Trophy for World Series of BBQ

Time for the American Royal at Arrowhead Stadium!

American RoyalTrophy for World Series of BBQIt is almost time for the American Royal and the World Series of BBQ contest! The American Royal is being held at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Oct 1 – 4th. Cookshack and Fast Eddy will be cooking at the Open in spots G253 and G268.  Cookshack and Fast Eddy will be competing using the FEC100 pellet smoker and the PG1000 pellet grill. The Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack FEC100 is the choice of many teams on the competition circuit.  So far over 30 teams are using Cookshack equipment to compete at the American Royal.

Feeling lucky? Register for the Fast Eddy’s Poker Tournament that will be held on Thursday night at 6 pm for a chance to win an FEC500 on a trailer.   It is worth over $21,000! Friday night they will be hosting a get together, stop by for some food and fun! The Cookshack Team would love to spend time with you.

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Todd Johns FEC100

Todd Johns with his Twin FEC100’s at the American Royal

Why do countless pit masters prefer the FEC100?  Former American Royal Grand Champion, Todd Johns of Plowboys, considers his twin FEC100 a member of his cooking team.  They handle his fire management.  He can cook by himself, and he does not have to worry that his

temperatures will not be consistent.  He can roll into a contest at 6 pm, prep his meats, and be ready to cook quickly.  The FEC100 puts you in control so you can concentrate on your flavor profiles and making those turn-in boxes!

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Todd and Fast Eddy with his trophies and ribbons from the American Royal

The FEC100 features a digital Cookshack IQ5 controller that lets you set the smoke, cook and rest time and temperatures. The heat and flavor source comes from the 100% food grade wood pellets. This pellet heat is controlled by a fully automated pellet system that produces very little ash as compared to stick burners.  If you want more a deeper smoke flavor, Cookshack offers the optional smoke enhancer for all Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack pellet smokers.

Do you need additional information about Cookshack or Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack products? Call one of the sales professionals at Cookshack at 1-800-423-0698 or check out their website at www.cookshack.com or www.pelletcooker.com.

 

Smoked Potato Salad, a Spin on a Classic

Are you ready to add a spin to the classic potato salad? Try smoking it with some delicious but non-traditional potato salad ingredients.  Cookshack has two varieties for you to try.  Either of these could be made using a Cookshack Electric Smoker or Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack Pellet smoker or grill.  We have served these at cooking classes and cooking demonstrations.  We seldom had leftovers!

The first recipe is from Chef Ryan from Sysco, Norman and was prepared and eaten at a recent cooking demonstration. This is served chilled like a classic potato salad.

Smoked Potato Salad

Smoked Potato Salad

Smoked Potato Salad

Ingredients:

  • 5 lbs. of your preferred red skin potato salad (mayo based)
  • 1 C. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 C. crumbled crispy bacon pieces
  • ½ C. diced green onion
  • 3 T. Smoked Paprika

Method:

  1. Place the potato salad in a 2” deep half aluminum pan
  2. Smoke the potato salad at a temperature below 160°F

    for 25-30 minutes using hickory wood or pellets

  3. Remove potato salad to the cooler and allow to cool back to a safe holding temperature
  4. When ready to serve; garnish with smoked paprika, cheddar cheese, bacon pieces, and diced green onions
  5. Serve immediately

For another spin, try this smoked baked potato salad with a recipe from Cookshack dealer, Red Ritch of Houston, TX.  This is a favorite with Cookshack employees! This is hot version of potato salad.

Smoked Baked Potato Salad

Ingredients:

  • Medium red potatoes
  • Salt
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour Cream
  • Dill
  • Real Bacon Bits
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Method:

  1. Clean the potatoes
  2. Add potatoes to boiling, salted water for 5 to 8 minutes
  3. Strain potatoes and let them cool naturally
  4. Dice  into
  5. Mix mayo into potatoes – not runny
  6. Add sour cream until you have a paste consistency
  7. Sprinkle dill over the top
  8. Spread into a rectangular pan
  9. Add a layer of bacon bits and a layer of cheddar cheese
  10. Smoke at 250°F using hickory wood or pellets;  cook for 30 minutes and cover the pan with foil then cook another hour
  11. Serve immediately

We hope you enjoy these spins on the traditional potato salads.  We would love to hear from you and share your favorite recipes!  Give us a call at 1.800.423.0698!

 

 

Grill Year Round with Cookshack

Summer is almost over but that does not mean the end of grilling when you use a Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack Pellet Grill.  The PG500 and the PG1000 models are very similar featuring the same cooking area, 4-zone cooking features, ash drawing, and warming drawer. These units are commercial quality, heavy duty, ruggedly built from stainless steel, and can be used year round. The PG1000 features an insulated lid and full shelf on the bottom, while the PG500 features a utensil holder, pellet drop feed system, and is non-insulated. Just make sure that you use a cover on your pellet grill if storing the unit outside.

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We want to make it easier than ever for you to grill and smoke year round.  Now until, September 10, 2015 take advantage of our Promo Code: YEARROUND and receive 10%* off the MSRP of these units. Order online or call us at 1.800.426.0698.

PG1000

PG1000

PG500

PG500

Use these recipes for ribeye steaks and grilled spanish corn when you grill using our pellet grills.

Ribeye Steaks

Ribeye Steaks

Ribeye Steaks

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Season steaks with Butcher BBQ Steak Seasoning
  2. Grill on direct side of pellet grill over medium heat (factory setting on the PG500 and PG1000) until desired wellness
  3. Remove and serve immediately
Grilled Spanish Corn

Grilled Spanish Corn

Grilled Spanish Corn

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. In a pestle and mortar (or food processor) pulverize the roasted garlic cloves, salt, pepper, and paprika
  2. Grill corn on direct side of pellet grill until well charred and warmed
  3. While corn is grilling; combine the garlic/spice mix and the mayo. Add the lime juice.
  4. Brush the garlic/spice mayo onto the warm ears of corn
  5. Sprinkle the corn with the queso fresco, cilantro, and more paprika, salt, and pepper
  6. Skewer the corn so it sits upright. Serve immediately.

For additional recipes for the Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack Pellet Grills check out our YouTube Channel or our Cooking Guide on our website.  Also, our professional sales team and customer service staff will be happy to talk with you about recipes, woods, or our equipment.  Feel free to call us at 1.800.423.0698.

*not available with any other discount or promotion

 

Side Dishes That Complement Your BBQ

Have you mastered the traditional barbecue cuts of brisket, pork butt,

and ribs but not the side dishes that will complement them? We can help you with that! Cookshack President/CEO, Stuart Powell, and Cookshack Commercial Sales Rep, Dave Mason, recently partnered with Sysco Chef, Ryan Parker, and created some great pairings.

Dave, Stuart, and Chef Ryan at the Cooking Demo

Dave, Stuart, and Chef Ryan at the Cooking Demo

Smoke St. Louis Style Ribs and pair them with Kale and Poppy Seed Slaw. Grill Ribeye Steaks and serve them with Grilled Spanish Corn. Smoke succulent brisket and then smoke potato salad for a non-traditional take on a classic summertime side.  For this post we will give the recipes for the ribs and slaw. We served these at several cooking demonstrations and they were a hit.

Sides that complement bbq

St. Louis Ribs

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Pull the membrane off the back of the ribs and remove any excess fat
  2. Rub the ribs with Fast Eddy’s All-Purpose Rub on all sides
  3. Put the ribs in your smoker using hickory pellets or wood at 250°F for 3 ½ hours
  4. Remove from smoker and brush with Cookshack Mild BBQ Sauce, place the ribs back in the smoker for another 15 minutes
  5. Remove, slice between the bones, and serve immediately

    Kale and Poppy Seed Slaw

    Kale and Poppy Seed Slaw

Kale and Poppy Seed Slaw

Ingredients:

  • 5 lbs. of Apio’s Kale Blend (Green kale, Brussel Sprouts, Chicory, Broccoli, Green Cabbage)
  • 2 ½ C. Poppy Seed Dressing
  • 2 C. Toasted Pepitas
  • 2 C. Dried, Sweetened Cranberries
  • 1 C. Golden Raisins
  • 1 Green Apple Diced

Method:

  1. Toast the pepitas (pumpkin seeds) for 5 minutes at 375°F
  2. Core and finely dice the green apple
  3. Combine all dry ingredients
  4. Add the dressing and gently fold the dressing until incorporated well
  5. Keep chilled and serve within 24 hours

For more great recipes and cooking tips, check out the Cookshack YouTube Channel or the Cooking Guide on our website. Our goal is to make you the best barbecue and smoked food cook as possible!

 

 

Seafood Grill

Profits are Smoking in the Seafood Department

Profits are Smoking in the Seafood Department

Increase sales, customer base, bottom line profit by 50%, and reduce shrinkage in the seafood department by smoking near dated seafood using a Cookshack Smoker.

Cookshack Commercial Electric SmartSmokers® generate 100% payback in an average of 12 weeks. In some circumstances, it may take up to 6 months.  Just think of an ROI of 200% to 400% the first year after starting the our exclusive supermarket program!  The smoker pays for itself in about three months, and the smoker will last for generations.  Cookshack is the time proven industry leader in commercial smokers.

SM160, SM260, SM360

SmartSmoker® Electric Smoker Line

 

We have been “Smokin’ Made Simple” for over 53 years because we deliver old-fashioned barbecue the hi-tech way.  Cookshack Commercial smokers feature the new IQ5 digital, electronic controller:

  • 3-stage, 2-stage and

    meat probe cooking options

  • programmable, customizable cooking presets
  • alarm cycle
  • USB port for downloading up to 512 hours of cook time
  • hold cycle

    IQ5 Controller

    IQ5 Controller with Optional Meat Probe

Using the Cookshack SmartSmoker® Electric Smoker you can cold smoke or hot smoke signature items like Lox Style Salmon, lobster, and halibut.  The heating element(s) provide the heat in the smoker up to 300°F and the wood chunks smolder the wood in the wood box.  The result is moist, succulent seafood.  Adding smoked seafood to your product offerings is a win-win situation for you and your customers!  Here are some reasons why:

The Cookshack Commercial SmartSmoker® Model SM260 is ideally suited for cold smoking seafood. It is our most popular electric smoker.  It is 27”w X 31”d X 64”h and has a list price of only $6,875. Add the Cold Smoke Kit for only $143.75, and you have a versatile hot or cold smoking oven.

 

For more information call Dave Mason at 800-423-0698 ext. 201.

Old Fashioned Barbecue the Hi-Tech, Profitable Way

Cookshack

 Old Fashioned Barbecue the Hi-Tech, Profitable Way

Let Us Prove It

  1. A Cookshack Commercial Electric or Pellet-Fired Smoker in your supermarket will pay for itself and generate over $50,000 per smoker, per store, per year for decades, which is the life of a Cookshack smoker. Our program and training assure you the success you desire. When you do the math, 10 smokers generate over $500,000, 100 generate over $5,000,000, and 200 generate over $10,000,000 in NEW REVENUE.
  1. Do you want $5,000,000 in NEW REVENUE the first year? Cookshack’s guidance and training will build your profits in 6 areas within your store and elevate your standing in your market. Let your competition play catch-up.
    1. Hot foods case and family packs
    2. Hot Self Serve Case
    3. Cold Self Serve Case
    4. Meat and seafood overstocks
    5. Weekend Events
    6. Catering
  1. Each chain could generate over $5,000,000 in new revenue (100 smokers) every year for the life of the smoker. We are 100% successful when we work as a team with the grocer.
  1. These smokers are built to run 24/7 so serve barbecue year round in Cookshack smokers that are easy to operate and maintain.

    Pellet Smokers

    Commercial Rotisserie Family of Smokers

  2. Cookshack technology has eliminated the need for staying up all night tending a log-burning pit. With the Cookshack IQ5 digital controller, we have moved barbecue into the 21st  The IQ5 comes standard on all commercial smokers.  Take advantage of customizable pre-set cook settings, 3-stage, and

    2-stage smoke, cook and rest stages.  The IQ5 controller will record cooking temperatures when you use a FAT formatted flash drive in the USB port.

    IQ5 Controller

    IQ5

    Controller with Optional Meat Probe

  1. Accurate temperature control is a hallmark of Cookshack smokers, saving you time, and generating profits while delivering the highest quality of barbecue available.
  1. Old-fashioned customer service is important to us! A live receptionist is

    available to take your call during regular business hours. They will connect you with the right person for your needs.  Call Cookshack at 800.423.0698.  To see our smokers in actions, check out our videos on our YouTube Channel. Cookshack is here to make your barbecue and smoked foods a success!

Ribs = Summer Barbecue Fun!

Ribs = Summer Barbecue Fun!

Nothing says summer barbecue fun like fall off the bone, tender, meaty ribs.  Whether you prefer them sticky with barbecue sauce or with a dry rub and no sauce, ribs are a hit to share with family and friends.  Do you prefer pork or beef ribs?  Baby back ribs, spareribs, or St. Louis Cut?  With Cookshack it does not matter because we can cook them all! Cookshack has the RibRub and RibRacks that will make preparing and smoking ribs easy and delicious!

RibRub

Cookshack RibRub in two convenient sizes!

Our RibRub comes in two sizes:  10oz Shaker and 1 gallon container.  Cookshack RibRub is a ready-to-use rub which may be applied to meat before cooking.  It is a blend of savory herbs and spices which enhance the flavor of the ribs.  Sprinkle or rub on the meat for a real old-time pit barbecue glaze.  Apply 1-2 oz. or Rib Rub.

http://www.viagragenericoes24.com/como-se-toma-la-viagraoz. per slab of ribs.  Cookshack RibRub is gluten free.

Check out this video using RibRub to make babyback ribs to see how easy it is for you to use our RibRub.

To add capacity to your smoker when you smoke ribs, use a Cookshack RibRacks.  For example, the SmartSmoker® SM160 holds 15 racks of ribs but when you use the RibRacks you can load 24 racks of ribs into the SM160.  Load the seasoned and prepped ribs into the RibRacks and slide them right into your smoker. Using the RibRacks will decrease turnaround time in busy commercial kitchens by speeding the loading and unloading of slabs of ribs.  When one load comes out of the smoker, have a second set

of loaded RibRacks ready to put in.  The RibRacks are made of Nickel-plated steel. RibRacks are available for the following models:  Smokette Elite (SM025), SuperSmoker (SM045), Amerique (SM066), PG500, PG1000, SmartSmoker® models SM160, SM260, and SM360, and Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack models FEC100, FEC120, and FEC240.  Check out this video of the RibRack and RibRub in action!

RibRack loaded with Ribs

RibRack loaded with Ribs

 

 

How Can I Increase Profits for My Deli or Meat Market?

How Can I Increase Profits for My Deli or Meat Market?Differentiate and Upgrade your Grocery Store or Supermarket

Receive Thousands of Dollars in New Profit and New Customers

 “What Piece of Equipment Can Do All That?”

  • Cookshack has the perfect commercial smoker model to fit your space and capacity needs.
    • Electric or Pellet-Fired Models
    • Fixed Shelf or Rotisserie
    • For consistency, capacity, return on investment, ease of operation, and maintenance Cookshack smokers are unequaled.
    • Internationally used by thousands of restaurants, caterers, delis, and supermarkets
  • Cookshack smokers will add $50,000 profit per store, every year, and increase profit margins.
    • Competition quality barbecue, ribs, and smoked meat for hot and cold food sales.
    • Unlimited opportunities are available for carry out, catering, and bulk sales.
    • Drive holiday, seasonal, and fund raising sales.
    • Add new customers while improving customer loyalty.
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SmartSmoker® Electric Smoker Line

How is this possible?

  • By utilizing Supermarket traffic to offer barbecue, ribs, and smoked meats in the hottest category in foodservice Run daily and store event specials.
  • Consistently produce and offer restaurant quality food that attracts new and current customers and keeps them coming back for more.
  • Reduce meat and seafood departments shrink by over 50% and add a variety of product for maximum consumer. A balanced meat inventory will increase

    sales.

  • Add or expand a take home a hot meal program and heat-and-serve meats in your cold case. Cold case meats are eligible for purchase with Food Stamps.
  • Smoking ahead for significant events expands smoker capacity. Use for planned store weekend events, catering, tailgating, holidays, and more.
FEC240 loaded with Ribs

FEC240 Loaded with Ribs using the RibRacks

Will this program work in my store?

  • You bet! Our extraordinary expertise will educate and motivate your staff. The quick start training program builds momentum that will achieve optimum potential in the shortest time possible.
  • Placing your order is just the beginning. Contact us at 1.800.423.0698 to start reaching your goals today!

When is the right time to start?

Start adding profit today! Smoked meat is a year round product.

What is the cost of operating a commercial smoker?

Knowing the cost of operating a commercial smoker is important for your business.  It is one of many factors that need to be considered in determining profit margins.  Cookshack smokers and charbroilers are efficient especially when you consider the amount of meat and vegetables that you can smoke during one cook cycle.  There design will not dry or shrink meat and will give you higher yields.

Below are two charts to consider in determing your energy costs using Cookshack commercial equipment.  These are based on average kwh figures and will vary depending on your geographic region.  The wood and pellet costs are based on Cookshack Wood Chunks and Pellets including average shipping costs. The first chart is based on using the equipment at the highest temperature settings available for that unit. This would be the maximum estimated cost

you would see using this equipment. The second chart is based on using the equipment at a lower or average rate of temperature for that unit. This would be most likely where the units would operate most of the time.

For the electric smokers, you use electricity to power the controller and unit while the wood is used for flavoring.  In the pellet-fired smokers and charbroiler, electricity is only needed to run the controller, fans, and augers.  The wood pellets provide

the heat and flavor.  Consequently, in the electric units the majority of the cost is from electricity and in the pellet-fired units the majority of the cost is from the pellets.

Cost of Operating Cookshack

Commercial Units

*using highest temperature settings
Electric Units Electricity Wood Total Per Hour Total for 12 Hours
SM160 0.08 0.25 0.08 1.21
SM260 0.16 0.50 0.16 2.42
SM360 0.32 0.75 0.32 4.59
Pellet Fired Units Electricity Pellets Total per Hour Total for 12 Hours
FEC100 0.05 0.50 0.55 6.60
FEC120 0.09 0.75 0.84 10.08
FEC240 0.09 1.00 1.09 13.08
FEC300 0.10 1.00 1.10 13.20
FEC500 0.10 1.50 1.60 19.20
FEC750 0.15 2.00 2.15 25.80
Charbroilers Electricity Pellets Total per Hour Total for 12 Hours
CB024 0.05 2.40 2.45 29.40
CB036 0.07 3.60 3.67 44.04
CB048 0.09 4.80 4.89 58.68
Cost of Operating Cookshack Commercial Units
*using average temperature settings
Electric Units Electricity Wood Total Per Hour Total for 12 Hours
SM160 0.06 0.25 0.06 0.97
SM260 0.12 0.50 0.12 1.94
SM360 0.24 0.75 0.24 3.63
Pellet Fired Units Electricity Pellets Total per Hour Total for 12 Hours
FEC100 0.04 0.30 0.34 4.05
FEC120 0.07 0.45 0.52 6.21
FEC240 0.07 0.60 0.67 8.01
FEC300 0.08 0.60 0.68 8.10
FEC500 0.08 0.90 0.98 11.70
FEC750 0.11 1.20 1.31 15.75
Charbroilers Electricity Pellets Total per Hour Total for 12 Hours
CB024 0.04 1.44 1.48 17.73
CB036 0.05 2.16 2.21 26.55
CB048 0.07 2.88 2.95 35.37

Other ways Cookshack commercial smokers are energy efficient include:

  • Tough double-walled stainless steel interior and exterior construction
  • 850°F Spin-Glas® insulation
  • Quick heat recovery

See the difference a Cookshack commercial smoker or charbroiler can make to your operation. No gas required!

No Gas

You will never need gas lines or tanks when you use Cookshack Smokers or Charbroilers!

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Cookshack Residential Electric Smoker Line

The residential smoker line

The Smokette (SM009-2), the Smokette Elite (SM025), the Super Smoker Elite (SM045) and the AmeriQue (SM066) are our electric smokers that make it easy to add real wood smoke to your foods!  They are inexpensive to operate and energy efficient.  They use 2 to 4 ounce wood chunks and make the art of low and slow barbecue so easy!

PG1000 Pellet Grill

PG1000 Pellet Grill

The PG1000 and PG500 pellet grills feature 4-zone cooking and pellet broil technology.  Sear steaks, chops, chicken and burgers then finish on the indirect side for a full smoke flavor. Choose from four different flavors of food-grade wood pellets to use in the pellet hopper.  The automated pellet system and electronic controls give you consistency and flexibility.

 

FEC100 Pellet Smoker Oven

FEC100 Pellet Smoker Oven

The FEC100 is the choice of many championship BBQ teams and is guaranteed to hold enough barbecue for all your friends and family!  This unit features the new IQ5 controller for 3-stage smoking, cooking, and resting! The fuel source is environmentally friendly food-grade 100% wood pellets.

With a Cookshack smoker or pellet grill, you can celebrate BBQ every day!