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Pit Barrel Cooker

Pit Barrel Cooker

The Science

The Pit Barrel® Concept is a revolutionary design that goes

BEYOND CONVECTION

Unlike traditional grills which cook food from a single, direct heat source, the cylindrical shape of the Pit Barrel® and “Hook-and-Hang” method place the food in the center of the action, heating the meat from all sides at once and producing consistently great-tasting, perfectly cooked food every time.

Pit Barrel Cooker v Convection Cooking

"Hanging the meat vertically reduces the radiative heating contribution significantly, for the same reason turning your face away from the sun is cooling, or holding your palm perpendicular to the grill doesn’t feel so hot. Plus, dripping juices radiatively cool the bottom of the meat."

Dr. Greg Blonder, AmazingRibs.com Science Advisor

In addition to cooling the bottom of the meat, the dripping juices fall onto the hot coals, producing a smoke fog which fills the barrel and envelops the meat, infusing it with even more natural flavor. Of course, this is not to say that grilling on the included grate won’t yield equally impressive results. Similarly to hanging the meat, the greater distance between the heat source and the grate serves to reduce “hot spots” and cooks the meat more evenly on the bottom and the top.

The Pit Barrel Cooker Explained, by P, B & C from Pit Barrel Cooker Co. on Vimeo.

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