PBC Charcoal Smoker

Shawn1112

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Wife and kids surprised me with a new PBC charcoal smoker so my old one is up for sale. I have the version 1 which is a few years old, difference is the lid and the gauge of the steel iirc. Only issue I have had with the one I'm selling is I have to open the lower vent almost all the way to achieve the temp of 275ish.
If I only open a 1/4 of the way as they recommend it only gets up to about 225ish. Will post pics when I get home, but for now here is the link.
$100 firm picked up in Streamwood

https://www.pitbarrelcooker.com/product/the-pit-barrel-cooker-package/
 

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I know it's a long shot, but do you still have this? I've been thinking of getting a PBC to get into smoking.
 

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You got any pics? Just trying to figure out the condition and stuff. Not too familiar with smoking, does much stuff need temp >275ish°?
 

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I can post some pics later. Its in excellent condition, no dents, rust or anything like that always been stored in my shed. The design of the barrel keeps it about 275, so it cooks a little faster than a "traditional smoker". But playing with the vent you can get it to cook at 225 if you wanted too. Not sure if you read much on the website I posted, but they do a really good job of explaining everything on there. They even have recipes to get you started.
 

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Yeah I spent a lot of time on their website yesterday but there's so much on there.... Basically I saw enough to say I want one. Does yours have any of the accessories or is it the base package? I couldn't find much info on the differences between v1 and v2 and whether or not they're critical changes or just semantics. But I'm just looking for something cheap to start out on anyway so I'm sure it'll do.

Also is it 14" or 18.5"?

Looking forward to pics!
 

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It's the 18.5", no accessories come with it. Only 2 things I recommend are the ash catcher and hinged grate. I have both that I use with my other PBC.
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Gone, gave it to my brother to enjoy at his new house
Close thread please.
 

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