Gateway Drum Smokers 55 Gallon Charcoal BBQ Smoker - Glossy Blue - 55144
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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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Excellent smoker
Ordered and shipment was super fast! Smoker is very well constructed and beautiful paint job. So far have cooked pork butt and baby back ribs. Smoker truly cooks hot and fast as advertised. Pulled pork done in five hours and ribs just over two. You get a slightly different smoke flavor with meat juices directly hitting coals. Could easily put a drip pan on a lower grate if one wanted to throttle that flavor back. Once temperature is set, it is very stable. Since its new to me I fiddle with dampers more than needed, but almost as easy as electric smoker once set. No need to add coals or wood during cook which is very nice. Charcoal basket seems to hold enough fuel for most cooks without having to refuel. I have not tried to run lower temps ~225, but don't think I will need to on here. More than likely will stick to hot n fast method. Clean up is super easy. Take charcoal basket out and shake out ash. Wipe excess oil at bottom of drum. I'm coming from a bullet smoker with digital controller which is a great setup, but enjoying shorter cook times and easier setup and clean up. Overall very happy with purchase and have lots to learn about cooking on it.

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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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Do you have a model with wheels on it for transporting?
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Hi Reed. The models we carry have wheels.

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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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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. If your item or order is large, it may ship via one of our third-party freight carriers, which deliver from semi trucks with lift gates. Freight delivery is much more complicated than standard parcel shipping — you must schedule a drop-off time, be present for the delivery, and move items from the curb to your residence, among other differences. Sound stressful? If you prepare in advance with our guide to freight delivery, it doesn’t have to be.

We strongly encourage reading the entire freight delivery guide, but here’s a quick snapshot of what you need to be ready for when you order a large package:

  • Your freight carrier will call you to schedule a delivery window of about 4–8 hours
  • You’re required to be physically present at the specified delivery location during the scheduled window
  • Freight shipments are carried in semi trucks, which have lift gates to assist with unloading
  • Freight deliveries are dropped off at the curb and no further — not up the driveway, not the porch, not the garage, and most definitely not the backyard — so it’s on you to transport packages to their intended location
  • For an easier time hauling items to your home or backyard, arrange for at least 2 helpers to be on standby during your delivery window
  • You must sign for the shipment to indicate that you’ve accepted the delivery

Again, we recommend reading our entire breakdown of freight delivery so you can become familiar with the process. Trust us when we say that getting caught off guard with the strict requirements of freight delivery can lead to a whole lot of headaches.

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Return all new, unused, and unassembled items in their original packaging, and we'll give you a full refund minus the cost of the original AND return shipping.

No Restocking Fee

Most companies charge a restocking fee. We just don't do business that way.

Message to our customers: Like all retailers and manufacturers, we’re currently experiencing well-publicized supply-chain issues and steel shortages that have caused some orders to be delayed. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences arising from this situation, and we assure you we’re making every effort to solve these problems with our vendors and logistical partners.

So, why are some orders being affected? Major ports around the world are still operating at reduced capacity because of COVID-19 restrictions — on average, container boats sit at port for about 3 weeks before being unloaded. Combine these shipping inefficiencies with a scarcity of natural resources, and virtually every industry has been crippled to some degree. Yet we acknowledge that it’s our duty to meet these challenges head-on and work toward solutions so you can enjoy more time outdoors with the people you love. We appreciate your patience as we strive to smooth out our supply chain, and we thank you for choosing us for your grilling and outdoor living needs.

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