The original and famous Pit Barrel Cooker from America, Best selling Drum Smoker in the world. A great product - Barrel BBQ Pit Smoker Cooker which is very flexible in how it can be used and the types of cooking – it really does work very well. This new design in bbq cooking - it can be used for grilling, food smoking, slow cooking and can even be used as a fire pit.
It is not like any traditional BBQ or grill where there is a one-sided heat source. The Pit Barrel Cooker uses a hanging system that places your food directly in the centre of the heat, ensuring that the meat is evenly cooked - from all sides. Completely effective way to cook with perfect results, every time. it is a revolutionary design that goes well beyond Convection, hanging the meat along with the cylindrical shape of the cooker, ensures there are no Hot spots and the meat is cooked evenly without it becoming too hot in any side of the meat. Due to the way the heat radiates around the barrel, the smoke and flavour travels with it to, just gently kissing extra flavour on to the meat in a perfect way.
The Pit Barrel Cooker is designed in such a way that it can be ready to use and assembled in only minutes. Everything except the charcoal is provided - just add meat and your favourite rub for the perfect outdoor cooked food.
Dispatched in a branded carton, the Pit Barrel Cooker is supplied with -
Horseshoe handles, Hanging rods and Hooks
Amazing Results and Easy to Use
22 January 2020 by: Nick Stebbens I'd been fighting with a cheap offset smoker for years and getting variable results. After doing some research into replacing it, many BBQ sites and forums suggested the Pit Barrel. Based of the UDS (Ugly Drum Smoker) design the pit barrel is so easy to use and gives me great consistent results at a fraction of the cost of a large heavy duty offset smoker. Simply fill the basket with charcoal, lower it into the Pit Barrel then dump over a full chimney starter of lit coals. After about 30 minutes it will hit 300F (about 150C) and stay there for around 8-9 hours. If you like food a bit smokier nestle some wood chunks into the coals before adding the meat or run a little hotter by cracking the lid. I've had my pit barrel for about 18 months now and i'm very pleased with the results. I'd recommend getting the Ash catcher tray, a cover and maybe the hinged grill. An instant read or leave in thermometer helps taking the guess work out of the slightly higher cooking temperatures. Pros: * Extremely easy to use. * "Set and Forget" style cooking * Hanging over coals gives a great taste * Very efficient use of charcoal for long cooks (about 3-4kgs of coal). Cons: * It runs a bit hotter than the ideal 225-250F (108-120C) for brisket and ribs but still gets great results * Not as efficient on coal for shorter cooks. Uses 2-3kg for 2hr chicken cooks. * Adding wood chips/chunks halfway through the cook can be a pain if there is a lot of meat in the cooker.
Truly superb piece of kit
20 May 2019 by: Alex This little barrel is nothing short of magical. Absurdly simple to set up and cook with, and makes for the best, authentic smoked bbq meat imaginable. The effort / quality ratio is off the chart. Buy one immediately.
PBC, great kit
07 May 2019 by: Nikunj Patel Used for the first time and results are exceptional. Still getting to know how to control heat and temp, but initial cook produced lovely ribs and chicken.
Take your BBQ smoked food to the next level
13 November 2018 by: Paul Dallender Scouring the internet I found that the Pit Barrel smoker/cooker has had great reviews from both professional pit masters and amateurs alike across America and for good reason. First impressions upon opening the box couldn't have been better. Built from quality steel that is porcelain enamel coated, means it can be kept outside without any fear of it rusting. As for assembly, screw on the lid handle with the screwdriver provided, put the two rebars through the holes and place the whole thing on its stand. Again with the screwdriver adjust the bottom vent as per the instructions that's it, 3 minutes tops and you're good to go . So, what does it cook like? Well, to start with, this isn't just for cooking the odd burger, chicken drumstick or sausage, although a standard grill plate is supplied if that's what you want to do. The Pit Barrel really come into its own when cooking racks of ribs, joints of meat and whole or quartered chickens and turkeys using the hanging method with the hooks provided. You don't need to be a Pit Master or BBQ expert to get great results either, as it has been designed so that within twenty minutes of lighting the briquettes or lump wood, you can hang your meat and let it do its thing. The18.5 inch diameter drum was found to be the perfect size to allow the rising air from the hot charcoals below to create a sort of vortex of heat which surrounds the hanging meat, allowing the rendering fats and juices to drip onto the hot coals vaporising back up and creating great flavour with that hint of smokiness, whilst allowing it to retain juicy succulence. It doesn't need constant attention either. That means you're not just restricted to cooking in the summer, as it works just as well in all weathers. At the time of writing this review, I've only had the Pit Barrel a couple of weeks and had the chance to cook some ribs and a chicken, but I can honestly say, for flavour and moistness, it knocks anything cooked in a traditional oven out of the park. I'm looking forward to trying beef brisket, pork shoulder, leg of lamb and especially the all American favourite 'Burnt Ends'. Also, there's a very good chance our Christmas Turkey will be cooked Pit Barrel style. Remember though, as with any meat, you know when it's properly cooked to your satisfaction and safety (poultry in particular) by its internal temperature not by guesswork, so a digital temperature probe is essential. For value, quality, ease of use and great results in all year round outdoor cooking, I don't think the Pit Barrel can be beaten.
28 August 2018 by: AI One of the most outstanding smokers I have ever used. Great for beginners and experts alike.
28 August 2018 by: David Took a bit of fiddling to get the temperature to run right, after that it pretty much runs itself. Definitely worth using a wireless digital thermometer to keep track of meat internal temperatures and an ash pan as it makes removing the ash a lot simpler.
So good and so easy
02 June 2018 by: Ian Hirst The pit barrel cooker arrive in perfect condition very well packaged. Assembly was just two screws to attach the handle onto the lid. First cook was two chickens, sausages and corn on the cob. The best food I have ever barbecued. Took just under 2 hours for the chickens and about half an hour for the rest. Blew me away, it was just so good and so easy. Delighted with my purchase.
10 May 2018 by: Garth The delivery of the item was very fast and the box had no damage The bbq out the box only requires a screw to be tightened on the air intake and the handle attached. There is a diagram and tools included. You do not need to season the barrel it really is ready to go. Fill the basket with good briquettes and light a few. Best briquette in uk is the Weber. Add some wood chucks / chips and add the food. I cooked ribs, pork loin, butterflied lamb shoulder, sausages, burgers and mushrooms. Heat flatuated a lot on my first cook but had a remote thermometer inside to keep a view. A more regular temp will come with practice and how full the drum is with food Food tasted great, good talking point and easy bbq to get into smoking food ...worth a buy
03 May 2018 by: Neil Bought this aftet reading many great reviews on American bbq websites. Already had an offset smoker, but it was very labour intensive to keep the temperatures correct. Only tried the PBC for chicken, but it was fire up nd forget, the chicken was perfectly cooked in 2 hours. The PBC arrived extrmely well packed, minimum assembly (and screwdriver and spanner included), and easy to get going - a chimney starter is definitely recommended. Dispatch was very quick, no issues there. Now planning my next cook.
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Our Pizza Ovens are delivered in a pallet crate (1.2m³) which creates full protection for the oven.
All other BBQs and Heavy products are delivered using a Euro pallet and the Dimensions are 120cm long and 80cm wide.
2. Can you deliver to other than Mainland UK?
Yes, delivery to Mainland UK is included in the price but we can arrange deliveries further afield. We will usually obtain a couple of quotes for comparison and will pay the first £40.
For deliveries to Northern Ireland, Highlands of Scotland, Isle of Wight and Isle of Man expect to pay a supplement of between £90 and £120.
The supplement for deliveries to France are approximately £150, or so.
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3. How soon can I expect to receive my item?
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It is important that you notify us of any potential issues for the delivery driver such as narrow or unadopted roads, restricted access, etc. A delivery vehicle can be as large as a furniture removals lorry however if we are aware of any issues, we may be able to overcome these by using a smaller, 7.5 tonne vehicle, similar in size to a refuge lorry. If the delivery cannot be made, a charge may be levied for a failed delivery.
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8. Can the delivery driver put the item in my garage/garden/shed?
We regret that deliveries are what are known as kerbside deliveries. The driver is not insured to park his vehicle on your drive and may only do so at his own discretion.
He/she will use a hydraulic hand trolley to move your item and place it as close to the final destination as possible. The trolley has small wheels and is unable to operate on soft surfaces such as grass, gravel, cobbles or over steps.
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9. Is installation included?
No, installation is not included, this is your responsibility.
Ovens weigh between 225kg and 670kg, whilst masonry BBQs can weigh over a tonne. Most ovens are delivered in one piece, unless stated, whilst the BBQs can be in separate parts.
Given the weights involved we would suggest between two and four people will be necessary. Some heavier items have anchor points making them suitable for hoisting (if you are unsure, please call our Customer Services team on 01522 704505). It is possible to hire hoisting equipment but you should check with any hire company that the lifting capacity is appropriate.