Smokenator 180 – Smoker Kits for Weber 18 Inch Charcoal Grills
The Smokenator 180 is our water smoker for 18″ Weber style kettle grills. We use the highest quality American Made stainless steel for a product that will last you for many years.
I ended up with a half a pig, parts provided by a butcher in sections, including a pork belly. I decided to try to cure and smoke my own bacon. I have the smaller version of the Weber kettle bbq, and found this to fit it. I used a chimney to get a few charcoal briquets going and put them in this device to the side, then put wet hickory sawdust on them and put the bacon on the grill and placed a second layer above that. I had purchased a neat dual-thermometer for the internal temperature of the meat and the temperature in the grill, and I was able to watch it smoke for hours without having to open the hood. Turned out great. No need to buy a smoker or tons of other stuff for smoking.
You will not regret buying the Smokenator. Sure, it is fairly simple, and probably a lot of money for what it is, but I just made my first batch of hot smoked Salmon, and it was at least as good, maybe better than the salmon we smoke a while back using a friends full-size smoker, and already made the whole purchase worth-while. The booklet that comes with it is very helpful, although I would recommend getting a thermometer to monitor dome temperature, mine ran a bit hotter than expected, but still worked out great. Really smart design, a must-have for any Weber owner.
Grillin Genius –
Absolutely love it! It turned my weber grill into a smoker that can run for 6 hours with little to no watching..my only problem is that I have the smaller weber grill.