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The Hunsaker Vortex 55 Gallon Smoker
Regular price $ 899.00



HUNSAKER VORTEX SMOKERS™ are designed and built in the USA to be the best drum smoker on the market.

Whether you cook hot & fast or low & slow, you'll love the amazing results you'll achieve with the patented Hunsaker Vortex Smoker.

Every feature is engineered to help you turn out award-winning results, at home or on the competition trail.

We have put a lot of thought and engineering into this cooking machine. We're a small company that builds each smoker in our shop and we ensure quality products leave our shop. 

Smoker includes:

  • Vortex charcoal basket system creates a swirling, smoky sauna for your meat while promoting even temps in the smoker. If you want to cook direct simply remove the vortex plate.  
  • Floating hinge lid system helps you get in and out of the pit faster
  • Unique floor-mounted foot-control air intake system for simple, steady temperature management in any weather
  • 5-position adjustable grate system lets you set your desired cooking height or run multiple grates at once
  • Heavy-duty stainless steel food grates are built tough and won't rust
  • High-temperature ceramic paint (gloss colors rated to 650 degrees and flat black rated for 1200 degrees)
  • Brushed stainless steel exterior parts last a lifetime and remain rust-free
  • Ergonomic lid lift handle that makes lifting and lowering the lid a breeze 
  • Over-sized 8" rear wheels make it easy to transport smoker over rough terrain or into your BBQ trailer
  • Locking swivel caster makes it easy to move and lock in place
  • Exhaust-mounted stainless steel thermometer for more accurate readings without bending down
  • Heat deflector to help keep the paint looking great (only in glossy colors. Flat black does not need a heat deflector)
  • Grease flange to help prevent grease from leaking out of smoker
  • Hunsaker Embossed lid for a little bit more class
  • Ships assembled (delivered on a pallet). Lift handle requires tightening (2) 1/4" nuts

Flat rate shipping in the USA With Lift Gate Service Included* (lower 48 states only). Base smoker with one food grate weighs 110 lbs. 

*Flat rate shipping applies for most zip codes. Some zip codes are not feasible to ship to due to excessive cost.

We do our best to ship quickly. If you have any questions please call us at (573) 554-4368.

Stainless steel rib hanger is not included.

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We also manufacture drum smoker kits. If you already have a 55 gallon drum and are interested in turning it into a great smoker click here.


The Vortex Difference

The "engine" of the Hunsaker Vortex Smoker is the Vortex Charcoal Basket. The Vortex basket helps minimize hot spots and produce consistent quality barbecue.