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 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
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 started for free* with 2,000 lbs. of free pellets when you purchase a Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack FEC240 Commercial Smoker Oven. Now through March 18, 2015 you can choose the pellets of your choice to ship with your FEC240 smoker order. Pellet varieties include hickory, oak, fruit, or mesquite. These food-grade pellets come in easy to store 20lb. bags. *The customer incurs all shipping charges for the smoker and pellets.
What is so special about this deal?
The Fast Eddy’s™ by Cookshack FEC240 is the newest commercial pellet smoker from Cookshack. It features:
Eight 23” x 17” fixed shelves for a capacity of up to 250lbs. of pork butt
Small footprint with a large capacity – it will fit through a standard door
No gas lines to worry about – the pellets provide the fuel and flavor
IQ5 digital electronic controller has smoke, cook and hold cycles for maximum efficiency, control, and consistency
Can operate 24/7 – fill the pellet hopper once a shift
Makes authentic barbecue with a beautiful smoke ring
Uses an offset firebox and convection heat for steady temperatures throughout the cooking cycle
This unit has 8 nickel-plated shelves that are 23″ x 17″
FEC240 can hold up to 250 lbs. of pork butt
Convection Fan helps circulate smoke and temps to improve yields
Firebox for pellets
Clean-burning pellets are superior because:
They produce very little ash unlike logs and charcoal
Ash is safe to handle
Low creosote buildup
You can control the flavor profile – no inconsistency of moisture or bark
They are easily obtainable, inexpensive, and available in a variety of flavors
No gas flavor
No storage issues and health department worries with pellets
Food Grade Wood pellets
The FREE 100 bags of pellets come on a pallet on this limited time deal. They will last you nearly two months if you run the unit 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
To take advantage of this deal, give our professional sales team a call at 1.800.423.0698. Do not wait, this offer is valid for the first 15 customers to call and take advantage of this introductory offer. Check out our website for more information on our pellets or the FEC240.
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:
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
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
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.