Patented Smoking Chip Feeder
(“Smokin’ Chip Feeder” System with Tool & Access Port)

Adding smoking chips to your grill is easy with Saffire's patented Smokin' Chip Feeder, simply remove the Smokin' Chip Feeder port cap, insert the Feeder tool, and twist the tool slightly to make the chips slide in
Stocking the hot charcoal with the ash cleaning tool through the smokin chip feeder port, without opening the Saffire

Easily add wood chips, small chunks and sticks for smoked flavor, without even opening the charcoal smoker.

No other kamado gives you all this versatility

  • Add smoking chips when ready so they do not burn up prematurely.
  • Cooking Grids do not need to be removed to add smoking chips.
  • Add wood for smoke even when Ceramic Heat Deflector is in place.
  • Wood chips do not get in the food or stuck in the grate.
  • Hands are not exposed to the fire.
  • Heat is not lost by opening kamado smoker - cooking cycle is not interrupted.
  • Sturdy, Stainless Steel Feeder Tool is also handy for adjusting charcoal, breaking up ice cubes and defending your surf & turf etc.
  • Feeder Port Hole is handy for checking/viewing the fire without opening the grill.
  • Port is also good for adjusting coals with ash tool on a long smoke, without opening grill and when the Heat Deflector is in the way.
  • Port may be unscrewed to fine tune air flow above the charcoal especially when smoking. This allows you to fine tune for blue smoke without pushing more air through the coals and heating it up more than wanted.

No More Soaking Your Chips

With regular grills and meat smokers it is recommended to soak wood chips in water for 30 minutes before adding them to the fire. This is to keep them from catching fire and burning up the needed smoke and flavor.

With Saffire, you don’t need to remember to soak your wood chips ahead of time, or at all! Now just add them to the kamado smoker, when ready, with the Chip Feeder Tool. Because of the efficient, low-airflow environment inside the Saffire, there just isn’t enough air for the chips to catch fire when you’re roasting and smoking at medium to low temperatures.

Another reason barbecue is easier with Saffire!

smokin chip feeder tool

Easiest Kamado Smoker to Use

  1. Place the chips or small chunks into the Chip Feeder Tool.
  2. Remove the cover on the front of the grill.
  3. Slide the tool through the port and twist to dump the chips on the fire.
  4. Remove the tool and replace the cover.
A blue Saffire kamado with steam coming out the top and a bag of wood chips and the smokin' chip feeder tool on the grill's side shelf

Tailor your Flavor with Wood-Smoked Savor

Many different species of wood chips are available to add different smoked flavors to your food. Some are more delicate and others stronger. (See the smoke intensity chart below.)

Smoking chips are usually available from your Saffire dealer as well as other stores.

Smoke Intensity Chart

One is mild. Ten is the strongest.

Intensity Chip Flavor Meat
1. White Cedar Salmon
2. Alder Seafood
3. Sugar Maple Poultry & Pork
4. Apple
5. Cherry
6. Beechnut
7. Hickory
8. Red Oak Beef
9. Olive
10. Mesquite

Precision-Controlled Smoker

Many smoke enthusiasts want what's often referred to as "blue smoke," as opposed to "white" or "yellow" smoke, for a fine smoke flavor. Air control is the key, and with a Saffire, you can get that with our patented chip feeder port. The port allows a small amount of air in, above the charcoal where the chips/chunks and smoke are.

Once your kamado is up to temperature, your food is on the grill and the lid is closed, use the Smokin' Chip Feeder tool to drop chips left and right. Spreading out your smoking chips allows them to receive the right amount of oxygen. Then only partially screw in the Smokin' Chip Feeder port cap on the front of your Saffire kamado, to allow air to flow in. This bypasses the coals below, turning your Smokin' Chip Feeder cap into an air damper for your smoking chips!

Winter Smoking with a Saffire Kamado Grill