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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

$154.99 $139.99
4.5
26 reviews

Available Addons

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

    5.0
    Eric
    May 5th 2024
    Barrel of Fun!

    Got this as a birthday present but had to wait to build it due to a missing template and handle. Once they arrived, the build began. Didn’t take 3 hours as most people do, but ensure your drill is fully charged as I had to recharge my battery for about 20 minutes. Installation was simple and straightforward. Once together, I cured it for about 3 hours and started smoking the next day. Started with chicken wings and baby back ribs. This barrel seals VERY well. Zero heat loss as the steel is sturdy and the seals are solid. Chicken came out juicy with the classic pink smoked color. Ribs were tender but not overcooked. The rub in the instructions is similar to what I currently use and it’s easy to make. This is the perfect smoker if you’re not smoking for a large group. Highly recommend and might just get another to smoke brisket and pork shoulder.

    5.0
    Joe Callahan
    Jan 28th 2023
    Good Investment, Seeking Replacement Parts after 2 Years

    Great little smoker, it was fun putting it together and experimenting with it over the last couple years. However, the clasp on the ring that seals the lid has worn out and I don't know how to find a replacement. Can we order replacement parts somehow?

    5.0
    Joe Callahan
    Jan 28th 2023
    Good Investment, Seeking Replacement Parts after 2 Years

    Great little smoker, it was fun putting it together and experimenting with it over the last couple years. However, the clasp on the ring that seals the lid has worn out and I don't know how to find a replacement. Can we order replacement parts somehow?

    Man Crates Response: Hey there Joe, Glad to hear you are enjoying the smoker! Reaching out to you to get some replacement parts sent out :)

    5.0
    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!

    5.0
    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.

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