The Gladiator

Regular price $1,175.00 Sale

The Gladiator is Backwoods Smoker's first dry smoker and we didn't hold anything back! Most dry cookers are a headache to use, but the Gladiator has upright design and easy access to the fire box and meat chamber for optimal experience and performance! Not to mention you can use your Gladiator in three different ways: to lay meat flat, to hang meat, or as a grill with our optional Gladiator grill kit.

All Gladiators will be made to order. You can expect your order within 4 to 6 weeks. Customer service will notify you of your lead time within 2 business days. *Please call for international shipping requirement.*

Download The Gladiator Specs Sheet.


Standard Features:

Cooking degrees: (approx) 225 to 400

Amount of charcoal: (approx) 15 lb

Cooking time: (approx) 6 to 10 hours 

{Depending on the temperature used for cooking}

Meat: (approx) 9 to 12 slabs of baby back ribs; 3 large briskets; 12 Boston butts

Optional Features:

Castors, $213 (they will raise the smoker up 6″)

Permanent Stand, $175

(This will be welded to the bottom of the smoker in place of the three inch feet)

Removable Stand, $320

(This will be bolted to the existing bolt hole pattern on the bottom of the feet) NOTE: We prefer not to go over a total of 16 inches in total height on the bottom of the smoker.

(this includes the adapter door and the 10 cfm fan)

Outside Dimensions:

25″ deep plus 4 1/2″ for the thermometer and latches

46 1/2″ tall

18″ wide plus 1" for latch

The Gladiator weighs 208 lbs.

Cooking Chamber Dimensions:

24″ deep

25″ tall

16″ wide


Three, 6 1/2″ apart

22″ deep

15 1/2″ wide

1/4″ nickel plated wire