Published: July 14, 2013
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If you are a frequent reader of this site you know that for the past year and a half I have been using a standard Weber Smokey Mountain for all of my barbecue competitions and also for many of my barbecue adventures. It wasn’t until the end of 2012 that I came to the realization that I wanted to purchase a brand new smoker, that can be used in addition to my Weber Smokey Mountain, so I set off to research what I wanted to purchase.
Being that there is so many great barbecue smokers on the market to purchase, I had to really had to think about the must haves for this barbecue smoker purchase. The must haves for me for this purchase were very simple 1) it needed to be portable without having to purchase a trailer 2) the cost of the smoker and lastly the amount of food that could be fit in the smoker.
Portable – Even though I don’t mind adding a trailer to my car, I was the only one that really did so with that being said I really needed to purchase a smoker that could be lifted and moved via my Honda CRV. I would have to say that this was the most important factor when I decided to purchase a new smoker. The Backwoods “Chubby” really fit the bill in this category being that the weight is a hefty 115lbs which isn’t so heavy for a person like me to lift into the back my of CRV.
Price – We all wish that we had a lot of money to spend on smokers, barbecue tools and accessories and so much more, but unfortunately if you don’t win the lotto or are a barbecue superstar and you don’t have to worry about money then I think that the Backwoods Chubby is a great investment. While doing my research for the smoker, I only heard great things about the Backwoods brand and also the chubby.
Cooker Size and Storage – The Backwoods Chubby has 4 racks 16 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches and comes with two extra sliders for more flexible arrangement of your meat. The cooking compartment is 13 inches high, 17 inches deep and 16 inches wide. The fire box is 2 inches high, 18 inches deep and 16 inches wide. The charcoal pan is designed to hold approximately 10 pounds of briquettes comfortably. It is designed with an expanded metal bottom that allows the ashes to fall through into an ash pan for easy cleaning.
Overall Review – I really enjoy this smoker very much and so far think that this smoker is a great investment for anyone who wants this smoker to be an addition to another smoker. This smoker is also a great rib cooker or if you are only doing one or two meats at a time. This smoker is also great to take on a camping trip as it is a great size to fit into your trunk and then drive, and then remove the smoker. Also, this smoker produces some great smoky flavors as the smoker has a great ventilation system as the smoke engulfs the whole smoker from the bottom up. Being that Backwoods Smoker’s have been in business since 1987, you know that you are getting a great quality product. I know that the next smoker will be another Backwoods as I am officially hooked. I can’t wait to add some other great barbecue products and accessories to the smoker. NEXT Up for me a BBQ Guru or a Stoker temperature device to add …
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