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Enter for a Chance to Win the 2018 Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast Sweepstakes

Enter for a Chance to Win the 2018 Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast Sweepstakes

Thanksgiving is a holiday to reconnect with family and friends, to spend quality time together watching football and making merry. And the cornerstone of the holiday, which brings us together every year: The table piled high with food. Sausage stuffing, pies, sweet potatoes and more will grace our tables this year. And at the center of the feast, a mouthwatering turkey smoked to perfection. To help you host the best possible Thanksgiving feast, our friends have helped us bring together the ultimate...

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Great Gift Ideas for Grillers: Our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Great Gift Ideas for Grillers: Our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Here it is, our popular annual gift guide—a timely compilation of cool fuels, tools, and seasonings for the favorite barbecuer or griller in your life. Naughty or nice, permission granted to print it out and distribute it to people who might need gift ideas for you. Happy Holidays! Pit Barrel Cooker Junior: Like its popular big brother, the new Pit Barrel Cooker Junior is one of the simplest, most reliable, and reasonably-priced smokers on the market. With a drum diameter of 14 inches, the “PBJ” is perfect for tailgating, car or RV camping, or even a patio with...

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Grills We Love

The Pit Barrel Cooker: Barbecue’s Cinderella Story

The Pit Barrel Cooker: Barbecue’s Cinderella Story

The BarbecueBible.com rating: Ease of use: A Performance: A Value: A Our recommendation: A great combination grill/smoker/charcoal-fired oven guaranteed to deliver great results to the rawest beginner, but high performance enough for a serious griller or smoker. You know you’ve “arrived” when the barbecue community assigns an affectionate acronym to your grill...

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Smoke Your Super Bowl Sweepstakes: Enter for a Chance to Win a Pit Barrel Cooker!

Smoke Your Super Bowl Sweepstakes: Enter for a Chance to Win a Pit Barrel Cooker!

Whether your home team made it or not, the Super Bowl is a must-watch event for folks across the country. And at some gatherings, the big screen TV isn't the main attraction—rather, food will take center stage, and will be enjoyed with abandon. For those of us who feel this way, might I suggest that you get out your snow shovel, clear a path to your grill or smoker, and make some of your Super Bowl favorites? We've partnered with our friends to bring one lucky...

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Smokin’ Accessories for the Pit Barrel Cooker

Smokin’ Accessories for the Pit Barrel Cooker

The Pit Barrel Cooker keeps on smokin', gaining popularity in the months since we posted a blog story about founder Noah Glanville and his product last January. Thousands of you have viewed that post, and we’ve heard from many who have grown to love the PBC as much as we do. The product is unique because of its features (for example, it doesn’t have a drip pan), its size (30-gallon, smaller than the typical 55), and its affordability ($299 including...

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Grills and Smokers We Love: The Pit Barrel Cooker

Grills and Smokers We Love: The Pit Barrel Cooker

At Barbecue University we have a world-class collection of grills, smokers, and wood-burning ovens. Some units, like the monster Kalamazoo tri-fuel grill, cost as much as a new car. So why have our students gathered around what looks like a black metal trashcan? Why has the Pit Barrel Cooker (for that’s the name of the device) become one of the most popular and best-selling grills at Barbecue University? By what mysterious law of thermodynamics can you suspend racks of ribs from the metal rod across the top of the cooker so the rib tips hover 2 inches above the...

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Enter for a Chance to Win a Pit Barrel Cooker

Enter for a Chance to Win a Pit Barrel Cooker

The beginning of 2015 marked the launch of the new and improved porcelain-coated Pit Barrel Cooker. We're giving away this updated, versatile Pit Barrel Cooker kit to one lucky winner. Enter below for a chance to win. The Pit Barrel Cooker kit comes with a 30-gallon steel drum, stainless steel hooks, steel hanging rods, a charcoal basket, a grill grate, a wooden hook remover, and a horseshoe barrel stand. THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED....

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