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Cookshack Smokers Have Many Uses Including BBQ Competitions!

Cookshack smokers are used by many different types of people and businesses.  One of the groups who are the most passionate and devoted to the art of barbecue are competition cooks and their teams.   Teams from all across the nation use our Fast Eddy™ by Cookshack line of pellet smokers and pellet grills to compete in contests large and small. The unit that is most popular with these teams is the Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack FEC100.  With proper management, you can use this one smoker to do all four KCBS categories using this one awesome unit! Check out this video to see how.

FEC100 Pellet Smoker Oven

FEC100 Pellet Smoker Oven

You may wonder how teams who use our equipment perform in contests.  Of course, each week is different, but many of these teams are consistently successful.

Here are a few teams that we wanted to recognize:

Hawg Doctors from Geneseo, NY  – Michael and Andrea Sawyers: They competed for the first time at the American Royal World Series of BBQ Invitational event and placed 15th out of over 170 teams! They own three FEC100 units.

Bill and Lynn Pruchnik: They compete in contests from Massachusetts to Mississippi and have Top 10 places in most of these contests. They use their FEC100 to run their catering and vending business as well.

Cajun Jax Campsite setup

Cajun Jax Campsite setup

Loaded FEC100

Loaded FEC100

The FEC100 will hold a small pig!

They use their FEC100 to hold a small pig!

Hickory and Spice BBQ from Tustin, CA – Rick, Luke, and Andrew Mysse: 2015 was their rookie season competing, and they walked to the Winner’s Circle in 7 out of the 8 contests! They won 1 Grand Championship, 1 Reserve Grand Championship, and three 1st place briskets with one earning a perfect 180 score! They compete with the FEC100 and plan on adding an FEC120 in the future!

Down to Smoke (DTS BBQ) Team from Phoenix, AZ – Phil Johnson and Howard Daley Jr.: Phil the Grill was recently on Chopped – Grillmasters and other team members have appeared on BBQ Pitmasters, BBQ Pit Wars, and other internet talk shows. They were in the Top 10 at the prestigious Memphis in May competition last year.  Phil recently told Cookshack, “I use one of the first FEC100 ever made. It has a lot of championship juices. Lol. Looking forward in using it in some big competes this year.”

Phil the Grill on Chopped Grillmaster uses our FEC100

Phil the Grill participating in Chopped – Grillmasters

Phil the Grill

Phil the Grill with Awards

Porky Butts BBQ from Omaha, NE – Blane Hunter and Erik Christensen: They used an FEC100 and had their best year of competition in 2015.  They earned three Grand Championships, three 1st place chicken calls, two 1st place rib calls, and five 1st place brisket calls.

Porky Butts BBQ and his twin FEC100's

Porky Butts BBQ and his twin FEC100’s

W n W Bar B Q from Kearney, NE – Gary, Marty, and Bill Wendt: They have owned their FEC100 since 2014, and they won three Grand Championships last year in the MWBA circuit. They also placed 10th in the Sam’s Club Regional.  They attended our Competition Cooking Class in December of 2014 and their credit their recent successes to this class and the FEC100.

Cookshack has a competition team that tries to compete in four to five contests a year although last year we only made two contests.  Our team consists of Cookshack President/CEO, Stuart Powell, his daughter Jessica James, Cookshack Continuous Improvement Manager, Butch Flick, and Cookshack Customer Service Rep and KCBS Master Judge, Bill Vice.  When our team manages to get to a competition, we love to visit with as many of our customers as we can.

Cookshack team turning in an entry at the 2013 American Royal

Cookshack team turning in an entry at the 2013 American Royal

Cookshack team prepping at the Cherokee Strip Cookoff. They use the FEC100, PG1000, and FEC500 at this contest. They were the 2015 People's Choice Winner!

Cookshack team prepping at the Cherokee Strip Cookoff. They use the FEC100, PG1000, and FEC500 at this contest. They were the 2015 People’s Choice Winner!

If you are not sure if you want to compete or not, try attending a contest in your area to see what the excitement is all about.  Barbecue folks are friendly; the smoke smells so good, and you will see a variety of smokers and setups! As always, if you need more information about competition barbecue or anything at all, contact Cookshack at 800.423.0698!

Jolly Holiday Sale

Have a Jolly Holiday with a Sale from Cookshack!

Have a Jolly Holiday this year when you take advantage of our sale!

Need an idea for a great gift for someone special in your life?  How about a Cookshack smoker or pellet grill?  That will make for a really jolly holiday! Make your loved a barbecue genius with our easy to use smokers and pellets grills!  Now until December 30th take advantage of our sale when you save 10% off the list price* of any Cookshack residential electric smoker, Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack FEC100 pellet-fired smoker, or pellet grills models PG500 and PG1000. That is a saving of up to $470!

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 electric smokers that make it easy to add real wood smoke to your foods!  Optional meat probe available on most units. They are inexpensive to operate and energy efficient. Load a Cookshack electric smoker in the morning before work and return home to barbecue that is moist, succulent, and delicious. It is that simple!

Don Walker using Cookshack

PG1000 Pellet Grill

PG1000 Pellet Grill

PG500

PG500

The Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack PG1000 and

PG500 pellet grills feature 4-zone cooking and pellet broil technology.  Use the pellet grill to sear direct up to 800°F, smoke low and slow on the indirect side, cold smoke, and keep food warm in the warming drawer. These versatile units are solidly built of stainless steel with commercial grade quality and outdoor rated electrical.

The stainless steel workhouse, FEC100, is a pellet smoker that is the choice of many championship BBQ teams. It features the proprietary IQ5 controller to smoke, cook, and rest your smoked foods. It is guaranteed to hold enough barbecue for all your friends and family!

FEC100 Pellet Smoker Oven

FEC100 Pellet Smoker Oven

To order online just use the Promo Code:  JOLLY when you checkout at www.cookshack.com or call Cookshack at 1.800.423.0698 and tell our friendly team members you want the JOLLY deal you heard about on this blog post!  With a Cookshack smoker or pellet grill, you can celebrate barbecue every day!  Hurry because this deal ends Tuesday, December 30th!  From all the folks at Cookshack, Happy Jolly Holidays!

*not valid with other promotions, discounts, or sales

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FEC500 on Trailer

Cookshack Award Winning Smokers on Sale!

Cookshack Award Winning Smokers are on Sale!

FEC300/500/750

FEC300/500/750

FEC120

FEC120 holds 20 lbs. of pellets in the hopper.

FEC100 Pellet Smoker Oven

FEC100 Pellet Smoker Oven

FEC240 with door closed

FEC240 can hold up to 250 lbs. of pork butt

The American Royal has just ended and the Jack Daniels Championship is getting ready to start. Cookshack will help you prepare for these events next year.  October 13-20, 2015 all of our competition sanctioned, commercial listed Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack Pellet Smokers are on sale! This includes models:

Also included in the sale is the Trailer (FETR) for the FEC300, FEC500, and FEC750. These units will help you get you to the winner’s circle!  Just mention Promo Code: WIN when you place your order with the Cookshack courteous and professional Sales Team. You will save 10% off the list price!* You can also order these units online at www.cookshack.com. The Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack Pellet smokers are the choice of many teams on the competition circuit.

David Bouska

Butcher BBQ with FEC100

Team JIggy Piggy

Bob with Jiggy Piggy at the 2013 American Royal

David Bouska of Butcher BBQ, Dana Hillis of Big Papa’s Country Kitchen, Bob Fite of Jiggy Piggy, and Todd John’s of Plowboys BBQ have competed using Cookshack units for years.  David won the 2012 BBQ contest at the World Food Championship in Las Vegas and was featured on the BBQ Pitmaster show using the FEC100.  Todd John won the American Royal in 2009 using his FEC100 and this past year at the American Royal he used his FEC500 to vend food and to compete in the Open.  Other notable teams that use the Cookshack units are Diva Q, GQue, Rhode Hog BBQ, Pork Patrol BBQ, Extra Mile BBQ, Smoke N Babes BBQ, Blazin’ Buttz BBQ, When Pigs Die, Burnt at Both Ends, Basic BBQ, Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, Tebo Creek BBQ, and Dr. Nordy’s BBQ.

Todd John

Todd John at the 2012 American Royal with his twin FEC100’s

Why do these award-winning pitmasters prefer Cookshack Pellet Smokers?  Todd Johns of Plowboys considers his 2 FEC100’s 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 Fast Eddy’s by Cookshack Pellet smokers put you in control so you can concentrate on your flavor profiles and making those turn-in boxes!

These units feature a digital Cookshack IQ5 controller that lets you set the smoke, cook, and rest time and temperature. The heat and flavor source is 100% food grade wood pellets. This Pellet heat is controlled by a fully automated pellet system which produces very little ash as compared to stick burners.

Act quickly to take advantage of the 10% off of the list price on these award winning, quality built units.  Use Promo Code WIN to get the savings! Call Cookshack at 1-800-423-0698 or order online at www.cookshack.com.

*not valid with other promotions or discounts

 

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.

Poker in Action

You cannot win if you do not play!

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.

 

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

 

 

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Our equipment is passionately crafted in the USA for over 50 years at our manufacturing plant in Ponca City, OK.

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!

Get Ready for Barbecue Competition Season!

Brisket

Brisket for People’s Choice that was smoked in the FEC500

Are you ready for barbecue competition season?  Have you been practicing in the off-season (for those of you that have an off-season)?  One important thing that may help you to up your game is a consistent smoke flavor.  We are having a two-day promotion to help you with that!  March 30th and 31st you can save 15% off the regular price of our bags of 20 lb. pellets.  Also included is 15% off the new Smoke Enhancer for all of our FEC models.  To take advantage of this great offer, use Promo Code GETREADY when you order online or call us at 1.800.423.0698.  This offer is not valid with any other promotions or discounts.

To help you prepare and take your entries to the next level, we are introducing a new product, the Smoke Enhancer.  If you have been wanting a deeper, more intense smoke flavor when using our pellet smokers, this may be the solution. The Smoke Enhancer fits directly over the fire pot.  Model PA026 fits the FEC100/120/240/300 and Model PA025 fits the FEC500/750.  Add pellets, small wood chunks, wood chips or other flavor enhancers such as garlic or rosemary to it.  Check out this video to see how we used this smoke enhancer in the FEC120 on beef short ribs.

Our food grade wood pellets are the fuel and flavor source for all of our Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack pellet smokers and grills.  They come in four flavors: hickory (WD300), mesquite (WD304), oak (WD306), and fruitwood (WD302).  Get consistent smoke flavor each cook with our high quality, low ash producing pellets.

One tip to help you stay organized and get ready for the cook-off, make a checklist of must have essentials and load these items in plastic tubs.  After each cook-off, check what you need to replenish and restock, so it is ready to go for the next adventure!  All of us here at Cookshack are looking forward to our first cook-off.  We look forward to seeing you on the barbecue trail in the near future!

Cookshack Competition Team

Butch, Jessica, and Stuart at the Cherokee Strip Cook-Off in Ponca City, OK

 

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!

 

Food Grade Pellets

Why should you use 100% food-grade wood pellets?

Why should you use 100% food-grade pellets in your pellet grills and smokers?

Cookshack barbecue pellets are made from hardwoods that contain fewer resins and the pellets are produced in a controlled process to ensure a food grade product.  Our food grade pellets are made by pulverizing and drying hardwood sawdust and extruding to an uniform density through a rotating die under enormous heat and pressure (250° F @ 3,000 PSI).  The pellets get their shape from the naturally occurring lignin in the wood.  The pellets are cooled and placed in 20 lb. bags.

Food-Grade Pellet Specifications are:

  • ¼” Diameter
  • ½” – 1” Length
  • 100% Hardwood Content
  • 40-46 lbs/cubic feet Density
  • 6 to 8% Moisture Content
  • 8,000 – 9,000 btu/lb
  • 1% of less Ash Content
  • Bark Free

 

Food Grade Pellets

Food Grade Pellets

Food grade pellets contain fewer fillers and have less moisture content and ash than pellets used in wood burning stoves and furnaces. Pellets used for stoves and furnaces will also sometimes contain a gluing agent or something to bind the pellets together that is not food grade quality as required by the USDA. Pellets manufactured for wood stoves are available in two grades:  premium and standard.  Standard pellets are made from forest waste and contain branches and bark. You want to look out for bark content because bark content in pellets affects the BTU. Performance quality is vital to get the right results!

Food grade pellets are clean-burning that produce very little ash with a low creosote buildup.

Cookshack offers four food grade pellet flavors (all pellets are 60% oak and 40% flavor, oak pellets are 100% oak wood) in 20 lb. Bags:

  • Hickory – most popular hardwood that gives a sweet, smoky traditional Southern-style flavor
  • Mesquite – has a stronger woody taste and complements duck, lamb and beef
  • Oak – works with pork, red meat, fish, and game meats; it is more subtle than hickory and stronger than fruitwoods.
  • Fruitwood – mixes well with veal, poultry, and pork
Food Grade Wood pellets

Food Grade Wood pellets

Quantity discounts are available.  Pellets are easily obtainable, inexpensive and easy to store as compared to traditional logs.  We recommend storing pellets in a dry well-ventilated area.  Do not store wood pellets near potential ignition sources.

Food grade wood pellets burn more efficiently than raw wood used in stick burner pits.  Wood pellets are a superior cooking technology, providing the best cooking platform for barbecue recipes.

In order to maintain your warranty in Cookshack products, food grade pellets must be used in the units.

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.

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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!