SQ36 Barbeque Smoker | Meadow Creek BBQ Smokers
SQ36 Barbeque Smoker
ALERT: Meadow Creek has changed the grates on all their models. Some of the photos on our website are outdated and still show expanded metal grates. Click here to read more about the new grates.
SQ36 Smoker SQ36 Smoker Diagram
SQ36 With Lid Open SQ36 Smoke Distributor
Optional Charcoal Grill Pan SQ36 Offset Smoker
Firebox Vent on Firebox
Inside of Firebox Food Grade Stainless Steel Grate That Doesn't Rust
Thermometer Open Firebox With Ash Tray

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Blog Posts That Show Us Cooking on the SQ36:
Review: SQ36 Offset Smoker
Jeremy's Birthday BBQ
Pigs for the Hungry
Couple’s Night Story
Advantages of a Grill Smoker Combo
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A Feast for Your Eyes, a Rumble in Your Stomach
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SQ36 Barbeque Smoker

This entry level BBQ smoker is an outstanding choice for aspiring cooks that can't afford a larger tank smoker with reverse flow draft. If you need more space, add a 2nd Tier Grate to almost double your cooking area.

Similar to the PR36 BBQ Smoker, this backyard cooker adds a firebox on the side, which gives you more control over the temperature in the smoker even when the fire is hot.

Indirect heat comes from slowly burning wood or charcoal in the fire box. An ash pan and "stay open" door with positive lock latches make the process fun and easy.

Price: $1,096.00 (USD) • Quantity:
Charcoal Grill Pan +$75.00
Vinyl Cover +$105.00
2nd Tier Grate +$165.00
Insulated Firebox +$625.00
No Flat Solid Tires (set) +$45.00
Rib Rack +$95.00
Charcoal Slideout Basket +$155.00
Replacement Thermometer +$40.00
Replacement Stainless Steel Grate +$195.00
Replacement Firebox Grate +$65.00
Replacement Wheel +$25.00
Replacement Wheel With Solid Tire +$45.00
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Features and Benefits of the SQ36 BBQ Smoker

  • Non-rusting Stainless Steel Grates make your BBQ smoker maintenance easier and eliminate possible rust contamination on your meat.
  • Smoke travels through the smoke distributor and surrounds the meat before exiting out of the chimney.
  • Top and bottom vents maintain control of the internal temperature.
  • Slide Out Ash Pan collects all the ashes for easy disposal even while you're cooking.
  • Charcoal Grate in Fire Box lets the ashes fall below the firebox, so the fire can burn more efficiently.
  • Ball Valve Drain conveniently drains grease and water out of the bottom when it's time to clean up and wash it out.
  • Stay Cool Handles on Slide Vents and Firebox Door let you control the draft and open hot doors without burning your hand.
  • Thermometer on Smoking Chamber Door helps you conveniently keep an accurate tab of the temperature.
  • Painted with 1,200 degree F heat resistant paint.
Fire Box
1/4" steel end-loading fire box and slide out ash pan.

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Options for the SQ36 Smoker

Optional Charcoal Pan for Grilling
Optional charcoal grill pan for grilling with direct heat.

Comparing this with a TS60 BBQ Smoker?
Click here to learn about the differences.

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Meat CapacitiesCrowd SizesMeat Recommendations

Overall Dimensions56.5"H x 61.5"L x 29"W
Grate Dimensions14.5" x 35"
Grate StyleWire Grid With 1/2" Spacing
2nd Tier Grate Dimensions13" x 34"
Cooking Area3.52 sq. ft. (507.5 sq. in.)
Cooking Area With 2nd Tier Grate6.59 sq. ft. (949.5 sq. in.)
Net Weight310 lbs.
Shipping Weight350 lbs.
Metal Thickness on Smoker13 Gauge
Metal Thickness on Fire Box1/4"

Usage Recommendations

For smoking, we recommend using non-petroleum based starters. Residue in the smoke from these starters can contaminate the cooking box, potentially effecting the flavor of the meat. The use of a torch or paper and kindling is most effective. Use approximately 15–20 lbs. of charcoal in the fire box to get started. Once the meat is placed in the smoker, you can add wood in the fire box for smoking. From there, you can use either wood or charcoal. Add wood or charcoal as needed to maintain the correct temperature.

For grilling, place charcoal pan in smoker below stainless steel grate and put in approximately 15 pounds of charcoal.

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Our Promise

Now that you've learned all the smart reasons to buy a Meadow Creek barbecue cooker, where will you buy it? You can't buy straight from Meadow Creek, so it comes down to choosing a dealer. We (Yoder's Smoky Mountain Barbecue) are the leading online distributor for Meadow Creek, and here's our promise to you:

  • Prompt and Honest Service: We take calls and emails seriously and do our best to reply within several business days. Sometimes things come up, but we strive to be 100% honest with quotes, lead times, and all.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: We are dead serious about making and keeping you happy. We'll make sure you're covered in freight damages and help you troubleshoot problems. We offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all our Meadow Creek barbeque equipment (except for Ultimate Caterers). If for any reason you are not happy with your unit, you may return the cooker to us within 30 days of the delivery or pickup date, and we will refund the purchase price minus the shipping and handling. You are responsible to pay the return shipping.
  • Wow Box: A 3-pack starter kit of Meadow Creek barbecue rub.
  • Free Phone Consultation: Once you're our customer, we will gladly answer your questions over the phone and help you troubleshoot problems.

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Grab a copy of our Meadow Creek Buyer's Guide. Or call Marlin (the guy to the right) toll-free at (877) 602-1568 to get some good free advice.

If you're ready to order, you can either choose truck freight to your address or local pickup in Kalona, IA for a small fee (if we have what you want in stock).

If you already have a freight quote or if freight is not a concern, you can buy through our secure online checkout.

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Struggling to choose the right cooker for your needs? Check out our Meadow Creek cooker comparison charts. If you would like to discuss your dream cooker over the phone, call Marlin toll-free at (877) 602-1568 to get some good, friendly advice. Or if you're close by, come visit our display lot in Pikeville, Tennessee to check out these fine barbeques! We offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all our Meadow Creek barbeque equipment (except the Ultimate Caterers—sorry, too much risk). Please realize that we (Yoder’s Smoky Mountain Barbecue) are a dealer for Meadow Creek. This promise applies only if you buy from us. If for any reason you are not happy with your unit, you may return the cooker to us within 30 days of the delivery or pickup date, and we will refund the purchase price minus the shipping and handling. You are responsible to pay the return shipping.
What did you think of the videos? Meadow Creek makes some amazing smokers, pig roasters, chicken cookers, and grills. All this equipment is made in the Amish Community of Lancaster County, PA. The talented craftsmen at Meadow Creek hand-make each unit. They seriously go the extra mile to make sure you’re smoked pink. What really puts the sauce on the brisket is all the revolutionary features and options that make barbecue fun and easy, and even a money-machine, if BBQ is your business.
Integrity: Meadow Creek cookers are made in a culture of Godly ethics—honesty, diligence, and fairness. Whether it’s a Shoo-fly pie or a barbecue smoker, you will be treated right.
Stainless Steel Grates: Every Meadow Creek barbecue cooker comes standard with non-rusting stainless steel grates. This eliminates the hassle of scrubbing rust and the danger of possible rust contamination on your meat.