The Will Fleischman Signature Series Smoker offers the upgraded design features and consistent cooking quality synonymous with the PitViper Series Smokers from BlackIronBBQ without the added expense of full double wall construction. “El Guapo”, Spanish for “The Handsome One”, has been collaborated, tested, approved, & endorsed by renowned Texas Pitmasters Will Fleischman and Eric Perry. The “El Guapo” Smoker is the perfect solution for someone who want a long lasting, fully welded BlackIron BBQ Smoker with insulated doors with gaskets. Unlike the PitViper Series Smokers, the exterior of “El Guapo” will be untouchable to the naked hand but is still easy to operate for a beginner backyard enthusiast while also satisfying the needs of a tenured Pitmaster. The “El Guapo” Will Fleischman Signature Series Smoker from BlackIron BBQ are simple to operate, burn less fuel, and won’t break the bank.
Why did we create the “El Guapo” Will Fleischman Signature Series BBQ smokers?
For years we searched, tried and experimented with numerous commercial smokers. Most of the products lacked certain elements or failed to maintain heat over extended cooking times. The biggest issue was quality. Most of the higher end commercial restaurant BBQ Smokers literally started falling apart after 12-16 months of use. As a manufacturing facility located in Dallas, TX we used our experience in designs, metal selections and fabrication to build a BBQ pit that will last decades. Once we mastered the commercial grade, vertical , insulated smoker we challenged ourself to fabricate a similar quality product without the added expense of full insulation.
Frame and Box Design:
Pitviper BBQ Smokers are designed for years of use with minimum maintenance and repair. Featuring 18 gauge mild steel single walls, our smokers will still offer cooking consistency that will stand the test of time. “El Guapo”‘s insulated door and gasket helps contain the smoke and heat producing consistent cooking results similar to our PitViper Series Smokers.
Cooking Surface: “El Guapo” Will Fleischman Signature Series BBQ smokers have a number of removable cooking trays and one additional open slot. These trays can be configured or removed depending on the meat being smoked or an additional tray can also be purchased.
Vertical Smoke Cookers: All BlackIron BBQ smokers utilize vertical design fire boxes. These designs allow for the heat to be directly located beneath the water pan, and let the heat and smoke slowly rise around the cooking area and meats. Due to the internal design and propane induction of heat combined with the fire wood, the smokers require less materials to maintain temperatures allowing the cook more time to focus on other duties.
The internal design of the fire box contains 3 key sections.
1. Elevated Wood Rack: Located below the water pan and above the charcoals, the direct heat provides a direct heat to smoke the wood vs traditional boxes using wood and charcoal together.
2. Charcoal Pan: The charcoal pan sits above the ash pan and easily slides out of the fire box for initial and additional addition of charcoal.
3. Ash Pan: The ash pan sits directly below the charcoal pan and provides an easy way to collect and remove ash from the fire box.