Borniak Smokers: The Key to Easy Food Smoking and High-Quality Hams and Sausages

There's nothing quite like the rich, smoky flavor of smoked meats and cheeses. Unfortunately, many people assume that smoking food is difficult and time-consuming, so they opt to purchase pre-smoked items from the supermarket. However, with the right equipment, smoking food is actually quite easy and can result in high-quality hams and sausages that are far superior to store-bought options. Borniak Smokers are the perfect solution for those who want to smoke food with ease and make their own high-quality hams and sausages.

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What is a Borniak Smoker?

A Borniak Smoker is a type of smoker that uses electricity to heat up wood chips and produce smoke. Unlike traditional smokers that use charcoal or wood as fuel, electric smokers are easy to use and require less monitoring. Borniak Smokers are designed with the user in mind, featuring precise temperature control and a large smoking chamber that can accommodate a variety of foods.

Borniak Electric Smoker

There are many benefits to using a Borniak Smoker for smoking food. Firstly, it's incredibly easy to use. Simply fill the wood chip tray, set the desired temperature, and let the smoker do its thing. There's no need to monitor the smoker constantly, making it the perfect solution for those who want to smoke food without dedicating a lot of time to the process.

In addition, Borniak electric smokers are highly efficient. They use less wood chips than traditional smokers, making them a more cost-effective solution in the long run. Plus, they're designed to be environmentally friendly, emitting fewer pollutants than traditional smokers.

Perhaps the biggest advantage of using a Borniak smoker is the quality of the food it produces. The precise temperature control allows for consistent smoking results, resulting in high-quality hams, sausages, and cheeses that are far superior to store-bought options. Plus, when you smoke food at home, you have the freedom to customize the flavor to your liking, experimenting with different wood chip types and flavorings.

How to Smoke Food with a Borniak Smoker

If you're new to smoking food, using a Borniak Smoker is the perfect way to get started. Here are some simple steps to follow for smoking food with ease:

  • Step 1: Choose your wood chips - The type of wood chips you use will impact the flavor of your food. Some popular wood chips for smoking include hickory, oak, adler, apple, and cherry. Experiment with different wood chips to find the flavor you prefer.
  • Step 2: Preheat the smoker - Preheat your Borniak electric smoker to the desired temperature. For hams and sausages, a temperature of around 90 Celcius is recommended.
  • Step 3: Add the wood chips - Once the smoker is preheated and your meat is dry when you touch it you can start the smoking process. Meat cannot be sticky in touch because the smoke will not penetrate the meat. Add the wood chips to the smoke generator in your Borniak Smoker. Fill at least 50% of the smoke generator, this will give you at least 4 hours of smoke production. Once the wood chips are smoking, place the food in the smoker. Be sure to leave enough space between the items to allow for proper air circulation.
  • Step 4. Measure the meat temperature as it has to reach certain level. Hams internal temperature should be 72 Celcius inside and you meat is ready.
  • While Borniak electric smokers require less monitoring than traditional smokers, it's still important to keep an eye on the temperature and smoke output. Adjust the temperature as needed
  • Check for doneness - Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the food to ensure it's fully cooked. The recommended temperature will vary depending on the type of food you're smoking, so be sure to consult a guide or recipe for the proper temperature.
  • Enjoy! - Once the food is fully cooked, remove it from the smoker and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Be sure to store any leftovers properly in the refrigerator or freezer.

Making Your Own High-Quality Hams and Sausages

In addition to smoking meats and cheeses, a Borniak electric smoker is the perfect tool for making your own high-quality smoked hams, sausages, fish, vegetables or fruits. By making your own hams and sausages, you can control the quality of the ingredients and customize the flavor to your liking.

To make your own ham or sausage, you'll need to start with the proper cut of meat. For ham, a bone-in pork shoulder or leg is recommended. For sausage, you can use a variety of meats, such as pork, beef, or chicken. Once you have your meat, you'll need to cure it with a mixture of salt, sugar, and seasonings.

After the meat has been cured, it's ready to be smoked. Follow the steps outlined above for smoking food with a Borniak electric smoker, being sure to monitor the temperature and smoke output to ensure the meat is cooked properly.

Once the ham or sausage is fully cooked, it's ready to be enjoyed! You can slice the ham for sandwiches or serve it as a main dish, while sausage can be grilled, pan-fried, or added to pasta dishes.


Using a Borniak electric smoker is an easy and efficient way to smoke food and make your own high-quality hams and sausages. By following the simple steps outlined above, you can create delicious smoked meats and cheeses that are far superior to store-bought options. Plus, with the ability to customize the flavor to your liking, the possibilities are endless. So why not give it a try and see for yourself how easy and delicious smoking food can be with a Borniak electric smoker?

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