smoker models for your needs, drop by or call in to your local Ace store and our expert staff will be happy to help.