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Ugly Drum Smoker: A First Timer's Guide

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 22, 2022 8:45:32 AM

So, you've constructed your very own ugly drum, DIY smoker?

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Topics: Grill, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Smokin' Ugly

Smoker Comparison: A Look at Meat Smokers

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 15, 2022 2:33:22 PM

In some respects a smoked meat is only as good as the smoker it's prepared in.

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Topics: Grill, Smoker Grill, Smokin' Ugly, Drum Smoker Accessories

Try These Recipes for Delicious Fall Smoked Side Dishes

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 14, 2022 12:13:35 PM

The leaves may have fallen from the trees, and the morning frost may point to the snow and cold ahead, but don’t put away your BBQ smoker just yet!

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Topics: Smoker, Smoker Grill, Smokin' Ugly, Drum Smoker Accessories

Smokin' Ugly: Customizing a Backyard Smoker to Your Specs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 7, 2022 12:00:00 AM


You pride yourself on cooking meat so tender that it falls off the bone. 

You’re on a quest to perfect the meat-smoking process. As a backyard chef, you want every detail to be perfect. The backyard is your lab. You’ve assembled the finest meats to prepare with your custom spices, sauces, and rubs and found the most mouth-watering combinations. 

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Topics: Design, Grill, Hinges, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Smokin' Ugly

Make the Ultimate Pizza: The Smokin' Ugly™ Pizza Oven for Your Smoker

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 28, 2022 8:38:00 AM

There’s something about the taste of wood-fired pizza that elevates the experience to a work of art. 

The crust is crispy, the toppings are cooked just right, and the smoky flavor keeps you coming back for more. 

Sounds good, right? You cook your other favorites with wood in your ugly drum smoker; why not use it to cook pizza?

The Smokin’ Ugly Pizza Oven turns your drum smoker into a pizza cooker that will have the neighbors wondering if you deliver.

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Topics: Smoker, Smoker Grill, Smokin' Ugly

Outdoor Cookin’ Chiminea: A Steel Chiminea That Goes Where You Go

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 28, 2022 12:00:00 AM

There’s nothing like sitting beside a backyard fire on a brisk night. 

Imagine you and a few of your favorite people enjoying a cold drink while enveloped by the aroma of the wood-fired steak you’re cooking. Best of all, you and your guests aren’t worried about smoke smothering your soiree. 

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Topics: Design, Smoker, kitchen, Smokin' Ugly

Smokin' Ugly BBQ Smoker Accessories: Make Use of (Char)coal from Santa

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 25, 2022 12:14:11 PM

Do you have that one friend who is always bragging about their wood or charcoal smoker? The one with the perfect brisket or ribs that always turn out amazing? 

Make their holiday season truly “the most wonderful time of the year” with Smokin’ Ugly BBQ smoker accessories. From a spring-assisted hinge that makes lifting the lid effortless to a pizza oven kit, this ugly drum smoker kit accessories list will have them hoping Santa fills their stockings with (char)coal. 

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Topics: Grill, Hinge, Lid, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Durability, Smokin' Ugly, Drum Smoker Accessories

Heavy-Duty Hinges for Smokers: Good, Better, Best

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 18, 2022 12:00:00 AM

Does the lid of your smoke fly backward or slam shut unexpectedly? Blame the cheap hinges!

Heavy-duty hinges for smokers do more than just open and close something. They also mitigate the weight of a heavy lid, meaning they're much easier to lift and less likely to slam shut. The last thing you want is a weak hinge that allows the wind or an inadvertent bump to slam a lid shut on someone's hand! 

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Grill, Hinges, Smoker Grill

6 High-End Design Ideas for Custom BBQ Smokers and Grills

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 18, 2022 12:00:00 AM

There’s nothing better than a warm summer afternoon behind a hot grill with a cold drink in one hand and a spatula in the other.  

You’re on a quest to cook the tenderest chicken breast, the juiciest rib-eye, or the beefiest burger. You have special sauces, marinades, and rubs that set you apart from the other backyard chefs in the neighborhood.

And your grill or smoker? It’s no basic model, but is it time for an upgrade?

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Grill, Smoker, Aesthetics, Food Industry, trends

Online Ordering of Smokin’ Ugly Smoker Accessories Now Available for Consumers

Posted by Leila Bell on Oct 17, 2022 11:44:17 AM

Smokin’ Ugly Smoker Accessories Now Available for Direct Purchase

When grilling or smoking, a good recipe takes an average meal from good to great. So does having the right equipment and accessories. 

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Topics: Hinges, Smokin' Ugly, Drum Smoker Accessories

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