Frequently Asked Questions

The best way to describe the Pit Barrel® Concept is the perfect combination between a grill and a smoker – truly in its own category given the meat hanging method in a pit environment.

The total shipping weight in the box is 57 lbs for the PBC, and 37 lbs for the PBJ.

Please refer to our video Lighting Your Pit Barrel®, which uses the Custom Pit Barrel® Chimney Starter. We recommend using standard charcoal briquets or lump. Important: DO NOT use auto-starting charcoal. We offer a custom chimney starter that is specifically designed to maneuver and function with the PBC and PBJ.
No, and this is by design – the intake cover is set slightly above the hole. Fully closing the vent will leave approximately a 1/4″ gap on the bottom.