Do you know what is vertical cooking? Neither do we, but we are about to find out thanks to Pit Barrel Cooker. This is a combination of a smoker, slow cooker and barbecue, all rolled into one product manufactured by the namesake company which was established in Strasburg, Colorado by an Iraq war veteran in 2010.

Although vertical (or so-called barrel) cooking is nothing new on the market, Pit Barrel Cooker is unique because it is very affordable, incredibly simple to use and whatever you decide to cook in it (pork ribs, a whole chicken, sausages, fish or hamburgers), rest assured it will be perfectly cooked every time. The company says that their mission is to “make people spend less time cooking food and more time enjoying the company of their guests”.

Chicken cooked in a pit barrel cooker

This cooker is very low maintenance and, when cooking with it, there is no need to worry about the cooking temperature, meat rotation, or the amount of food it can take at one time. For best results, the manufacturer recommends using Kingsford Original charcoal or Kingsford Original Briquettes.

Pit Barrel Cooker comprises of a 30-gallon-steel drum, eight stainless steel hooks, two steel hanging rods, a charcoal basket, a grill grate, a wooden hook remover, a horseshoe barrel stand, and all-purpose and beef & game pit rubs. The cooker’s dimensions are 19 x 20 x 33 inches, and it weighs 57 pounds. watch video below

Get it from Amazon here

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