Lil Chief

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by john dice, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. john dice

    john dice Smoke Blower

    I just got a lil chief for free. I work for my grandmas college roommate doing small chores for her but mostly just driving her around for errands.

    She called me today and asked if I was interested in one because her friends heard I was enjoying smoking and didn't get much use of it anymore.

    Looks pretty old so I am going to clean it up a bit and start cold smoking stuff asap.
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  2. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Give er a try. Good luck.
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I had one of those 25 years ago. Smoked a lot of fish and sausage in it. Good score.
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  4. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Grats! Hard to beat a free smoker.
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Congats! How bout some pics?
  6. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The lil cheifs are good little smokers..... I have two that I started out with. Bought one used and found another one at spring cleanup. Free is always good.............Nice find.........Enjoy it...........
  7. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    A free smoker, that is a good deal. I have a big chief (aka, my space heater). Im sure the little chief is pretty much the same. I have smoked kielbasy, homemade breakfast sausage, eggs and many other things on mine with good results. Even a 10 pound turkey during the middle of Winter(that was a job). If I could suggest one thing you may find useful, its this. Make yourself some sort of insulatd cover for it as it will help hold the heat in. I used 6 inch home insulation on mine when I did the turkey. Wrapped the whole thing except the bottom 6 inches. Got the internal temp of the smoker up to 230. Neithr of these are made for this modification as I almost melted the plug in the back so be careful if you go this route. All in all, these are a decent smoker but for anything larger like brisquit, or heavy mass meat item, go with a smoker desinged for that. I am now building a offset just for that purpose. I will always use mine for small smokes, drying herbs, making jerky ect. Just my 2 cents.
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  8. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Free is one of my favorite words.....Congrats on the score and good luck
  9. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i've got the instructions on .pdf if you want/need them. also includes some good-looking recipes. in my opinion the little chief is THE way to smoke cheese - easy and fool-proof.

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