Viking is known for shiny stainless steel high end prosumer grade cooking equipment. They offer a 30″ cabinet style smoker with 6.7 cubic feet of cooking capacity on three removable shelves.

It has several attractive features. Chief claim to fame is a concept starting to appear on professional smokers, a vertical tube into which you pour lit charcoal and then you top it off with unlit coals, either briquets or lump. It gravity the fuel as needed. Viking claims it burns only about one pound of charcoal per hour. Viking claims it can maintain 150°F for cold smoking with the aid of ice pans above and below the food and that it can get hot enough for grilling.

It has adjustable legs for leveling, solid hinges, heavy insulation for efficiency, a spatter and grease collection system with a removable grease pan on the exterior, and a bimetal thermometer in the door. Airflow is controlled with a ballcock operated by a handle. Very clever. It can also be fitted with an fan operated third party airflow controller like Rock’s Stoker or a BBQ Guru to give you digital temperature control and monitoring.

All units have a removable rain cap. I wish they had a ventilated rain cap that could stay on for use in the rain. I have never seen one of these units personally, but in photos it looks to be well built. I believe it is built by a third party for Viking, and in the past Viking has put its label on Stump Smokers. But that relationship ended badly, so who knows how stable this relationship is. I have also heard customer complaints about support. Click here for more info on the Viking Professional Series Smoker

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