I cook most stuff on a Lang. My wife prefers to cook chicken on a Weber 22.5 kettle. There are 3 products (Buffalo Wing’s, St. Louis Ribs and Salmon) that I’ve cooked on the Lang that have not done so well. They came out OK but I was dissatisfied with the results. A couple of weeks ago, while looking for a smoker I could store in my motor home, I stumbled onto the PIT BARREL COOKER. I was a bit skeptical but after checking several reviews and not finding any negative reviews I decided to purchase one.
So far I’ve cooked Buffalo Wing’s, St. Louis Ribs and yesterday cooked Salmon on my Pit Barrel Cooker. I pretty much followed the recipe Pit Barrel Cookers suggest – I did change a few things with the meat preparation but not much. I was skeptical about what the results would be because the PBC seemed too easy. The cook result was beyond what I expected. In fact, it was great!!
The PBC is as close to “set it & forget it” as you can get. I don’t mind tending the fire on the Lang. Tending the fire is one reason “lounge chairs and beer” were invented and part of the gig when you own an offset smoker. Before I stumbled onto the PBC I was looking at a small Weber Smokey Mountain, which would have done the job for me. I was also thinking about building a UDS but a 55 gal drum would be too big for my motor home. The 33 gal drum PBC is a perfect fit
The PBC is made in the US and the customer service is way above average. It turned out there was a 2 day delay in the promised shipping time and owner’s wife called me to explain the situation!! PBC will even add a logo with your branch of the military and the owner includes his cell phone number on the label.
My son’s idea of smoking is firing up the propane grill and slapping on the meat. He thinks I’m crazy messing with the Lang. I’m going to buy him a Pit Barrel Cooker to see if I can hook him on smoking.