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Easy to use and versatile, the kettle smoker comprises a lid, venting system, cooking and charcoal grid and a lower chamber. Brisket, pork, ribs, chops, even pizza, can be cooked to perfection. . When a smoker is this easy to use it gets used a lot.


1Light the charcoal or briquettes

Light a chimney full of charcoal or briquettes.

2Add the lit charcoal or briquettes

Depending on the amount of meat you are cooking, dump a half to a full chimney of lit fuel straight into the base of your kettle.

Person pouring hot charcoal briquettes into a smoker

3Set your kettle for low and slow

By placing the charcoal off to the side of the smoker and adjusting the vents, you can change the style of cooking to low and slow. You can also place the charcoal directly under your food for a quick grill or fast sear.

4Set your kettle to grill

Due to the kettle shape, the BBQ will come up to temperature quickly so you can get your cook underway. To grill just wait until your plates get hot and you're good to go.

5Find your perfect barbecue or smoker

Ready to get started barbecuing or smoking your favourite food? Check out some our recipes and ideas to get you started. Or, take a look at our great range of barbecues and smokers and you'll be cooking in no time!

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.