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Big Poppa's Stainless Drum Smoker

By Max Good

Manufacturer: Big Poppa Smokers

BigPoppaSmokers.com is a great internet barbecue store with a superb collection of charcoal, pellet, and wood burning grills and smokers including some of the fanciest and best devices money can buy. Owner, Sterling Ball, is a fine cook and competes on the circuit. Not satisfied to sell $2,000 pellet smokers and $2,300 Jambo pits, he found a need at the low end of the market and met it by designing a 55 Gallon Drum Smoker Kit for under $200.

Big Poppa's Stainless Drum Smoker

Big Poppa's Drum Smoker Kit is gaining popularity. The kit includes everything you need to make an Ugly Drum Smoker, aka UDS, except the barrel and elbow grease. For those who don't want the hassel of tracking down a food grade barrel and drilling it out, Big Poppa teamed up with Bubba Barrels to offer the kit and a high quality stainless steel drum, pre-drilled and ready for assembly. Bubba Barrels also sells stainless steel brewing equipment.

You can get a new or used barrel, drilled or undrilled. Our MSRP is for the whole ball of wax: a new stainless drilled barrel plus BP's kit. Click here to read our review of Big Poppa's Smoker Kit.

Price: 

$900 Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), actual price may vary.

Primary Function: 

Grill

Smoker

Combination Grill & Smoker

Fuel: 

Charcoal

Primary Capacity: 

362 square inches ( about 17 burgers )

Manufacturer claims that all or practically all of this device is made in the USA

No

Review Method: 

Cooked On It

We have hands-on experience testing this product. We have also gathered info from the manufacturer, owners and other reliable sources.

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