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 07-16-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
SC_Dave
Knows what a fatty is.
 
SC_Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-08-10
Location: Florence, SC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default I've decided to go with a Humphrey's. Opinions Please

I have narrowed down my pit to a Humphrey's but which one I'm not sure yet.

Here are the ones I'm considering.

The DownEast Beast
The Battle Box
The Pint

For those that are familiar please give your thoughts please.

Thanks
SC
SC_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 07-16-2013, 10:56 PM   #2
plowin-fire
Full Fledged Farker

 
plowin-fire's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-26-11
Location: Beresford, SD
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I am waiting for the beast to arrive. I do catering gigs so I needed the space. When I talked to Kevin about then he told me to remember your biggest cook and add a little more. Hate to buy a smoker and then it's too small. That's what I had them make my beast bigger...
__________________
Humphrey's Cubed Beast, XL BGE, UDS, and my trusty Weber Kettle. At your service...
plowin-fire is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 07-16-2013, 11:53 PM   #3
spedly
On the road to being a farker
 
spedly's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-27-13
Location: Regina, SK Canada
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Pretty much the only thing that made me pass up on a Humphrey's was the lack of a drain for the water pan. I think you're really going to like your smoker!
__________________
Pitmaker BBQ Safe, CyberQ-WiFi, Weber Performer, British Racing Green Thermapen
spedly is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-17-2013, 06:20 AM   #4
IamMadMan
Babbling Farker
 
IamMadMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-30-11
Location: Southern New Jersey
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I have the beast with drop-in water pan.

I am as happy as can be.

To me the water pan drain isn't an issue because I use a full size foil pan on a shelf above it to catch dripping. I simply throw out the dripping pan and all I have to do is empty what little water remains and rinse it clean.

The battle box is a shorter version of the beast, but I have not seen the pint so I cannot comment on that one.
__________________
Humphrey's DownEast Beast W/BBQ Guru
IamMadMan is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 07-17-2013, 06:51 AM   #5
K-Train
is one Smokin' Farker

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

I ordered a battle box. She be arriving in the next week or so. I ordered a basting tray for mine, as I got white doors. I got to see one in action at a contest this weekend. It was pretty awesome looking and was told very efficient on fuel.
__________________
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 07-17-2013, 06:57 AM   #6
dwfisk
is Blowin Smoke!

 
dwfisk's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-01-12
Location: Fairfield, FL
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

I don't use this style cooker but just for frame of reference my RF stickburner has about 2500 square inches of cook space on 2 cooking grates set with anout 5"-7" of spacing. I can easily do 18-20 racks of SL ribs or 10-12 butts or 6-8 briskets. I have noticed this style cooker spaces their cooking grates pretty close - OK for ribs but you might need to remove every other grate for larger cuts (thereby reducing your overall cooking space), so I would go with one of the bigger ones. Good luck!
__________________
I'm Dave
Weber 26.75 OTG w/CI grates & SJ/WSM Mini
Home built 24"x72" reverse flow stick burner trailer with 18"x44" grill w/CI grates and upright SS gas oven/smoker.
Home built 48" fire pit with a 30"x30" Santa Maria style ranch grill.
Home built lump charcoal retort, iGrill & a bunch of other cooking toys.
dwfisk is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-17-2013, 07:04 AM   #7
Untraceable
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 05-19-11
Location: mn
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

airflow is much more important on reverse flow verticals. You can research what people say about simular BWS models and use that info to help decide what you want. I think a good rule of thumb is you dont want the racks loaded more than 65-75% if you want anything below that rack to cook. Also with reverse flow verticals, that top couple inches is going to be a blast chamber and that doesnt matter what brand you go with.

Think of the Pint as a G2 Party, and the Cube as a jacked up Fatboy that holds pans. The beast is about 4" taller in the cooking chamber than the Pint and built like a brick s***house.


Size does matter!
Untraceable is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 07-17-2013, 09:49 AM   #8
Goddahavit
is one Smokin' Farker

 
Goddahavit's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-18-08
Location: PA, Fleetwood
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

BBQ Cube,
__________________
Fire & Spice Cook Team
Backwoods Authorized Dealer
fireandspicebbq@gmail.com
Backyard Jambo
Stump's Stretch
Bubba Keg
Meadowcreek PR60
Weber WSM
Old weber gasser
Uuni pellet fired pizza oven
Goddahavit is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 07-17-2013, 04:29 PM   #9
SC_Dave
Knows what a fatty is.
 
SC_Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-08-10
Location: Florence, SC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Thanks guys, anyone else?
SC_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-17-2013, 09:12 PM   #10
IamMadMan
Babbling Farker
 
IamMadMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-30-11
Location: Southern New Jersey
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dwfisk View Post
I don't use this style cooker but just for frame of reference my RF stickburner has about 2500 square inches of cook space on 2 cooking grates set with anout 5"-7" of spacing. I can easily do 18-20 racks of SL ribs or 10-12 butts or 6-8 briskets. I have noticed this style cooker spaces their cooking grates pretty close - OK for ribs but you might need to remove every other grate for larger cuts (thereby reducing your overall cooking space), so I would go with one of the bigger ones. Good luck!
You wouldn't need to remove grates as they are totally adjustable with shelf slots spaced every 2". I just did a cook in mine and had 12) 8 lb pork butts with much room between and around the meat. I could have fit more in if I needed to, but I only needed 10 butts for the customer and two for me.
__________________
Humphrey's DownEast Beast W/BBQ Guru
IamMadMan is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 07-18-2013, 12:58 PM   #11
plowin-fire
Full Fledged Farker

 
plowin-fire's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-26-11
Location: Beresford, SD
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spedly View Post
Pretty much the only thing that made me pass up on a Humphrey's was the lack of a drain for the water pan. I think you're really going to like your smoker!
They have a built in water pan with drain option. I went with the slide out for ease of cleanup.
__________________
Humphrey's Cubed Beast, XL BGE, UDS, and my trusty Weber Kettle. At your service...
plowin-fire is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
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 03:29 PM.


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