The Original Po Man Charcoal Grill and Cooker



SKU: pmi-01

Product Description

More Value. More Flavor. More Meat. Less Fancy-Pants.

Perfectly portable  •  Simple setup  •  Cheap to operate on plain charcoal and rubbing alcohol alone  •  Patented design for maximum flavor with minimal hassle  •  Huge capacity  •  Also… it looks like a trash can.


Po Man makes meals fit for millionaires, it’s simple to use and holds more meat than you can shake a skewer at. Make mouth-watering, fall-apart pork, beef, poultry, fish and vegetables to satisfy your uppity connoisseur and inner country boy.

Po Man is a noun and a verb. It’s a method and a mindset.

Light the coals, add the meat, tilt the lid and forget about it. Po Man is on autopilot. That leaves plenty of time for flip-flops and long necks, hunting, fishing, golfing… or just kicking back with family & friends. The shenanigans you get into while your Po Man cooks are up to you.

Good looks. Built to last.

Though it looks like a plain trash can, the Po Man Grill is constructed of highly durable rolled steel & stainless metals.  And it’s painted to perfection with high temp. BBQ paints. The Po Man Grill is NOT galvanized.
Shipping: All grills are shipped via UPS Ground and typically take 3-5 business days for delivery. Shipping is only available within the continental United States.

We know that you are going to love your new Po Man Grill and quickly become the backyard barbecue king of your neighborhood. However, if for any reason you aren’t satisfied with your purchase, please contact us at and we will work with you to make it right.


  • Weight: 23 lb
  • Width: 18 in
  • Depth: 18 in
  • Height: 24 in

42 reviews


Posted by Shannon on September 28, 2020

My husband has been using for years. He wanted another so I got one for his upcoming birthday!!! He’s gonna flip when he opens it!!!

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Posted by Josh on August 11, 2020

I Cant Believe how easy this smoker is to use and let me tell you the results are AMAZING! I would recommend this smoker to anyone that loves to BBQ!

Get this can!

Posted by Brian on June 12, 2020

Outstanding product and a great value. If you are until outdoor cooking, grilling and smoking you need this. I have a number of grills (BGE, PK Grill, Weber, Pyro Tower) and none of them produce better, faster or easier results than the Po Man. It has limitations (not ideal for briskets or long cooks) but otherwise it is a fantastic product. Great job!

Simply Amazing

Posted by Jamey on June 6, 2020

I signed up for their newsletter to receive recipes and such. I saw one of the emails titled, “The easiest cooker with the best flavor. Period.” Even though I didn’t write this I feel it sums up this grill perfectly. It’s simple, well made, easy to use, and looks cool. Most importantly the food is truly outstanding. I really like how it comes with everything you need. I was looking into a nice “kettle” style grill but accessories needed for proper indirect cooking/smoking add up quickly. No need for all of that with this setup. It comes the way it should ready to use. Save the cast iron skillet for any quick sears. Everything else should go on this grill. One of the best purchases I’ve made in a long time. Seems like a nice family owned company. Just buy one!

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Posted by Phh on May 21, 2020

easiest and best grill ever

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Posted by Robert Melchert on May 13, 2020

First let me say I have never left a review on anything in my life. I was so impressed with this thing I had to come on here and show some love. When I bought this I was a little skeptical about how good the BBQ would come out, but this thing looked to cool to not try it for the price. First cook I did ribs and halved a chicken. My wife and I were having some drinks waiting for the food to cook… Foods done, moment of truth. My wife takes a bite and starts bursting out in laughter. she started laughing because she was in literally disbelief that what she was eating came out of this trash can. Everything was amazing, we ate til we had the meat sweats. Buy one of these for everyone you know!!!!!

All the initial concerns I had were cleared when the grill arrived

Posted by klaiten robertson on April 22, 2020

Before I ordered this, I had a couple of concerns, that were cleared as soon as it arrived. One, I wondered if it would be thinner than the similar but more expensive cookers; The po’man grill is very thick and robust metal. I also wondered how I would be able to keep the lid cracked open at 1/4 inches without the lid slipping off; Apparently the lid sits just right on the grill, cracked open at 1/4 inch and it doesn’t slip at all. So, if you have any reservations about the quality, I can tell you that even though it’s less expensive, it’s definitely NOT lower quality! Also it’s lightweight enough, you can take it with you.


Posted by Pat on October 8, 2019

Love me some Po’Man! Not only does it cook everything perfect, it’s great for packing up and taking on road trips with family, etc! No matter where we go on trips, we always take our Po’Man with us. Can’t do that with a Traeger or Green Egg.

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Posted by Dianne Serafin on September 12, 2019

I ordered this grill and am very happy with it. My husband says it is the best grill he has ever used. Easy to set up. We have had it for one week and have already used it three times. Highly recommend!

Great little cooker!!!

Posted by Richard on September 2, 2019

I have been looking for a barrel style cooker for a while but most of them are really expensive. So when I saw this little trash can cooker and how affordable it is I knew it was a good deal. I made 2 slabs of ribs and a chicken on this cooker for the Labor Day weekend. I have to say the BBQ was excellent and cooked faster than in my other smokers. Great hot and fast cooker!

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Posted by Pat on August 6, 2019

Works good had to add water to grill
Food is very good have not tried real wood smoke yet but will soon
Easy to use . Could have used a probe port. Will install.

Awesome cooker

Posted by Rob Dopp on July 31, 2019

I have done two cooks on it and love how easy it is to use… food came phenomenal!!! Can’t wait for the third cook.