Pit Barrel Smoker

Once again we are using a product from a veteran owned company.  The Pit Barrel Smoker is an awesome product.  This is a black drum that you can hang your selected meat and cook to your hearts desire.  The barrel comes ready to cook, using Kingsford coals, and the oxygen intake (not sure if that is the correct terminology) is preset to the elevation of where you live.  The only things I purchased, which you can also get on their website, is a chimney, wireless thermometer, and gloves that could handle the heat.  This thing literally takes five minutes to set up.  That is the truth, and if you are a novice smoker, this barrel is for you.  I personally have never owned a smoker before.  I do a ton of cooking but this was one of the items that had eluded me for some time.

See below items for some of the things that I have cooked. MMMM NOM NOM NOM NOM.

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As I stated before I am new to the smoke game, I can’t talk about other smokers and their performance but this barrel of smoke love is just right for me.  The only thing that I have had to do is adjust the lid from time to time to get the temperature to raise to the level I need.  This take all of two seconds of effort.  I did discover this while cooking a pork shoulder that I couldn’t get above 150.  It just needed a little more oxygen and bam she gets to cooking.

The Pit Barrel was recommended to me by a good friend, the wife got it for me on my birthday.  I will admit she was a bit hesitant that it wouldn’t get used much especially during the winter months.  Well she couldn’t have been more wrong, all I did was move it to the garage threw open the door, grab a chair and a beer, and cooked away.  The added benefit is that my garage smells like a smoke house with a hint of man, and motor oil.  When I added in the beer fridge, and a small heater that attached to my propane tank my life felt near completion.

Favorites Meats So far – November 2016 – April 12 2017

Prime Rib – OMG this is the best thing I have cooked so far Amazing

Pork Shoulder – Smoked Pulled Pork is a great comfort food and very flavorful

Brats – You can hang like 30 of these things in there, and they don’t take long to cook.

Ribs – Who the hell doesn’t like ribs ( I prefer dry rub on mine)

Deer roast – This was the first thing I did, surprisingly good.

Once again give this a try, especially if it is your first smoker.  The added benefit is you will support a veteran owned business.


See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler