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cheez59
10-13-2015, 06:39 PM
I found a used Humphrey's Battlebox on CL today. The owner says it is 2 years old and has had 6-8 cooks on it. He also said he had kept it in a garage most of it's life with the exception of a few comps. The pics he posted look fair but I think it is more of a photography thing than anything else. He is asking $1150 but I think I can get it for closer to a grand. I want an insulated cabinet and have really had my sights on a new LSG. This smoker is 1/3 the price of the Lonestar and it is less than 2 hours away. What does the Brethren think? Any and all opinions are welcome.

PatAttack
10-13-2015, 06:44 PM
If I had the spare cash, I'd be all over that!

Does it have any extras?

That's a great deal!!

I really want one of those...

landarc
10-13-2015, 06:47 PM
Normally, I am a 'buy what you want' and not 'settle' guy. But, for that price, if it's in good shape, I would have to buy it.

smokinit
10-13-2015, 07:11 PM
Good stuff if you want more Info on it pm me

cheez59
10-13-2015, 07:13 PM
If I had the spare cash, I'd be all over that!

Does it have any extras?

That's a great deal!!

I really want one of those...
The only extras it has is the heat deflector and the 8" non pneumatic rubber tires. About $200 add on if you bought it new.

dwfisk
10-13-2015, 07:14 PM
If it is in halfway decent shape I'd be all over it for that price range.

PatAttack
10-13-2015, 07:14 PM
Like I say, if I had the extra cash, I'd beat you to it!:-P:becky:

tunnelengineer
10-13-2015, 07:52 PM
That's a great deal.

renegade4377
10-14-2015, 03:53 AM
do not see how you could go wrong with it. Good brand low price and you could always sell later if you changed your mind on it, and wanted something different.Let us know how you like cooking on it

pjtexas1
10-14-2015, 06:10 AM
I hope you call and get this ASAP. It won't last long.

IamMadMan
10-14-2015, 06:21 AM
You can't beat the price and the quality

jstokes3
10-14-2015, 08:14 AM
Go for it. Now. Go for it.

pigville porkers
10-14-2015, 08:48 AM
I picked up one just like that this year one yr old for 1400. Was the best buy I ever made. Get it you will not look back

cheez59
10-14-2015, 05:06 PM
Good stuff if you want more Info on it pm me

Really?

Ackman
10-15-2015, 12:43 PM
They are built to last...go for it

PatAttack
10-15-2015, 01:26 PM
Really?

cheez, there's not another person on the planet that knows more about Humphrey's Smokers than Kevin. Very knowledgeable. Hit him up with any questions or visit his website.

www.northeastprofessionalbbq.com (http://www.northeastprofessionalbbq.com)

awscwi
10-16-2015, 06:58 AM
Cheez,

Did you get it?

cheez59
10-16-2015, 07:35 AM
Cheez,

Did you get it?

Not yet but I am leaning toward not buying it. It is a good deal on a good smoker but after extensive research it is not what I ultimately want. I need more capacity. More capacity like the Pint or the LSG.

Shagdog
10-16-2015, 07:36 AM
I guess my questions would be beyond the price.. I mean, yes, its a good deal, BUT...

What do you need it for and how much do you want to cook at once? The LSG vertical is a whole lot bigger than the battle box, which IMO, is pretty small in person. If you like the LSG for its capacity, You may not be happy with the Humphrey's. If you're just cooking for your family, you will not be disappointed with the humphrey's. They are well made cookers that work great.

EDIT - Deguerred! I guess you answered my question before I asked it!

SmokinJohn
10-16-2015, 07:41 AM
I found a used Humphrey's Battlebox on CL today. The owner says it is 2 years old and has had 6-8 cooks on it. He also said he had kept it in a garage most of it's life with the exception of a few comps. The pics he posted look fair but I think it is more of a photography thing than anything else. He is asking $1150 but I think I can get it for closer to a grand. I want an insulated cabinet and have really had my sights on a new LSG. This smoker is 1/3 the price of the Lonestar and it is less than 2 hours away. What does the Brethren think? Any and all opinions are welcome.
I am surprised you didn't grab it, and then post the score of all scores.....:-D

Shagdog
10-16-2015, 07:45 AM
Hey Cheez, did you see this?

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=218494

cheez59
10-16-2015, 07:51 AM
I guess my questions would be beyond the price.. I mean, yes, its a good deal, BUT...

What do you need it for and how much do you want to cook at once? The LSG vertical is a whole lot bigger than the battle box, which IMO, is pretty small in person. If you like the LSG for its capacity, You may not be happy with the Humphrey's. If you're just cooking for your family, you will not be disappointed with the humphrey's. They are well made cookers that work great.

EDIT - Deguerred! I guess you answered my question before I asked it!

90% of my cooks will be for my family of 10-30 people. The BB is more than adequate for that. I can do the family cooks with my WSM's but it is a pain. The other 10% will be for benefits and such. Right now I am borrowing a big RF stick burner to do the benefits. I want to be able to do it all without borrowing a cooker. My wife pointed out to me that I would not really be gaining much in terms of capacity alone over my WSM's. Thus my reluctance to buy the Humphrey.

cheez59
10-16-2015, 07:56 AM
Hey Cheez, did you see this?

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=218494


Yes sir Matt I saw it the day it was posted. There were some issues with the earlier LSG's that scared me away. Chris assured me that those issues had be corrected on the newer models.