Pro Q - Frontier Smoker
This is where it all started for me in the smoking world. I met Ian McKend, the designer of the Pro Q at Grillstock festival in 2010 - I had no idea what I was talking about but I wanted to cook ribs - Ian told me about different types of smokers and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
I ended up buying my first smoker from him and dedicated my weeknights to planning my weekend cooks. They are so easy to use, easy to refuel and the temperature control makes cooking competition winning ribs and brisket very easy. Ian ended up sponsoring us when we went into competition bbq and from that when we started catering we cooked onsite from these smokers and catered for weddings and birthday parties.
The versatility is extended by being able to remove the middle section and using it for direct grilling.
What I learned is that selling you a smoker isn't what Ian is about - he wants you to buy into BBQ, the culture, the camaraderie - the amazing food.
If you are serious about smoking this is the equipment you need - if you speak to Ian - tell him I sent you.