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Low-n-slow BBQ aficionados rejoice - and feast your eyes on our deal for the genuine Oklahoma Joe's Highland Smoker!
The secret to low and slow American-style BBQ is an off-set heat source and Oklahoma Joes have been a favourite off-set smoker in the USA for over 30 years. The fire is kept contained in the firebox chamber while the heat and smoke are allowed to pass over the food in the main chamber before exiting via a chimney stack at the other end. This style of smoker was first built by hungry oilfield workers in Texas and Oklahoma from surplus oil pipes and 55 gallon steel drums - ingenious.
These old-school BBQ beasts are engineered from heavy duty high-temperature steel with a large 619 sq. inch primary cooking area (that's 3994 cm2) and feature porcelain-coated cooking grates. Multiple dampers give you total control over your pit as does the convenient fire access door which makes stoking or adding wood easy. Handles and 10" wheels are great for portability while the ash door is really handy when it comes time for clean up.
The built-in 3" temperature gauge, storage shelf underneath for tools and the cool-touch handles round-out the fantastic cooking experience.
Yep, why not enjoy championship BBQ in your own back yard??
If you want to know more, here's some feedback from happy customer Gordon B, via Facebook:
Mine arrived on Monday and was easy to assemble, fun in fact. I ran it on charcoal and wood for a day to season it and cooked a feed of pork chops and steaks last night for dinner over some hickory chips and charcoal with a bit of banksia as well. Awesome! My son said it’s quite possibly the best pork chop he’d ever eaten.
I assembled it in the dark too, was pretty excited to get it running, just using the garden lights and the light on my phone. The instructions and procedure were crystal clear and really easy to follow. I only wish I'd actually read them before getting quite a way into it, in the true Kiwi style. The holes ALL lined up perfectly, the bolts were a good match for the threads and started easily, most screwed in by hand and just needed tweaking with a tool for the last bit. Tweaking was easy as because each bolt head had a slot and a Philips cross so it didn't matter whether you had a couple of sockets of the right size, or a shifting spanner, or a Philips or a slot head screwdriver you could get it done.
I'm going to the trouble of writing this up because the manufacturers and designers have obviously gone to so much trouble to really get this smoker so easy to assemble then use. I have assembled a lot of "some assembly required" items over far too many years and this smoker is so far ahead of anything, ever. The tip is though, just open the box enough to find the instructions then sit down and read them, you'll be glad you did.
FYI... THE OKLAHOMA JOE HAS A FEW WELL-KNOWN QUIRKS...
The Oklahoma Joes sometimes arrive with cosmetic scratches and, occasionally, with small dings. These are not caused in transit, so they happen at the factory and there is little we can do about them. If you are going to be bothered by this, it's best not to buy one of these online - buy from a store and open the box to inspect it before purchase. Just sayin'. Of course, if you buy from us and find that the smoker is not fit for purpose, we will of course refund you and collect it. We want happy customers - we're not here to pull a fast one!
As with almost any smoker, some smoke and heat does leak out of the apertures, which do not close to an air-tight seal naturally. You will need to invest in some high-heat gasket tape to seal these up - it's all part of the interactive fun of tinkering with your smoker to make it your own. (There are whole websites and BBQ community topics dedicated to the modifications and hacks you can make to your smoker to get the most out of it!)
We encourage you to join the NZ Barbecue Pitmasters group on Facebook. They are super-knowledgeable and helpful!
Primary Cooking Area: 619 sq. in. (3994 cm2)
Heavy duty high-temperature steel - 2mm thick (and thicker around openings - firebox etc)
Convenient access door on the firebox makes stoking or adding wood easy
Multiple dampers for easy heat and smoke control
Quick and easy clean-up with convenient ash door
Large 10” steel wheels for mobility
Get a firm grip with Cool Touch handles
Lid Mounted Temperature Gauge
Assembles Dimensions: 145 x 85 x 58.5 CM
Net Weight: 178lbs / 81kg
AND READ WHAT SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE SAID:
"Product is awesome, no issues. Used plenty of times and had some great feeds. Paint does discolour and peel where direct heat hits. This happens on all the smokers I have seen and is only visible on the bottom really." – Josh D
"Just outstanding. Biggest problem was how much bigger than anticipated - had to borrow a mate's Ute to get it home! Fabulous, heavy duty bit of kit. So happy." – Gavin M
"When it arrived, we were amazed at how heavy it was, but my son and I dismantled the box and carried all the pieces up to our back lawn. We then set about assembling it, which was a lot of fun. Since then we have enjoyed learning how to cook on the Oklahoma Joes and have had mostly success so far. The BBQ has been out in the weather since we received it, and we are happy with the quality of the finish, how it works and how it looks outside." - Matt
"The OK Joe Highland can produce some amazing food. The gasket and food safe silicone sealant mods are a must. Even with these mods you will use a lot of charcoal/wood, but the resulting food is amazing." – Darren E
"Excellent smoker, very happy." – Damien
"Well-engineered, well made. An excellent small offset smoker." – Ben H
"Great piece of kit. Fairly robust - but I knew that. It is exactly as described, arrived faster than I expected and was in perfect condition. Very happy. The thermometer that comes with it is rubbish (its not a problem with CD) so you need to budget for a couple of lavaloks. The accessory fire basket is also a good buy, and I see CD has one on the site at the moment. This is a good product, and at around 1/2 the local price, well worth getting." – Gareth
"The Oklahoma Joe smoker is one of the best investments I have made. It cooks and smokes beautifully with no hassles. I highly recommend this product you - will
not be disappointed." – Geoffrey S