Backwoods Smoker G2 Chubby
Backwoods Smoker G2 Chubby
In 2013 Backwoods introduced their G2 line, a revision and upgrade of their superb smokers. The G2 Chubby is the smallest model, although larger than the original Backwoods Chubby. G2 models are made from a heavier 20 gauge corrosion resistant steel and powder coated in black only. This should make sure rust is never a problem.
The interior dimensions are sized to hold industry standard 20.75" x 12.75" hotel pans and sheet pans that you can buy at any restaurant supply and use them to cook beans below meats, cobblers or cookies (above the meats!), sauces, or just use the machine as a holding oven.
They can be fitted with thermostat controllers, but it really isn't necessary. The Party G2 demo they sent us holds temps rock solid. Just start with a Weber Chimney of hot coals (fewer on hot days), pour them in the back left corner, fill the rest of the pan with unlit charcoal, and scatter some wood chunks around. There is a sliding damper on the back left side and another on the front right side. Start with the dampers wide open, and when the temp hits about 200°F in about 30 minutes in nice weather, throttle back to about 3/4" and it settles in at 225-235 °F. And. It. Just. Stays. There. For more than 6 hours on 10 pounds of charcoal. There is very little fussing to be done, and only on long cooks do you need to add more charcoal. The quality of smoke is first rate. You can cook hotter, but it is really tuned for these temps.
There is an easy to remove ash pan below the charcoal tray, and if you remove the water pan you have a fine grill. You can even put the charcoal tray in the cooking chamber if you want to move it closer to the meat.
$1,345 Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), actual price may vary.
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Combination Grill & Smoker
1,419 square inches ( about 70 burgers )
Manufacturer claims that all or practically all of this device is made in the USA
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