Fast Eddy's by Cookshack Model FEC120 Pellet Smoker Oven
Fast Eddy's™ by Cookshack Model FEC120 Fixed Shelf Pellet Smoker Oven
The Fast Eddy's™ by Cookshack FEC120 is a commercial pellet smoker oven that features an offset firebox and convection fan operation. The FEC120 is the the perfect choice for restaurants, caterers, and competition cooks. NSF and USDA Approved. Warnock Hersey and ETL Listed (Approved USA and Canada) Commercial Cooking Equipment. Proper ventilation is required in order for this unit to properly operate. To learn more read this blog post. For more information about the FEC120, watch these videos! FEC120 Start-Up FEC100/FEC120 Comparison
|Construction||Double Walled Stainless Steel Interior and Exterior|
|Insulation|| Double Walled Construction surrounding 850° F Spin-Glas™ Insulation|
|Dimensions|| 46"W (55"W with firebox door open) x 56.55"H x 32"D|
Note: for technical drawings and more detailed dimension download the PDF spec sheet
|Cooking Capacity|| 150 lbs. pork butts, 120 lbs. brisket, 90 lbs. ribs, or 30 chickens per load|
|Cooking Area|| 1,955 square inches; 13.5 sq ft|
|Cooking Surface|| (5) 23" x 17" Nickel-Plated Steel Shelves, spaced 4.75" apart|
|Fuel Source|| 100% Wood, Food Grade Pellets|
|Pellet Heat|| |
- Pellet heat is controlled by a fully automatic wood pellet system.
- With continuous use, the FEC120 produces about 8 oz. of ash per 40 lbs. of pellets used. Danger of a fire from removing hot ash and embers is eliminated, unlike log burners that require removal of live coals.
- Pellets are easily obtainable, inexpensive, and easy to store; available in a variety of flavors.
- Pellets are 100% food grade wood; no binders or additives. The pure wood smoke flavor cannot be beat.
- Unlike natural gas and propane, which are fossil fuels, pellets are a renewable resource. Fossil fuel prices are going out of sight; now is a good time to free yourself from depending on gas. Give yourself an 'Atta boy' for going green.
- Pellets leave behind about 3% of ash — a fraction of the 30% ash produced by logs. No more hauling big buckets of hot ash and burning wood coals to the dumpster. In fact, you can empty ash with a saucepan rather than a trash can.
- Pellets produce a clean burn for a better smoke flavor, and they are more likely to pass emission standards requirements.
- Pellets produce low creosote buildup so that the smoker walls require less frequent cleaning.
- Loading pellets into the FEC's hopper is easy — just pour them in right from the bag.
- Storing clean plastic bags of pellets is far more desirable than a dirty woodpile on the premises!
- We have had former stickburner customers report that their health inspectors told them that they had to spray their big woodpile to rid it of bugs, but they could not use the wood for smoking as it had been sprayed! No hassles like this with an FEC!
|Fuel Usage|| 1 lb. of pellets per hour at 250°F For more information on fuel costs check out our blog post.|
|Temperature Settings|| 180°-350° F|
|Hopper Capacity|| 20 lbs. of pellets|
|Controllers/Firepots|| Cookshack IQ5 electronic control system featuring USB data port, 3-stage cooking, 2-stage cooking, optional meat probe port and 8 programmable presets.|
This unit has 1 firepot.
|Electrical Requirements|| 7 amps @ 120 VAC; 36,000 BTU burner; electronically-controlled IQ5 thermostat; auto-start; draft fan; convection fan; 840 watts|
Power cord approximate length 53" (may vary by +/- 6")
|Certifications|| NSF and USDA Approved, and Warnock Hersey and ETL Listed Commercial Cooking Equipment (USA and Canada)|
|Standard Equipment|| Operator's Manual, Cookbook, 40 lbs. of Pellets, Casters, and a Spice Kit containing: 1 gal. Cookshack Signature Barbecue Sauce, 1 gal. Mild Barbecue Sauce, 5 lbs. Brisket Rub, 5 lbs. RibRub, 5 lbs. Spicy Chicken Rub, 10 oz. Chili Mix, and 10 oz. Cookshack Signature Barbecue Sauce Mix.|
|Optional Equipment|| Meat Probe, Rib Racks, Stainless Steel Shelves, Smoker Cover, Smokehood (for more info read blog about venting), Smoke Enhancer|
|Shipping Weight|| 515 lbs.|
- Pellets are a "green" renewable fuel source -- the FEC120 uses no gas! Fast start up, continuous even heat, and precise temperature control give you consistently delicious barbecue. There is no gas flavor aftertaste to overcome.
- Cookshack's proprietary IQ5 electronic time and temperature controller is easy to use, and gives you consistent results with every load. Its cook and rest feature is standard on all commercial FEC models. When the smoke-cook cycle has finished, the controller drops automatically to the resting temperature of the product.
- Ventilation is required for the proper operation of Cookshack commercial smokers. When planning your flue consider these factors: (1) it must draw air naturally throughout the flue, (2) clean the flue every six months, (3) one inch clearance from combustible materials, (4) the flue should not have more than two ninety-degree elbows in it and be longer than thirty feet. For detailed information read our blog post or contact Cookshack Technical Support.
- Adequate makeup air is
required for safe operation. It is the responsibility of the smoker owner to
maintain essential combustion air at all times during operation of the unit.
- The FEC120's optional meat probe allows user to specify a smoke-cook temperature. When the temperature is reached, the smoker automatically drops into a rest cycle.
- Electronically-controlled temperature eliminates large heat fluctuations that dry and shrink meat. Patented automatic wood pellet stoker-fed system is operated by the IQ5 controller. It knows when the smoker needs more fuel; you can go away and leave it to do its job without your attention.
- Easy, flip-of-the switch starting brings the FEC rapidly up to smoking temperature. Burners stay on when doors are opened; heat recovery occurs in as little as 10 minutes. Some other smokers take up to an hour to bring the temperature back up. This affects the quality of the meat and lengthens the cooking cycle.
- Flip a switch to auto-start; no tending a fire — cooks overnight with no attention needed.
- Consistent flavor results! With the FEC's precisely regulated patented wood delivery system there is no chance of the operator adding more wood and changing the flavor of the meat.
- Because the FEC120 is 100% wood burning, for both its heat source and flavor source, results are consistent. In gas units or stickburners, the wood logs get smaller as they burn, and as new product is added, wood must be added as well. Since product is cooking while new wood is added, flavor is affected.
- Racks are removable and can be power washed for quick clean up. The shelves are easy to remove for cleaning.
- No professional set up required — just roll it in place and get started!
- The FEC120's rugged stainless steel interior and exterior is a stronger, higher grade of steel than the black carbon steel used in many other brands of smokers.
- This tough smoker is built on a steel perimeter which will not warp or bend, even if the smoker is moved by a fork lift. This is one sturdy piece of equipment! Some other brands make a cheaper smoker, but no one makes a stronger one.
- We use 850°F Spin-Glas™ insulation, for superior heat retention and fuel savings, between the double layers of the FEC120's body. Your energy costs stay down because the smoker is not constantly re-heating due to heat loss. The smoker is dependable in all climate conditions.
- All seams are sealed so that no moisture can leak into the insulation — no fire danger (Unlike some other brands, we do not use mineral wool insulation because it deteriorates over time and it can absorb moisture if seams are merely riveted and not sealed. Grease-soaked insulation can be a fire hazard.)
Ordering is through a secure server, and your purchase comes with Cookshack's Unconditional 30 Day Money Back Guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied, return it within 30 days for a refund, credit, or replacement of the smoker. That's it. No hassles, no worries. If you don't like it, send it back. We will cheerfully refund your money, credit your account, or replace the item. So what are you waiting for? (Please note: Customer is responsible for payment of outbound shipping and return freight. We provide packing materials for all returned smokers except Fast Eddy's by Cookshack Models FEC500 and FEC750. Buyers of these units are responsible for packing, shipping and returning these units to us in good condition.) Cookshack's Limited Warranty is as follows: 90 days from date of purchase, parts and labor; 2 years from date of purchase, parts only. Replacement parts are warranted one year from date of purchase.
FEC 120, 11/16/2011
I could not be happier with performance of this unit. I have done nearly 2 dozen cooks of butts, brisket, turkey, chicken and ribs. Turns out great bark on the butts and briskets along with a beautiful smoke ring.
FEC 120, 11/2/2012
I'm very pleased with my FEC 120. I have a little problem initially (affected by the cold outside temp) with the panel buttons not working, but customer care/technical support got me on the right track and I was up and going. I filled it with about 100 lbs of pork shoulder and was surprised that it smoked/cooked faster than I have anticipated which was a nice surprise. As I tell my friends, I'm so impressed with it that -- I want another one!!!
Love this smoker, 7/18/2013
Love this smoker. Smokes great, bark is beautiful and flavor is awesome. It is so easy to use and built to last quality. Very well insulated and really like the ease of the controls. Cookshack Pellet smoker is the only way to go!
Wanna win???, 12/9/2013
If you cannot turn out Award Winning BBQ with this unit, just hang up your apron. It does everything but brine and rub the meat for you! I am a classically trained French Chef, which means I knew ZERO about BBQ. My Uncle Kip won the Kansas Grand Championship with a Cookshack and turned me on to this company. I did a little reading on BBQ, did A LOT of experimenting with this unit, and couldn't be happier with the final product. Between the ability to control the temp for long hours of low and slow cooking, and the convection effect, this machine is amazingly easy and efficient!
Amazing smoker but needs a fix, 5/20/2014
(San Francisco, California)
Been cooking on my FEC for half year now and it's a really great unit. It surely beats the brick stick burner I built years ago. I'm thinking about a second unit now that our catering business is really taking off. Just waiting for Cookshack to fix the problem with probe mode soon. I really need to use it!
I can't say enough about this machine. I own a Barbecue trailer in Billings Mt and sell 300 racks of ribs and 400 pounds of pulled pork a week, this machine cooks all of it my only regret is not going with a larger cooker, Many thanks to the folks in Ponca City.
FEC 120, 12/22/2014
(Nashua, New Hampshire)
We have twin FEC 120's at our little BBQ Joint up here in New Hampshire. One is our Restaurant workhorse doing all the heavy lifting for all of our meats and smoked sides, the other backs up its twin and doubles as or road machine for catering and competition smoking.
SUPER happy with the consistent results these babies turn out...both in the shop and out. We are able to do the exact cycles for catering and competition as we do in the store.
The 120 did not get a full five stars due to our wish that they were a foot higher off the ground as to make access and clean out more ergonomically pleasing to my poor back. There have been some maintenance issues in the two plus years we've had them but always were they solved by Bill or Tony in Tech Support with speed and efficiency.
Would HIGHLY recommend to any restaurant owner, catering outfit or competition cook... You'll get to sleep at night (literally) knowing that the next days sales will turn out as expected... Cookshack has NEVER failed to deliver...
FEC 120, 1/29/2015
(Newbury Park, CA)
Great overall design, cooks fast with amazing results. Love the offset fire chamber and convection fan through the false walls. Have used it for over a year now.
I don't use very full loads, it would be nice to have options on the panel for that.
FEC 120, 7/22/2015
This is a great unit and we're very pleased with the performance and ease of use. We got off to a rocky start as we had issues with the controller board but the customer service team is top notch and worked with us to get new board and got it up and running in no time. Our Brisket and Pork came out great but we pulled them off about an hour earlier than the program cook time called for as they were cooked to the internal temperature we were looking for. It might have something to do with elevation as we're at 5023 ft.