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  • Timcee
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 123
    • Los Angeles
    • I love to smoke.. Good One Open Range, PBC, Char-broil Tru Infrared, looking for more grills..

    Barrel House??

    Has anyone had any dealings with this one? I've searched here and couldn't find.. Just wondering.. 20 gauge steel and smaller than the PBC.. Just wondering.. Since I like toys.. They even have a comparison chart to the PBC and Big Poppa... I wonder..

    http://www.barrelhousecooker.com/

    http://www.barrelhousecooker.com/compare.php
  • Ernest
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 3080
    • Dallas, Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

    #2
    OH OH!! This is interesting Max Good

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    • Max Good
      Max Good commented
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      I'm aware of this new product and will keep an eye on them.

    • Timcee
      Timcee commented
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      I'm thinking just for kicks to grab and check it out.. 30 day return guarantee isn't a bad deal..
  • _John_
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 2454

    #3
    I like the bottom, but I don't see the need. For me the PBC is good but I would like it a little larger, an additional rack (if you aren't hanging it is mostly worthless), easier to dump and maybe taller or more protection, oh and pray you don't need to add coals.
    Somebody named Weber already fixed all of that, they have a WSM the size of the barrel house, one the size of the PBC-ish, and one bigger than both.

    So Ernest I know you love your PBC, I enjoy mine as well, but what do you get out of your PBC that you don't feel you get with the WSM? I love the PBC for learning, but I would as soon use my Weber's for 99% of my cooks.

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    • Ernest
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 3080
      • Dallas, Texas
      • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

      #4
      John I did quite a bit of experimenting with WSM 22.5 running it as a PBC. The only thing I miss from the PBC is the manly drum look and the portability.
      Otherwise, WSM 22.5 I emphasize WSM 22.5, will give you everything and more over the PBC. I can hang meat using my cast iron grate ring, I can hang AND lay some food flat on grate at the same.

      That probably explains why I gave my PBC away.

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      • JeffJ
        JeffJ commented
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        Ernest Good info particularly as I have been debating between a PBC and 22.5 WSM for almost a year now.

      • Ernest
        Ernest commented
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        JeffJ if you can pull off the WSM 22.5 go for it. I can't recommend the WSM 18.5 over the PBC though.

      • Timcee
        Timcee commented
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        I gave my PBC away too.. However, I missed it terribly over the Holidays because of it's ease.. So I ended up going to my friend's house to use it.. lololol.. I had too many dishes to cook and the set and forget it (using charcoal since I haven't gone to the pellet side) is what I needed..
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      #5
      This has been interesting behind the scene for some time.

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      • Timcee
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 123
        • Los Angeles
        • I love to smoke.. Good One Open Range, PBC, Char-broil Tru Infrared, looking for more grills..

        #6
        Jerod Broussard So this has been on the radar...well maybe I'll grab it just for kicks since there's a 30 day guarantee on it...

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        • Rfuilrez
          Rfuilrez commented
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          I wish you had posted this the other day. In a drunken binge I ponied up for a PBC on January 1st, and it shipped this morning! I might have took this instead, and tried it for the 30 days.
      • ribeyeguy
        Charter Member
        • Jun 2015
        • 1264
        • S. E. Wisconsin
        • Weber Platinum Performer, 18"WSM, Smokenator, Slow 'n Sear.

        #7
        What thickness is the PBC? 20 gauge seems awfully light to me, that's about 1/32 of an inch. With the cooking heat and exposure to the elements would it hold up for very long?

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        • Rfuilrez
          Rfuilrez commented
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          Lol no. The PBC is 18 and 20 gauge. This is only 20. So PBC is slightly thicker in some spots.

        • Timcee
          Timcee commented
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          Rf.. yea I had a buddy tell me after discussing.. Guess I'll still to cooking and less measurements..lol.. Thanks...

        • KARB2014
          KARB2014 commented
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          The original powder coated PBC were 20 gauge. The new ones that are porcelain coated are 18 gauge.
      • Timcee
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 123
        • Los Angeles
        • I love to smoke.. Good One Open Range, PBC, Char-broil Tru Infrared, looking for more grills..

        #8
        Btw, not to mention that you can call the PBC company and talk to the owner himself.. I don't know what this company's customer service is but once again.. PBC has a great rep.. But if ya gots room for one more..

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        • Jon Solberg
          Former Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 4872

          #9
          Must admit this is a much nicer looking steel drum all in all.

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          • johnsteen
            Charter Member
            • Jan 2015
            • 242

            #10
            Sold caskets for years. The explanation of gauge that I would give to people was the number of sheets of steel to make an inch. 4 gauge equals .25 inch per sheet. 18 gauge is thicker than 20 gauge.

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            • Timcee
              Timcee commented
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              Thanks for the clear up! Guess I should stay out of the measuring business..lol
          • Ernest
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            • Dallas, Texas
            • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

            #11
            I'm glad I'm done looking into smokers/cooker. LOL!!!

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            • oldsteve
              oldsteve commented
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              Amen to that! Unless Bill Karau comes out with a super-duper replacement for the current KBQ, I have no interest in looking at any of the new, latest, greatest cookers coming down the road. I'm all set for the foreseeable future.
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            #12
            Originally posted by johnsteen View Post
            Sold caskets for years. The explanation of gauge that I would give to people was the number of sheets of steel to make an inch. 4 gauge equals .25 inch per sheet. 18 gauge is thicker than 20 gauge.
            That explains why it took me 12 shots with my 12 gauge to get that pheasant that one time. I get it now!

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            • MBMorgan
              MBMorgan commented
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              Be glad you're not shooting a 20!

            • Jon Solberg
              Jon Solberg commented
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              12 gauge = 12 balls per pound. Oh wrong unit of measure. Never mind.

            • The Burn
              The Burn commented
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              Lol
          • JeffJ
            Charter Member
            • Feb 2015
            • 2322
            • Michigan
            • Jeff

            #13
            This product looks pretty cool and I like the versatility of the split racks. Nevertheless, at the end of the day it's a barrel/bullet smoker and they all have many of the same strengths/weaknesses.

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