By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published May 19, 2021 at 11:01 AM

The season for backyard smoked meats is upon us. And Iron Grate BBQ Co., 4125 S. Howell Ave., wants to help you to up your game just in time for 4th of July feasting.

To do so, they’ve partnered with Draw Right Smokers to give away a hand-built locally crafted custom smoker which boasts a 55” x 24” cooking chamber with a 50” x 23” grate. The retail price of the smoker, which is currently on display at Iron Grate, is $3200. But, if you play your cards right, you could land it for just a fraction of that cost. 

“They’ve done a great job designing a smoker that has more cooking space than a typical retail smoker,” says Iron Grate Chef and Owner Aaron Patin. “It’s built with a fire box that accommodates the size of the cooking space, and based on the substantial 3/8” wall thickness, it can withstand year-round smoking.”

How to enter

All you need to do to enter to win the Draw Right Smoker is purchase a $100 gift card (electronic or plastic). Each $100 gift card purchased gives you one entry into a random drawing for the smoker.

This is good news for regulars who spend $100 every week or two at the local BBQ restaurant. But it’s also great news for those planning to make a large BBQ order for Father’s Day or order catering for an event this summer. Purchase as many gift cards as you like; they can be redeemed for carry-out, pre-ordered meats or catering. 

The winner will be randomly selected and announced on July 1.  Gift cards can be purchased online or in person.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.