SmokeH Big Chief Smoker Review

When Quantity and Quality are Your Priorities

I bought this Big Chief smoker as a replacement for my old charcoal smoker that I have used for more than 5 years. This Big Chief is a bit smaller and lighter, which makes it more convenient and easier to handle. It’s been great so far and I have been using this smoker for more than a year now.

I really like the many features of this smoker and it’s a huge improvement compared to my old charcoal model. It’s more expensive, I can tell you that, but I think the extra cost is returned in better quality. I believe that better quality comes with a price.

Who is It Suited For?



I believe that this Big Chief model is best suited for people who entertain guests frequently. If you usually smoke a lot of meat for yourself or for other folks then consider the cooking capacity and the convenience you get from this model. However, if you need a more affordable smoker then you better get something else.

Product Highlights

  • LARGE CAPACITY: This is one of the bigger Smokehouse Products available from the same manufacturer. And I do mean really large – it has a huge cooking surface, which can accommodate 50 pounds of meat. That’s big enough to serve food for a small party of 10 to 12 people. I usually put this smoker to good use during special occasions like family gatherings or Thanksgiving.
  • MAKES A TON OF JERKY AND OTHER STUFF: If I’m not entertaining guests with my home cooked meals, I usually use this front load smoker for making jerky (and at other times I use it to smoke different kinds of sausages). I find it a better smoker for making beef jerky compared to my other smoker. It’s a lot easier than using a charcoal smoker.
  • GREAT FOR SMOKING FISH: I think that an electric smoker is a better smoker when you’re smoking fish meat. This kind of meat is a bit tenderer compared to pork or beef. Most of the time I need better temperature control to smoke fish. Since this smoker only smokes food at one temperature only (165 degrees Fahrenheit).

Click here for the Smokehouse Big Chief Smoker specifications


  • This Big Chief has the following dimensions: 24.5” x 18” x 12”. It weighs 20.1 pounds. Comes with a limited 2 year warranty. Cooking capacity of 50 pounds.
  • This smoker is outfitted with a 450 watt heating element. It operates at 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • It also features an embossed aluminum construction.
  • The package includes this grill smoker, flavor pan, drip pan, 5 chrome plated grills, instructions, wood chips, and power cord. This item is delivered fully constructed without any assembly needed.
  • Click here to see more product features


I think this is a good BBQ smoker for the price. My only complaint is that the handle on the door of this smoker gets too hot to touch after you’ve been smoking meat for several hours. If you’re not careful you might get burned. I have since replaced the original handle with a much bigger one, the handle itself is made of wood; which tends to stay cooler compared to metal. Other than that, the Smokehouse Products Big Chief Front Load Smoker is real keeper.

Final Verdict



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Smokehouse Products Big Chief Front Load Smoker

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Smokehouse Products Big Chief Front Load Smoker
Big Chief front load smoker made by Smokehouse Products is the largest version in the Smokehouse family. With a 450 watt element and 5 grills this smoker is perfectly designed for fish, beef, poultry, pork and all other game. This all aluminum sided unit has been around for generations and still to this date is number one. Includes electric cord, flavor pan, grilling racks, and smoker.

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