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Ole Hickory Pits CTO

Ole Hickory Pits CTO

The Ole Hickory Pits CTO (Convecture Tri Oven) Smoker is the multi-use smoker you’ve been searching for. Featuring innovative smoking technology, quality American craftsmanship, and versatility; the CTO Smoker is exactly what you need to create endless BBQ masterpieces in your backyard.

Unlike most gas smokers out in the market, the CTO Smoker provides you with the best of both worlds. The CTO Smoker gives you the option of cooking with propane/ or natural gas alone, or you can simultaneously cook with both gas and charcoal/wood. Simply hook up your gas, load up the pullout firebox with wood chunks or charcoal and turn on the smoker. The gas will blow into the wood/charcoal, effortlessly igniting the wood/charcoal. Whether you’re feeling the need for a smokier taste in your food or want the ease of cooking with gas, the CTO multi-use smoker offers both options so you don’t have to choose.

What makes the CTO multi-use smoker unique is it’s innovative built-in convection fan system - exclusive to Ole Hickory Pits Smokers. With the built-in convection fan system (located on the bottom), the heat/smoke circulates from the front to the back similar to the heat movement used in convection ovens. This innovative system allows for a quicker cook and assists in keeping the temperature of the smoker steady and consistent throughout the cook. The consistency of the CTO Smoker allows you to set it and forget it for up to 6 hours! With the CTO multi-use smoker by your side, the days of having to babysit your cook are over. 

The CTO multi-use smoker is built to last; With a heavy-duty 22g stainless steel exterior, you won't have to worry about the CTO smoker rusting up, this versatile smoker has been designed to withstand standard wear and tear and the interior walls of the CTO are made of 22g stainless steel, are fully insulated and thermostat-controlled (up to 325F degrees) to provide you with a lifetime of quality smoking. Consistent, versatile, easy to use and built like a tank; the CTO multi-use smoker is perfect for any BBQ enthusiast who wants the ease of gas and the authentic taste of wood/charcoal.

The Ole Hickory CTO is designed for outdoor use, but it's NSF certification makes it a great indoor smoker in a restaurant setting. Restaurants all across the country chose to include the CTO in their commercial kitchens due to its outstanding reputation of being a reliable and consistent smoker. We suggest planning to place an adequate hood over the CTO to ensure there is sufficient ventilation. We also suggest getting into contact with local inspectors to make sure they approve of this smoker for commercial use in your area. 

Delivery: DO NOT sign for your grill/smoker until you have unpacked it and confirmed there is no damage. If your grill/smoker or the outside packaging is damaged, do not sign for it. Notate the damage on the paperwork, take photos of the damage, and refuse delivery. If you sign for your smoker and accept delivery with damage (aka signing "clean"), Big Poppa Smokers cannot file a damage claim and will take no responsibility for damage repairs and replacements. To read more about our damage claims policy, please visit this page:

Meat Capacity: 12 racks of ribs, 16 baby back ribs, 32 Boston butts (4-6 lb.), 16 turkeys (8 lb.), 36 whole chickens, 72 half chickens, or 12 briskets (12lb.) 

Standard features:

4 heavy-duty, NSF approved casters.

4 nickel-plated removable sliding racks


Convection Fan System 

Grease Drain

Upper Limit Control Switch

Dial Thermometer



Construction: Heavy-duty 22 gauge stainless steel interior side walls (100% welded & inspected seams) tubular steel frame, 22 gauge stainless steel exterior, Fully insulated - rated 1800 degree F

Fuel: Propane or natural gas. Firebox included for the option to cook with both gas and charcoal/wood chunks simultaneously. 

Quick tip: Add the competition switch upgrade to be able to cook with charcoal/wood chunks alone. The competition switch cuts the igniter to the burner.   

Firebox: Three - 1 lb. wood chunks (approximately 1/4 of a fireplace size log) will last for up to 8 hours of cooking with the Convecture Fan System.

Gas Burner: 40,000 BTU Burner with Electronic ignition, available for propane or natural gas.

Exhaust: Two - 3/4'' x 5 1/4'' Vents. Equipped with adjustable manifold control dampers.  

Thermostat Control Range: Thermostat control ranges from 100 degrees F to 325 degrees F. Do not exceed cooking temps of 275 degrees F.

Cooking Temperature Range: 160-225 degree F. Do not exceed cooking temps above 275 degrees F to avoid tripping the "high limit" switch. 

Upper Limit Control Switch: Extra Safety Feature (set at 350 degrees F)

Dial Thermometer Size: 2 1/2'' diameter

Convection Fan System: One (1) 1/30 HP Motor. 5" fan blade provides a mix of both heat and smoke for product consistency.

Electrical: 110 Volts, 60 HZ, single-phase (Avoid Non-Grounded Extension cords)

Grease Drain: 1" Pipe with 1" Ball Valve


Cooking Surface: 19.51 Sq. Ft.

Sliding Racks: (4) 26.5" x 26.5" (nickel-plated)

*Each rack fits one full-sized pan

Overall Dimensions: 34 1/4'' W (including control box) x 38'' D(including door handle) x 64 3/4'' H (77'' with door open) 

Crated Dimensions: 48”L x 42”W x 74”H

Uncrated Weight: 680 lbs.

Crated Shipping Weight: 870 lbs. 


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SKU: 0050DSV

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