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Home Smokers

We use a variety of smokers at Smoky Jo's - some commercially produced and some home made...  We also stock a small selection... all are also available with a smoking course on the specials page.


Macs BBQ sell these cold smoking packs and a variety of smoking equipment - and they are a lovely company to do business with!

Cold Food Smoking Pack including:

ProQ Eco Smoker - box smoker
The ProQ Cold Smoke Generator
Extra bag of beech wood dust
Book - "Smoking Food at Home with Smoky Jo" - based on the Food Smoking courses run in Cumbria for over ten years this explains, inspires and entertains! It covers hot and cold smoking, recipes and more.

The Eco Smoker and the original ProQ Cold Smoke Generator.
With this set it you will be cold smoking salmon, cheese, garlic, butter etc etc in no time!
The Eco Smoker is an ingenious design - easy to put together with double thickness sturdy cardboard with metal racks and trays inside, approx. 30 x 30 x 55 cm.
The Cold Smoke Generator is easy to light - once the tea light has got the dust smouldering REMOVE IT and put the smoker in the bottom of the Eco Smoker on the metal base and the food on the racks above the drip tray.
The cold smoke generator includes a bag of oak dust and will produce smoke for up to twelve hours
Size 150 x 180 x 40mm
Stainless steel construction

PLEASE NOTE - The ProQ Eco Smoker is designed for use only with the ProQ Cold Smoke Generator. Using the box with any other brand or size may result in serious injury or damage to property.


Cameron Stovetop smoker

These stovetop smokers are simply superb - you can create an element of theatre to your mealtimes smoking meat, fish and even vegetables.  Comes with a recipe booklet and wood chips to get you started, these smokers can be used on any hob - gas, electric, Aga etc. Cooking times can vary according to heat source* you can have perfect hot smoked salmon in about 10 mins!


  • Durable Stainless Steel Construction
  • Fold-Away Handles never get hot
  • No small parts to lose
  • Components nest in base for easy storage
  • Easy to clean with soap and water / Dishwasher Safe
  • Use over any flame or electric heat source


Large Stovetop Smoker

Assembled Size:

Height 3"/76mm,

Length 15"/380mm

Width 11"/280mm
Weight 7.1 lbs/3.25 kg

Small Stovetop Smoker

Assembled Size:
Height - 3" / 75mm
Length - 11" / 280mm
Width - 7" / 178mm
Weight-3.5 lbs / 1.6 kg

*INDUCTION HOBS - Cooking time may be considerably longer than indicated in our instructions and recipes.
CAUTION - FLAT TOP STOVES / CERAMIC HOBS: Before using the Camerons Stovetop Smoker on a flat-top stove / ceramic hob, please refer to the manufacturers instruction manual - Some manufacturers indicate that problems may occur if the cooking utensil is larger than the element (eye)- Although this seems to be vary rare.

Cameron Li'l Smokey

This is the Gourmet Mini Smoker (small one, above) plus a stand and a sterno holder for camping and backpacking. Can be used on stovetop or outdoors using sterno (chafing tin); camp fire or gas burner.

  • The "Original" Stovetop Smoker now has a little brother - The Gourmet Mini
  • The L'il includes a stand and a sterno holder for camping, back-packing and fishing trips
  • Non-stick rack included
  • Highly portable so can be used on stovetop or outdoors using sterno, campfire or gas burner
  • Smokes and cooks on sterno, gas or campfire
  • Made from heavy-duty stainless steel
  • Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning
  • Comes with two sample wood chip flavours - hickory and oak
  • Includes instruction manual and recipes
  • Convenient packing and storage


Bigger than the Li'l Smoky but not as versatile are riverside hot smokers like the Snowbee, Abu etc...

- as seen with Jo on the Great British Taste Tour, April 2012!

Snowbee riverside hot smoker

This is a fabulous little hot smoker, small, light and easy to use, originally designed for fishermen to smoke their catch at the riverside.  Ideal for taking on a day's fishing, camping or using at home. Smokes and cooks meat, veg or fish in 15-30 minutes.

Includes a FREE bag of wood dust!


  • Stainless steel construction for long life
  • Starter bag of wood dust
  • Stand and meths burner assembly
  • cooking pan size 16.5" x 10.5" x 4.5' (42cms x 27 cms x 11cms)
  • simple to use - smokes and cooks in one operation
  • smokes and cooks fish, meats, poultry etc, in as little as 15 minutes
  • stand and burners fit inside the cooking pan for easy storage and portability

No longer available through Smoky Jo's - but widely available online.

Smoky Jo's, the first and best food smoking course from the former owners of the award-winning Old Smokehouse, Brougham Hall, Penrith, 2001 - 2004.


"Thank you for a fabulous day on Saturday, it was one of the best birthday presents I have had, really enjoyed all I learnt in such a lovely, friendly place." - Kate November 2014




Salmon and halloumi in a Camerons Stove top smoker

Salmon and halloumi in a Camerons Stove top smoker






ProQ artisan cold smoke generator in  a wardrobe smoking salmon cheeses and garlic

The Artisan is a larger version of the cold smoke generator - we use it on a metal tray in an old wardrobe (outside!)