CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Pride’s newest smoker, the SRG-400, is already enjoying tremendous success in commercial settings. The compact SRG-400, gas-fired, wood burning, 400lb-capacity stationary rack smoker will be on display at the 2014 National Restaurant Association Show, May 17-20 at McCormick Place, Booth #7935.
In addition to taking the guesswork out of smoking, the SRG-400 easily fits through a standard 36” doorway and under a standard depth hood. The air delivery system is a combination of an air over wood burning firebox and a two-speed convection fan with air channels designed to provide even temperature and air flow throughout the cabinet. “The SRG-400 is a result of Southern Pride’s commitment to providing performance enhancing, cost-effective, commercial smoking solutions,” says Jared Robertson, President, Southern Pride Distributing, LLC.
The SRG-400 provides constant temperature and adjustable moisture control that can be used to improve texture and tenderness and avoid overcooking or drying. “Consistent product is vital to our success,” says Reggie Young, chef/owner of Bad Bob’s Barbeque Restaurants. “In the past we required two ovens to cook all our ribs, chicken, brisket and butts to our exact quality standards. Now our SRG-400 cooks everything and runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We adjust the settings with more moisture for our brisket and ribs, and adjust the smoker for a dry roast for our chicken. We get perfect results every time. The SRG-400 produces the best ribs that I have ever seen. We sell out regularly and get so many compliments from customers.”
The SRG-400 works as a fully functional smoker but may also serve as a holding cabinet for cooked meats and side items. The SRG-400 provides robust cooking capacities of 42 pork butts, 65 St. Louis ribs, 72 whole chickens, 21 beef briskets or 52 spare ribs without sacrificing space or flavor. Optional features include a dual product door system, single or dual door pass-through system, glass display doors, stainless steel vertical rib racks, additional 18”x26” nickel chrome flat racks and vertical rib racks increasing capacity to 91 ribs per cook. The removable rack slide system allows for infinite flexibility in spacing of product racks accommodating 27 flat racks measuring 18”x26” each at the minimum spacing of 1.5” producing 87.75 square feet of cook surface. Stainless steel construction, single product door, two-speed convection fan system, seven nickel chrome flat racks, two inch insulated wall construction and removable rack slides are standard. With the pass-through system upgrade, the smoker offers the option to load and unload products from either side, keeping the smoker fully loaded, increasing workflow and throughput.
ABOUT SOUTHERN PRIDE
Southern Pride was founded in 1976 when Mike Robertson and his father, B.B., hand built and marketed their first rotisserie and smoker. Today, some 20,000 rotisseries and smokers later, Southern Pride laser cuts, bends and forms their own stainless steel and assembles every element of the cookers, still by hand in their 117,000 square foot manufacturing headquarters in Alamo, TN.