The Smokey Joe series’ durable, lightweight, compact design is perfect for barbecuing on the go - whether walking to the beach or taking a road trip.
Smokey Joe Series portable barbecues
Weber's Smokey Joe charcoal bbqs combine all the wonderful qualities of cooking with charcoal in a portable package. Offering the very best of American style charcoal bbqs, you can enjoy the rich, smoky taste of delicious grilled food on the go. Whether you wish to sear a steak, roast a rotisserie chicken or slow cook smoky-flavoured ribs, a Smokey Joe portable charcoal barbecue provides everything you need.
What makes our Weber Smokey Joe unique
The Weber Smokey Joe barbecue is a small and fully featured portable design that is just as capable as its larger bbq cousins. The Smokey Joe was launched by Weber in 1955 and was based on our pioneering Kettle design, which helped found the company just three years earlier. This was an instant hit, at a time when more and more Americans were travelling for leisure. Combining the superb grilling qualities of a charcoal Kettle bbq in a versatile, portable package, the Smokey Joe remains an enduring success, refined and perfected over many years by Weber’s talented designers.
Lightweight portable BBQ
After a day of adventures, relax and savour the rich aromas of a sensational, sizzling meal, grilled on our Smokey Joe portable barbecue. With their light weight, carrying handles, heat shield, lockable lids and stands suitable for ground or tabletop barbecuing, cooking on the go has never been easier. With the compact and efficient design, offering a surprising amount of cooking area, the Smokey Joe is the perfect option, along with our Traveler and Go-Anywhere models, for hazy summer days camping, lazy afternoons on the beach or simply relaxing at the park.
Stylish colours to match your portable BBQ to your garden
Breaking free of the more traditional black-coloured barbecue, the Weber Smokey Joe Premium is available in four vibrant colours: spring green, smoke grey, crimson red and slate blue. This eye-catching touch adds a distinctive quality to the Smokey Joe design, and allows you to choose the colour that suits you or your tastes.
Vegetables, fish, meat – cook gourmet meals with Smokey Joe
Cooking with charcoal, with the sizzling sounds, smoky aromas and glowing embers, speaks to us of our long history of preparing hot food in the wild. Whether you are slow roasting ribs for a family picnic, smoking a salmon fillet on the beach or heating a vegetable pizza whilst camping, American style, this highly capable charcoal barbecue can grill and smoke any food to perfection. This portable round bbq model will cook your favourite recipe just as well as a larger charcoal bbq such as the classic Original Kettle.
Important Features of our Smokey Joe portable BBQ
The Weber Smokey Joe and premium model charcoal bbq are made to the same high standards as all our barbecues and accessories. From the sleek corrosion-resistant porcelain-enamelled bowl and lid, tough stainless steel body and grate to details such as the rust-resistant aluminium vent and comfortable carry handle, the Smokey Joe will serve you well for years and years.
Smokey Joe charcoal grill – frequently asked questions
Wondering how quickly you can start cooking or where exactly you can cook up a feast? Read our faqs for handy tips.
How long does a Smokey Joe need to heat up?
To reach the right temperature for cooking, a Smokey Joe takes around 15- 20 minutes, depending on the weather. Our best tip is to use the right charcoal briquettes along with a charcoal lighter, such as our Lighter Cubes, in conjunction with the Rapidfire Compact Chimney Starter, all available through Weber. A Rapidfire chimney starter is a fantastic way to start a charcoal grill, with the coals held in a canister-shaped cylinder, accelerating the combustion process. Don’t forget your oven gloves and tongs!
Is barbecuing with a Smokey Joe allowed in parks?
Where you can use a Smokey Joe charcoal bbq will depend on local laws and facilities. Barbecuing in public parks with charcoal and gas is permitted in some areas, providing it takes place within a designated barbecue area and follows strict rules on avoiding the risk of fire and scorch damage to park furniture, grass and other surfaces. Please consult the parks department of your local authority or the nearest tourist information centre for advice.
Does charcoal add flavour to your meal?
There is nothing close to the taste of perfectly grilled vegetables or meat, served piping hot from a Smokey Joe bbq. As the food sizzles, the juices drip down and mingle with the burning embers and create a wonderfully rich and smoky aroma that infuses the meal with flavours you cannot find anywhere else. Whether you wish to grill a juicy soy-flavoured steak, sear a glazed chicken skewer, or simply smoke a freshly caught fish, you will find the best results with our range of portable charcoal bbq grills including the Traveler, Go-Anywhere and Smokey Joe bbq.
Barbecue anywhere – Buy a Weber Smokey Joe charcoal grill now
Whether you fancy a dip at the beach, a hike in the hills, or a grill evening in the garden, the Weber Smokey Joe charcoal grill will help deliver delicious dishes every time. With over 40 offices worldwide, we understand what makes grilling a success all over the globe. Order today and we will deliver within 7-9 days within the United Kingdom, except British Overseas Territories, Gibraltar, and British Forces Post Offices. Free return for recalls and voluntary returns.