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Old 05-13-2015, 08:40 PM   #1
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Default Pit Barrel Cooker (PBC) Appreciation Thread

I've seen lots of appreciation threads for different cookers but I couldn't find one for the PBC so I decided to start one. I was thinking we could post different cooks, setups, mods (heaven forbid!), new ideas, or anything that pertains to the Pit Barrel Cooker. This will hopefully be a place where those who have one can freely brag and those looking to purchase one can get information.
I just bought mine and even though its easy to cook on I still feel like I have a lot to learn. Plus I'd like to do a few things like add a pan below the coal grate to catch ash so I don't have to dump the cooker after a cook. Any ideas?? If so post them here. If you have questions, ask. Did anything different to your PBC, lets see it! That's what this thread is all about.....PBC!

NOTE: I love joking around and jokes are welcome, but if you don't have a PBC, please don't post negative information such as "you paid too much", "you should have built a UDS cheaper", "I can build a replica for $30", ect. I'm hoping this will provide valid information for those who are actually interested.

Here's a couple pics of mine to start things off. Have fun folks!







Mods, if I overlooked a similar PBC thread, please delete or merge this one. Thanks!
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:48 PM   #2
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I vote for combining this with Bob's thread. After all its 20 some pages! Now that's appreciation!!!
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Yes I agree. Actually his thread gave me the idea because it was kind of turning into an appreciation thread somewhat. But the original reason he posted it and the title may not catch some people, especially the new ones. Plus there were too many posts arguing over the price. I just figured a thread primarily for the things I mentioned would be good. If the mods wanna figure a way to merge them I'm good with that.
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My only mods are small magnets to close the bottom vent a rebar holes and the planter dolly from Lowes to move my PBC around an d into the storage cabinet.


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Old 05-14-2015, 07:37 AM   #5
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Nice idea Bob. I've been thinking of ways to put wheels on the horseshoe stand to make it easier to move around. It's light enough as it is to move but wheels sure would make it easier.

You should get a few pics of that shiny new one you just bought for this thread...
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Looks like a million bucks...



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It's about time. I love mine!






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Lol, no no, the is the Pit BARREL cooker thread. Not the Pit Mountain cooker thread....lol.
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For catching ash, I bought an 18" pizza tray, notched the edge for the three PBC grill grate tabs and attached three strands of small chain to the edge, the three meeting on a keyring. I just lift the coal basket out and then lift the keyring, bringing all the ash out in an easy to empty tray. Total cost = less than 5$. Others have attached their pizza tray to the coal basket itself.
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I love mine. My friends freak out because it cuts cooking time but then they see the end results and the call it Pit Barrel Science.

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For catching ash, I bought an 18" pizza tray, notched the edge for the three PBC grill grate tabs and attached three strands of small chain to the edge, the three meeting on a keyring. I just lift the coal basket out and then lift the keyring, bringing all the ash out in an easy to empty tray. Total cost = less than 5$. Others have attached their pizza tray to the coal basket itself.
Great idea! Thanks!
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For catching ash, I bought an 18" pizza tray, notched the edge for the three PBC grill grate tabs and attached three strands of small chain to the edge, the three meeting on a keyring. I just lift the coal basket out and then lift the keyring, bringing all the ash out in an easy to empty tray. Total cost = less than 5$. Others have attached their pizza tray to the coal basket itself.
Nice idea. I use heavy duty foil myself.
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Also, despite some claiming that the PBC is a niche cooker (chicken gets mentioned a lot, and rightly so), I have cooked a bunch of different things on it:

Chicken
Pork ribs - spares, loin backs, baby backs and St. Louis
Beef ribs
Pork butt
Pork picnic (shoulder)
Brisket
Tri tip
Sausage
Fatties
ABTs
Meatloaf
Fish
Whole turkey
Baked Mac and Cheese
Baked beans

I even hang my ABTs!
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That's awesome! Especially liking the hanging ABTs
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