Make a Smoker
Food smokers, as the name suggests, are the high temperature cooking appliances for ‘smoking’ various types of foods and dishes. You can smoke salmon and other fish, meats such as pork and chicken, cheeses and even nuts. This will add that extra flavour to your food which makes all the difference.
Hot Smoking vs Cold Smoking
Smoking can be either done hot or cold. Hot smoking cooks the food first and then subsequently smokes it for added flavour.
The foods you can hot smoke include:
- Pork (ribs or loin)
Whereas cold smoking can preserve the food while smoking it, when done for an extended period of time (anywhere between 1-30 days) at temperatures below 30oC.
The foods you can cold smoke include:
- Dry cured salami
- Vegetables (garlic, potatoes)
Vitcas offers a wide range of products to aid you in making your very own smoker for your garden, whether you are opting for the standard brick smoker or one of the other DIY smokers in our article. If you are gfoing for the traditional brick smoker, all you need is some fire bricks and outdoor oven cement to get started. We also have a range of decorative fire bricks- coloured and L-shaped to suit your preferences.
- OC - Outdoor Oven CementAs low as £17.99 £14.99
Vitcas Outdoor Oven Cement for exterior jointing with fire bricks in pizza and bread ovens, barbecues, smokehouses, fire pits, and other high temperature applications. It is a hydraulic set mortar which is non-soluble in water and resistant to rain and frost. Does not depend on heat in order to cure.Read more
- Fire Bricks 230x114x64mmSpecial Price £2.40 £2.00 Regular Price £4.79 As low as £2.04
Fire Bricks - VITCAS Refractory Fire Clay Bricks are specially made high temperature bricks for use in domestic applications like fireplaces, circulators, stoves, barbecue grills, indoor and outdoor pizza ovens, furnaces and inserts.Read more
- Glass Needled Felt - Heat Resistant 550°C-per metreSpecial Price £14.40 £12.00 Regular Price £24.00
Glass Fibre Needled Felt flexible insulation blanket. Resistant to 600oC short term working temp and 550oC continuous working temp. Flexible, lightweight and easy to handle in industrial applications. Also non-toxic so very safe to use by industry workers and to use around other chemicals.Read more
- Vermiculite Fire Board Fire-proof InsulationAs low as £35.99 £29.99
Vermiculite Fire Resistant Board -Fire-proof Insulation VITCAS Fire-proof Insulation Board Refractory to 1100ºC (2010ºF). Vermiculite Fire Resistant Insulation board is used as head shield, register plates or replacement fire bricks for wood burning or multi fuel stoves.Read more
- Vitcas-Fire Bricks-RedAs low as £3.00 £2.50
Vitcas Coloured Firebricks available in Red. Fire bricks available in a range of colours for interior and exterior decorative use in wood fired bread / pizza ovens, barbeque grills and fireplaces etc. Resistant to 1200oC. You can choose the colour to fit your desirable aesthetic.Read more
- Vitcas-Fire Bricks-WhiteAs low as £3.00 £2.50
Coloured Fire Bricks- White. The lightweight, smooth firebricks are used for decorative purposes and are available in different colours. Can be used for interior and exterior decorative use in wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques and fireplaces.Read more
- Vitcas-Fire Bricks-YellowAs low as £3.00 £2.50
Vitcas Fire Bricks- Yellow. The decorative fire bricks are available in a variety of colours for interior and exterior use in wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc.Read more
- VITCAS Fire Bricks-BrownAs low as £3.00 £2.50
VITCAS Coloured Firebricks- Brown. Smooth, decorative fire bricks. Can be used in indoor and outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc.Read more