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Camp Chef
18in Smoke Vault

4.476190476190476 out of 5 stars
21 Reviews
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18in Smoke Vault

Take a journey into flavor country with the Camp Chef 18in Smoke Vault. This simple smoker allows you to infuse meats and other food with that delicious smoke flavor you just can't get from a grill or an oven. Fully adjustable heat-control dials, three damper valves, and a door thermometer help you keep and control internal temps between 160 and 400F, so you can get the perfect results every time.


  • Compact smoker built to help you create tasty dishes
  • Temperatures from 160-400F so you can cook to your ideal texture
  • Easy-to-read door thermometer provides accurate control
  • Two adjustable smoking racks accommodate multiple dishes
  • One jerky smoking rack lets you create tender snacks
  • Matchless ignition allows for effortless and safe usability
  • Water pan and steel wood chip tray add flavor and ease cleanup
  • Item #CCF000V
Fuel Type
Heat Output
18,000 BTUs/Hr
Piezo Ignition
Stand Height
[body] 18 x 16 x 30in [door] 16 x 28in [racks] 15 x 14in
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 21 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 15 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

May 24, 2024

About to order my 4th one of these.

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] About to order my fourth one of these, because I use it all the time, and have for 15 years. The first two lasted A long time and I just broke in number three.


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5 out of 5 stars

May 12, 2024

Great Smoker. Very easy to use.

I've had the 24 inch smoke vault for 6 years now, and it's still going strong. I run it on mains gas. I did find that I had to drill larger than the recommended #51 drill when converting, otherwise I couldn't get the smoker temp over about 260F. I drilled out to 5/64, which was the next size up drill that I had. Smoker will get to 450F on high, although obviously I don't smoke at that temp. If you're smoking in the winter well below freezing it helps a lot to have that oomph in reserve too.


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5 out of 5 stars

December 19, 2023

Love my Smoke Vault 24

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Received a Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24 as a gift on fathers day a few years ago. I truly love this smoker. I've done a few things to my smoker to tighten up the Smoke leaking from the smoke,like I added a food grade,non-flammable felt seal tape to around the door and sealed up areas around the Smoke with a food safe liquid gasket sealer. My next thing is to come up with a way to get the vents(3) to close more or shut off completely to be able to refine the heat temperature better. Any ideas from Camp Chef on the vents would be greatly appreciated.

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4 out of 5 stars

August 21, 2022

Great small backyard smoker

I just smoked ribs for the first time on mine. They were spectacular. 6th smoke since I bought it. The door handle cannbe wonky but overall it's a great buy.

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3 out of 5 stars

August 3, 2021

Needs a better burner and/or control

I had this for a number of years now. Maybe smoke a couple times a year. I have other Camp Chef products that I like, so I went with this because I thought being propane it would be set and forget. However, like my other Camp Chef products none of them have precise burner controls. It's not so bad when cooking a meal, but trying to smoke something low and slow over hours in this smoker requires constant attention to keep it at the correct temp. I even added a second valve in the line to try to control the heat. as the built-in one doesn't go low enough. Personally I think the burner is too big for the smoker. Try to keep the flame low enough to keep the temp low and it goes out.


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5 out of 5 stars

June 29, 2021


I highly recommend this smoker. We are going on our 6th year with the 18”. Salmon to Boston butt, beer can chicken to mac & cheese there hasn’t been anything bad come out of this smoker (except when I fell asleep on a late night cook which was operator error). Extremely fuel efficient I have done 3 separate cooks at 6-10 hours each on one tank. The first 3 years of this smoker lived outside only covered by the Camp Chef cover. There is zero rust. I live in NC which had high humidity and It has seen a lot of rain and some snow. The cover is still holding up but is on its last leg as it’s sun bleached and starting to get rips in it. Well worth the money for the cover. One recommendation I have is don’t smoke Thanksgiving turkeys, hams, or bbq unless you plan on doing it at every family function from now on because it produces amazing food which I don’t mind one bit. It is also pretty portable to load in the truck and take on vacations or to a friends house for a cookout.

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1 out of 5 stars

May 31, 2021

Worked only twice

When we tried to set it up the first time, the regulator wouldn't line up correctly and we went back and forth with customer service for 3 weeks before they agreed to send a new one. Worked great twice after that then wouldn't go above 150 degrees the third time even after resetting the regulator 5 times and checking everything else (water, gas, etc.). Waste of money.


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5 out of 5 stars

August 24, 2020

Overall smoker review

Easy to put together, excellent quality smoker and holds temperature nicely.

Jim G

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5 out of 5 stars

May 21, 2020

Longevity? Check!

This is my TENTH year cooking on the same unit (18"). I want to upgrade to the 24", but I still feel I have many miles on this smoker. How many grills, smokers, etc. are still going after 10 years? And the ignition switch still works, which is just incredible! I live in Northern MN and have smoked from 90 above to 20 below--this thing just gets the job done, period. A+ product.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 10, 2020

Love our new smoke vault!

We just got this Smoke Vault for Christmas and couldn't be happier! I meal prep for our week every weekend anyways, so this vault has made my cooking life AMAZING!! All the different types of meat are absolutely scrumptious!! HIGHLY recommend :)


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