If you’re serious about your meat and outdoor cooking, you’ve probably heard the buzz around Pit Boss Smoker Ovens. But what makes them so special?
We think all meat geeks will agree that while your standard BBQ grill works fine, a smoker grill ultimately produces better meat.
Why does smoked meat taste so much better?
Pit Boss grills use fan-forced convection cooking to perfect your BBQ experience. Meats cooked in a smoker are more moist and flavourful. That gorgeous wood fired flavour is stronger because a smoker can capture, hold and circulate the smoke more efficiently than your average barbecue.
But is isn’t just meat that benefits from that smoky wood fired flavour, essentially you can cook pretty much anything in a Pit Boss Smoker. Beef, poultry, vegetables, seafood, and even fruit are all fair game when it comes to smoking foods. A Pit Boss Smoker offers superior cooking at an affordable cost.
Which Pit Boss Smoker is best for me?
There are a few things to consider when deciding which Pit Boss grill is your perfect match – the first thing is size. How much food do you cook per meal? Do you use your grill for entertaining?
If you love to gather your family and friends and host the ultimate BBQ, the Pit Boss Vertical Smoker is certainly an oven to be proud of.
Pit Boss 3 Series Vertical Smoker
Never before has smoking been this versatile! This vertical smoker offers the opportunity to redefine the smoker industry in your own back garden.
Unlike any other smoker on the market, the double-walled insulation lets you smoke from 150°F/65°C to temperatures reaching 450°F/232°C. We always say that our golden rule of smoking is ‘low and slow’. Well, there is no need to fret about cooking lengths with this fabulous piece of kit – it’s large hopper allows you to cook for up to 18 hours!
This smoker is a dream come true for outdoor cooking enthusiasts in more ways than one. It’s not only functionally a fantastic smoker, it’s also pretty swanky looking – which is always a bonus if you love entertaining! The large front window eliminates the need for peek-a-boo cooking and its elevated frame makes transferring your meal from the smoker to the table a breeze.
With 800 sq. inches of porcelain-coated cooking racks, locking castor wheels, and an easy to read digital controller, you’ll be ready to host the garden party of the year… as soon the world allows it!
Pit Boss 340 Tailgater Wood Pellet Grill
If you are looking for a smoker that more closely represents your usual barbecue, then the Pit Boss 340 Tailgater is a great choice.
This wood pellet smoker has a small footprint and features two wheels for easy maneuverability making it the perfect companion for barbecues on-the-go. Fuelled by natural wood pellets, the Pit Boss 340 Tailgater features 3000 sq. cm of porcelain coated cooking surface and is perfect for individuals, families, or small groups.
The Pit Boss 340 Tailgater is a must-have smoker for families looking to turn up the heat with home cooking. Despite it’s small appearance, this smoker has a generous burger capacity of 15. Barbecues in the back garden will never be the same again after you swap your charcoal grill to a smoker. You will certainly be able to tell the difference in taste when you try the smoky and flavoursome meats achieved when grilling with this smoker.
With the digital control board, you can set the cooking temperature from 82°C(180°F) to 260°C(500°F) to create the perfect cooking environment for grilling, roasting, smoking, braising or baking!
Pit Boss Memphis Ultimate Grill
We are going against the grain with this one slightly as this grill ticks the boxes of being a combination of a gas barbecue, a charcoal barbecue and a glass-doored electric smoker. The Pit Boss Memphis Ultimate really is the pinnacle of outdoor cooking!
If you are looking for the smoker to beat all smokers, then look no further than the Pit Boss Memphis Ultimate Grill.
With 840 square inch smoking space, the Smoker features 3 racks giving you enough space to smoke various cuts of meat, vegetables or other dishes. You can even use the smoker while simultaneously cooking on the grill. The best part? The ingenious engineering of the Memphis Ultimate grill allows you to offset the smoke from the smoker into either grill side, adding a delicious smoked flavour to anything you’re cooking!
Offering an incredible 2,100 square inches of cooking space, this Pit Boss smoker is bound to make you the ultimate barbecue master amongst your friends!
Why buy a Pit Boss Smoker?
At some point in their barbecue journey, every keen griller will wonder whether they ought to buy a smoker. If you are in the pursuit of tantalisingly tasty smoked meats, then the answer to the question of “Do I really need to buy a smoker?” is a simple “Yes!”.
A purpose-designed smoker is so much more versatile than your average charcoal grill. Pit Boss Smokers are created using cutting-edge technologies to ensure you have full control over the cooking temperatures to cook meats ‘low and slow’ and truly maximise flavour.
When deciding whether to buy a Pit Boss Smoker, here are some of the reasons why you just might want to say yes:
Improved flavour of smoked meats
When you switch to a smoker rather than a charcoal or gas grill, the first thing you will notice is the improved flavour of smoked meats. Smokers can hold and circulate the smoke more efficiently than your average barbecue which, in turn, results in beautifully moist and flavourful meats.
All meat geeks will be in agreement with us when we say that smokers genuinely do produce better meats. The secret to the flavour is that the ‘low and slow’ process of smooking meat breaks down collagens in the muscle tissue of the meat, making it far more tender.
The flavour of the meat is further improved by the smells and textures added from smoking.
Enhanced smell and appearance
Smokers use natural hardwood pellets, rather than coal or gas. As a result, the hardwood used when smoking can add enhanced flavours to your food.
The main types of hardwood used when smoking are:
Depending on which wood type you use, different aromas will be released. These wood smoke aromas will infuse into the food being cooks, helping elevate both the smell and taste.
Different wood types work best with different foods. For instance, if you’re smoking steak, you may want to use hickory or oak wood pellets. Meanwhile, if you are smoking some veggies, then maple wood pellets will add enriched flavour to your smoked vegetables.
As well as enhancing the smell and taste of your food, smoking also improves the appearance and texture. When smoked properly, you will see a ‘smoke ring’ – this is a region of pink coloured meat that is a defining factor of whether or not your smoked meats have been cooked well. This smoke ring is produced by a chemical reaction (don’t worry, it’s all natural and safe!) that occurs between the pigment in the meat and the gases produced from the wood.
Smoking meats is all about taste and texture. When using a Pit Boss Smoker, you’ll really be able to reap the benefits of tender smoked meats.
Versatile cooking opportunities
The versatility of smokers is one of the biggest selling points when it comes to buying a smoker. From meats to vegetables, fruits, spices, desserts and even drinks, you can smoke just about anything!
Trust us, when you swap to a smoker you will find yourself questioning “I wonder if this can be smoked” more times than you’d care to admit. The truth is, smoking foods will change your outlook on cooking by adding flavour elements that otherwise would be missed.
The easy to control temperatures and generous internal space of the Pit Boss Smokers really help ramp up the versatility factor of smoking foods.
It is fun, rewarding and social
Taste, texture and smells aside, the main reason why you might want to buy a Pit Boss Smoker is simply because it is fun!
Thanks to regulated cooking temperatures, you will find that using a smoker is far easier than tending to a charcoal barbecue. You can literally set it and forget it as the smoker will regulate it’s own temperature and fuel. Watching your smoked meats reach perfection whilst you sit back and relax is seriously rewarding.
Grilling and cooking with a smoker is also a great social experience. It brings people together as you all come together for a day of smoking brisket and cooking food in the back garden.
Plus, you can’t forget that we just love to play with fire. We’re primitive at heart and that smell of smoke as those wood pellets infuse the meats really gets us excited. If you haven’t already tried your hand at smoking meat, we urge you to give it a go.
Whether you are planning to smoke a full chicken, brisket, or some vegetables, Pit Boss have the perfect Smokers for you. From the small 340 tailgater that is perfect for families to the purpose-built Pit Boss Vertical Smoker, explore the range of Pit Boss Smokers now.