The Original Classic 18.5 Inch

Pit Barrel Cooker



Large enough for: 8 Racks of Ribs, 2-3 Pork Butts/Shoulders or Briskets, Turkey Hangers allow for 2 13-16 lb Turkeys.

The 18.5″ Classic Pit Barrel® Cooker is the perfect solution for all of your grilling and smoking needs. Our Drum Cooker can cook anything from brisket to veggies flawlessly with ease. Its unmatched capacity allows for more than double that of regular horizontal cookers at a fraction of the cost.

Package includes:

  • 30 Gallon Steel Drum
  • 8 Stainless Steel Hooks
  • 2 Steel Hanging Rods
  • Charcoal Basket
  • Standard Grill Grate
  • Wooden Hook Remover
  • 3-Point Barrel Stand
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Pit Barrel Cooker

Why Pit Barrel® Cooker?

  1. Effortless: 360º All-Round Heat Dynamics™ produce a perfect cook every time.
  2. Versatile: Grill, Hook ’n Hang™, cook, or smoke.
  3. Affordable: No unnecessary bells and whistles here. Get quality grilling for a fraction of the price.
  4. Portable: Bring the BBQ with you. Our lightweight and compact grills were made to transport.

While barrel cooking is nothing new, it has never before been brought to the mass market in a form that is both affordable and simple to use, producing perfectly cooked meals every time. We believe that everyone that enjoys outdoor cooking will want a Pit Barrel® because everyone who tries one is simply amazed by the flavour it produces.

Experience why our customers give the Pit Barrel® rave reviews and have made it the #1 barrel cooker on the market. It simply cooks some of the best food you’ve ever tasted, with no hassle.

Go Beyond Convection… The Science – All around Head Dynamics

Unlike traditional grills which cook food from a single, direct heat source, the cylindrical shape of the Pit Barrel® and Hook ‘n Hang™ method place the food in the center of the action, heating the meat from all sides at once. The 360º All-Round Heat Dynamics™ is the secret behind producing consistently great-tasting, perfectly cooked food every time.

Unlock A Whole New Way To Cook…Cook Like A Pro, Eat Like A Pro

In addition to cooling the bottom of the meat, the dripping juices fall onto the hot coals, producing a smoke fog which fills the barrel and envelops the meat, infusing it with even more natural flavour. Of course, this is not to say that grilling on the included grate won’t yield equally impressive results. Similarly to hanging the meat, the greater distance between the heat source and the grate serves to reduce “hot spots” and cooks the meat more evenly on the bottom and the top.

Hook-N-Hang™ Cooking Method

The Pit Barrel® is famous for its ability to get consistently delicious results, and it’s not by accident. Hanging the meat in the center of the heat allows for even cooking and penetration of a “smoke fog” created by juices dripping directly on the coals. Experts, judges, and food lovers of all ages agree – the Pit Barrel® simply cooks some of the best food you’ve ever tasted. And the best part? No hassle! It’s as easy as 1-2-3 and guaranteed to impress friends and family.

Versatile Grilling

Not all meats are created equal– and not all foods are meats! Every Pit Barrel® comes with a steel grill grate, not just so it can double as a traditional grill, but to take advantage of the Pit Barrel® added depth and temperature control. Want to sear a steak? Cook without the lid to turn up the heat. Add the custom GrillGrate for perfect sear-marks. Or leave it on and let the smoke add another layer of depth to burgers, fish, pizza or even cookies!

Durability And Style

The Pit Barrel® Cooker itself is not only built to withstand the heat conditions of charcoal cooking, but its porcelain enamel coating makes it extremely weather-resistant. Each drum and lid are treated with a superior-grade porcelain enamel finish that gives the Pit Barrel® not only great looks, but also the ability to last for years.


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