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Hanging Burch Barrel grills, smokes and keeps you warm after dark

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The Burch Barrel is imagined as a one-stop shop for grilling, smoking and fireside chatting
The Burch Barrel is imagined as a one-stop shop for grilling, smoking and fireside chatting
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The Burch Barrel is imagined as a one-stop shop for grilling, smoking and fireside chatting
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The Burch Barrel is imagined as a one-stop shop for grilling, smoking and fireside chatting
Roby Burch has taken to Kickstarter to raise the approximately US$55,000 more needed to get the Burch Barrel into production
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Roby Burch has taken to Kickstarter to raise the approximately US$55,000 more needed to get the Burch Barrel into production
The Burch Barrel is a vertically-oriented barbecue
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The Burch Barrel is a vertically-oriented barbecue
What’s different about the Burch Barrel is that it’s suspended from a tripod
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What’s different about the Burch Barrel is that it’s suspended from a tripod
The Burch barrel BBQ undergoes field testing
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The Burch barrel BBQ undergoes field testing
The Burch Barrel is imagined as a one-stop shop for grilling, smoking and fireside chatting
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The Burch Barrel is imagined as a one-stop shop for grilling, smoking and fireside chatting
Earlier prototype of the Burch Barrel
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Earlier prototype of the Burch Barrel
The Burch Barrel in the field
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The Burch Barrel in the field
The biggest advantage of the Burch Barrel's design is that the lid can be hoisted up clear of the grill with a pulley
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The biggest advantage of the Burch Barrel's design is that the lid can be hoisted up clear of the grill with a pulley
Packing down the Burch Barrel to head for home is said to be relatively pain free
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Packing down the Burch Barrel to head for home is said to be relatively pain free
The Burch Barrel in testing
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The Burch Barrel in testing
The Burch Barrel's adjustable tripod legs mean that it can be leveled out for a flat 18-inch (45-cm) grilling surface
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The Burch Barrel's adjustable tripod legs mean that it can be leveled out for a flat 18-inch (45-cm) grilling surface

The best place to barbecue your food in the wilderness mightn't necessarily be the best place to make your campfire, but inventor Roby Burch sees no reason that all heat-related activity can’t take place around the same barrel of cold-rolled steel. The Burch Barrel is imagined as a one-stop shop for grilling, smoking and fireside chatting, and uses a nifty tripod design to transition between all with relative ease.

The Burch Barrel is a vertically-oriented barbecue much like the Aquaforno II or Smokemeister, meaning that a bed of wood or charcoal rests inside the chamber with a grill laid over the top. A set of rails allow the height of the coals to be raised and lowered, allowing for high-temperature searing of a steak or a low ’n’ slow smoking of a brisket or ribs.

Packing down the Burch Barrel to head for home is said to be relatively pain free
Packing down the Burch Barrel to head for home is said to be relatively pain free

What’s different about the Burch Barrel is that it’s suspended from a tripod. The adjustable tripod legs mean that it can be leveled out for a flat 18-inch (45-cm) grilling surface whatever the terrain, with quick-released attachments holding the barrel firmly in the center.

Roby Burch has taken to Kickstarter to raise the approximately US$55,000 more needed to get the Burch Barrel into production
Roby Burch has taken to Kickstarter to raise the approximately US$55,000 more needed to get the Burch Barrel into production

The biggest advantage of this design is that the lid can be hoisted up clear of the grill with a pulley, as well as the grill plate if need be. This means when the time inevitably comes to top up the wood or charcoal, you can simply raise everything up and drop a few more chunks in the hole.

When meal time is over, the lid and grill can be removed via a quick-release system, essentially turning the Burch Barrel into a simple fire pit. Adjustable vents on the side draw air in from the top, down between the double-walled sides and then back up through the main chamber. These both allow for control over the temperature during cooking, but are also said to make for a smoke-free fire when you're trying to relax.

What’s different about the Burch Barrel is that it’s suspended from a tripod
What’s different about the Burch Barrel is that it’s suspended from a tripod

Packing down the Burch Barrel to head for home is also said to be relatively pain free. The removable coal pan can be pulled out to quickly make the walls cool to touch, while the barrel detaches from the stand and the legs are collapsible for easy packing.

Burch has taken to Kickstarter to raise the approximately US$55,000 more he needs to get the Burch Barrel into production. Early pledges of US$895 are available, with shipping slated for May 2020 if the campaign runs as planned.

You can check out the pitch video below.

Burch Barrel

Source: Burch Barrel

3 comments
paul314
So they've reinvented the 55-gallon drum, minus vacant urban lot?
CAVUMark
Now just get rid of the smoke, that would enhance my outdoor experience!
Gary Birch
For today's millenials..thats too much Like work