The Rauchboy Smoker is no longer manufactured but we have sourced this as an alternative, it is the closest to the Rauchboy we could find.
In all smokers, the fuel needs a constant supply of oxygen. Unfortunately, the design of many smokers makes an even supply of oxygen impossible. After only a few minutes, the smoke material, swelling with condensation, closes the fire chamber off and the air circulation constantly drops and the fire goes out.
The beekeeper can delay this process a little by using materials that glow longer, or by using the bellows. Both methods cause extra, unnecessary work for beekeepers and are also highly unreliable. Any delay, for example, searching for the queen, reduces the fire. It then has to be fanned up again with considerable effort, or even rekindled. If this is to be avoided, adequate air circulation should be ensured at all times.
This smoker is similar in design to the Rauchboy as it has an internal design to ensure constant air circulation through the embers. Compaction of the fuel can no longer have any adverse effects, as the air flow can emerge at the sides and thus ensure an even supply oxygen.
- Removable internal chamber
- Wire guard to protect from burns
- Made of stainless steel
- Leather bellows - the leather may vary from the picture show
- 24cm height, 10cm diameter
- Internal chamber 16cm by 9cm
- Hanging hook