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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 charcoal color 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|
|Size||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.
Refer to manufacturers manual for full warranty details.
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- Competition-level performance
- Selection of colors to fit your style
- Total temperature control lets you smoke, bake, or sear as you like
Things We Love:
Gateway Drum Smokers excel at maintaining temperatures between 250 and 325 degrees, giving you access to a few different cooking methods. You can do as the name implies and indulge in some low-and-slow smoking, or you can turn up the heat a bit to produce mouth-watering results in just a few hours. The built-in thermometer lets you keep track of just how high or low the heat is, while the stainless steel construction provides the superior durability you need in a smoker.
Customizable to Fit Any Style
In addition to their cooking capabilities, Gateway Drum Smokers are highly customizable for just about any décor. They’re available in six colors and can be matched with a handful of optional
Gateway Drum Smoker accessories, such as a diffuser plate or rib hanging kit, so you can personalize your model based on what you normally cook. The included cooking grate can be placed on any of the three cooking levels, allowing you to cook larger foods and place them closer or farther away from the fire as desired. With additional grates, you can even cook on all three levels at the same time!
High Capacity Lets You Smoke More
Heavy-duty cook sessions are no problem for these units, which have removable fuel baskets capable of holding 8–10 pounds of charcoal. The fuel, which can last for up to 14 hours of uninterrupted use, is nestled beneath the 21½-inch cooking grate that offers 462 square inches of cooking space. For those who love to smoke a lot at once, a Gateway Drum Smoker equipped with cooking grates on all three levels gives you 1,386 square inches of cooking area to play with!
Things To Consider:
Before using these models for the first time, you must put it through a seasoning process. Consult your owner’s manual or call one of our BBQ smoking experts at 1-877-743-2269 for proper instructions. It’s important to note that while the premium industrial paint used on Gateway Drum Smokers creates a bright pop of color, it’s not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. The units with glossier designs — red, royal blue, and glossy black — should never reach temperatures higher than 450 degrees. Matte designs, however, can withstand temperatures up to 1,000 degrees without the exterior paint becoming damaged. For more help with Gateway Drum Smokers or any other outdoor needs, visit our Free Outdoor Living Design Service.
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What gauge is the steel in the components?
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Hello. The walls of the drum are 1.2mm thick steel.
What about grease management? If I smoke something that sheds a lot of grease doesn't it make the charcoal fire flare up and ruin temperature control?
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If you're smoking something, it will generally be at a low temperature; low enough that the coals won't be hot enough to make flare ups an issue.
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