When people ask me what possessed me to build a smoker that looks like a bull, I like to tell them that I heard a voice, a voice that said…
“Build a vessel - build it 5 cubits long and 3 cubits high - fill it with animals of all kinds – but mainly beef and pork”
Actually I came up with the idea several years ago while building a smoker using the traditional off-set firebox design. While building that smoker, I noticed it had a vague resemblance to a charging bull (with the off-set firebox being the head and the long cooking chamber being the body). The problem was, at the time I didn’t have the skills needed to build anything more than the basic smoker (with round cylinders for the firebox and cooking chamber and pipes welded on for the legs). Crude but effective.
While building El Toro Bravo, I spent a great deal of time and effort to create something aesthetically pleasing and in doing so, I realized all the parts were there to design a smoker that overcame the flaws of the off-set firebox design by implementing forced air induction (rather than natural draft air flow).
Are you constantly battling with your old smoker?
Professionals, semi-professionals and elite amateur smokers agree…
The El Toro Bravo™ Smoker just makes meat taste better.
Not only does the The El Toro Bravo™ Smoker look good and work good, it’s also fun to use. Here are a few built-in accessories: