The primary heat source for our smokers is gas — either natural gas or liquified propane (LP). Southern Pride gas smokers are great for roasting product simply by leaving the firebox free of wood.
Wood, when used, supplies additional heat and imparts smoke flavor into your product. Our Subterthermic™ flue increases smoke intensity, heat efficiency and enhances your flavors in products — all while drastically reducing wood usage. Our largest units, for example, can smoke up to 1,400 pounds with only two or three fireplace-size logs.
Season your product and load it in. Next, place 1, 2, or 3 pieces of wood into the firebox, depending on what smoke profile you desire. Finally, turn the smoker on and set the temperature. The most amazing thing about all Southern Pride smokers is their simple, automatic operation. No guesswork, no need for constant attention, no turning or rotating the product while it cooks. Just let your Southern Pride do all the work until your taste-tempting dish is ready...automatically!
Precise temperature control and remarkably even heat distribution explain the Southern Pride success story. Our special convection air system recirculates the smoke and heat throughout the chamber, cooking every piece of product slowly and uniformly, while our self-basting rotisserie enhances flavor and texture. This entire effortless process increases profitability by reducing product shrinkage — the magic formula B.B. and Michael Robertson sought four decades ago.