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Unread 02-04-2013, 07:02 AM   #24
Freddy j
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Originally Posted by Midnight Smoke View Post
Why, not trying to be a PITA, just trying to figure out the sudden love for the PBC
Here are some reasons (I think):

1. Value: it is prob the most inexpensive finished-complete smoker/cooker/grilled (whatever you want to call it) @ $225 shipped) that you can buy today and turn out EXCELLENT food on Friday when it arrives to you.

2. simplicity: there is no learning curve.

3. zero set up - you open the box, and you're ready to cook.

4. value- the price of $225 really hooked me. It is cheap money for this cooker. Ive seen others post the same.

Originally Posted by Midnight Smoke View Post
, it seems to be no different than an UDS. /
Great observation & point, Both are a steel drum. Period. You can modify one to work like the other, not modify at all, or whatever else you prefer.

Actually, all of the controversy PBC vs UDS is what lead me to investigate the PBC and realize what a bargain it was at $225 shipped if I calculated the cost of parts for a UDS and paid myself my normal hourly wage to find the materials and build one.

But, ill continue to keep an eye out for a 15 gal stainless steel drum on the cheap & if I get lucky ill build a uds someday. Definitely interested in the uds.
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