As the demand for barrel smokers increase and more options make their way to the market, we hope to help clarify some of the product differences. Below are some of the popular out-of-the-box barrel cooker configurations to consider and how Barrel House stands out among them.
|Model||BHC 14D||PBC Jr.||BHC 18C||PBC Classic|
|Ash Removal Feature||Yes||Yes, sold separately.||Yes||Yes, sold separately.|
|Detachable Hibachi Base||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Hang & Grate Simultaneously||Yes||Yes, with purchase of additional accessories||Yes, with purchase of additional accessories||Yes, with purchase of additional accessories|
|Built-In Grate / Accessory Levels||3||2||3||2|
|Adjustable Intake Vent||Sliding damper pin on side of base||Single rotatable cover with screw||Sliding paddle on base||Single rotatable cover with screw|
|Lid Management||Hinged lid||Lid handle doubles as catch||Lid catch under lid||Lid handle doubles as catch|
|Charcoal Capacity||6 lb.||4 lb.||8 lb.||8 lb.|
|Warranty||3 years*||1 year**||3 years*||1 year**|
|Weight||33 lb.||37 lb.||44 lb.||57 lb.|
|Drum Metal Gauge||20||18||20||18|
|Barrel & Lid Coating||Porcelain-enameled inside and out||Porcelain-enameled outside, porcelain-dusted inside||Porcelain-enameled outside, porcelain-dusted inside||Porcelain-enameled outside, porcelain-dusted inside|
|Base Coating||Porcelain enameled steel base with stainless steel charcoal basket||Not Applicable||E-coated steel||Not Applicable|
|Cooker Stand/Feet||Affixed aluminum stand||Porcelain-enameled 3-footed stand||(4) Zinc coated steel feet||Porcelain-enameled 3-footed stand|
|Latches (for Base)||Yes||No||No||No|
|Separate Heat Shield||Yes||No||No||No|
|Accessories Included||(1) H-Frame, (2) Half Grill Grates, (1) Open Frame, (6) Meat Hooks, (1) Accessory Wand, (1) Handle Shelf||(2) Rebar Hanging Rods, (1) Grill Grate, (6) Meat Hooks, (1) Hook Remover, (1) Taster Pack of Pit Rubs||(1) H-Frame, (1) Full Grate, (8) Meat Hooks, (1) Accessory Wand||(2) Rebar Hanging Rods, (1) Grill Grate, (8) Meat Hooks, (1) Hook Remover, (1) All-Purpose Pit Rub, (1) Beef & Game Pit Rub|
|Return Policy||30 day satisfaction guarantee with free return shipping.*||Unopened/unused products w/ 20% restocking fee**||30 day satisfaction guarantee with free return shipping.*||Unopened/unused products w/ 20% restocking fee**|
* See our warranty and return policy for complete details.
** Warranty and return policy posted is based on the information Pit Barrel Cooker had on their website as of June 2018. Please check with Pit Barrel Cooker for most up to date details.
Note that Pit Barrel Cooker is a registered trademark of Pit Barrel Cooker LLC., not Barrel House Cooker LLC.
Hanging meat in an enclosed barrel, versus typical grilling and smoking, is growing in popularity due to its ease-of-use and unique flavor results. In fact, this barrel cooking method has captured the attention of BBQ professionals who are winning competitions. As the demand for barrel smokers increases and more options make their way to the market, we hope to help clarify some of the product differences.
Though a barrel cooker vs barrel cooker comparison is necessary for feature differentiation, we believe any barrel or pit will give you incredible results. That said, we think you’ll agree that Barrel House Cooker offers some great features, such as the detachable base, that set it apart from direct competitors. Barrel cookers also work with a variety of popular third-party barbecue accessories, including Grill Beast (our personal favorite), Weber, Lavatools, ThermoWorks, and Man Law. Suit yourself regarding which accessories, and even which barrel cooker you choose, and you’ll love the results. Still not sure which barrel cooker is right for you? We’re here to help. Give us a call at 844-508-2665 or send us an email.