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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Stumps Junior

Well, our final piece was delivered the other day.  Our Stumps Junior.  Appropriately named, "Ole Blue"... ;)

The best part...

A nice sized ash pan that will fit 12 inch splits of smoking wood...

A chute that held a 15 lb bag of Stubbs Charcoal with room to spare...

3 racks, 21 x 21, perfectly spaced...

The racks will fit 2 half pans with no problem...

Capacity wise, the Junior will hold:

3 full packer briskets or 6 flats, maybe more.

9 butts comfortably, 12 if you squeeze a bit.

12 full racks of spares.  Not sure about baby back capacity.

The cooker has a baffle system that circulates the air evenly throughout the smoker.  A grease funnel system that drains into a drip pan on the bottom.

With a rack out, more than enough room for a beer can chicken with the top rack in use...

Overall, the Junior is a cooking machine.  Easy to use like all Stumps products.  A quantum leap over the Baby.  If you are in the market for a Stumps, this is a perfect intermediate sized smoker.  It gives you that room you sometimes wished you had with your Baby, but not too much.  Perfect for a small caterer.

Thanks for stopping by...



  1. VERY interested in this model in particular. the claim is that the cooking environment is "moister" and the the heat distribution is more even, which would limit/eliminate hot spots, etc.

    in the market for a gravity fed and this one is a STRONG contender. others in the running are a stretch and a assasin.

    1. Blake, the Jr is a cooking machine. Never used a Stretch, but I know those that have them love them. The Jr holds so much moisture in that when I open the door during a cook, my glasses fog up. You can't go wrong with either. Buy the biggest you can afford is the general advice. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me.



  2. Bill. I am new to the BBQ scene. I am seriously looking at the Stumps jr. In regards to your reference of moisture within the smoker, when you cook a brisket can you produce a competition like bark?

    1. Yes you can produce a nice bark. When your meat rests, the bark sets up nicely. Don't worry. It is my favorite cooker of my 3...