Kogan Smoker

Charcoal cookers (such as Weber Kettles)
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Kogan Smoker

Post by aussieant32 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:33 am

G'day

Anyone got any feedback on the below? I know its a knock off but I have a few things from Kogan and they are really good. Thinking it might a good entry into charcoal for me?

https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/gasmate-ch ... ker-grill/
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Re: Kogan Smoker

Post by urbangriller » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:14 am

Hi Ant,

Not a Knock Off, but not a really good smoker either! Difficult to control temp in them!

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Re: Kogan Smoker

Post by aussieant32 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:25 am

aren't all Kogan products reverse engineered?
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Re: Kogan Smoker

Post by 2browndogs » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:42 pm

It's a gasmate, not kogan branded

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Re: Kogan Smoker

Post by aussieant32 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:48 pm

ah right, I wasn't aware they sell brands as well.

I want to move into charcoal but I really don't want to for alot over at the moment with my USA trip on the horizon, thought it might have been a good entry
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Re: Kogan Smoker

Post by aussieant32 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:06 pm

other option is a smokey joe?
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Re: Kogan Smoker

Post by dionysus32 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:39 pm

aussieant32 wrote: USA trip on the horizon
Then do what I did and buy a Weber Smokey Mountain from over there, buy some extra Kgs and check it in the plane as bulk luggage.

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Re: Kogan Smoker

Post by aussieant32 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:44 pm

don't think I will need extra, got 64kg for 8 days :P

From what I can see they are about 300 US at the moment,How are they with warranty and defects etc?

Probably still a bit steep as I just want something I can try my hand at, I may very well just stick with what I have
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Kogan Smoker

Post by Nath » Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:12 pm

aussieant32 wrote:don't think I will need extra, got 64kg for 8 days :P

From what I can see they are about 300 US at the moment,How are they with warranty and defects etc?

Probably still a bit steep as I just want something I can try my hand at, I may very well just stick with what I have
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Re: Kogan Smoker

Post by aussieant32 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:09 pm

from the US? I could, we havnt finalised our internal flights yet (waiting for NFL schedule) so have to see if we are flying back to LA or driving. The extra baggage for an internal will likely negate the money saved
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Re: Kogan Smoker

Post by 2browndogs » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:58 pm

prolly been said before, but. If you are just dabbling, testing the water, whatever, grab a 2nd hand kettle from ebay / gumtree. You can get a very functional unit for $50 more or less. And if you decide you don't like it, sell it again for similar coin.

They still work just as well after 20 years. Your imagination is where it starts.

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Re: Kogan Smoker

Post by peteru » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:41 pm

Not a great smoker and not a good price. I paid less than that from a hardware store in Gloucester a few years ago.

You would be better off with an Aldi gas smoker next time they have them. It's not that much more expensive (mine was $139) and a much better experience if you want to smoke stuff.
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Re: Kogan Smoker

Post by aussieant32 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:49 pm

Thank mate, been cooking on the Aldi for a while now. Looking to move to charcoal as well. It's about whether I will like it, it's about whether I want to make the switch.

Thinking it's not worth mucking about, might grab a weber one touch on the weekend. Old grill has just about packed it in so may as well kill two birds
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Re: Kogan Smoker

Post by Mixin » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:59 am

I run my Aldi on charcoal when I feel like it. It's easy, and easily reversed when you want to use gas. Make a plate to cover the opening in the base of the smoker, where the gas ring is. I simply used alloy sheet, no bigger than an A4 page.

Drill 6-10 1/4" holes in it, to allow air in. You can get fancy & add an adjustable vent if you like, but mine is K.I.S.S.
If you drill too many holes, like my first one (with about 20), slip another plate on top that you can slide over them to close up a few (or all).

Grab a stainless steel cutlery holder from the cheap shop. Fill it with heat beads or charcoal, or a mix of both.
Put 4 lit beads on the top, and let it burn through. I put chunks of maple or hickory amongst the charcoal as I load it up.

And the most important thing - seal the door really well, otherwise the extra air will make it run real hot. You need to starve it of air to get it to burn low & slow.
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Re: Kogan Smoker

Post by aussieant32 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:53 am

thanks mate, will have a look into that as a solution as well :)
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