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Need Options for Smoking Foods?

Cold Smoke Kit and RibRack

Do you own a smoker and need more options for smoking foods? Cookshack has the answers you need! We offer a full line of accessories to fit our smokers and grills, including cookbooks, sauces, spice blends, and rubs. These products are designed to make you the best barbecue cook ever! Looking for accessories? All Commercial Smoker Accessories are now on sale for three days starting February 24th and ending February 26th. Use Promo Code: FEB3DAY to save 15% off the regular price when you order online or by phone.

Do you want to make smoked cheeses, lox-style salmon, pork belly, and nuts? We offer the Cold Smoke Kit that will turn your smoker into a cold-smoking machine. The Cookshack Cold Smoke Kit is crafted of stainless steel and contains an insulated baffle, smoke box, and instructions for use. Check out this recipe for cold smoking salmon.

RibRack

RibRack

Seafood Grill

Seafood Grill

The Cookshack RibRacks and Seafood Grills are additional options to make it easier to smoke large quantities of ribs, vegetables, and fish. The RibRacks decrease turnaround time in a busy kitchen by speeding up the loading and unloading of slabs of ribs. The seafood grill has a fine mesh to help fine or delicate items fit perfectly in the smoker. Cookshack Jerky Rods, for the electric smoker, are handy for hanging strips of meat in the smoker or to use when making kabobs. For instructional videos and to see these accessories in action, check out the Cookshack YouTube Channel and get inspired!

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Meat probe

The Cookshack meat probe is simple to use. Plug in the meat probe into the connector on the IQ Controller, run the cord through the door seal, and attach the end of the probe through the meat. Then just set the temperature on the controller to cook the product to the internal temperature that you need. The smoker oven will automatically drop to a hold temperature once the target temperature has been reached. This really makes smoking any item as simple as possible.

If you have questions about any of these products, please give us a call at 1.800.423.0698, and we will be happy to assist you. Do not delay in ordering any or all of these great accessories designed for Cookshack smokers. The 15% off sale is for three days only! Remember to use Promo Code: FEB3DAY when you place your order. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion or discount!

Get Ready for BBQ Competition Season

Now is the time to get ready for BBQ competition season.  With the Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack FEC100 100% wood burning, pellet-fired smoker it makes it much easier to get to the winner’s circle.  The FEC100 has plenty of room for all four major meat categories used in KCBS sanctioned BBQ competitions.  Now with the new Cookshack IQ5 Digital Controller, you have the ability for 3-stage cooking, 2-stage cooking and probe mode cooking.  Also, the ability to download your cook cycles onto a FAT formatted USB drive.  Add the optional meat probe, and cook all of your meats just the way you want them.  The FEC100 features four 23” x 17” shelves, double-walled construction surrounding 850°F Spin-Glas insulation for superior heat retention and is ruggedly built of stainless steel.

FEC100 with four shelves

The FEC100 features 4 nickel-plated steel 23″ x 17″ shelves

Cookshack has made it easier to buy the pellet smoker that legends on the competition circuit use and compete with every weekend!  February 11-13th use Promo Code:  FECLOVE and you will receive FREE FedEx Priority Freight when you purchase an FEC100 direct from Cookshack.  This is a significant saving! Order online, enter the Promo Code and select FedEx Priority Freight when you order or call Dave at 1.800.423.0698 to place you order.

The FEC100 is not the only weapon to use to help you get to the winner’s circle.  Try using Fast Eddy’s Championship Seasoning on your chicken, pork, brisket, and ribs to capture the judge’s attention!  It is Kosher and Pareve Certified. Available by the bag or case, these 2 lb. bags will elevate the flavor when mixed with authentic smoke flavor of your pellet smoker. Give the seasoning a try and save 15% off the regular price.  Use Promo Code: FE15 when you order online or by calling Cookshack direct at 1.800.423.0698.

Fast Eddy Rub

Fast Eddy Championship Seasoning

Act now because this promotion is available February 11-13, 2015 only! Rememer to use Promo Code: FECLOVE for FREE FedEx Priority Freight on an FEC100 purchase or Promo Code FE15 to save 15% off the regular price of Fast Eddy’s Championship Seasoning.  Call or order online today!

This offer is not valid with other promotions or discounts!

 

Cookshack Releases New IQ5 Controller

Cookshack’s innovative technology for smoker ovens will change the face of barbecue with the release of the new IQ5 Controller.

The IQ5 controller is the newest technology in commercial cooking, smoking, and holding. Restaurants, food trucks, and backyard chefs alike enjoy sleep with the ability to set a smoker, leave and come back in the morning with a day’s worth of smoked foods.

The IQ5 controller allows for up to three stages of cooking, including smoke, cook and hold steps. Since pellets produce more heat under 180°F, all three of these stages are important. The smoke stage adds the smoke flavor, the cook stage gets foods to their required internal temperatures while the hold stage allows the meat to stay hot while sitting in the smoker until the food is ready to be served.

IQ5 Controller on SM260

The new IQ5 controller on the SM260

Consistency is easier than ever to achieve. The IQ5 controller includes a digital readout, meat probe attachment, up to three stages of cooking options and USB port to download and keep track of cooking cycles. With the IQ5 controller, you have the option to download your smoking, cooking and holding logs to a FAT formatted USB flash drive. The IQ5 Controller will maintain 1023 cycles which is 512 hours of cook time.  This controller is standard equipment on Cookshack commercial smoker ovens with a capacity of 100 to 750 pounds.  Options are available for upgrading your current equipment from the IQ4 controller to the new IQ5 controller.

The Cookshack IQ5 Controller also has, for the first time in Cookshack history, the ability to program your own pre-set buttons. Eight pre-set buttons come programmed with standard meat cuts such as brisket, ribs, and prime rib.  However, changing the presets is as easy as setting your times and temperatures then pressing the coordinating pre-set in less than five seconds! Set yourself apart from the competition with this great new feature.

For more information about the new IQ5 Controller or any Cookshack Commercial or Competition Smoker, please give us a call at 1.800.423.0698.  You can also view a video on our Cookshack YouTube Channel or website to see the new controller in action!

Cookshack Trade Show Booth

Cookshack will be Coast to Coast in 2015 Attending Trade Shows

Cookshack will be going coast to coast in 2015 attending trade shows to display our smokers, charbroilers and pellet grills. Starting the year, we will be in Myrtle Beach South Carolina at the Hotel Motel Restuarant Supply of the Southeast (HMRSS) Show and finishing up in Orlando Florida at the International Association of Amusement Parks (IAAPA) Show. In between, we will be attending shows in Anaheim and Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Toronto, New York City, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Denver, and Kansas City.

Most shows will feature our electric smokers that use wood chunks to provide the wood flavor and our 100% wood-burning pellet-fired smokers, charbroilers, and grill. We also display accessories, cookbooks, spices, sauces, and rubs. Our professional staff will be on hand to help you find solutions and offer suggestions so that you will be the best for cooking barbecue and smoked foods! At these shows you will be able to meet Cookshack staff, Cookshack Distributors and Dealers and even Fast Eddy himself! Discover the taste of real barbecue! Sample succulent brisket, pork, ribs and salmon that was cooked and smoked in our units.

 

Cookshack Trade Show Booth

See the electric and pellet fired units at the shows

Serving Samples

Dealer Larry Hill is serving samples at the NRA show in Chicago

Customers at booth

It is a great time to see the equipment

FEC120 and Charbroiler

FEC120 and 24″ Charbroiler

Make plans to attend one of these events in 2015 or come and see us at our Manufacturing Facility and Home office in Ponca City, OK. Here is the list of shows that we will be attending. We would love to meet you!

Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply of the Southeast

NAFEM

Safari Club International Show (SCI)

The Restaurants Canada Show

International Restaurant Foodservice Show of New York (IRFSNY)

National Restaurant Association Show

Western Foodservice & Hospitality Show

Oklahoma Restaurant Association Show

WestEx 2015 – Colorado Foodservice & Restaurant Conference

American Royal BBQ Expo

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show

International Association of Amusement Parks

For more detailed information on the dates and focus of these shows, visit our web page.

Introducing the FEC240 Commercial Pellet Smoker Oven

Cookshack announces the FEC240, the newest Commercial 100% wood-burning pellet-fired smoker oven. Cookshack is the only manufacturer of Commercial Grade 100% wood-burning pellet ovens.

The Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack FEC240 uses the new Cookshack IQ5 electronic control system for 3-stage cooking and the ability to download cooking data onto flash drive. The FEC240 has a small footprint with a high capacity to smoke or barbecue products, so it is the perfect choice for large scale operations. The FEC240 will fit through a 36″ standard door so it is perfect for compact kitchens where space is a premium.  With no gas lines to worry with, it is easy to install in your commercial kitchen. It features an offset firebox and a convection fan to circulate smoke and heat for steady temperatures throughout the unit. It is NSF and USDA approved and Warnock Hersey and ETL Listed Commercial Cooking Equipment in USA and Canada.

FEC240 with door closed

FEC240 can hold up to 250 lbs. of pork butt

 

Controller

How It Works

The digital controller includes programmable, customizable cooking pre-sets, alarm cycle, 16 character LCD display, and USB port for downloading up to 512 hours of cook time onto a FAT formatted USB flash drive.

Heat is supplied by 100% wood pellets which eliminates large heat fluctuations that dry and shrink the meat. Oven temperature range is from 140°F to 350°F

The IQ5 controller electronic time/temperature control system features 3-stage, 2-stage and probe mode cooking options

Meat drippings exit the bottom of the smoker into a removable drip pan for a clean, safe operation

An optional meat probe allows the user to set the smoker to a desired internal meat temperature and then automatically cycles into a hold when the temperature is met

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Pellets

Tough double-walled 20-gauge stainless steel construction surrounds 850°F Spin-Glas® insulation for superior heat retention

Heat and Flavor source is 100% food grade wood pellets which are controlled by a fully automated wood pellet system.

The FEC240 runs on 7 amps @ 120VAC, which means pennies per hour operating cost

Clean burning wood pellets produce very little ash, with a low a creosote buildup. Danger of fire from removing hot ash and embers is eliminated, unlike stick burning smokers that require removal of live coals.

Pellets are easily obtainable, inexpensive, available in a variety of flavors and are easy to store

 

FEC240 with door open

This unit has 8 nickel-plated shelves that are 23″ x 17″

FEC240 Fan

Convection Fan helps circulate smoke and temps to improve yields

FEC240 Firebox

Firebox for pellets

The eight (8) nickel-plated steel shelves can hold up to 250 lb. of pork butts, 240 lbs. of brisket, 180 lbs. of ribs, or 60 whole chickens. The unit comes standard with a Cookbook, Operator’s Manual, 80 lbs. of pellets, Pre-installed casters, drip pan, side racks and a Cookshack Spice Kit. It is a no risk purchase because the FEC240 is covered by a two-year limited warranty and Cookshack’s 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Call our professional sales team for more information at 1.800.423.0698.

Cover Up Your New Smoker or Pellet Grill

Winter is upon us in full force so make sure you protect your new smoker or pellet grill with a cover. A quality product made in America, Cookshack works hard to find vendors in the USA for our parts and accessories. These covers are custom made to fit our smokers and pellet grills. Made of 600 denier Solution Dyed Polyester, which is commonly seen in the marine industry; the cover will stand up to outdoor applications. This material has inherent UV properties and is mildew resistant. The urethane coated polyester fabric makes the covers easy to clean, abrasion resistant and is environmentally friendly. Durable and reliable these covers will last due to the double needle construction.

Cookshack LogoFast Eddy by Cookshack Logo

Each cover is black with a 3″ tall x 5″ wide Cookshack logo or Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack sewn into the cover so you can display your smoker with pride! To help you to lengthen the life of your smoker, invest in a cover today! Cookshack is having a sale on all covers for 3-days only starting on January 13, 2015 and ending on January 15, 2015. Order online or call us at 1.800.423.0698 and use the Promo Code: COVERS to take advantage of the discount. The covers will be 15% off the regular price, and this offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.

SM160 Cover

SM160 Cover

PV028 PG500 Cover

PG500 Cover

FEC100 Reverse Cover

FEC100 Reverse Cover

 

Covers are available for the following models of smokers and pellet grills: Smokette SM009-2, Smokette Elite SM025, Super Smoker Elite SM045, Amerique SM066, Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack FEC100, Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack FEC120, SmartSmoker SM160, Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack PG500 and Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack PG1000. Covers are also available for fitting on smoker models attached to our carts. We also have covers available for older models of smokers that are no longer being produced. To find out which cover you need, refer to the list below:

Unit Model #            Cover Part #

SM009-2                                  PV037

SM009-2 with Cart                PV038

SM025                                     PV031

SM025 with Cart                   PV033

SM045                                    PV032

SM045 with Cart                  PV034

SM066                                   PV036

SM066 with Cart                  PV035

SM160                                  PV023

FEC100                                 PV024

FEC100  Reverse                 PV030

FEC120                                 PV027

PG500                                   PV028

PG500 with Shelf                PV028ws

PG1000                                PV039

Older Model Smoker Covers:

SM008/009                          PV020

SM008/009 with cart         PV022

SM066 old style                 PV029

SM050/055                         PV021

Be sure and take advantage of this special offer by January 15, 2015! Call us at 1.800.423.0698 if you have any questions or to place your order! Just mention Promo Code: COVERS!

Happy New Year from Cookshack!

Happy New Year from Cookshack

From all of us here at Cookshack, we wish you a Happy New Year!

We hope this year is filled with prosperity, good health, friends, family and of course barbecue! We value our customers, employees, shareholders, vendors, dealers, distributors and service providers and are looking forward to continuing our business you in 2015.

We will be announcing several new pieces of equipment and upgrades in 2015.  So make sure and stay tuned in the near future for these exciting announcements which will affect our commercial, competition and backyard chefs alike!

We love to hear from you.  Please respond to our blog posts, send us an e-mail or interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest!  Of course, we also have our uncensored forum where the most dedicated barbecue heads can chat, swap stories and recipes 24/7.

We are looking forward to a smoking good year!

Perfect Gift Idea for the Holidays!

 

Christmas Bow

Wrap up a Cooskhack Smoker or Pellet Grill this Christmas!

Happy Holidays from Cookshack! Need an idea for a great gift for someone special in your life?  How about a Cookshack smoker or pellet grill?  Make them a BBQ genius with our easy to use smokers and pellets grills!  Now until December 17th you can save 10% off the list price of any Cookshack residential electric smoker, Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack FEC100 pellet-fired smoker or pellet grills. That is a savings of up to $419!  Best of all, these units feature the best in the industry no-risk 30-day money back guarantee.

 

The Smokette (SM009-2), the Smokette Elite (SM025), the Super Smoker Elite (SM045) and the AmeriQue (SM066) are the electric smokers that make it easy to add real wood smoke to your foods!  They are inexpensive to operate and energy efficient.   Cooking capacities range from 20 pounds to 50 pounds so we have a unit to fit any need you may have!

Cookshack Residential Electric Smoker Line

The residential smoker line

The PG1000 and PG500 pellet grills feature 4-zone cooking and pellet broil technology.  They feature a direct zone that sears up to 800°F, two indirect zones for low and slow traditional barbecue smoking and a cold-smoke and warming drawer zone that is about one half of the set temperature.  The possibilities are endless with these commercial grade quality built smoker and grill in one.

PG1000

PG1000

PG1000 Zones

Direct and Indirect Zones on the Pellet Grills

 

 

 

 

 

The FEC100 is the choice of many championship BBQ teams and is guaranteed to hold enough barbecue for all your friends and family! The pellet heat is controlled by a fully automated wood pellet system that produces very little ash.  It features double-walled construction surrounding 850° F Spin-Glas® insulation for superior heat retention and fuel savings.

FEC100 with four shelves

The FEC100 features 4 nickel-plated steel 23″ x 17″ shelves

FEC100

FEC100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To order online just use the Promo Code:  HOHOHO14 when you checkout at www.cookshack.com or call Cookshack at 1.800.423.0698 and tell our friendly sales staff you want the HOHOHO14 deal you heard about on this blog!  With a Cookshack smoker or pellet grill you can celebrate BBQ every day!  Hurry because this deal ends Wednesday, December 17thFrom all of us here at Cookshack may your days be merry and bright!

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Ribs being prepped for the smoker

Cook on Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack pellet-fired smokers!

KCBS Judging Class

Class participants during the KCBS Judging section of the Class

Here’s your chance to cook on Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack pellet-fired smokers!

Sign-up for Fast Eddy’s Competition BBQ Cooking Class and you can!  The class uses the Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack pellet-fired FEC100, FEC120, PG1000, 24” Charbroiler and the FEC rotisserie smokers.   Taught by Legendary Pit Master Ed “Fast Eddy” Maurin and BBQ Pitmaster TV Show Finalist and World Food BBQ Champion David Bouska of Butcher BBQ Team, they will be demonstrating their personal competition cooking techniques.  These techniques have been used to win numerous grand championships all over the USA.

This hands-on class is designed to show you how to prepare and cook the four KCBS categories: pork ribs, pork butt, brisket and chicken and how to make a presentation box using parsley and lettuce. It also includes a complimentary KCBS Certified Judging Class that will teach you exactly what the judges are looking for when judging barbecue competition entries. You will also become a KCBS Certified BBQ Judge and KCBS member for an entire year.

The cost of this class is only $400. It includes all meals on Friday; breakfast and lunch on Saturday; all cooking supplies and meat; tour of the Cookshack manufacturing facility; one-year membership in the KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society); one year membership as a KCBS Certified BBQ Judge; one year subscription to the KCBS Bullsheet; and a Fast Eddy’s tote bag filled with the following: monogrammed Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack class apron, Cookshack Barbecue Sauces (Mild & Spicy), Cookshack RibRub, Cookshack Brisket Rub, Cookshack Spicy Chicken Rub, Fast Eddy’s Championship Seasoning, Butcher’s Pork Injection, Butcher’s Beef Injection, a binder with class recipes and blank paper and pen for taking notes.

Held at Pioneer Technology Center in Ponca City, OK on Dec. 5th & 6th, the judging portion will be on Friday, Dec. 5th, from 9:30am-2:00pm, with registration beginning at 9am. The competition cooking section will start on Friday from 2:30-5:00pm followed by a dinner prepared by Cookshack at 6:00pm. The class will continue the next morning at 8:00am and should conclude by 4:00pm.

To register for the class, please contact Dara Marlar at d_marlar@cookshack.com or 800-423-0698 and request a registration form. Classes are limited and are filled on a first come first serve basis.

Judging BBQ

Each student judges and samples the 4 major categories.

Ribs being prepped for the smoker

Each class member prepares a rack of ribs like competition cooks do. They are cooked and then we eat!

presentation boxes

Students learning how to make parsley and lettuce presentation boxes

Instructors

Class Instructors Fast Eddy Maurin and David Bouska do not hold back on their techniques

Tote Bag

Each class member gets a tote bag filled with Cookshack spices and sauces.

Seafood Grill

24 Hour Sale on Residential Accessories!

Save big for one day on a sale of residential smoker and pellet grill accessories!  For 24 hours only, on 10/21/14, save 15%* off the regular price of select residential accessories.  These accessories include RibRack (PV008), Seafood Grills (PV019/PV009/PV018), Cold Smoke Baffles (PA020/PA024), Pepper Popper Grills (PM003/PM004), Jerky Rods (PM006/PM010) and Flavor Infusion Reservoir (PM015).  These accessories are a great addition to your smoker or pellet grill.  They allow you an easier way to smoke and grill foods that you love.  It is easier to smoke larger quantities of ribs, smoke small items such as shrimp and vegetables and smoke jerky.

PV009_InAmerique

Seafood Grills loaded into the Amerique SM066

RibRack

Ribs prepared and ready to place in the smoker

Pepper Popper Grills-Close Up

Pepper Popper Grills

Cold Smoke Baffle

Cold Smoke Baffle – cold smoke salmon, cheese and steaks

Flavor Infusion Reservoir

Flavor Infusion Reservoir – Add wine, fruit juice or other flavoring liquids to the reservoir and the heat releases aromatics that add a suble flavor to the food in the smoker.

RibRack

The Cookshack RibRack make loading and unloading ribs easier to handle.

Seafood Grill

Have you ever had a perfectly cooked fish fall through the grill on smoker? Cookshack seafood grills put a stop to that! Perfect for smoking small or delicate items like fish, shellfish, nuts or vegetables.

 

Just use Promo Code OCT21 online or call a friendly Cookshack Representative at 1.800.423.0698 to place your order.

*Offer not valid with any other sale or promotion.