Cactus Jack Offset Smokers
These offset smokers have been around for over 20 years and was the original premium wood fired offset in Europe, licensed from the smokers seen in southern Texas in the early 90's.
These heavy duty units are quality from start to finish, they really are a lifetime smoker with lots of cooking options and accessories.
These cookers are a statement and constant talking point when cooking for friends and family, so fascinate your guests with unique wood fired BBQ food, as there's nothing like mastering live fire cooking.
Heavy Duty Construction
If there's one thing you want from an offset smoker, it's thick steel walls. This is the single most important thing, a thick walled offset smoker will run at an easy consistent temperature once it's heated.
Cheap offset smokers with thin walls, will loose heat faster than your fire can supply heat, and become impossible to run and manage a consistent fire.
A steady heat running through a well built smoker like ours, will cook food faster and better.
Heat fluctuations will have you frustrated and forever running late on cooks, the better the smoker the easier it is to use.
Our Cactus Jack offset smokers are built in 7mm steel all round, and weigh in excess of 180 kg.
A true lifetime BBQ smoker.
Traditional vs Reverse Flow
Traditional flow is the heat running from the firebox, through the cooking chamber and out of the chimney, simply right to left. This diagonal heat path of the air means you can utilize different temperatures in the cook chamber for ultimate cooking flexibility.
Reverse flow is a lower smokier cooking technique, where you direct the heat flow under a plate, then back across the food.
Traditional is our chosen method every time, but if you wanted the reverse flow for a certain type of cook, you will just need our reverse flow kit consisting of a second chimney and steel baffle plates.
Built By Cactus Jack, Tuned By ProSmoke BBQ
We've been using these smokers for years, and helped develop this ''Pro smoke'' version of the Cactus Jack you see now.
We decided the smoker needed to run just a bit hotter and draft faster, much like the American smokers we imported and tested.
The engineers tweaked the existing design and knocked it out the park, these smokers draft, cook and run better than any offset on the market, its the best offset smoker in Europe.
All ''Pro Smoke'' versions of the Cactus Jack come per-installed with the ProSmoke BBQ thermometer for easy identification, they are only available from us here in the UK.
Patent Ceramic Stone For Heat Baffling
Lets say you want even temperatures across your cooking grate.
The 16'' versions of the Cactus jack can do this with a patent ceramic stone.
This diverts the heat from the fire box straight up and across the food.
This will also stop ash or flames reaching the cooking chamber on a windy day.
.It gives a ''top down'' cooking effect, meaning the heat comes from above rather than underneath the meat.
This filter will run your smoker in the 225f to 275f cooking temperature range.
We also supply a metal bracket so you can choose where the ceramic stone sits,. By default it is mounted up against the hole between the cook chamber and firebox, but this bracket can mount it further away.
A gap of about an inch, will increasing heat in the cook chamber by 50F, but still keep it even left to right.
ONLY TO BE USED IN STANDARD FLOW, NOT REVERSE FLOW MODE
An Oversized Fire Box For Grilling
A feature of the ''ProSmoke edition'' Cactus Jacks is oversize firebox, this not only helps with the air flow and temperature control, it means you have a good size grill at the ready anytime. So why not throw some meat over the fire while you slow cook in the main chamber!
Over sized fireboxes also help with temperature control, as you are able to move the fire closer or further away from the cooking chamber to control the heat, as well as using the door to control the airflow.
All Our Smokers Have the Following Features
All units now ship with:
- Vulcanized rubber wrapped wheels, these will not damage your patio like older style wagon wheels.
Rubber covers are also supplied for the feet
- 2 x Front shelves (detachable on all models apart from the 16'' Patio Special model
- 1 x Extra grill grate for fire box grilling
- 1 x High flow chimney
- Dampers on the inlet and outlets for quick extinguish of fires.
- Cool touch wooden handles
- Handle for wheeling the smoker
- Grease drain and bucket
- Heavy duty fire grate
Our logistics company ''ProSmoke BBQ Outdoor logistics'' can get anything anywhere!
End users or dealers wanting to get hold of a Cactus Jack ''ProSmoke Edition'' just need to drop us an email, we will get you setup:
Cactus Jack CEO
When we started Cactus Jack over 20 years ago, we knew offset smoking would be popular, it takes BBQ back to its routes and creates a very special cooking experience for your friends and family.
We're delighted to be working with Prosmoke BBQ in the UK, they very much have their ear to the ground on all the latest cooking techniques, BBQ gadgets and what people want, we adapt and support them anyway we can.
We're pleased Cactus Jack UK is now back up, running and here to stay!
ProSmoke BBQ CEO
I spent years trying to find an offset smoker to offer our customers.
We thought we could make a cheaper lightweight model work by upgrading the chimney and modifying the fire box, but none of them worked well and on wood splits alone, they all need a charcoal base to keep going and the temperature swings when cooking were wild.
We then found the Cactus jack offset, overnight we knew we had a great product, it just needed some minor modifications.
Now we have the ProSmoke version you see here, and we've been blown away by the feedback we're getting from pit masters, professional chefs and backyard users, we really have something special.
Pit Master and Food Blogger
The Cactus Jack 16” has been a workhorse and my go to smoker for a while.
The thickness of the metal retains a lot of heat which means I don’t need to constantly tend and watch the fire. They’re extremely high quality and welded together rather than bolted meaning it doesn’t leak. Coming from an Oklahoma Joe highland and other cheap offsets, it’s been a game changer. It’s elevated my cooking and allowed me to cook my best barbecue.
Our Take On Purchasing An Offset
Offset wood fired cooking is without a doubt the most satisfying cooking style to master, the flavor profiles you're able to impart to your food are very unique, no charcoal, pellet or gas cooker can match the same taste.
Being that an offset is such a big purchase we're here every step of the way to advise you on what model would suit you best.
Plus the journey doesn't end there, lets say a year down the line you want to upgrade or downgrade based on your usage of the cooker, no problems, we are always willing to trade in/up or down your smoker, at no point are you on your own, buy, sell and forget is NOT what we're about.
Come and join our ever growing Cactus Jack family.
Frequently Asked Question
Warrenty and Support
All Cactus Jack smokers come with a lifetime warranty, plus you're covered with our full product and public liability insurance.
We are not a one man band fabricator that will build you a smoker one year, and be gone the next! we are here to stay and support you with anything you need for your smoker.
Paint is not guaranteed, due to the extreme heats your smoker will see, this will fade overtime, but there's information in your Cactus Jack guide that will assist you in looking after your smoker going forward.
Excellent smoker made from 7mm thk steel, runs beautifully even in the bad Scottish weather, Quality product as promised by the team at PRO SMOKE BBQ.
Customer support was excellent and even helped me choose the correct starter kit as I am new to offset smoking. Delivery was swift and assembly was straight forward.
We just took delivery of a 16’’ CJ special. It’s bombproof and weighs as much as a baby whale! …..I can’t vouch for that of course BUT it’s V heavy and exceptionally well Made. Support and customer service throughout the purchase and post delivery have been second to none, in due largely to the attention of Lucy and Oliver. Got a few other bits and bobs awaiting delivery when they come in and I’m sure in fact I know I’ll be coming back for more accessories and wood etc and trading in when I get the hang of this smoking lark 👍
The service from Pro Smoke BBQ was excellent - you can tell that they care about the products, service, and BBQ in general.
I've not yet used the smoker very much, but for the money it looks like a great value bit of kit. Thick steel, and the build quality looks good. I'm sure it'll last for years, and will have plenty of good food cooked on it! Solid stainless cooking grates are a nice bonus.
I can not thank Oliver and his team enough. The service was top notch from start to finish. Oliver was super helpful when it came to any questions that I had about the offset before and after the purchase. Delivery worked super well and a hand was given to get the offset off the truck and in to the garden, this is very much needed as they are heavy units.
The offset itself is very well built, with thick steel all around meaning it retains the heat during long cooks and cooking in the cold UK weather during the winter is no problem at all.
You will not be disappointed with what you are about to buy! @kdog_bbq if you would like to see the offset in action. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Very well built offset smoker which comes with everything you could need to get started. Very easy to control temperature and because of the very thick steel, can even maintain temperature in cold British winters. Have had it for nearly six months now and have had amazing results cooking ribs, pork butts and the bark produced on brisket is incredible. @smokincannon on Instagram if you want to have a look.