Big Poppa's Stainless Drum Smoker Review

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shiny steel 55 gallon barrel with wood handles on the sides and top. A metal plate on the front reads "Big Poppa Smokers".
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 BBQ cooking 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

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: 
$900
Primary Function: 
Grill
Smoker
Combination Grill & Smoker
Fuel: 
Charcoal
Primary Capacity: 
362 square inches
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.

Big Poppa Smokers

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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.

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As AmazingRibs.com's Vice President of Product Reviews & Keeper of the Flame, Max Good is the man in charge of finding the best products for the AmazingRibs.com Equipment Reviews section. Max loves barbecue so much that he took his barbecue sauce recipes, had them bottled, and now sells them around the country.

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