Meadow Creek BX50 Cabinet (Box) Smoker
Meadow Creek BX50 Box Smoker
ALERT: Meadow Creek has changed the grates on all their models. Some of the photos on our website are outdated and still show expanded metal grates. Click here to read more about the new grates.
Meadow Creek BX50 Box Smoker Smoking Ribs and Pork Butts on BX50
Meadow Creek BX50 Box Smoker Thermometer on the Door
2 Thermometers on the Smoking Chamber Door Gravity Fed Water Supply
Gravity Fed Water Supply Built-in Guru Adapter
Slide-Out Firebox and Ash Pan Ribs
Smoked Pork Butt

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BX50 Cabinet Smoker

Box smokers have been doing well at competitions and backyarders love them because they're compact, easy to use, and efficient to run. Combined with Meadow Creek's 30+ year tradition of outstanding quality and service, the BX50 Cabinet Smoker is setting the woods on fire.

What really sets this box smoker apart is the ability to use it with or without water! Unlike some cabinet smokers on the market, such as the famous Backwoods Competitor, the BX50 works fine without water, which means you can use it for jerky. The water does help stabilize the temperature, but it does a very good job without water too.

The BX50 also comes with an auto-feed water system and a 5-gallon water jug for hassle-free water smoking.

This smoker runs at 250 degrees F for at least 8 hours on 20 pounds of charcoal. There are two thermometers for monitoring the inside of the cooking chamber. Using the BX50 as a water smoker, you should see only several degrees difference between the top and bottom thermometers once it's up and running.

Whether you cook in the backyard, competitions, or in a commercial catering setting, the Meadow Creek BX50 is the next cool smoker to have.

Brian from Gaffney, SC says, "I highly recommend the Meadow Creek smoker. It took some getting used to for me, but I love everything about it... Because I like to cook at night while I sleep, I added a guru and a 30 CFM fan; this works beautifully. I have been reading StoryQue magazine and trying lots of new things. This BX50 Box Smoker has opened up a whole new dimension for me. The water jug works great. I've smoked some jerky dry, and my next adventure is a cured bacon. I mostly cook butts, brisket, and ribs, but I am learning with each new cooking."

See the Features tab below to get more info about this model.

Price: $2,795.00 (USD) • Quantity:
Paint Color:
Black (Standard)
Fire Engine Red +$200.00
John Deere Green +$200.00
Blue +$200.00
Extra Grate:
No Extra Grates
1 Extra Grate +$75.00
2 Extra Grates +$150.00
3 Extra Grates +$225.00
Stainless Steel Interior +$750.00
Rib Rack +$65.00
Vinyl Cover +$120.00
Replacement Thermometer +$40.00
Replacement Solid Tire (set) +$45.00
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Features and Benefits of the BX50 Box Smoker

  • The 13 gauge double walls with 1" insulation makes this smoker extremely consistent and efficient.
  • 20 pounds of charcoal will fire this thing for 8 hours at 250 degrees!
  • Only 5 degrees difference between the top and bottom of the cooking chamber.
  • Auto-feed water system and a 5-gallon water jug for hassle-free water smoking.
  • Removable water pan is easy to clean.
  • Built for wet and dry smoking! One of the few box smokers on the market that can smoke jerky.
  • 4 stainless steel cooking grates 18.5" x 22.5" spaced 6" apart give you 11.56 sq. ft. of cooking space. These grates will not rust, making your smoker maintenance easier and prevent rust contamination on your meat.
  • Painted with 1,200 degree F heat resistant paint. Standard color is black, but you can upgrade to fire engine red, John Deere green, or blue! How COOL is that?
  • Positive lock latches keep your doors secure.
  • The built-in Guru adapter makes it easy to mount your temp controller if you want to.
  • The handy ash pan and fire basket slide out for adding fuel and cleaning the smoker after use. There is a grate in the bottom of the fire box to let the ashes drop into the ash pan, so the fire burns more efficiently.
  • The slide out grease pan under the cooking grates catches your grease for easy clean-up. It also works as a charcoal grill pan for turning this beauty into a grill!
  • It rolls on 2 flat-free tires and 2 locking casters. No more flat tires.
  • Stainless steel handles add a sharp finishing touch.
  • 2 thermometers on the smoking chamber door makes it easy to keep a tab on the temperature.

Options for the BX50 Smoker

Customize the BX50 with a custom color and up to 3 extra cooking grates.


Overall Dimensions66"H x 44"W x 34"D
Smoking Chamber Dimensions29"H x 24"W x 20"D
Cooking Area11.56 sq. ft. (1665 sq. in.)
Grate Dimensions18" x 22"
Grate StyleWire Grid With 1/2" Spacing
Fire Basket Dimensions6"H x 18"W x 20"L
Net Weight625 lbs.
Shipping Weight725 lbs.
Insulation Thickness1"
Metal Thickness13 Gauge

Usage Recommendations

For smoking, we recommend using non-petroleum based starters. Residue in the smoke from these starters can contaminate the cooking box, potentially effecting the flavor of the meat. The use of a torch or paper and kindling is most effective.

Use approximately 20 lbs. of charcoal in the fire box to get started. Once the meat is placed in the smoker, you can add wood in the fire box for smoking. From there, you can use either wood or charcoal. Add wood or charcoal as needed to maintain the correct temperature. 20 pounds of charcoal lasts for 8 hours cooking at 250 degrees F.

Fill the water pan and then fill the jug at the beginning of your cook. It will take about 5 gallons of water to cook for 12 hours.

Customer Reviews

Review by  Bigchief
(posted on Feb 08, 2014)
Product looks very impressive. I do a lot of BBQing and would love to test this product. Built a lot of smokers in the past and this one makes sense!
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Now that you've learned all the smart reasons to buy a Meadow Creek barbecue cooker, where will you buy it? You can't buy straight from Meadow Creek, so it comes down to choosing a dealer. We (Yoder's Smoky Mountain Barbecue) are the leading online distributor for Meadow Creek, and here's our promise to you:

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