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Grill Guide: The Barrel Smoker

An ingenious smoker made from a steel drum, which uses a rack and hooks to hold meat for smoking.

The Barrel Smoker

The Barrel Smoker

The barrel smoker is a simple smoker made from a retrofitted steel drum. They have been around for a while in various forms, and since they were generally hand made, no two designs were exactly alike. Now they are available commercially, consisting of a charcoal basket, cooking racks, and meat hooks for suspending the meat vertically for increased capacity. They hold a steady temperature very well and are well suited for long cooking times.

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