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Barrel House Cooker Review

Barrel House Cooker

Barrel House Cooker makes an 18 inch diameter UDS (Ugly Drum Smoker) that very closely resembles Pit Barrel Cooker, a company we admire very much. Indeed, Pit Barrel took legal action against Barrel House.

The lawsuit was resolved on May 25, 2018 with the entry of a joint stipulation to dismiss the case. As a part of the settlement, Barrel House Cooker, LLC and its parent company M.D. Manufacturing, Inc. of Bakersfield, California agreed to make a financial payment and then future royalty payments under a licensing agreement. Subsequently, as part of debt forgiveness, the Glanville family (owners of Pit Barrel Cooker) agreed to take possession of Barrel House. The Glanvilles believe they can develop the Barrel House brand as a compliment to Pit Barrel, while keeping both labels separate and distinct.

Published On: 1/19/2017 Last Modified: 2/26/2021

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