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Smokehouse Products Little Chief

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by horkeyrider, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. I've searched this forum for information on the Little Chief and have not found what I want to know. I have an 18" Camp chef Smoke vault that I like very much but I like the sounds of the LC smoking at a steady 165 degrees for my fish and bacon etc. So if you would, give me your opinions on the LC. The "Good, Bad and the Ugly.


    Gene (Old Dude)
  2. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Have you checked the Little/Big Chief web site? Another old brand you might want to check out is the Old Smokey. Benn around for a great many years.
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those smokers are good... I have 2.....
    Here's what I did when I moved to the cold country....

    I wire in a table top hot plate and used the temp control to control the smoker.... Even put in the light to let me knpw when the element came on... works good...

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    You can get a plug and play temp control for about $30 from amazon and use the current element or even get another element up to about 800-100 watts...
    .......... Temp control ........
  4. Not exactly the info I'm after. I want opinions on the Little Chief. Not mods or suggestions on other smokers.

  5. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They are the same .. mine is the larger version make by Totem, which Little chief and Big chief bought out...
    All I did was make it cold weather usable... Like down to -20F....
    All I smoke in mine is fish...
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    It's perfect for bacon also... I've been using it for ~30 years..
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  6. Never that cold here but nice to know.

  7. I have a Totem which is a little Chief since mid 80's and still works great and used it last year for Jerky and Salmon. Had a Top load Big Chief for the last 10 years and gave it to my daughter last year. If you get one do not through out the box I used it when smoking to keep more heat and smoke inside . For the price they are great.

  8. Post 10 above should give you a idea as to how those chiefs work.