Camp Chef XXL WiFi Vertical Pellet Smoker - PGVXXLC
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Camp Chef warrants this grill to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the original date of purchase (excluding finish). Labor not included.

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Weirdbeard
Syracuse Ny
Verified Purchaser
Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Easy to maintain and repair

I got the xxl smoker for free from my neighbor it was in a non-functioning state I was able to diagnose and repair the auger motor clean the auger and I replace the igniter rod all very simply.

 

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Jack clamman
Ny
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Great service

I bought a vertical smoker from them and it had a problem and the service rep Jackie helped me with the problem and was always reaching out to me to make sure it was fixed and helped me get a new one after they could not fix the problem. Now I am very happy that it is working great and love my new smoker. Thanks again for all your help Jackie great service and good people at bbq guys

 

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Jack clamman
Undisclosed
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Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Great sevice

I had a problem with my vertical smoker and the people at camp chef were great helping me with the problem and they helped me all the way to get it fixed now I have a great smoker I just want to say thanks again

 

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Papaw
Johnson City Tn
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Papaw's review

i purchased this smoker from bbq guys dec 2020. my first cook was 8 slabs spare ribs and they turned out excellent . Unfortunately i lost it when my home burned april 2022 . Once i got my insurance settlement i will be purchasing this same camp chef model again. had over 50 cooks and all were flawless . if your a senior citizen like me and mobility is a question then this is the smoker for you . It will make a pro out of any grandpa. i cooked ribs , butts,brisket,pork loins, beer can chickens, thighs legs,quarters , all to perfection . only drawback is just not be scared to get a little grease on top of your head when cleaning. i also have 2 weber kettles and a 22in weber smokey mountain cooker all purchased from bbq guys. You cant go wrong when you purchase from these guys!!!

 

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Cameron B
Arkansas
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Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

It Was Worth The Wait!

Camp Chef really knocked this one out of the park. A good strong construction and the manuel to assemble was very easy to read. This will hold alot of food. I haven't been a fan of P.I.D. controllers until now. P.I.D. controllers are normally so efficient at holding correct temps that they put out very little smoke. Camp chef thought of that and incorporared a smoke level setting that you can adjust according to how much smoke you want. Higher the smoke setting the more radical your temps swings will be. Great smoke output, the temperature swings are very minimal compared to other pellet smokers I have used. Using the smoker for the past few months I have pretty much only used the low smoke and high smoke settings. The low smoke is perfect for jerky staying at Temps between 180 and 150 depending on the weather and how much the vent on the side is open. I find having the vent closed as far as it will go keeps the low smoke at a steady pace. The high smoke has made really good pork loin and pork butts. I even used the smoker to reverse sear some steaks smoking them in the smoker and searing on the grill. The ash cleanout is a big plus as you dont have to vacuum it out after every cook just pull the lever on the side and the ashes fall out. I am very pleased with this smoker and I like it so much I am considering selling my pellet grill and getting my hands on one of those woodwind pellet grills. The trays are of good construction and are easy to clean. The Camp Chef app is awesome as I can go into town and do whatever I need to and the app still shows what temp your smoker or temp probes are at. Overall I am very pleased with the XXL and I believe if you are looking for a vertical the XXL should be your top pick.

 

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Englare
East Peoria, Il
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Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

The Smokn Beast

This smoker was so easy to use. No bending over to fill the wood chunks and having to keep a watch over it. We like the ability to set temp and smoke level 1-10. The app on your phone makes it so easy to adjust temp and smoke level. Great Smoker! We'll be using for years to come, very happy with our purchase. 5 Stars!!!

 

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Englare
East Peoria, Il
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Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

The Smokn Beast

This smoker was so easy to use. No bending over to fill the wood chunks and having to keep a watch over it. We like the ability to set temp and smoke level 1-10. The app on your phone makes it so easy to adjust temp and smoke level. Great Smoker! We'll be using for years to come, very happy with our purchase. 5 Stars!!!

 

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Englare
East Peoria, Il
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Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

The Smokn Beast

This smoker was so easy to use. No bending over to fill the wood chunks and having to keep a watch over it. We like the ability to set temp and smoke level 1-10. The app on your phone makes it so easy to adjust temp and smoke level. Great Smoker! We'll be using for years to come, very happy with our purchase. 5 Stars!!!

 

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Lovegolf
Florida
Verified Purchaser
Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Keeps Consistent Temperature!

Great smoker that can hold a lot of meat. Especially love the PID thermometer controller, it's super accurate at keeping the smoker at the right temp within +/- 2-3 degrees Fahrenheit and we all know how important that is. The WiFi feature is nice but the Bluetooth phone interface loses connection and you have to pair with your phone often if you're farther than 25' or so. Not sure if that can be fixed via an app update or not. If you're not looking for a grill type smoker, this is the way to go especially if you want to smoke several pieces of meat at the same time. Only con is it's somewhat cumbersome to clean the inside. I had grease building up on the bottom of the smoker and had to scrap it out using a putty knife. The grease tray doesn't seem to catch it all and drip it into the bucket. Not sure if if you can spray the inside with a hose/power washer because there's not really any way to get rid of the water other than through the burner pull out hole where the pull our rod is. Definitely recommend if you're a seriously into smoking meats.

 

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phil50
Byron IL.
Verified Purchaser
Camp Chef - BV
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

XXL smoker Wow.

Had my xxl for 3 months and 8 smokes. Most amazing smoker ever. Set it and forget it. Slight learning curve but the more I use it the better the out come. Purchased 2 smoke tubes to get more smoke flavor. Ready to do my first brisket. .

 

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Expert Review

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The Skinny:

  • Stainless steel components supported by ample shipping protection
  • 2,408 square inches of space to handle a truly huge volume of meat
  • Mix it up between 4 meat racks, 3 jerky racks, and a sausage rack with 12 hooks
  • Smoker operates between 140–350 degrees Fahrenheit, although cooldown is slower
  • WiFi PID controller gives a bird-eye’s view of your network from anywhere

When you think of the Camp Chef XXL WiFi vertical pellet smoker, think of a feature-friendly smoking experience that’s kind to the wallet without sacrificing on results.

If you’re looking for an Entry-Level class pellet smoker that delivers on outstanding features, we feel this wireless pellet smoker is a solid choice. It really isn’t hard to see why: it offers convenient temperature regulation options, even heating across all those stainless steel racks, and a whole assortment of design details that keep cleanings simple and smoke-outs even simpler. For customers whose budget is backed up against the ropes, Camp Chef has built a winner with a few surprises inside.

Quality:

With good construction and protective packaging, Camp Chef took no major shortcuts when it comes to quality.

The Camp Chef XXL Wi-Fi vertical pellet smoker features a single-layer cabinet built from stainless steel, that metallic champion of outdoor living construction. When it came time to determine build quality, Grill Master Randy clocked the door and walls at 18-gauge stainless steel, whereas the drip tray landed at a solid 16-gauge, and the baffle at a reasonable 14-gauge. These kinds of thicknesses aren’t out of the ordinary for a smoker at this price range, and we were happy to hear no compromises happened here.

  • All 4 stainless steel meat racks measured 3.2 millimeters thick apiece — stretching 21.5 inches wide by 14 inches deep, this model offers over 2,400 square inches of serious smoking real estate. That’s a lot of room to pack full of brisket, sausage, bacon, and any other meat you can get your hands on. One thing caught Randy’s attention, however: the single-layer cabinet wasn’t quite enough for touch-safe insulation. You’ll probably want to keep those fingertips to yourself while it’s hard at work, funneling trays of delicious jerky your way.eaking of the cooking grids, a very pleased Chef Tony measured them at 8mm thick with — you might want to hold your breath for this one — 304-grade stainless steel. Of similar quality were the flame tamers: 19-gauge, 304-grade, and packed nice and tight with ceramic briquettes. Naturally, these briquettes are an excellent choice for absorbing, retaining, and slowly dispersing heat across the entire cooking area; even before fingertips touched a burner, we were excited to see how this machine performed.

Another great perk for homeowners? Shipping quality. Every single piece was well-packed in the box, wrapped with thick cardboard or Styrofoam. Maybe don’t push the box down a flight of concrete stairs, but we’re confident it’d take some real rough handling to damage the components. Once unpacked, assembly took Randy just under an hour from start to finish. He did comment that he thought the manual could’ve been a little clearer for at-home customers — especially on the parts labeling — but he found it neither a long nor difficult process.

Performance:

This smoker shows excellent temperature consistency and smoke output for its class, though cooldown lasted longer than expected.
  • If there’s anything Grill Master Randy loves more than getting his hands on a new grill or smoker, it’s cooking with it. As an appetizer, he heated it up for some preliminary testing. With thermocouples on each rack, Grill Master Randy was pleased to note a 5-degree temperature difference from the smoker’s average — on an Entry-Level smoker, that’s higher consistency than we anticipated.

    Seeing as Camp Chef suggests a range of 140–350 degrees Fahrenheit for this unit, Randy wasted no time putting it through its paces. (“Right on the money,” he told us.) Of course, anything can get hot quickly with the right motivation, but simmering down can be the tougher trick. He raised an eyebrow at the unit’s cooling time; the Camp Chef XXL took a surprising 37 minutes to brush off the heat, despite its single-wall construction.

For a low-and-slow cook over 11 hours, our pit master smoked 3 briskets at 10–12 pounds apiece, 2 slabs of baby back ribs, and 2 big sheets of wild-game jerky. As expected, the Camp Chef XXL WiFi Vertical Pellet Smoker performed admirably: not only did it keep the chosen temperatures stable, but it gave great smoke output. One long smoke later, that meant delicious, finger-lickingly smoky flavors.

Features:

We can’t decide what’s more impressive: the inclusion of a WiFi PID controller, or the sheer amount of features.

Features are where this vertical pellet smoker really shines. Every inch of the interior is all about making your meat taste as magnificent as possible — no matter how much of it you have at once. That’s the kind of approach you can take when your smoker includes 4 stainless steel racks, 3 jerky racks, and a hanging rack. We found a dozen hanging hooks supplied with the smoker, plus a branded grease bucket and easy-use ash cup; a bottle opener is attached to the side, along with a convenient built-in towel bar. All 4 wheels boast locking casters for confident placement.

But all that’s only part of the picture. The pull-out pellet chute, for example, allows you to swap wood pellet flavors in a pinch. Concerning temperature regulation, the XXL ships with 2 temperature probes, and Camp Chef was kind enough to add a pair of probe entry ports in the side wall. That means fewer reasons to pop open the door and release smoke or heat, especially after the smoker worked so hard to wrap your meats with a flavorful vacuum. Additionally, a viewing window is fitted onto the pellet hopper so you can always monitor your fuel levels.

All that being said, the standout here might be the WiFi PID controller. Typically, this feature isn’t a given below the Practical class of barbecue smokers; finding one on an Entry-Level pellet smoker really impressed our grill master. It integrates with the Camp Chef Connect app, offering great control from the same wireless network. And, as those operational tests proved, the standard 5-degree error margin held strong even during a long smoking session. Camp Chef clearly set out to deliver a smoker with all the trimmings at an economic price point. Setting aside small nitpicks, they clearly succeeded — and Grill Master Randy comfortably gave the unit his “Better” smoker rating.

Overall Rating

4.3 out of5
Quality
4.0
Performance
4.0
Features
4.5
Value
4.5

Questions & Answers (10)

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Question:
Looking at the photos it appears there is a large amount of smoke leaking through the door. Does this smoker require replacement/upgrade of the seals to prevent leakage ? Also how thick is the metal for the cooking chamber ?
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Hi JC. Don't worry, this unit does not normally leak smoke. The body of the smoker is 20 gauge steel.

Asked by JCAnswered by Joey, BBQGuys Expert

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Hello JC � The smoker just emits that high amount of smoke through the doors on the initial start up pre-heat. Once the smoker is running, it doesn�t emit that much smoke even on high smoke 10. The cooking chamber is about as thick as a typical home grill or smoker. You really will be happy with this smoker for any home set up, all my friends love the smoker when they are over. If your looking for a smoke house type professional smoker, then this is not for you. Hope this helps.

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Where is this smoker manufactured?
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Hi Rick. Camp Chef products are manufactured in China.

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Question:
How long will it run on the 18lb hopper at day 250?
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Hi TJ. A rule of thumb we use is that typically pellets will last about 1 lb per hr at low and slow temps.

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Smoking a full brisket usually takes 12-16 hours of cooking time. The hopper in this unit holds 18 pounds of pellets which is much less than comparable vertical smokers. Will the 18 pounds of pellets be enough to complete the cooking process for the briskets or will the hopper need to be replenished with more pellets?
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Hi Les. Generally 1 lb of pellets burns in about an hour at low and slow temperatures. So you shouldn't need to refill the hopper.

Asked by LesAnswered by Joey, BBQGuys Expert

 
Question:
is all electric or do you use propane also
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Answer:
Hi Dan, this is powered with electricity but you should use wood pellets for the fuel. There are no connections for propane with this smoker.

Asked by danAnswered by Hunter, BBQGuys Expert

 
Question:
is this unit need set up or, is it pre assembled?
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The until does need to be assembled, but all the wiring and electrionics are pre assembled. So its more attaching screws etc.

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Question:
How many pounds of pellets does it take?
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Hi Derek. This smoker can hold up to 18 pounds of pellets.

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Question:
Can I use on apartment balcony, do you have local pickup ?
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Answer:
Hi Joseph! You would have to check with your apartment complex and local building codes. Usually, you are not allowed to use grills or smokers on apartment balconies. Also, we do not have local pick up but can ship to you with most items shipping free.

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Question:
what size turkey will it accommodate. I smoke a lot during the season
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Hello. The cooking grids are 21 1/2 x 14 inches, so anything that fits inside those dimensions would fit.

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Question:
Can anyone comment on how this unit is for hot and cold spots? I'd like to smoke venison sausage and jerky in it, and want a unit with even heat distribution.
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Hi Matt, heat is distributed evenly in the chamber, and the steel body holds in heat well.

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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.

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