The REC TEC Cold Smoker Box gives you the ability to cold smoke fish, cheese, jerky, sauces, spices, or even condiments. With three stainless grates inside the chamber, space is never an issue. You can even use the smoke box as a warming area at the end of your cook to keep the smoke rolling until it is time to eat. The stainless drip pan in the bottom of the Smoke Box flows into your existing drip bucket, making clean-up simple and easy. It attaches to your RT-680 using the existing holes ensuring a care-free installation.
Posted by Dallas Kiecker on 26th Apr 2017
Just got it set up have not grilled yet.
I will let you know as soon I fire it up.
Brisket and smoked cheese is on the list 1st thing
Posted by M. Harold Epstein on 24th Apr 2017
I have a particular interest in cold smoking so I bought the smoker box with the grill. The assembly was easy. Like the grill the obvious quality and craftsmanship of the smoking box is quite evident. It even has two thermometers on the door one up high and on low in the smoking box. This is quite handy as the temperature is lower in the lower part of the box due to the convection current from the main smoker to the smoker box exhaust. If you want to cold smoke I would advise you to add this to your order.
Posted by Doug Turner on 15th Apr 2017
I really wasn't sure that I wanted to spend the extra money on the cold smoker box. After some mild persuasion by Matt the salesman, I went ahead and added it to my purchase. Sure glad I listened to Matt because I'm very pleased with my purchase. I love to use the cold smoker box to keep side dishes (beans, mac & cheese, etc) going while the main course is smoking away in the main smoker. I love the surprise on dinner guests faces when I pull a complete 3 course meal out of the Rec Tec. Don't regret not getting the cold smoker box, go ahead and add one to your order!
Posted by Unknown on 7th Mar 2017
This addition is a neat and great way to expand your grilling experience.
I have smoked salt and cheese, gave them away and was very well received and appreciated. They all were in awe how great they tasted.
If you can afford the extra cost it's well worth it.
Posted by AL on 7th Mar 2017
this is a must have addon for the RT680 its allows for great cold smoking and also makes a great warmer to keep food hot and ready for the masses. i have large family so this is great to make and keep meat and sides warm till everyone is ready to eat, and worked great to smoke salmon to make salmon balls they came out great and everyone wanted to know how it was smoked just told them on my new REC TEC in my cold smoker box they all said it was the best they ever had
Posted by Al Ray on 7th Mar 2017
Works great to cold smoke and use as warmer to keep done food warm while cooking more for large family cookouts
Posted by B.O.B. Texas on 28th Feb 2017
I rated this a 4 star due to I only used once in two cooks. While cooking ribs in main cooking chamber I did bagged French fries on top rack and kept beans warm on middle rack in cold smoker box. The smoke flavor was great and adds a great look to the RT-680. Cant wait to smoke fish , cheese and what ever comes up on the menu. I did have a bad temp gage during shipment. Called RecTec and in just a few days got a replacement. Awesome customer service, a 5 star.
Posted by Roger Arnett on 22nd Feb 2017
Great warming oven but heat variance between lower and upper racks is disturbing. For the price is still more warming slow cooking real estate. Small fan to distribute and even temp out helps turns out excellent cheese, fish and bacon so far!
Posted by Ron Kohl on 22nd Feb 2017
Love my Rectec with the add on of the cold smoker first batch of smoked horseradish cheese turned out awesome
Posted by Mike DeClue on 19th Feb 2017
This cold smoker is awesome. You can smoke a lot of things like cheese, fish and a lot more. I recommend this.
Posted by Todd Heitzenrater on 18th Feb 2017
This is a quality attachment for the 680. It really increases the versatility when cooking. I've used it to cold smoke cheese and as a warmer.
It's sturdy and is powder coated inside and out for longevity. I had one small issue with poorly illustrated drawings that was easily handled with a quick call to customer service.
Posted by Todd P. on 19th Jan 2017
It is a great addition that doesn't affect the operation of the main smoker.
This works great, when I can use it, I can only use it in ambient temps of less than 65 degrees. which rules out most of the year in the deserts of the southwest. :(
Try alder wood smoked pepper jack.....MMMMMMMM
Posted by Court on 17th Jan 2017
Great addition to my son's new Rec Tec
Posted by John M Pellegrini on 5th Jan 2017
I ordered the Cold Smoker Box in late December, just before Christmas. It still arrived on time during the holiday shipping season. After curing the box, my first try was some cheese. It is still aging in zip lock bags and should be ready in a few more days. I slow cooked a turkey breast and smoked the cheese at the same time. It is very efficient. A great product I highly recommend.
Posted by Jim on 5th Jan 2017
I received my cold smoker attachment just before Christmas. Assembly to the Rec Tec was quick, simple, and solid. It adds about 13" to the overall width of the grill and moves the smoke stack to the rear of the cold smoker.
I smoked my first batch of cheese and it was well received by all.
Posted by Steven Siracusa on 27th Dec 2016
I should have purchased the same time as the grill itself! It's a must have especially if your gonna smoke fish or cheese!
Posted by Unknown on 27th Dec 2016
Just put it on and smoked some cheese. It turned out great. The one warning is to put softer cheeses (Brick cheese in this case) on the lower rack as far away from heat as you can.
Posted by Don on 26th Dec 2016
Bought the cold smoke box to smoke our dried beef in and cheese. Did our first batch last week. Came out great!
If anyone wants to try dried beef like the old farmers made years ago here's the recipe. This is for 25 lbs of eye of the round or deer roast. 28 oz. salt 14 oz. brown sugar 1.25 gal. Water. Put water salt and brown sugar in pot boil till sugar is dissolved. Let cool pour over roasts in clean 5 gallon bucket or crock if you have one. Put in frig for 14 days stirring them every two days. Take out on day 14 put in smoker box with hickory cold smoke for 4-6 hours. Take out and hang up until the meat is as dry as you want. It will not spoil it is salt cured. Slice thin put on homemade bread and butter enjoy!!
Posted by Dave Moore on 24th Dec 2016
You can really smoke the way you want with hot or cold smoke. Doesn't get any better than this!
Posted by Roger C. Nicol on 5th Dec 2016
I loaded the Rec Tec grill with a big turkey for Thanksgiving and placed two turkey breasts into the Smoker box. The turkey and the breasts were finished about the same time and both tasted really good. I have also placed cheese in the Smoker to add some additional flavor. Looking forward to trying other food - it is fun to experiment . Great purchase and addition to the grill.
Posted by Tom on 4th Dec 2016
The cold smoker box is a great addition to the RT680. I was looking to fabricate a cold smoker for my RecTec. Fortunately, the wife discovered this addition. Easy installation and it makes the whole grill look badass. I've done several blocks of cheese and they've come out fantastic. Must have addition to your grill.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Nov 2016
Fits like a glove ,well made !!!!
Posted by Robert Davis on 2nd Nov 2016
I love the cold smoke box fits perfect and works great. Have only smoked some cheeses so far and they came out wonderful.
You have a great product with both the smoker and the cold smoke box.
Your customer service is great when I have called they have answered my questions promptly and once when I called after hours I didn't leave a msg I still got a return phone call from you. Thanks! That is customer service.
Posted by TOM MATTHEWS on 27th Oct 2016
A GREAT ADDITION, LOVE IT
Posted by Unknown on 25th Oct 2016
Have not used it a lot yet, but have smoked cheese and chicken in new cold smoker. Both were very good, cheese was excellent. Cheese was done on bottom shelf and on a 50 degree night which will be a necessity or cheese will melt. Cant wait to smoke jerky, boudin, and summer sausage. Great smoker
Posted by Texas Steve on 19th Oct 2016
This Cold Smoker is very well made and attaches to the RT-680 very nicely. I've only had this product for two weeks, but I smoked sausage in the cold box while smoking Brisket in the main section of the RT-680. The Cold Box has two thermometers. One for the upper section and one for the lower section.
I place two smoke tubes in the cold smoker to smoke all my food dishes in the cold box for an hour or so before transferring food to the RT-680 for cooking. I liked this unit so much I bought a second one for my Son to add to his RT-680. I would recommend this product to anyone.
Posted by Dan Clements on 12th Oct 2016
Works really well for smoking fish, cheese, meat, and other possibilities.
Couple of install hints. First, this is a two person job. Someone needs to hold the unit up against the grill while hardware is attached.
Second, the circular piece of hardware is a backing plate that is placed inside the grill behind the two upper bolts. The instructions look like it should be installed between the smoker and grill.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Oct 2016
Shipped quickly, packaged well, HD construction, easy to assemble, preforms superbly - would HIGHLY reconmend
Posted by Ken W on 29th Aug 2016
I know the box is used for multiple applications, such as fish and cheese, but I haven't gone that far yet. I mainly use it as a bread warmer, and it helps when cooking steaks at different "doneness", but that's as far as I got.
Posted by Bob on 18th Aug 2016
The cold smoke box is a great add on to the Rec Tec smoker. The upper shelves can provide additional smoking area at a temp that is just below the set point. The lower shelves provide a lower temp for colder smoking. As I type, I am smoking salmon. I can't wait to to taste it!
Posted by Mike on 17th Aug 2016
Really adds some much needed shelf space. Also, the different temperature zones help provide more options for cooking different foods.
Looks good. Works good. Would have bought it sooner if there had been a cover for it.
Posted by Drew Barclay on 15th Aug 2016
Great way to expand your cooking space! If you own a RT-680 and you DON'T have the cold smoker addition, you are missing out and not getting the full experience.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Aug 2016
Would of gave it 5 stars. Only reason I gave it 4 stars was because I smoked cheese at 90 degrees. So I have to leave door a lil open to keep it at 90 degrees. Other than that the cheese is so so good. Week later after its rested. Wife and I break out some wine and have some smoked cheese and crackers. Friends who tried the cheese are having me smoked cheese for them now.
Posted by Randy Eckman on 11th Aug 2016
Cool add-on piece to the grill (no pun intended). I can remove all my veggies and other quick cook items first and stage in the box keeping them warm while I finish on longer cook items. Look forward to smoking some jerky.
Posted by David Botticelli El Cajon, Ca. on 9th Aug 2016
I have made jerky & cheese so far. Each turned out perfectly! Can't wait to try other thing's!
Posted by Ricardo on 9th Aug 2016
It is a multi-purpose smoker box for when you needed, well made and build. It kept my garlic bread warm and delicious.
Posted by Dale G on 28th Jul 2016
great addition to the grill, lots of extra room for cooking sides as the main meal is cooked, Great for keeping items warm until serving.
great for cold smoking as well. Great job Rec Tec
Posted by Norbert on 22nd Jul 2016
This is almost a no brainer. If you are springing for the best with a 680 smoker, go ahead and get he smoker box too. You won't regret it. Very well made. Excellent place to keep things warm.
Posted by Capt. Mike O'Dell on 18th Jul 2016
If you have grill loaded and run out of space, use top shelf for extra cooking, we have done jalapeno poppers, corn on the cob, and middle and bottom work great for keeping things warm and middle works great for mac and cheese.
Posted by Don & Tracy on 10th Jul 2016
Cold smoking salmon and cheese is amazing! The cold smoker is quality built, looks great and opens up even more opportunities for making the best tasting foods you can imagine. We used my wife's cast iron cornbread mold to hold blocks of Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack and Sharp Cheddar. It worked out really well first to get an incredible smoky flavor no grocery store cheese could ever have, but also for sharing some with neighbors and family. The cheddar is the best. So far the only cheese we have tried that we would not do again was swiss
Posted by Ant on 7th Jul 2016
Bought this accessory for the purpose of both being able to do some cold smoke action and also to use as a warming or slow reheating tray for things like ribs or a brisket over the course of the cookout. So far it has not disappointed. High quality build and a good range of temperature. Couldnt ask for a much more than that. I would definitely recommend it to those considering.
Posted by Ron on 30th Jun 2016
Construction is great. Very easy to use. Easy to install & looks great, but there is not a cover for the grill with the smoker box! When will we be able to get one?
Posted by Brumasterj on 20th Jun 2016
Used this cold smoker to add smoke flavor to some steaks before grilling, seasoned my steaks put in cold smoker till they came to room temp and then grilled on RecTec! Great flavor
Posted by Jeffrey of Grillist BBQ on 7th Jun 2016
Glad to see the guys at rectec continuing to innovate. Cold smoker is very sturdy and well constructed. Connect smoker with a buddy, it's bigger than you think. The smoker box hold temps very well, top and middle seem to be around 50 degrees lower than main chamber and bottom rack is about 100 degrees lower than main. Smoked salmon and jerky all have been amazing. Lots of space and looks great attached. Now I need a new cover as the grill is much larger. Get the new second shelf (as I have) and you'll have an unstoppable beast!
Posted by Zachary Tardivo on 20th May 2016
I really only use the box for warming or preheating items for large cooks. Works wonderfully for this purpose.
The top rack is noticeably hotter than the bottom racks.
Have made jerky once at a low temperature and this worked great, Was easy to manage a lower temp then the 680 in the cold smoke box.
Build quality is top notch just like the 680. Install was a breeze.
One con i noticed was water build up in the bottom of the door from moisture in the cook. This can be solved by possibly drilling a hole in the bottom flange of the door.
Posted by Bill Rice on 4th May 2016
I've only tried it make some beef jerky so far. I was able to put 4 pounds of meat in it and it came out awesome. Already have several requests to make more. Can't wait to make some bacon with it.
Posted by Zman on 4th May 2016
I just bought this attachment a few days ago but I have already smoked fish using it. Let me tell you it came out fantastic! I'm going to smoke some jerky next and cannot wait. You will not be disappointed.
Posted by Mark Geisert on 29th Apr 2016
Great for smoked cheese & fish! Also very handy as a warmer for vegetables. Can't wait to use it to make lox.
Posted by Andrew on 27th Apr 2016
I purchased the cold smoker with the grill package, and it is a must have to round out the grill. I've only used it a few times to smoke some cheese, but it worked great, and I received the grill about 3 weeks ago and I've been using it every weekend
Posted by Craig Fox on 21st Apr 2016
Like the Grill, this product is built the exact same way "Quality". I was very pleased when I opened the box and the smoker box was build the exact same way the rest of the grill was. If you already own the 680 do yourself a favor and buy this cold smoker box before the price goes up, as it is grossly under priced in my opinion. It was very east to install and complements the Grill. Having all that extra rack space is awesome to. You will not be disappointment in this addition to your grilling options.
Posted by Monty on 16th Apr 2016
Great product I just wish the smoker stack was either taller or more offset. On the main grill I did two pork butts, a bunch of chicken legs. Then in the cold smoker I did two salmon fillets and kept the chicken warm when it was done. I noticed when I was done with my Cook that there was drippings all over the cold smoker from the stack.
Posted by Blane White on 15th Apr 2016
Great product and very easy to use and monitor. Great for warming and also cold smoking at low temp.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Apr 2016
The cold smoker works better than I thought it was going to, you can get a great smoke on anything without worrying about over cooking it.
Posted by David Doan on 21st Mar 2016
smoked some cheese and it worked well. Got too hot at 180 degrees on smoker so I cut it off and put my Amaz n smoke tube in to finish. Worked fine.
Posted by John on 8th Feb 2016
Every rec tec should have one of these
Posted by Danoaz on 28th Jan 2016
As of today- I just use it to keep the sides warm. As I am monitoring the temps and looks like it will work for my low temp (cold) smoked bacon and salmon...soon to be tested. Visually - awesome...few envious friends.
Stay tuned for the end results....
Posted by Unknown on 26th Jan 2016
Love the cold smoker holds a ton of meat. Must have!!
Posted by Bill Wyko on 19th Jan 2016
So I got my new cold smoke box in a few weeks ago, installed it myself rather easily although it would be easier with a friend. Had it up & running in about 1/2 an hour. I ran the temp up to 450 to season it, then tried my first attempt at cold smoke. I started with some sharp Cheddar blocks. I didn't want to waste the heat in the cook chamber so i decided since it was around 45 degrees outside, I'd through some ribs on too. Turned out with the Rec Tec at 225, I was still able to keep the smoke chamber under 90 degrees and make ribs at the same time, win, win. The ribs were amazing as always but I let the cheese age for a week. When that time went by, I cracked open the cheese and to my amazement, the cheese was outstanding, best cheddar I have ever had. Now I have done a pork belly and had the same results, the best damn bacon I've ever sunk my teeth into. Considering the amazing price on this lil addition and all you will get out of it, this is an incredible value. If you don't have one yet, I highly recommend you expand your skills and get one now.
Posted by T.Scott on 31st Dec 2015
I love my new grill ive had an antique treger for years and it finally rusted apart so I went to hunting a new grill I looked at the new tragers and read reviews on many others after a lot of head scratchin I was sold on the stainless internal parts ive used it almost everyday for a month no troubles just a little getting used too ive cooked ribs, chops, pork butt, venision backstrap, steaks jerky bisquites everything is flippin awesome I also purchased the cold smoker im not sure about this yet I got it for cheese with the smoker as low as I could get it the top side of the cold smoker was to hot for the cheese and on the bottom side it was cold enough but not nearly as much smoke there gona take some trial and error with that had the same trouble in reverse with jerky I also really enjoy the youtube videos ive used them a bunch too help learn the grill thanks for a great product.
Posted by Bill Wyko on 31st Dec 2015
I recently received my cold smoker 7 was excited to put it to use, problem was, I needed to make 3 racks of ribs too. Turns out with an air temp of 54 degrees, I was able to do both at the same time. I smoked 4 blocks of sharp cheddar as well as smoked 3 racks of ribs. the smoke chamber stayed right at 90 degrees on the lower rack, 110 on the upper rack & 225 in the smoker. I had to let the cheese age for a week, that was tough, but worth it in the end. The cheese was the finest smoked sharp Cheddar I've ever had & as always, the ribs were awesome. I'm on to other cold smoke things now, doing research on sausage now. This is a fun aspect of pellet cooking, looking forward to the future of this awesome addition. (a little note, if your smoker is in the sun, put a light colored towel over it if you need to bring the temp down or just take it out of the sun. The sun beating on it can raise the temp 10 to 15 degrees) So in the end, this is a wonderful way to expand your grilling expertise for very little expense. Remember as with any meats, always make sure you are handling it safely.
Posted by AJ on 23rd Dec 2015
The cold smoker box is under the Christmas tree, but the cold smoker was installed right away. Install was easy, there is a 6 inch round metal flange that bolts to the inside of the main smoker (that was not in the directions).
My first smoke with the new cold smoker attached was brisket and pork butt in the main smoker and jerkey on the top shelf ,salmon on the middle shelf and cheese on the bottom shelf of the cold smoker.
AWESOME is all in can say.