ブタ
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 08-14-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
winochef
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 08-14-13
Location: Williamsburg Va.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Questions on Humphreys Smokers

I'm contemplating buying a vertical smoker and was checking out the Humphrey's site and under their facts on their smokers they said their's wasn't built air tight. I'm used to my BGE, when smoke escapes there is a leak i.e. damaged gasket,daisy wheel not set correctly. My question is does this cause a quicker burn time on your fuel compared to others such as the Stumpster or the Backwoods? Are those also not air tight but fail to mention it
like Humphrey's website?
winochef is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Unread 08-14-2013, 06:57 PM   #2
Untraceable
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 05-19-11
Location: mn
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Backwoods are not air tight
Untraceable is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-14-2013, 07:08 PM   #3
winochef
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 08-14-13
Location: Williamsburg Va.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Do you have a backwoods? How ya like it,pros/cons? I guess they all are not. But does it affect burn time at all?
winochef is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-14-2013, 08:25 PM   #4
K-Train
is one Smokin' Farker

 
K-Train's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-22-11
Location: Edgewater, MD
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Have my Humphrey's for a little over 2 weeks. It is very fuel friendly.
__________________
Keith Fat Maxine's BBQ
Thanks to: Firecraft (www.firecraft.com), In House Jewelers, and DArtagnan Foods
Humphrey's Battle Box
WSM 22.5
K-Train is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-14-2013, 10:56 PM   #5
IamMadMan
Babbling Farker
 
IamMadMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-30-11
Location: Southern New Jersey
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I bought a Humphrey's in March of 2013.... I have the Down East Beast.

I get about 10-12 hour cook from 8 pounds of charcoal before I have to add more if needed. I am just as happy with the cooker today, as I was the day I got it. It cooks like a dream...

my doors do not leak, the smoke only comes out of the chimney.
__________________
Humphrey's DownEast Beast W/BBQ Guru
IamMadMan is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-14-2013, 11:34 PM   #6
swamprb
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
swamprb's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-27-06
Location: Bothell WA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

My Eggs and BWS Gater are fuel mizers, fuel consumption isn't an issue for me using either. I may get some smoke through a slide vent on the BWS when the Guru is blowing, but its nothing thats concerned me. I've got 3 LBGE's and one still has both gaskets, one has one left and the other has none, and they still get the job done.
Humphrey's would be my next pit.
__________________
Brian - Left Hand Smoke BBQ PNWBA 2010 Team of the Year
BGE's/WSM's/Pellet Pro WSM/BWS Gater/BDS Clones/Cookshack 008/Weber Performer w EZ-Que/Cajun Bandit/Rib-O-Lator Test Pilot/La Caja China/BBQ Guru/Weber 1000 RK Drum Coffee Roaster
Follow Left Hand Smoke on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Left-H...462391?sk=wall
KCBS CBJ/PNWBA CBJ www.pnwba.com
swamprb is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-15-2013, 05:47 AM   #7
winochef
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 08-14-13
Location: Williamsburg Va.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

the more I read and from the feed back I'm leaning to a humphrey. If you get the heat diverter plate can you omit the water pan? After reading a post here on water smoker basics it sounded like when you go to 275+ degrees there are some negatives such as soft bark, little smoke ring basically steaming the meat. Any thoughts
winochef is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-15-2013, 06:00 AM   #8
IamMadMan
Babbling Farker
 
IamMadMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-30-11
Location: Southern New Jersey
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by winochef View Post
the more I read and from the feed back I'm leaning to a humphrey. If you get the heat diverter plate can you omit the water pan? After reading a post here on water smoker basics it sounded like when you go to 275+ degrees there are some negatives such as soft bark, little smoke ring basically steaming the meat. Any thoughts
I have never had steam build-up in my Humprey's smoker. But then again, I like to cook at 245 - 250 with the use of a guru. Only one time did I bump it up to 300 and that was to finish a cook faster. I don't recall anything different about that cook.

Your best bet is to ask Kevin "Smokinit" maybe send him a message here.. He knows these things well..
__________________
Humphrey's DownEast Beast W/BBQ Guru
IamMadMan is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-15-2013, 06:01 AM   #9
Untraceable
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 05-19-11
Location: mn
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

once you start dealing with higher heats, understand that you dont have to use water. If its your intention on running 275+, fill the water pan with sand. Then youll really see them run efficiently. No energy is wasted boiling water.

FWIW, Ive heard they offer a heat diverter because its been engrained into everyones head that you need a heat diverter with that style of cooker. Actual tests showed it did very little.
Untraceable is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-15-2013, 06:22 AM   #10
winochef
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 08-14-13
Location: Williamsburg Va.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I like using a water pan but there are times I like to run them a little hot mainly to crisp up chicken/duck skin. I wonder if you used the lower shelf to place 1/2" stone or ceramic like a BGE?
winochef is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-15-2013, 07:01 AM   #11
Untraceable
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 05-19-11
Location: mn
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

well the beauty of the top rack in reverse flow verticals is the ridiculous heat and reflection of the top of the chamber.

Im not one to talk tho... Ive never ran water in a wsm, nor did I ever run water in my BWS. Probably still wont run water when my Cube comes in.
Untraceable is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-15-2013, 08:23 AM   #12
winochef
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 08-14-13
Location: Williamsburg Va.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Contacted Smokinit and got some insight. You can pull out water pan at end, bump temp. up to set glaze or crisp skin. Can put fire brick/ceramic in pan or like untraceable suggested- Fill w/sand for a entire dry smoke.
winochef is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-15-2013, 08:27 AM   #13
Untraceable
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 05-19-11
Location: mn
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

sand is pretty easy to clean up. any grease that gets past the foil clumps like kitty litter. Just make sure you check the sand ever couple cooks. I hear fat (oil)+ sand+high heat creates a natural asphalt type rock.
Untraceable is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 08-15-2013, 08:47 AM   #14
polishdon
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 10-07-09
Location: Buffalo, NY
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

My battle box does not leak. Only place you see smoke is from the exhaust pipe when I'm running it.

We've run ours up to 400 degrees with a litte water in the pan to cook a pie without issues.
__________________
Humphrey's Battle Box;WSM; OTS; DPP Trailer Clone, Wood Fired Double Kettle Pizza Cooker
polishdon is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 08-15-2013, 01:52 PM   #15
winochef
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 08-14-13
Location: Williamsburg Va.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

With all the potholes on VA. roads the State may pay for the asphalt I make in the pan!
winochef is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts