Gateway Drum Smokers 55 Gallon Charcoal BBQ Smoker - Charcoal - 55122
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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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★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

I love it

This thing is great it's my 5th smoker and the flavor I get is the best of all of them.


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The Skinny:

  • 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:

Exceptional Performance

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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Questions & Answers (2)

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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.

Asked by SparegourmetAnswered by Joey

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.

Asked by GritsAnswered by Kyle


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WARNING: Combustible by-products produced when using this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

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Free Shipping on orders over $49

Ship your entire order to your home for free, especially the big stuff! *Continental US only

When will my item arrive?

Once shipped, items usually arrive within 3-5 business days. While UPS and FedEx are our carriers for smaller items, be aware that larger items and orders are shipped via freight. The freight process is a bit more complicated than what we’ve all come to expect for small parcels, so it’s important that you’re prepared and understand what’s required of you well before delivery day.

  • Most freight products ship on a pallet
  • Some carriers will call to schedule a delivery window, while others will deliver the shipment to a reasonably accessible location closest to your residence (their goal is to deliver as near a garage door as they can).
  • We’ll specify which process you can expect in your shipping confirmation email.

For carriers that schedule delivery appointments:

Carriers that schedule delivery appointments require you to be home for delivery and provide your signature. The delivery is made with a semi-truck with lift gate services, and the shipment is dropped off at the curb. If you authorize the shipping company to leave the delivery without a signature, BBQGuys can’t be held responsible for damages that occur during delivery. As complicated as this process may seem, we’ve only scratched the surface here — please review our detailed guide to freight delivery so there are no surprises when a freight shipment heads your way.

For carriers that deliver without an appointment:

Carriers that deliver without an appointment don’t require you to be home or set up a delivery window, and you aren’t required to sign for the pallet(s). Instead of scheduling an appointment, arranging your schedule to be home for the delivery, and signing to confirm receipt, you can sit back and let your items come to you. If you’re home at the time of the drop-off, you can request the driver place your delivery in the garage; if you’re out of the house, the driver will leave it near the garage or doorstep.

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