ABOUT THE COMPANY “Our goal is to help you create great memories and great
meals with our quality products, delicious recipes and outstanding customer
service.” –Noah Glanville, FounderWhen Noah Glanville returned in 2003 from a tour of duty in
Iraq, he recalls the greeting he and his unit received from a group of veterans
who were hosting a barbecue to welcome the returning troops home. He
specifically remembers the smell of charcoal briquets wafting in the breeze as
the food was prepared. “Older veterans greeted us with a barbecue, and I
remember the smell of Kingsford, hot dogs and hamburgers,” Glanville says.
“It’s a good, familiar smell, and I knew that I was finally home.” Noah in a bunkerGlanville was a Navy corpsman attached to a Marine Corp
unit. He later spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of an American
security services company. Time spent overseas took its toll. Upon returning,
Glanville suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “PTSD is
something a lot of guys don’t want to talk about,” Glanville says. He decided
to cope with the after effects of his military experiences by starting his own
company and putting his time and energy towards something he enjoyed. That was
the genesis for the Pit Barrel Cooker Company. Today, barbecue and smoked
cooking are Glanville’s livelihood. In 2010, he and his wife, Amber, started the Pit Barrel
Cooker Company, and the company has gone on to become a huge success. “We’re
extremely passionate about this business and our customers are just as
passionate,” he says. “The Pit Barrel Cooker is unique because it combines the
best qualities of smokers, slow cookers and grills into a single product,“
Glanville says. He adds that while barrel cooking is nothing new, never before
has a cooker been brought to the mass market in a form that is both affordable
and extremely easy to use. The meat-hanging method eliminates all the guesswork
and has shocked many, including industry experts. Noah working with the boysThe road from Glanville’s departure from the military to the
launch of his company was a long one. He knew he wanted to follow his
entrepreneurial spirit but understood that there would be obstacles to starting
a company. For example, after many deployments and holidays spent overseas in
Iraq and Afghanistan saving every dollar he could, Glanville was still
concerned he wouldn’t be able to fund the startup. He and his wife spent all of
their savings and exhausted their credit to bankroll the company. “There are a
lot of start up costs and a ton of risk to starting a business from scratch. We
knew we had a special product on our hands that would turn the BBQ industry
upside down over time. With faith, hard work and people we could trust along
the way, we knew we could follow our hearts and make our passion a reality,” he
says. Product development was another challenge. Glanville created 29
prototypes of the cooker over a one-year period before developing one he
believed was ready for market. Glanville continually adjusted the airflow and
charcoal basket until he was satisfied. “We worked with different types and
sizes of drums,” he recalls. “We wanted to get this thing right.” Based on the rave reviews from customers and critics,
there’s little question they did just that. 

Pit Barrel Cooker

PBC Custom Cover

$69.00

Pit Barrel Cooker

PBC Turkey Hanger

$39.00

Pit Barrel Cooker

Pit Barrel Ash Pan

$79.00

Pit Barrel Cooker

Pit Barrel Cooker

$408.18

Pit Barrel Cooker

Pit Barrel Grips

$16.50
$49.01

Pit Barrel Cooker

Pit Barrel Hook Removers

$16.50

Pit Barrel Cooker

Pit Barrel Hook set

$49.01