Smoke Up A Delicious Feast with the New BBQ Smokers

Singlepoint BBQ Australia, the exclusive Australian distributor of the world’s best outdoor barbecue products, recently announced the Australian availability of two sub-$500 BBQ smokers from ProQ Australia and The Pit Barrel Cooker Co. that are sure to take the humble Aussie BBQ up a notch this summer.

Ensuring that getting charcoal in your Christmas stocking is no longer a bad thing, the ProQ Frontier Elite and the Pit Barrel Cooker are both easy to use, affordably priced, with each delivering pulled and smoked meats available to add to the Aussie tradition of summer BBQs – and one upmanship!

“The BBQ is an Australian rite of passage, more a way of life than any one BBQ could fully represent. That said, as Australian cuisine advances so should the tools we use, which is why we are delighted to provide Australian consumers with a range of options this summer that can barbecue, smoke and grill all in one,” says Louis Alexander, Director, Singlepoint BBQ.

“Whether you love a good steak, are more inclined to smokey ribs or are crazy about pulled pork, we’re certain that the ProQ Australia and Pit Barrel Cooker Co. range will keep you well fed this summer, while making a statement to the neighbourhood!” he/she added.

ProQ Frontier Elite

The ProQ Frontier Elite offers the perfect combination of capacity and versatility. Catering for up to 12 people, the ProQ Frontier Elite is an innovative 3-in-1 charcoal barbeque, roaster and smoker all-in-one. The ultimate addition to summer outdoor entertaining, the durable, portable and stackable system is robust with thick walls for superior insulation.

Made for the backyard chef and BBQ enthusiast, the easy-to-clean and rust-resistant stainless-steel grills and silicon coated side handles deliver a safe and enjoyable cooking experience. Packaged with a fish/meat hanger, every charcoal-cooked meal will be uniquely delicious and flavoursome. The built-in temperature gauge and three air vents at the base allow for even and monitored cooking, whether you are char grilling a steak at the beach, smoking a rack of ribs for the family BBQ or roasting a leg of lamb on a Sunday evening.

The ProQ Frontier Elite is available now for RRP$479 from Barbeques Galore and select retailers.

ProQ Frontier Elite key features:

  • Robust hangers included for fish and meat
  • Fully porcelain coated
  • 22.7kg capacity
  • Internal temperature gauge
  • Latch locking system and folding side handles for the stackers for stability and travel
  • Three Air vents for excellent temperature control
  • Large capacity porcelain coated water pan for indirect heat cooking
  • Access doors for topping up water and adding wood chips/charcoal without disassembling
  • Gromlet® temperature probe eyelets on each stacker for monitoring meat temperatures, a must when smoking/roasting for long periods of time
  • 2 stainless steel grates for cooking
  • The unit stands at 102cm, and is 43cm across

Pit Barrel Cooker

Accompanying the summer line up, the Pit Barrell Cooker delivers a one-of-a-kind charcoal-infused flavour, perfect for summer days and nights. The 114L Pit Barrell Cooker features 2 steel hanging rods and 8 stainless steel hooks where the meat cooks suspended over the coals. Delivering even cooking, the Pit Barrell Cooker ensures penetration of a “smoke fog”, which is created by juices dripping directly on the coals.

Developed for more than just meat, the Pit Barrell Cooker can be transformed into a traditional grill thanks to the removable grate, while the food benefits from the unique charcoal cooking process. Portable and durable, the Pit Barrell Cooker can be easily loaded into the car for weekends away camping and can withstand the high heat of charcoal cooking and any weather condition thanks to its porcelain enamel coating.

The Pit Barrel Cooker is available now for RRP$449 exclusively from Costco nationally.

Pit Barrel Cooker key features:

  • Durable steel and porcelain enamel coating
  • 115 litre steel drum/lid
  • 8 stainless steel hooks
  • 2 steel hanging rods
  • Charcoal basket
  • Standard grill grate
  • Wooden hook removers
  • Three-point barrel stand
  • All-purpose pit rub
  • Beef and game pit rub

Summer parties will never be the same again …

by Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme