Product Info

About the Pit Barrel

Cooking in a barrel is nothing new – in fact barrels have been used for years with HUGE success.  But – it has never been made for the mass market in a form that is quality built, affordable and simple to use, and specifically (and scientifically) designed to produce perfectly cooked meals time after time – all in a way that allows you to set and forget!

We believe that people who enjoying outdoor cooking will want a Pit Barrel BBQ because everyone who tries one is amazed by the flavour it produces – you will never go back to your gas grill again.

There is a reason the Pit Barrel gets rave reviews (not just from our customers – but independent experts), and has become the #1 selling Barrel cooker in the US market. It simply cooks some of the best food you’ve ever tasted, with no hassle.

From the moment it arrives on your doorstep (Thanks to our FREE SHIPPING), the Pit Barrel® BBQ exhibits its high-quality construction with durable steel and porcelain enamel coating and includes enough accessories to cook an enormous variety (and quantity!) of food.

Whats in the box?


  • 1 Purpose built 30 Gallon Pit Barrel Drum
  • 8 Stainless Steel Hooks

  • 2 Steel Hanging Rods

  • 1 Charcoal Basket

  • 1 Standard Grill Grate

  • 1 Wooden Hook Remover

  • 1 Three-point Barrel stand

Hook and Hang cooking

Hook and Hang cooking

The Pit Barrel is famous for its ability to get consistently delicious results, and it’s not by accident. Hanging the meat in the centre of the heat allows for even cooking and penetration of a “smoke fog” created by juices dripping directly on the coals. Experts, judges, and food lovers of all ages agree - the PBC simply cooks some of the best food you’ve ever tasted.

But I want to grill some ....

Grilling on the Pit Barrel

Not all meats are created equal – and not all foods are meats!  And they all have to be cooked in the right way.

Every Pit Barrel comes with a steel grill grate, Not just so you can use it just like 'normal' BBQ (You can) - But to take full advantage of the PBC’s added depth and temperature control.

Want to sear a steak? Not a problem - Cook without the lid to turn up the heat. Or leave it on and let the smoke add another layer of depth to burgers, fish, pizza – even cookies!

Quality Materials - For a long life

Durable construction of the Pit Barrel

The Pit Barrel is not just a pretty drum.  The drum is especially built not only to withstand the condition of charcoal cooking, but its high quality porcelain enamel coating makes it extremely weather-resistant.

Every drum and lid is treated with a superior-grade porcelain enamel finish that ensures not only that the Pit Barrel looks great, but will give you years of trouble free BBQing.

Off to a mates or the beach? Take the Pit Barrel with you

Pit Barrel portable

If you can't take it with you .... It's not a Pit Barrel !

Us Kiwi's are a social bunch - and once you start cooking on the Pit Barrel - you will want to share it with friends and family - everywhere !

Luckily the Pit Barrel is compact enough to fit in the back of most hatch backs, and SUV's.

Its easy and ideal to take to the batch for the weekend, or down to for a family day at the beach!