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Humphrey’s BBQ Battle Box Smoker Review

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Humphrey's Battle Box Smoker

Humphrey’s BBQ Battle Box was their first smoker. This mid-size, charcoal vertical cabinet cooker is gaining popularity for home and competition use. Although crafted from heavy steel and 1200° insulation with locking latches that clamp the firebox and smokebox doors shut, it is not air tight and leaks smoke in certain areas by design.

A two inch ball valve regulates air intake and there is a dampered chimney on top.

The water pan sits within the tubular welded frame above the firebox, or it can be ordered with a slide out water pan. It comes with three 14″ x 22″ expanded steel cooking racks that can be positioned in twelve rack locations. However, if you order the slide out pan, you lose two rack positions at the bottom. The photo above shows the slide out pan. Below Chad Humphrey shows off the 2015 versions of his BBQ Battle Box, and the small Half-Pint Smoker.

Outer dimensions are 22″W x 28″D x 42″T. The smoke box provides 5630 cubic inches of cooking space. It weighs 325 lbs. and rests on four heavy duty casters.

Ten stock powder coat colors are offered. Custom colors, logos and various add-ons are available.

Surprisingly, there is no warranty.

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Product Information:

  • Model:
    Battle Box Smoker
  • Item Price:
    $ 2,295.00
    *Price Subject To Change
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  • Primary Capacity:
    924 square inches
    Large (about 45 burgers)

Published On: 9/22/2015 Last Modified: 7/13/2021

  • Max Good,’s Full-Time Grill Tester - Max Good is's Vice President of Product Reviews & Keeper of the Flame and is the world's only full-time reviewer of outdoor cooking equipment including smokers, grills, pizza ovens, griddles, and more.


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