Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Anyone used a Barrelhouse Cooker? (very similar to a PBC)

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    #16
    The fact that PBC is a veteran-owned company carries considerable weight with me as well.

    Comment


      #17
      I have a Pit Barrel, my dad had a Barrel House, so I have experience with both. Each has flaws and strengths, but each makes great food. The lawsuit has been settled so I'm agnostic as far as that goes. I like my Pit Barrel accessories better, I think my Pit Barrel is better finished and more robust and will probably last longer. I like the Barrel House's vent better, the wire handles stay cool so you don't need a glove to take the lid off, the Pit Barrel H-frame is easier to deal with when you're doing a large cook like a turkey than the rebar on Pit Barrel. I don't think you can go wrong with either.

      Comment


      • RobertC
        RobertC commented
        Editing a comment
        Very cool. How long have you had your PBC, how long has your dad had a BHC? (I presume your dad's is the 14" size?)

      • TheQuietOne
        TheQuietOne commented
        Editing a comment
        I've had my PBC about three years. Dad has the 18" and had it BHC since last Spring.

      #18
      I am 75 ,orginal i am from north east Alabama and my grandfather and BobGibson were friends,on weekends they did cookouts to make money and to feed the family,every one had what we called a burnbarrell to burn just trash,he had one that both ends were burnt out,on a windy day him and bob set it over the coals in the open pit and cooked some chickens ,i was only around 10 but i remember them hanging from wire,may have been barbed wire ,i dont recall,later on my grandfater was a pitmaster in the restraunt and my aunt mattie mae was a pie lady...saying all this to go to the story i was in a wal mart and saw the barrell house cooker on sale,bought it to cook a turkey for christmas,...it did a great job,i then ordered all the accesories they make and have used it a lot......it was at some time i read about the lawsuite no doubt they borrowed the idea fron pit barrell as barrell house was under contract to help make them...not good....i do like the barrell house over all ....i also cook over a green egg ,a pk orginal,a weber gas ,and am picking up a lang stick burner next week......very much like my 360 griddle also..i grill a lot and give it away in my neighood,just to get a reaction....i like to grill

      Comment


      • Donw
        Donw commented
        Editing a comment
        Very good memories and thanks for sharing them. Welcome to the Pit.

      • fzxdoc
        fzxdoc commented
        Editing a comment
        I want to move to your neighborhood.

        Kathryn

      #19
      I lost all interest in PBC once they moved production to China.

      Comment


      • jfmorris
        jfmorris commented
        Editing a comment
        castironchris yes, unfortunately, while Pit Barrel Cooker Co. is an American veteran owned company, to be competitive, their current production is in China. If I had to guess, it moved when they went from a powder coated finish, to a porcelain finish. I know their initial production was powder coated, and they sandblasted the barrels themselves prior to the coating, up in Kentucky.

      • Histrix
        Histrix commented
        Editing a comment
        They moved production of the barrels to China a couple years ago.

      • castironchris
        castironchris commented
        Editing a comment
        That's pretty interesting when everything is taken into account.

    Announcement

    Collapse
    No announcement yet.
    Working...
    X
    false
    0
    Guest
    500
    ["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
    false
    false
    {"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
    Yes
    Rubs Promo

    Spotlight

    These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

    These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

    Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

    A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs


    Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

    We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.
    Click here for our review on this unique smoker


    Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker


    This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.

    Click here to read our detailed review


    Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


    Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

    Click here to read our detailed review and to order


    Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?


    The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it’s easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

    Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

    Click here to order directly and get an exclusive AmazingRibs.com deal

     

    Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

    Amazingribs.com temperature magnet
    Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

    Click here to order.


    GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared†Zone


    GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

    Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


    Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

    Fireboard Labs Product Photo Shoot. Kansas City Commercial Portrait and Wedding Photographers ©Kevin Ashley Photography

    With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
    Click here to read our detailed†review