PR36 Backyard BBQ Smoker

Additional information

Overall Dimensions
46”h x 43.5”l x 27”w

Grate Dimensions
14” x 35”

2nd Tier Grate Dimensions
13” x 34”

Cooking Area
3.4 sq. ft. (490 sq. in.)

Cooking Area With 2nd Tier Grate
6.47 sq. ft. (932 sq. in.)

Grate Style
Wire Grid With 1/2” Spacing

Metal Thickness
13 Gauge

Net Weight
175 lbs.

Shipping Weight
220 lbs.

Capacity of Pork Butts
2nd Tier Grate: 10, Single Grate: 5-6

Capacity of Baby Back Ribs
2nd Tier Grate: 10-12, Single Grate: 5-6

Capacity of Spare Ribs
2nd Tier Grate: 4-5, Single Grate: 2-3

Capacity of St. Louis Ribs
2nd Tier Grate: 8-10, Single Grate: 4-5

Capacity of Whole Briskets
2nd Tier Grate: 4, Single Grate: 2

Capacity of Brisket Flats
2nd Tier Grate: 5-7, Single Grate: 3-4

Capacity of Chicken Halves
2nd Tier Grate: 15-20, Single Grate: 10-12

Capacity of Whole Pigs
Single Grate: 30-40 lbs.

PR36 Backyard BBQ Smoker


This PR series backyard BBQ smoker is one of Meadow Creek’s most versatile cookers. It was made for homeowners who want a heavy duty charcoal grill for direct heat cooking that also does an excellent job of indirect “low and slow” cooking. It’s the perfect size for serving family and friends.

This backyard smoker cooks a large variety of meats and lets you barbecue the way you want to. It’s a charcoal grill with direct heat, a smoker with low temperature, and a pig roaster all in one! Similar to the

, the PR36 eliminates the offset firebox and adds a drip pan under the cooking grate. Cook a small pig or a couple of briskets with indirect heat. Add water or apple juice to the pan and it becomes a water smoker. Or build your fire in the grilling pan to grill burgers and steaks with high heat.

If you need more space, add a second tier grate to nearly double your cooking area. The optional charcoal pullout lets you stoke the fire and add more fuel without opening the smoker lid.

Features of the PR36 Backyard BBQ Smoker

  • Cooking grate is made of rust-free food-grade T304 stainless steel rod and easy to clean.
  • Stainless steel calibratable thermometer
  • Drip/grill pan can be used for creating indirect heat while you are smoking meat or as a grilling pan while you are cooking with direct heat.
  • Cool-to-the-touch handle on the smoker door
  • 13″ pneumatic tires make it easy to move the cooker around your backyard.
  • Top and bottom dampers to control the temperature and a removable charcoal vent in the bottom of the roaster.
  • Grill body is made of 13-gauge welded steel and painted with black heat-resistant paint in an attractive matte finish.

Usage Recommendations

Approximately 40 lbs. of charcoal to cook a small pig, or Boston butts & briskets for approximately 8-10 hours. 10 lbs. of charcoal will grill lots & lots of steaks, burgers, dogs, etc.

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