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- Versatile design great for low & slow smoking or hot & fast grilling, searing and baking
- Dual adjustable air intakes and adjustable exhaust for easy temperature control
- Great for tailgating with a lightweight design and removable casters
- Removable fire basket holds 8-10 pounds of lump charcoal, good for smoking up to 14 hours
- Included cooking grate can be used in 3 positions, or add up to 2 extra grates for maximum cooking space (extra grates sold separately)
Built for maximum flavor, moist and tender results, Gateway Drum Smokers offer competition-grade performance and versatility in a user-friendly design. Whether cooking hot & fast or low & slow, the Gateway Drum Smoker gives you total temperature control thanks to dual adjustable air intake pipes and an adjustable top exhaust pipe. A center-mounted 3-inch custom dial thermometer displays temperatures, inside the barrel, from 100 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit so you can smoke, grill, sear and bake juicy, fall-off-the-bone meals in as little as 2-4 hours. The included 21 1/2-inch stainless steel cooking grate provides 462 square inches of cooking space inside the barrel, and can be mounted in three different cooking levels using grate pegs welded inside the drum, or you can add up to 2 more cooking grates for a maximum capacity of 1,386 square inches (available for purchase separately). A removable, high-capacity fire basket holds 8 to 10 pounds of natural lump charcoal and allows for up to 14 hours of no-fuss burning! A hanging hook inside the smoker lid lets you store it on the side of the grill for added convenience. Take things on the road for competition and tailgate cooking, or entertain family and friends in the backyard with a lightweight design featuring removable caster wheels and welded-on handles for easy mobility. This award-winning 55-gallon drum smoker is built from solid steel and comes fully assembled with welded components for supreme efficiency and durability. Customize your drum using the raised logo plate, great for magnetic and vinyl logos. The drum is finished in black industrial quality paint that can withstand temperatures up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Add on optional accessories like the Gateway Drum Smokers heat diffuser plate, rib hanger kit, extra cooking grates and side tables for even more versatility and convenience.
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|Smoker And Grill||Yes|
|Number Of Racks||1|
|Cooking Grid Dimensions||21 1/2 Inch Diameter|
|Total Grilling Area||462 Sq. Inches|
|Made In USA||Yes|
|Small (0 - 26")|
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Gateway Drum Smokers offers a limited warranty against manufacturing defects and will repair or replace parts which, under normal use, Gateway Smoker Drums has determined to be defective. Limited warranty coverage of Gateway Drum Smokers products applies to the original purchaser. Labor not includded.
Refer to manufacturers manual for full warranty details.
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100% of reviews recommend this product
Drum Smoker rocks!!
Simple design -- and simple is best -- that just makes good barbecue. Easy to make rockstar barbecue with this smoker -- smoky, tender, and juicy. For feedback, I'd like to see the castors a little beefier and the dial thermometer a little higher quality, but nothing to drop it back from five stars for me. Good work!!
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|Model Number||55111||721001||731001||711001||Smoker Type||Vertical||Vertical||Vertical||Vertical||Smoker And Grill||Yes||No||No||No||Class||Entry-Level||Entry-Level||Entry-Level||Entry-Level||Fuel Type||Charcoal||Charcoal||Charcoal||Charcoal||Best Use||Competition||—||—||—||Configuration||Freestanding||Freestanding||Freestanding||Freestanding||Exterior Material||Steel||Painted Steel||Painted Steel||Painted Steel||Number Of Racks||1||2||2||2||Primary Color||Black||Black||Black||Black||Water Smoker||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Cooking Grid Dimensions||21 1/2 Inch Diameter||17 1/2 X 17 1/2"||21 1/2 X 21 1/2"||13 1/2 X 13 1/2"||Nsf Certification||No||No||No||No||Total Grilling Area||462 Sq. Inches||481 Sq. Inches||726 Sq. Inches||286 Sq. Inches||WiFi/Bluetooth Enabled||None||None||None||None||Made In USA||Yes||No||No||No||Size||Small (0 - 26")||Small (0 - 26")||Small (0 - 26")||Small (0 - 26")||Marine Grade||No||No||No||No|
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