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Building Your Own BBQ Barrel Drum Smoker

Whether you’re a BBQ beginner or a BBQ pro this barrel drum smoker is both affordable and with minimal amount of handyman skills you can build this barrel smoker with relative ease. This is one of my favorite designs by one of my favorite people who likes to remain anonymous, but does incredible work on her blog site.

The way she built this particular smoker is a dream come true for those who are thinking about getting into smoking meat, but doesn’t have many hundreds if not thousands of dollars to get started.

This barbecue barrel smoker has everything you need to both smoke or grill. Starting with a expanded metal on the bottom for your coal, then you’re cooking rack and she has all kinds of ventilation for fire management.

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When the smoker is completed you can wow! your friends and family with a dinner like Cornish game hens and twice baked potatoes as shown above. And the best thing is, you built it yourself and knowing soon you will be able to BBQ Like A Pro.

I’d like to thank Jeanie of Cowgirls Country for letting me share this incredible BBQ barrel smoker with our readers. If you want complete instructions on how to assemble Jeanie’s smoker, then be sure to read her barbecue barrel smoker post.

The Backwoods Smoker From Backwoods Smoker

For over 20 years, the Backwoods Smoker from Backwoods Smoker has been smoking the competition on the professional circuit. They’ve won every major event known in the barbecue industry and yet these BBQ smokers are so easy to operate that anyone can learn to BBQ Like A Pro. I have had the privilege of cooking on three of the Backwoods Smoker models and they all perform at a level in which I haven’t seen any other barbecue brand accomplish.

BBQ Competitions Won

What sets the Backwoods Smokers apart are that they are upright water cookers, making it a lot easier to load, add and unload your meat. The main advantage of having a water cooker is while most BBQ smokers are dehydrating you’re meat (that’s a natural process smokers do) the Backwood Smoker is rehydrating you’re meat by adding moisture back into the meat chamber thus producing a juicy piece of meat.

Having been barbecuing for over 25 years now, I have a full appreciation for the construction of the Backwoods Smoker. Using a patented double wall construction, they have put high quality insulation into every cooker.

This gives you superior heat control in your pit, which is the number one concern for everyone who barbecues. Because of their double wall design, you can walk up to a Backwoods Smoker during anytime of the cooking process and touch the outside of the cooker without any dis-comfort.

The Backwoods Smoker has various models to choose from and many different add-ons and features, depending on the level of your barbecuing. There’s two models in particular that I like; The Party which is perfect for home use and The Fatboy which may be used for those who have an interest in either light BBQ catering or throwing your hat in the barbecue competition arena.

In my opinion, the whole Backwoods Smoker line will knock out the BBQ competition without any doubt. For more additional information on each model be sure to review the information below. And when you’re ready to order your Backwoods Smoker just fill out our contact form and we’ll contact you to customize the Backwoods Smoker to best fits your barbecue needs so that you can BBQ Like A Pro.

PRODUCT NOTE: Custom Crafted in the USA. Please allow 6 – 8 weeks for delivery.

ORDER YOUR BACKWOODS SMOKER

CHUBBY
Chubby Base Price – $845

Chubby Dimensions

Outside Dimensions:
22 ½” deep, 32″ tall w/stack, 22″ wide

Inside Dimensions:
17″ deep, 13″ tall cooking chamber, 16″ wide, Racks: 4 – 3″ apart, 16 ½” deep, 15 ½” wide

Standard Features:
Removable water pan, 2 extra sliders between 1 & 2 – 2 & 3

Options:
Heat diverter, Castors, Stand, Cover, Guru, SS doors, permanent water pan

*Cooking Degrees:
220 to 250

*Amount of Charcoal:
6 to 10 lb

*Cooking Time:
6 to 10 hours

*Meat:
12 slabs of baby back ribs, 8 slabs of st. louis style, 4 slabs of spare ribs, 2 to 3 large briskets, 4 to 6 boston butts

PARTY

Party Base Price – $1330

Party Dimensions

Outside Dimensions:
24″ deep, 48″ tall w/stack, 20″ wide

Inside Dimensions:
16 1/2″ deep, 25″ tall cooking chamber, 15 1/2″ wide

Racks:
6 – 4″ apart, 15 ½” deep, 16 ½” wide

Standard Features:
Removable water pan & 1″ insulation

Options:
Heat diverter, Castors, Stand, Cover Guru, SS doors, permanent water pan, Commercial fire grate, 2″ insulation

*Cooking Degrees:
200 to 250

*Amount of Charcoal:

8 to 10 lb

*Cooking Time:
6 to 7 hours

*Meat:
18 slabs of baby back ribs, 12 slabs of st. louis style ribs, 6 to 8 large briskets, 8 to 10 boston butts

FATBOY

Fatboy Base Price – $1830

Fatboy Dimensions

Outside Dimensions:
24″ deep, 40″ tall w/stack, 32″ wide w/drain, 27 ½” wide w/out drain

Inside Dimensions:
20″ deep, 17 ½” tall cooking chamber, 20″ wide

Racks:
4 – 4 ½” apart, 19 ½” deep, 19 ½” wide

Standard Features:
SS doors, permanent water pan, Commercial fire grate, 2″ insulation

Options:
Heat diverter, Castors, Stand, Cover, Guru, Auto water

*Cooking Degrees:
200 to 250

*Amount of Charcoal:
12 to 18 lb

*Cooking Time:
6 to 10 hours

*Meat:
20 slabs of baby backs, 16 slabs of st. louis style, 8 whole briskets, 16 boston butts

COMPETITOR

Competitor Base Price – $2895

Competitor Dimensions

Outside Dimensions:
24″ deep x 55″ tall w/stack x 32″ wide w/ drain

Inside Dimensions:
20″ deep, 29″ tall cooking chamber, 20″ wide

Racks:
8 – 3″ apart, 19 ½” deep, 19 ½” wide

Standard Features:
SS doors, permanent water pan, 2″ insulation, commercial fire grate

Options:
Heat diverter, Castors, Stand, Cover, Guru, Auto water, Auto gas, Convection

*Cooking Degrees:
200 to 250

*Amount of Charcoal:
8 to 9 lb

*Cooking Time:
6 to 10 hours

*Meat:
6 – 12lb turkeys, 32 slabs baby back ribs, 24 slabs st. louis style ribs, 8 whole briskets, 16 to 20 boston butts

PRO JUNIOR

Pro Junior Base Price – $3980

Pro Junior Dimensions

Outside Dimension:
36″ deep, 56″ tall, 40″ wide

Inside Dimension:
27″ deep, 30″ tall cooking chamber, 26″ wide

Racks:
5 5 3/4″ apart, 26 1/2″ deep, 25 1/2″ wide

Standard Features:
SS doors, Permanent water pan, 2″ insulation

Options:
Heat diverter, Castors, Stand, Cover, Guru, Auto water, Auto gas, Convection

*Cooking Degrees:
200 to 250

*Amount of Charcoal:
10 to 20 lb

*Cooking Time:
6 to 10 hours

*Meat:
30 to 36 slabs of baby back ribs, 25 to 30 slabs of st. louis style ribs, 15 whole briskets, 30 boston butts

PROFESSIONAL

Professional Base Price – $4510

Professional Dimensions

Outside Dimensions:
36″ deep, 70″ tall  w/stack, 40″ wide  w/drain

Inside Dimensions:
28″ deep, 40″ tall, 26″ wide

Racks:
7 – 5″ apart, 27″ deep, 25″ wide

Standard Features:
SS doors, permanent water pan, 2″ insulation

Options:
Heat diverter, Castors, Stand, Cover, Guru, Auto water, Auto gas, Convection

*Cooking Degrees:
220 to 250

*Amount of Charcoal:
10 lb

*Cooking Time:
6 to 10 hours

*Meat:
8 20 lb turkeys, 40 slabs of ribs, 350 lb of briskets, 350 lb boston butts

PIGLET

Piglet Base Price – $3390

Piglet Dimensions

Outside Dimensions:
26″ deep, 54″ tall, 42″ wide

Inside Dimensions:
19″ deep, 26″ tall cooking chamber, 34″ wide

Racks:
3 – 8″ apart add up to 8 total, 18″ deep, 33″ wide

Standard Features:
SS Door, permanent water pan

Options:
Heat diverter, Castors, Stand, Cover, Guru, Auto water, Auto gas, Convection

*Cooking Degrees:
220 to 250

*Amount of Charcoal:
10 to 20 lb

*Cooking Time:
8 to 10 hours

*Meat:
6 slabs baby back ribs, 5 slabs st. louis style ribs, 4 whole briskets, 6 boston butts per shelf

COMPETITION HOG

Competition Hog Base Price – $5600

Competition Hog Dimensions

Outside Dimensions:
32 ½” deep, 42 ½” tall with stack, 60″ wide with drain

Inside Dimensions:
28″ deep, 19″ tall cooking chamber, 51″ wide

Racks:
1 rack 1 carousel, 27″ deep, 50″ wide

Standard Features:
SS doors, permanent water pan

Options:
Heat diverter, Castors, Stand, Cover, Guru, Auto Water, Auto Gas, Convection

*Cooking Degrees:
225 to 250

*Amount of Charcoal:
20 to 30 lb

*Cooking Time:
6 to 7 hours

*Meat:
24 slabs of st. louis style ribs, 225 to 250 lb. of briskets, 225 to 250 lb. of boston butt

WHOLE HOG

Whole Hog Base Price -$8030

Whole Hog Dimensions

Outside Dimensions:
40″ deep, 70″ tall with stack, 63″ wide with drain

Inside Dimensions:
28″ deep, 39″ tall cooking chamber, 54″ wide

Racks:
2 – standard 1- carousel 11″ apart, 27″ deep, 53″ wide

Standard Features:
SS doors, Permanent water pan, 2″ insulation

Options:
Heat Diverter, Castors, Stand, Guru, Auto Water, Auto Gas, Convection, Extra Racks

*Cooking Degrees:
190 to 250

*Amount of Charcoal:
20 to 40 lb.

*Cooking Time:
7 to 8 hours

*Meat:
575 lb. of briskets & 575 lb. of boston butts (using additional racks)

* Approximate figures

PRODUCT NOTE: Custom Crafted in the USA. Please allow 6 – 8 weeks for delivery.