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Pit Barrel Cooker

Postby TexasPitKing79 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:47 am

I was just wondering if anyone out there has got a Pit Barrel Cooker and what they thought about it? It's the one that you cook the meat hanging vertically. Thinking about gettin one.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Postby bobcat1 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:24 pm

I got one a couple months back and cooked on it 8 times and from the first cook I was a pro. :lol: Never had a bad cook as long as you follow the directions on the website. I use other rubs Namely Hog Waller from Sucklebusters.

Best $300 I ever spent.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Postby bsooner75 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:12 am

bobcat - do you have any issues fitting a full packer in it? I know most people build UDS out of 55 gallon but I think these are 30. 30 gallon might be a good camping size for me.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Postby bobcat1 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:36 pm

Full racks of ribs are no problem. I don't see it being a problem but I haven't cooked one in mine yet.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Postby granddad » Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:35 pm

granddad here a new member ok i did some thing a bit different i already had a custom modified drum smoker and access to more drums so i cut the top half off a drum about 1.5 inches below the top barrel ring now i take my grill grate and set it on top of my tall charcoal basket add my extension that has three rebar rods prominently 7 inches apart and shazam i saved $300.00 i just did a bbq for 45 people with 40lbs of tritip and pork loin turned out great and i had room for another 20lbs of meat on meat hooks i will add pics when i learn how good luck
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Postby JJJONZ » Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:28 am

Love my PBC.....The best money I have spent in a long time.
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Postby bobcat1 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:32 pm

bsooner75 wrote:bobcat - do you have any issues fitting a full packer in it? I know most people build UDS out of 55 gallon but I think these are 30. 30 gallon might be a good camping size for me.

I've cooked 3 of them now. You have to let the top lap over a little. I put 3 hooks in it all connected. Once the meat draws up I put it on the top hook. Man they turn out awesome. Not bragging but all my friends think I am a BBQ God and think I should open a restaurant. :lol: :chef: :mrgreen:
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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Postby bkeaver » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:32 am

I got mine and love it. Probably the best fill it and forget it cooker on the market.

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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Postby cajunrph » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:15 am

I have one as well. One thing about the PBC is with it's hanging system you can cook 8 racks of ribs at once. And the set it and forget it design makes it one of the better options out there. I hem hawed on getting one instead of building one. In the end what made me pull the trigger on the PBC was the time to locate a drum, needed supplies and the time to build it vs ordering it and receiving it in a few days. Before I'd have a day off to merely get the supplies the PBC would be at .y front door.

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Re: Pit Barrel Cooker

Postby TwoGuysBBQ » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:05 am

I too wanted a PBC, actually looked at the gateway, and the barrelhouse. I wasn’t pressed for time so I built a UDS.just seemed like more fun to design and make it my own. Especially the colors.

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