As soon as I opened up the email this morning I knew the GranPastrami was depressed. Why else send the innovator a link about an imitator? Ok. maybe I didn't invent the UDS or even improve upon it that much but not too many people in the Interweb or the Q'Niverse are more vocal about their REFUSE RECEPTACLE than Trashcar the Grouch at TYWBBQ!! When I got to check out the site in question, PITBARRELCOOKER.com I had to smile a bit. The more of these UDS companies that pop up the better as far as I'm concerned. PITBARREL's niche is playing small ball: instead of the tried and true 55 gallon drum they make theirs out of 30's and the system comes complete, shipped to you!
Now the price is a bit nuts at $269 when you consider that TrashGyver has invested approximated $38 into TYWBBQ's original PIG HANGER and more than half of the budget was spent on paint! The amount of work, tools and expertise in making one of these things is no joke, so the actual cooker is easily worth triple that price! Some people don't like hiding from their wive's all day...err, I mean putting in all the fuss to make their own even if they have the know how at home, so this product is perfect for them. Here's a review from one of MY brothers at the BBQ BRETHREN!!
Even a seasoned drum head like myself can learn something from these guy! I am totally stealing their horseshoe motif for my OG next weekend. Sorry honey...I'll be doing "YARD WORK" all day!!! Thanks PITBARRELCOOKER!!!!
Give it a shot but remember, tickets on the S.S. UDS are ONE WAY into the depths of the Q'Niverse!!! You won't be coming back!
LOVE, PEACE and SMOKE