BPS Carbon Drum Smoker Kit

Enjoy the fun that comes with building your own UDS with our carbon drum smoker kit. Everything a drum smoker needs to perform as a fully functional barrel cooker is included - including a carbon steel drum!
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1 x BPS Carbon Drum Smoker Kit   + $606.59

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Get everything you need to build a competition quality drum smoker delivered to your front door with Big Poppa’s Carbon Drum Smoker Kit.

Drum smoking opens the doors to true authentic BBQ and building your own UDS is a fun and rewarding backyard task that will result in delicious BBQ fun. Show off your finished drum smoker at BBQ cookouts, tailgates, and even BBQ competitions! With Big Poppa’s Carbon Drum Kit, you can customize your drum as you’re building; paint your drum your favorite color, or add a hinge to hold your lid, the possibilities are endless with this DIY drum smoker kit.

Featuring Big Poppa’s DIY drum kit and a NEW food-grade drum, building a competition quality drum smoker has never been easier. All you’ll need are some power tools and creativity to start enjoying authentic barbecue. Order your DIY drum smoker today!

More About the Carbon Drum:

This DIY drum smoker kit will arrive with a new food-grade, 55 gallons, unlined, 16 gauge carbon drum, and a matching lid. The carbon drum will NOT arrive pre-drilled; You will need a drill in order to install drum parts. Assembling instructions are included.

Please note: Due to mass production, this drum may arrive with flash rush, scratches, or dings. We assure you that this is only cosmetic and will not affect the quality of your cooking.

Kindly be advised: Bubba's Barrels, the originating location for drum shipments, will be temporarily closed from 12/18 to 1/1. Anticipate potential delays during this period. 

NEW 55-gal Carbon Steel Drum

Bottle opener

Top vent

2 bottom slide vents (SS)

Grill Cooking Grate (Nickel Plate)

Lid Hook

Lid Handle with wood grips (SS)

Drum Smoker Handles with wood grips (SS)

Shield assembly

Charcoal Nest Hook

Charcoal Nest Assembly (Plain Steel)

BPS Drum Thermometer

Mounting Hardware for parts

Please note: Upgrades ship separately. You may receive some items sooner than others. 


In order to assemble this DIY Drum Smoker kit, you will need:

  • 7/8" wrench (or an adjustable wrench)

  • 7/16" wrench (or an adjustable wrench)

  • Measuring tape

This drum is shipped straight from the manufacturer, if you feel the need to burn in the drum, we suggest burning AFTER you drill the holes, but BEFORE you add all of the hardware

Drum Construction: Carbon Steel, 16 gauge

Nest Construction: Steel

Nest Dimensions:  13-3/8" D x 7-1/2"H with support legs reaching out to the sides of the drum smoker.

Nest Capacity: 10-15lbs of charcoal

Fuel: Big Poppa’s Drum Smoker Kit has been designed to be used with lump charcoal or briquettes. For extra smoke flavor, you can add wood chips or chunks.

Thermometer Construction: Rates up to 550F degrees and is made of stainless steel

Grill Grate Construction: Steel

Grill Grate Dimensions: 21.5" diameter

Standard Delivery: FREE

This item currently has 2-3 week lead time, and is custom built when you order. This ensures you are receiving the newest model fresh off the factory floor.

Standard Delivery: You are responsible for removing your smoker from the freight truck. This is ideal for commercial deliveries that have a forklift or a freight loading dock. If you choose to remove your smoker from the truck, Big Poppa Smokers will not be held liable for any damages that may occur. 

Delivery & Damages: DO NOT sign for your grill/smoker until you have inspected the packaging and/or unpacked it and confirmed there is no damage. If your grill/smoker or the outside packaging is damaged, do not sign for it. Notate the damage on the paperwork, take lots of photos of the damage, and refuse delivery. If you sign for your smoker and accept delivery with damage (aka signing "clean"), Big Poppa Smokers cannot file a damage claim and will take no responsibility for damage repairs and replacements. To read more about our damage claims policy, please visit this page: https://www.bigpoppasmokers.com/shipping-policy

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