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Wholly Smokes

We thought about naming this product the D.I.Y.-B.Y.O.B.S., but our test group was spending too much time bumbling over the acronym and not enough time smoking mouth-watering meats and veggies.

After trying the ribs, they suggested we call it “The Greatest DIY Smoker of All Time.”

Boasting a 16 gallon, double open-ended barrel, this kit comes complete with all the drill bits, stencils, and hardware he’ll need to construct a quality smoker by hand, right in his backyard. The only thing we didn’t throw in is the elbow grease.

Get your guy the ultimate D.I.Y., and upgrade his backyard barbecue with the Build Your Own Barrel Smoker Kit.
Barrel-Smoked Bullet Points:

  • This high-quality, 16 gallon barrel is large enough to smoke 4 racks of ribs, or one complete brisket. But why not just make both?
  • With air vents located on both the sides and the top of the barrel, controlling the smoker’s temperature is a breeze. Even in a breeze.
  • We’ve coated the barrel with durable, high-temperature powder coat rated up to 900 degrees, to make sure the smoker lasts for a lifetime of fall-off-the-bone barbecue.

Build Your Own Barrel Smoker

$149.99
20 reviews

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In the Box

  • Smoker Barrel Parts 
    • 16 Gallon Barrel (open ends) 
    • Barrel feet 
    • Barrel Handles 
    • Stainless Grill 
    • Lid Hook 
    • Lid Handle
  • Smoker Accessory Parts
    • Meat Hanging net 
    • Charcoal Basket 
    • Meat Hook 
    • BBQ Thermometer 
    • Rotating Vent on Lid 
    • Sliding Vent 
    • Bottle Opener
  • Instructions & Hardware
    • Instruction Booklet 
    • Bolts, Washers and Nuts Set 
    • Step Drilling Bit 
    • Pilot Drill Bit 
    • Stencil

How It Ships

Plain Box items ship in cardboard boxes.
In an awesome cardboard box. Corrugated C Flute cardboard with regular slotted style... told you it was awesome!

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Story

Wholly Smokes

We thought about naming this product the D.I.Y.-B.Y.O.B.S., but our test group was spending too much time bumbling over the acronym and not enough time smoking mouth-watering meats and veggies.

After trying the ribs, they suggested we call it “The Greatest DIY Smoker of All Time.”

Boasting a 16 gallon, double open-ended barrel, this kit comes complete with all the drill bits, stencils, and hardware he’ll need to construct a quality smoker by hand, right in his backyard. The only thing we didn’t throw in is the elbow grease.

Get your guy the ultimate D.I.Y., and upgrade his backyard barbecue with the Build Your Own Barrel Smoker Kit.
Barrel-Smoked Bullet Points:

  • This high-quality, 16 gallon barrel is large enough to smoke 4 racks of ribs, or one complete brisket. But why not just make both?
  • With air vents located on both the sides and the top of the barrel, controlling the smoker’s temperature is a breeze. Even in a breeze.
  • We’ve coated the barrel with durable, high-temperature powder coat rated up to 900 degrees, to make sure the smoker lasts for a lifetime of fall-off-the-bone barbecue.

Customer Reviews

    Christopher Jean
    Nov 19th 2022
    Great bang for the buck!

    I bought this smoker about a year ago, mainly due to the price but also because it has more features than several more expensive barrel smokers. I used to build race cars so assembly was not difficult. A centerpunch is a must for locating your drilling points. All the parts were included and fit as designed. Although the smaller barrel size could limit how much you can cook with this smoker, it has handled everything I have tried. Chuck roasts, pork shoulders, whole chickens, racks of ribs, etc. It probably can't handle a whole brisket but you could always cut one in two and cook it on the two included grill grates. I especially like that this smoker includes a thermometer and the spring-coil handles stay cool and safe to use without gloves. As the bottom lid is not welded onto the barrel, tending your fire is a breeze, even when the barrel is full of food. Just lift the barrel off the base, tend your fire, then set the barrel back on the base. This also makes cleaning out the ashes easy. Would I recommend this smoker? Heck yes! Especially when a Pit Barrel Junior is $100 more and does not include all the features of the Man Crates barrel smoker!

    Shannon S
    Oct 24th 2022
    Best Smoker ever!

    My husband has used grills, and an electric smoker to smoke meats and he said this is the best smoker he has ever owned. He wants me to order another one in case anything happens to the one we have. We Unfortunately, it has been out of stock. We have had it for over a year and have had no problems. He said he will never go back to an electric smoker.

    Shannon
    Sep 21st 2022
    Love this smoker!

    We have had electric smokers but none gave us the flavor this one does and it's much easier to clean. My only issue is I would like to be able to get replacement parts as I can see wear on some of the baskets. My husband actually wanted me to buy another just so we would have parts to replace but it would be nice to buy just what we needed to replace. Our favorite to cook with though.

    Bruce
    Apr 25th 2022
    Impressed

    It took about 4 hours to assemble but I was not in a hurry. I applied sealant to the holes drilled for handles, hooks etc. to button it up. After seasoning I smoked a brisket. I had to separate the point from the flat to allow it to fit. The temperature was easy to maintain. I thought it would be harder to control but once you get the hang of it, it is easy to keep it at 220, 250, 275.
    Quality so far is top notch. Time will tell for how long it will last but for the price I think it was a nice gift to myself.

    Michael Parsons
    Dec 28th 2021
    Awesome Christmas Gift.

    My wife surprised me with this for Christmas. The important tools are included. You just need a drill and phillips screwdriver. Once i finished building it took close to 3 hr with a couple beer breaks.. I seasoned it with canola oil. First run I made outstanding smoked wings. It's easy to maintain the temp and has plenty of room. I have a larger smoker however this unit functions much better! Excellent product! Thank you for providing quality materials for this project!

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