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Backwoods Chubby 3400 Vertical Charcoal Smoker - LVPBSCH3400
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Backwoods Smoker warrants that this product will be free of manufacturing defects for one (1) year from date of purchase.

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Customer Reviews (12)

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Got smoke
Middletown Delaware
 
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Yes
I really like my smoker and it's one of the center pieces of my outdoor kitchen.
 

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Pete the beginner
Waxahachie TX
 
★★★★★
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My first Smoker
I have now had the Chubby 3400 for six months and have wonderful results. I have done brisket, pork bellies, and ribs in the 3400 and the have come out amazing. I have attached some pictures of my BBQ cooks with the 3400. Highly recommended!!
  • Pork bellies
 

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Douglas
Undisclosed
Verified Purchaser
 
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I highly recommend BBQGUYS and the Chubby 3400!
I have smoked pork chops, turkey legs, ribs, Boston Butt and brisket in the short few months I have owned my Chubby 3400. I simply fire it up per the instructional video, prepare my meat of choice and cook! I have cooked up to 10 hours at 225 to 250 deg without having to add coals or water. The simplicity of the smoker is awesome and quality of food is spot on. The Chubby 3400 has exceeded my expectations. The folks at BBQGUYS are fantastic to work with, ordering through delivery and resending my cover that was missing in the original shipment. If you are enthusiastic about back yard cooking you will enjoy the Chubby 3400.
 

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Busdriver2
Laplace , La
 
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Love my Chubby 3400
Best ribs ever my family love my ribs ,Us Mcknights takes BBQ serious mine is the best out of everybody.
 

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Dan
Dayton Maine
 
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★★★★★
Excellent smoker
I've had this smoker for over a decade and have had consistently excellent results. One of the most important things about smoking is maintaining consistent temperature and the Backwoods never disappoints. It is easy to adjust the top and bottom vents to get the exact temperature you need and keep it there.I wish it were a little bigger though.
 

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Sabo
Illinois
 
★★★★★
★★★★★
It's the best poultry cooker I have ever had
Love it
 

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Front Row
Chicago IL
 
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Phenomenal smoker
Great smoker that can hold temperature on very cold days. I have owned a Backwoods for many years and have made excellent meals. Getting it to temperature can be trickly with the large water pan. I usually don't add the pan and water until after the smoker has reached 300 degrees. I urge you to get casters from the hardware store that you can put on the smoker after it is delivered. The smoker is heavy.
 

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TA
Henderson NV
 
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Great smoker
Received promptly, box in good condition however a few things were messed up inside but were quickly remedied by Backwoods, which has excellent customer service. I've only smoked a pork butt, home-cured bacon and a couple of whole chickens but they all have exceeded my expectations. I love how the chubby holds a consistent temperature.
 

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Eezday Utznay
Commiefornia
 
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I would not hesitate to buy this for a second.
I Have had a couple cooks now and I have not had one complaint. Food is tender and smokey. I recommend a little extra wood peices in juxtaposition to dry smoking. Despite being made over seas, the chubby 3400 will stand tall with any cooker in terms of quality and food quality. I don't see how people can waste money on a traeger or Egg when you can have a Backwoods smoker. I dealt with Chase and he is an asset to a new owner. Join the Chubby club. The water is just fine. (Full disclosure, I did not purchase from BBQ guys, but I would not hesitate to in the future.
  • Backwoods Ribs
 

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Bob
Dayton, OH
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Love my Smoker
Arrived in perfect shape and on time. Great on line buying experience
 

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Expert Review

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The Skinny:

  • Smart design paired with competition-quality results
  • Can be used as a smoker or a grill
  • Total cooking area of 1,023 square feet

Things We Love:

Cooks Competition-quality BBQ

Just about everyone thinks their BBQ is competition-worthy, but the Backwoods Chubby 3400 vertical charcoal smoker has everything to help you really reach that level! It comes with several accessories to satisfy even the most season griller, such as the water pan that sits at the bottom of the smoking chamber to coat your food in moisture. Setting up indirect heat for smoking is also easy with the included heat diverter plate, and you can hit temperatures between 180 and 300 degrees Fahrenheit for true low-and-slow cooking.

The four nickel-plated racks provide 1,023 square inches of cooking space, but we particularly love that they can be adjusted depending on what you’re cooking. We were able to fit larger items like eight racks of ribs, four Boston butts, or three briskets with little difficulty. With a slide-out charcoal pan that holds about 10 pounds of fuel, you can put the Backwoods Chubby 3400 to use for hours at a time!

Multiple Uses Make It Extremely Versatile

We love BBQ smoking as much as anyone, but it’s hard not to appreciate this model’s ability to function as a grill by simply removing the water pan. As a bonus, you can add wood into the unit to give your food smoke-infused flavor even when grilled. The Backwoods Chubby 3400 is also relatively easy to move with just two people thanks to its 130-pound frame and built-in side handles for convenience. Put it on your patio, take it to the tailgate, or bring it along as your trusty companion at the next BBQ smoking competition.

Expertly Constructed for Superior Durability

If you want to know what makes the Backwoods Chubby 3400 such a powerful and versatile smoker, look no further than its design. The exterior is made of power-coated steel with thick, 1-inch insulation that keeps temperatures consistent and creates an efficient use of fuel. Both the cooking area and the lower firebox that houses the charcoal tray have slam-latch doors, which further help the unit trap heat and smoke for juicy results. To top it all off, the built-in thermometer on the cooking chamber door shows the internal ambient temperature in an easy-to-read location. All these features come together for an incredible smoking — or grilling — experience!

Things To Consider:

This unit doesn’t include the technological bells and whistles found in some modern smokers, but the Backwoods Chubby 3400’s simplicity is part of what makes it a quality product. With such a straightforward approach to BBQ smoking, no wonder it’s an award-winner in competitions! For more help deciding if this vertical charcoal smoker is right for you, reach out to one of our grilling experts today by calling 1-877-743-2269.

Overall Rating

3.9 (out of 5)
Quality
4.0
Performance
4.5
Features
3.0
Value
4.0

Questions & Answers (9)

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Question:
Two questions: Someone asked about temp probes;: The probes I use have flexible and thin cabling; I assume those the doors can close on those cables and thus temp probes can be used. Q #2 - is there a recommended electronic temp regulator for this unit? I believe I saw one, but wanted to confirm.
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Hi John. Yes, the cables will be fine granted they are the braided metal kind. We have a variety of temperature controllers on site (www.bbqguys.com/grill-accessories/bbq-temperature-controllers)

Asked by johnAnswered by Joey, BBQGuys Expert

Answer:
I use the probes, thin wires, and run them out the door. I think it's fine. No smoke or heat release due to the rubber trim placed around the interior door. I love this smoker.

Asked by johnAnswered by csurovick

 
Question:
Does the smoker get hot on the outside where it might cause a burn if you touch it and can it be returned if not satisfied with its performance after it's initial use?
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Hello Thomas! The outside of the Backwood Smoker Chubby 3400 is well insulated. The outside will cooking will be warm but should not be hot enough to burn you. Unfortunately, per our return policy items must be in unused, unassembled condition and returned in the original packaging within 30 days of delivery. You can view our return policy here: www.bbqguys.com/policies

Asked by ThomasAnswered by Dani

 
Question:
Hello. Is there an opening to put electronic probes to measure the internal meat temp? Maybe through the top vent?
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Answer:
Hi Suzy, there are not any spots for cables on probes to be fed through on the Smoker.

Asked by SuzyAnswered by Hunter, BBQGuys Expert

 
Question:
Does the Chubby 3400 come with a cover or If not, do you sell one?
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Hi there! The Chubby 3400 does not come with a cover but Backwoods does make one. Give us a call at 877-743-2269 to get one ordered.

Asked by DrumbeatoAnswered by Tiffany

 
Question:
Hey there, At 100+ lbs, it doesn't make for good mobility. Seems as though where ever I position it, is where it's going to be staying. Does it come with wheels or something that would make it easier to move? If no, do you think wheels could be added as a modification? Thanks!
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Hi there! Backwoods actually does sell castors for the feet of this grill, it is our item number 3062587. The 3 inch feet already have a pre-drilled caster bolt hole pattern on bottom. It will also raise your grill up 6 inches. Give us a call at 877-743-2269 and we can get them ordered for you!

Asked by I like to smoke meatAnswered by Tiffany

 
Question:
Can you add an extension to the chimney so you have the smoker inside a screened in porch? If so, where can you buy an extension?
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Hi Heather, thanks for asking. It is not recommended to use any grill or smoker inside of any enclosure. The most cover that is recommended is a covered patio ceiling, but not enclosed with any screens or walls. If you have any other questions please message us on Live Chat or call 877-743-2269 and we'll be happy to help.

Asked by HeatherAnswered by Hunter

 
Question:
Is this electric
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Answer:
Hi Oscar! No, this smoker is charcoal only.

Asked by OscarAnswered by Tiffany

 
Question:
How long will the cubby cook on the initial 10 lbs of charcoal?
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Answer:
Hi Richard. The Chubby 3400 will hold about 6-10 lbs of charcoal and last for approximately 6-10 hours of cooking time, depending on the temperature you cook at.

Asked by RichardAnswered by Ryan

 
Question:
I'm a weber guy wsm but now at 70 some od years old its getting harder to handle taking it down putting it back up, its getting not fun anymore , I was at a gathering and smoker was using a backwoods chubby it seemed what would be the ticket for me find a spot set it up and just cook no more construction my question is are they not made here in the USA anymore? Charlie.
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Hi Charlie, Backwoods Smokers are still made here in the US, manufactured in Dixie, Louisiana.

Asked by CharlieAnswered by Chris

 

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WARNING: The burning of charcoal may generate byproducts which are on the list of substances known by the State of California to cause cancer, reproductive harm, or other birth defects. To reduce exposure to these substances, always operate this unit outdoor and ensuring you provide good ventilation when cooking. For more information visit: www.p65Warnings.ca.gov.

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When Will My Item Arrive?

Once shipped, items usually arrive within 3–5 business days. If your item or order is large, it may ship via one of our third-party freight carriers, which deliver from semi trucks with lift gates. Freight delivery is much more complicated than standard parcel shipping — you must schedule a drop-off time, be present for the delivery, and move items from the curb to your residence, among other differences. Sound stressful? If you prepare in advance with our guide to freight delivery, it doesn’t have to be.

We strongly encourage reading the entire freight delivery guide, but here’s a quick snapshot of what you need to be ready for when you order a large package:

  • Your freight carrier will call you to schedule a delivery window of about 4–8 hours
  • You’re required to be physically present at the specified delivery location during the scheduled window
  • Freight shipments are carried in semi trucks, which have lift gates to assist with unloading
  • Freight deliveries are dropped off at the curb and no further — not up the driveway, not the porch, not the garage, and most definitely not the backyard — so it’s on you to transport packages to their intended location
  • For an easier time hauling items to your home or backyard, arrange for at least 2 helpers to be on standby during your delivery window
  • You must sign for the shipment to indicate that you’ve accepted the delivery

Again, we recommend reading our entire breakdown of freight delivery so you can become familiar with the process. Trust us when we say that getting caught off guard with the strict requirements of freight delivery can lead to a whole lot of headaches.

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Message to our customers: Like all retailers and manufacturers, we’re currently experiencing well-publicized supply-chain issues and steel shortages that have caused some orders to be delayed. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences arising from this situation, and we assure you we’re making every effort to solve these problems with our vendors and logistical partners.

So, why are some orders being affected? Major ports around the world are still operating at reduced capacity because of COVID-19 restrictions — on average, container boats sit at port for about 3 weeks before being unloaded. Combine these shipping inefficiencies with a scarcity of natural resources, and virtually every industry has been crippled to some degree. Yet we acknowledge that it’s our duty to meet these challenges head-on and work toward solutions so you can enjoy more time outdoors with the people you love. We appreciate your patience as we strive to smooth out our supply chain, and we thank you for choosing us for your grilling and outdoor living needs.

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