Lighting your Barrel or Drum Smoker for cooking BBQ


-Ensure your DrumBo is on a level surface away from any combustible surfaces.

-Remove charcoal basket and load with desired amount of charcoal. Minimum 1/2 full.

-Place unlit basket back inside DrumBo and light from the top down.

-We recommend a full charcoal chimney.

-Fill chimney with charcoal and light from underneath using newspaper or a small propane torch.

-Place the chimney on the top grill grate or a non combustible surface.

-Allow the coals to catch light until they are burning just below the top.

-Remove the grill grate and carefully dump the the chimney coals on to the top of the basket charcoal.

-Leave lid open for 5 minutes while fire is starting.


-Close lid on DrumBo and start dialling down the intake valves to reach desired temperature.

-275f-325f is recommended operating temperature.

-Add small chunks of dry seasoned wood to enhance the Barbecue favour

-Leave Exhaust valve wide open.

-DO NOT OPERATE your DrumBo above 350F

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