Barrel Boy Barbecue – How to build an Oil Drum Barrel BBQ

Ever wanted to make your own BBQ that can fulfil all your BBQ needs?
Well it’s easier than you think (with the right tools) and the results will not only give you great BBQin’ capability but the satisfaction of building something that brings a huge amount of pleasure and excitement to your friends and family. As well as all this you’ll learn some pretty handy DIY and concept design skills in the process.

Barrel Boy was an idea made into reality. There is no definitive way to build an Oil Barrel BBQ, this is our design and build.

Happy Building, Happy BBQin’.

The Barrel Boys.


Ezequiel Mata says:

How much would one of these sell for? They look great! Like 300$??

Adkins Mikkelsen says:

This time I’ll use WoodPrix instructions to make it by myself.

Denn O Saur says:

Do you really have to paint the insides?

daanolfs says:

Its seems like al these types of barrel bbqs have air intake. Is that correct?

LutherBlissett says:

love it!! great job..

Choice777 says:

isn’t this barrel too thin for a bbq ?

G Jackson says:

Damn right that’s a nice grill

mattwho777 says:

Nice build. To make it easy BURN OFF THE PAINT

Abbas Sabah says:

Its not tht easy i am making one right now

209ZoMbIE KiLLa says:

Here’s some advice don’t paint the inside

WhoWantsToKnow81 says:

I have never welded, but man are those welds atrocious!

Dad man says:

Winner of a video, I have been researching “how to grill bbq” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried – Ariafan Barbecue Babassu – (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some great things about it and my neighbour got cool results with it.



Edward Broski says:

burn paint off wayyyy

Merquiades Velez says:

nice video good work where do you buy the mesh

Inet Panadura says:

Leave the paint be, it will help you to do that markings, you can remove it after you’re done far enough

James Wilson says:

I love it

Willows World says:

wearing a paint suit to to grind … you must love being on fire

Sagittarius says:

can you choose more noisy music

abdelkrim laagad says:


Karloz Castle says:

Busco chicos¡¡¡¡¡¡

Subgunman says:

I like lining the bottom with half thickness firebrick, including the lower sides. You’ll need to do some cutting with the angle grinder but its well worth it.

Maida Dutcher says:

You can learn more about it on woodprix website I think.

pzodman500 says:

Damn I’m getting ready to make me one and they sold me a freaking aluminum barrel. Damn damn damn

Bill says:

Ridiculous , watch this one instead.

dennis caprak says:

I thought I suck at welding. Then I watched this video. I feell 100X better about my self.

brummie pc gamer says:

How to build an Oil Drum Barrel BBQ first you will need 1000 dollars worth of tools

WurstExpress #616 says:

where to buy those stainless mesh ?

Tom Manning says:

Hi, could you tell me where I could buy those grills?

Gern Blanston says:

Mad Skills!!  Thanks for sharing!

Aaron Skaggs says:

terrible welding.

Victor Villalobos says:

la wea fea

edward duran says:

love the hard work but dang save ur self some work using a cut off wheel. and work on those welds! great end product though

MN SHP says:

you could of lest the paint on, and let it burn off first time then the paint would flake off or come off easier so you can paint with the high temp stuff

Roldan Dinglasa says:

what’s the name of that regulator in front of the barrel?
where can i buy that?

Chris Wilson says:

Nice build but jeez…learn how to lay down a decent bead first.

Maxim Petrov says:

Winner of a video, I have been researching “cooking on a barbecue” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about – Ariafan Barbecue Babassu – (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some awesome things about it and my brother in law got great results with it.

Alayshia Williams says:

What size steel tubing did you use for the chimney

Victor Villalobos says:

la wea fea

احمد العامري says:

good work . I made another style barrel BBQ

Fon Hollohan says:

get yourself a sandbaster man geez man..the money u spend on sanding discs and the time you have to put into grinding that thing! your better off buying a compressor and and a sandblaster but make sure you get a decent compressor or you’ll waste your time.

drugstoremarc says:

You guys just need to replace that grill with an argentinian one!! Awesome job!!

Stanley Willis says:

This style is very functional and yet it looks very strong. Well done!!!

Evgeny Knafel says:

1 year later – how is it holding up?

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