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Pellet Smokers & Pellet Grills

If you love the idea of smoking meat, but don't like the idea of manning a fire all day and would prefer to spend more time entertaining your friends and family, look no further than a pellet smoker. Also known as a pellet grill, pellet smokers have been around for decades. They take the concept of smoking meat in an offset smoker and automate it through the implementation of a pallet hopper that is connected to an auger which slowly spins and feeds the burn chamber in the smoker. This is all automated so you can set your desired cooking temperature in your pellet smoker and walk away. This is the easier way to smoke food at home. 

Internally, the electronics are a fair bit more advanced these days as to when the original pellet grill was invented by Joe Traeger back in 1985. They now all have high tech integrated circuits that allow you to control temperature, control the smoke intensity, check the temperature of your meat and even automatically adjust the cooking temperature when your meat hits predetermined internal temperatures. This can all be done from the comfort of your sun lounge with a beer in hand via an app on your phone. Can it really get any easier?

Pellet smokers are now available in a range of sizes and budgets, simple-to-use models or fully automated. Pellet smokers are designed for people that want to achieve the authentic wood smoking taste without any of the effort required by traditional offset smokers. Place flavoured wood smoking pellets in the hopper, choose your desired cooking temperature and let the pellet grill do all the work for you.

If this all sounds a little too easy for you and would like to smoke using lump charcoal or timber splits then the next easiest smoker to use would have to be an efficient Kamado Ceramic Smoker. This is perfect for home use when you are looking to smoke a brisket or a couple of racks of ribs. If you want a bit more versatility then a Kettle BBQ can offer you the option of smoking, grilling and spit roasting. If you want to cook more meat then the next best option would be an offset smoker or a reverse flow smoker. Finally, if you want to smoke a commercial quantity of meat then you can't for past a larger gravity feed smoker for volume and ease of use. 

BBQ Spit Rotisseries are proudly Australian-owned with retail stores located in Sydney and Melbourne however we can also ship to your door Australia-wide. We sell various pellet smokers and grills from well-known manufacturers such as Traeger, CampChef, GMG Smoker, Pit Boss, and Yoder pellet grills. 

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Pellet Smoker Australia - A Comprehensive Buying Guide

When you're looking to buy a BBQ smoker, there are a few things you need to take into account. What will you be using it for? How often will you use it? What kind of budget do you have? In this comprehensive buying guide, we'll help answer all those questions and more. We'll start by discussing pellet smokers, which are quickly becoming a popular choice for smoking meat and vegetables. Then we'll look at some of the best pellet smoker models on the market, and give you our recommendations for the best ones out there. 

So, what exactly is a pellet smoker? Pellet smokers are essentially grills that use pellets instead of charcoal or gas. The pellets are made from compressed wood or other biomass materials, and they burn slowly and evenly, providing consistent heat for smoking. Pellet smokers typically have a hopper on the side, where you can add more pellets as needed. They also usually come with digital temperature controls, so you can set the temperature of the smoker and walk away without having to worry about it. Some pellet grills can even be controlled with your smartphone for the ultimate control. You can find out more information on the mechanics behind a pellet grill by taking a look at this blog on how a pellet grill works.  

Pellet smokers are ideal for those who want to smoke meat or vegetables regularly but don't want to deal with the hassle of charcoal smokers or gas. They're also a great choice for those who want to be able to set the temperature and forget about it, as most pellet smokers have digital temperature controls. If you're looking for a smoker that's easy to use and gives you consistent results, then a pellet smoker is a great option. Not to mention - they create AMAZING tasting food.

Now that we've covered what pellet smokers are and why they might be a good option for you, let's take a look at some of the best models on the market. We'll start with our top pick, the range of Traeger Pellet Grills.  Traeger is one of the most well-known brands in the pellet smoker market, and for good reason. Their grills are some of the most popular on the market, and they offer a wide range of models to choose from. Whether you're looking for a small and compact model for smoking meat or vegetables on a regular basis, or a larger model that can handle big cookouts, Traeger has a grill that will suit your needs.

Starting at the smallest in the range The Traeger Ranger Portable Pellet Grill allows you to enjoy delicious pellet smoked food wherever you are. This portable smoker bbq punches well above its weight. You'll be taking wood-fired flavour with you wherever you go! Moving up from the smallest in the Traeger range there’s something for everyone in their incredible range of Pellet BBQ Smokers. If you are the type of person who likes all the bells and whistles you can’t look past the Traeger Timberline 1300 BBQ Meat Smoker. The Timberline 1300  has the ability to cook 12 full-sized pork shoulders, 12 whole chickens,  or 15 racks of pork ribs making it ready for any event regardless of size.

BBQ Spit Rotisseries is Australia's one-stop shop if you are looking for a Pellet BBQ Smoker! Check out our range of Ceramic Smokers and enjoy peace of mind with a 60-day returns policy, convenient shipping options and numerous finance options available.

Pellet Grill Smokers FAQ - Pellet Smoker Australia

When you are using a pellet smoker, an important factor to consider is where you will place your smoker. If you place it too close to the house, or in a garage, the smoke and heat can cause problems. If you place it too far away, then the wireless connection may not communicate with your device or you may not be able to see if something goes wrong. In this blog post, we will discuss the best placement for your pellet smoker so that you can enjoy smoked meats without any problems!

Pellet smokers produce a fair amount of smoke and heat, so it is important to place them away from any combustible materials and in open areas. This means that you should not place your pellet smoker under an awning or right next to your house where there is a door close by. If you have a deck, make sure there is plenty of ventilation for the smoke to escape. The best location for your pellet smoker is in a spot that is at least ten feet away from any buildings or other structures.

Another thing to consider when placing your pellet smoker is wind direction. You want the smoke to blow away from the house, so be sure to place the smoker accordingly. If you live in an area with high winds, you may need to experiment with different locations to find a spot that works best for you. Also, don't forget that a smoker in the wind takes longer to cook.

In our opinion you should place the smoker within wifi rage if you have a wifi-connected smoker, it should be in an open area but also in a location that is protected from wind and rain. Pellet smokers don't radiate as much heat as offset smokers so if you had to you could put it along a wall near your home but make sure you have a fire extinguisher close by just in case something goes wrong. 

Once you have found the perfect location for your pellet smoker, it is important to make sure that it is level. This will help ensure that the smoker cooks evenly and the fat drains into the catch can.

Now that you know how to properly place your pellet smoker, you can enjoy smoked meats without any worries!

If you're looking for an easy way to smoke your favourite meats, a pellet smoker is a perfect option. These smokers are easy to use and can be left outside, making them perfect for Australian weather. In this blog post, we'll discuss the benefits of using a pellet smoker and answer the question: can you leave a pellet smoker outside?

Pellet smokers are a great option for those who want to smoke their own food, as they're easy to use and don't require any specialised knowledge. They're also a great choice for those who live in Australia, as they can be left outside without fear of them rusting or being damaged by the weather.

So, can you leave a pellet smoker outside? The answer is yes! Pellet smokers are designed to be left outside, and they're perfect for Australian weather conditions. So if you're looking for an easy way to smoke your favourite meats, a pellet smoker is the perfect option. Like all things, if you look after them they will last longer, so take care of your smoker. If you are not going to use it for a while, cover it. 

It’s easy to use, and you can leave it outside without worry. Perfect for Australian weather conditions!

It's raining, it's pouring, and you're wondering if you can use your pellet grill in the rain. The answer is yes - you can use a pellet smoker in the rain! Pellet grills are made to be weather-resistant, so they can be used in all sorts of conditions. One thing to keep in mind is that weather can affect your cooking time so it's best to try and protect your smoker from the elements as this can increase cooking times and increase fuel consumption.

If you're using a pellet smoker in an area that can experience rain, make sure that you have a cover for your grill. This will help to protect your grill from the elements and keep it in good condition when not in use. It's also a good idea to keep your pellets dry. If your pellets get wet, they will not work. So, if you can, store them in a dry place or in a sealed container.

You do not need to empty the pellets out of your pellet smoker unless you want to change the flavour of the pellets you’re cooking with. It is fine to keep your smoking pellets in the hopper and ready for the next cook. Just make sure you keep your pellets dry.

No. Pellet BBQ smokers are only to be operated using compressed wood smoking pellets

Why Is Smoke Coming Out of my Pellet Hopper? A Troubleshooting Guide

In this article, we'll walk you through some common causes of smoke and how to troubleshoot them. We'll also provide some tips on how to keep your pellet smoker in top condition so that you can avoid these problems altogether!

Smoke coming out of your pellet smoker is not a good sign - it means that something isn't working properly. First thing is to smell the smoker to confirm if it is electrical of from the pellets. If the smoke is electrical, switch off the mains power immediately and contact the distributor.

One common cause of smoke coming from your pellet smoker is a dirty fire pot. Over time, ash and debris can build up in the fire pot, causing it to smoulder and restrict airflow. It is recommended to inspect your firepot before every cook and vacuum it clean if there is substantial buildup. 

Some smokers have a reverse function that pushes the pellets back into the hopper so you can empty them and change the flavour. If this somehow is activated during the cook then smoke will be pushed backwards and exit the pellet hopper. 

If you're still having trouble with smoking, it's possible that there is an issue with your grill or smoker. If you've cleaned the fire pot and made sure that your pellets are dry, but you're still seeing smoke, contact a qualified technician for assistance. They will be able to diagnose the problem and get your grill or smoker up and running again in no time!

In order for wood pellets to smoke, they must be lit. As the old saying goes, where there's smoke there's fire. Well, when there is no fire, there is no smoke. Pellets produce the most smoke when they are smouldeing and glowing. If pellets catch a lite then the smoke decreases but the heat produced increases by them increases. Due to the composition of pellets, you can use devices such as cold smoking trays that you can light one side and make sure the pellets catch on fire. After about 3 seconds, blow out the flame and the smouldering pellets will smoulder with a lot of smoke all the way around the cold smoker maze. 

Pellet smokers are designed to be a “Set and forget” method of smoking. Simply set the pellet smoker to the desired temperature and as long as you don’t run out of power or pellets, you’re smoker will keep smoking away all night. If your smoker has not got audio alarms, we would recommend the use of a remote meat thermometer to measure your smoking and meat temperature during your cook and alarm you if something goes wrong. It is also a good idea to keep the smoker well away from any combustible materials just in case there is a malfunction.