Oil drum barbecues are often used for commercial purposes because they are capable of feeding a long queue of hungry mouths with consummate ease. Well London-based Original Jerk produces some of the most beautiful hand-built barrel barbecues money can buy. The company even provides custom paint jobs, laser cut graphics and hand made lettering so your barbecue is truly one of a kind.
Cast from a brand new 45 gallon oil drum, the heavy-weight Original Jerk J Cut is a stunner from every angle. Its huge 850mm x 550mm grilling grate is a true work of laser-cut art that burns gorgeous patterns into the meat for added effect. Two timber side shelves and a chimney to port the inevitable plums of smoke add extra functionality. And because it comes with a lid, you won’t scorch food to a cinder like you might do with an open brazier-style model.
This is a top choice for large families and anyone in the catering business, but be sure to place your order two-to-three weeks in advance because some models are built to order and it doesn’t get more bespoke than that.