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BBQ Smokers, Pig Roasters, Chicken Cookers, and Grills From Meadow Creek
BBQ26S BBQ Pit
ALERT: Meadow Creek has changed the grates on all their models. Some of the photos on our website are outdated and still show expanded metal grates. Click here to read more about the new grates.
BBQ26S Chicken Cooker BBQ Diagram
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Chicken Cooker Flipping Grates Chicken Cooker Flipping Grates Lock
Optional Flat Grate Optional Griddle
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Grilling Chicken on a BBQ Pit Optional BBQ26S Hitch Bracket
Optional BBQ26S Hitch Bracket Extended for Use

Blog Posts:
BBQ26S Review
Thighs on the Meadow Creek BBQ26S
How to Grill Chicken for Crowds
Grilled Chicken and My Birthday
Feast for Eyes, Rumble in Stomach

Videos:
Smoke Infusion
Flippin' Chickin'
Breakfast BBQ (BBQ42 With Griddle)
Demo Video

Learn More:
Meadow Creek Chicken Cookers

BBQ26S BBQ Pit

Meadow Creek's revolutionary method of grilling chicken also comes in a small package. Similar to the BBQ26 Chicken Cooker, this heavy duty grill features a lid, sturdy legs with casters, charcoal pan insert, and height adjustment brackets for the charcoal pan.

A top lid gives you plenty of control over a hot fire. Leave the lid open for darker and more crispy skin on your chicken or close the lid for beautiful, golden-brown skin. Height adjustment brackets for the charcoal pan let you bring the heat closer to the grate for steaks, hamburgers, hotdogs, etc.

The BBQ26S Chicken Cooker is charcoal / wood-fired and holds 15 lbs. of meat. An outstanding grill for small barbeques. Check out the BBQ42 Chicken Cooker if you need more cooking space.

Find a Dealer at MeadowCreekBBQ.com

Price: $665.00 (USD)
Options:
Vinyl Cover +$65.00
Flat Grate +$90.00
Griddle +$110.00
Charcoal Pullout +$135.00
Thermometer +$50.00
Stainless Steel Lid +$185.00
Hitch-N-Grill Bracket +$149.00
Replacement Stainless Steel Grate +$175.00
Replacement Charcoal Pan Insert +$55.00
Replacement Wheel +$11.00

Features of the BBQ26S Chicken Cooker

  • Stainless Steel Grate
  • Lid
  • 5" Roll Around Casters
  • 1" Pipe Legs
  • Charcoal Pan Insert
  • Vents in Lid
  • Charcoal Pan Height Adjustment Brackets
  • Painted with 1,200 degree F heat resistant paint.
Easy-turn Double-sided Grates
Easy-turn double-sided grates. Well-balanced, lockable racks provide one-person turning.
Grill Perfect Chicken Every Time
Grill perfect chicken every time.

Need help selecting the chicken cooker that's right for you?
Meat Capacities ChartCrowd Sizes ChartMeat Recommendations Chart

Measurements
Overall Dimensions45"H x 32.5"L x 24"W
Grate Dimensions16" x 24"
Flat Grate Dimensions16" x 25"
Grate StyleWire Grid With 1/2" Spacing
Cooking Area2.67 sq. ft. (384 sq. in.)
Cooking Area of Flat Grate2.78 sq. ft. (400 sq. in.)
Net Weight124 lbs.
Shipping Weight135 lbs.
Metal Thickness13 Gauge
Pipe Legs1"
Casters5"

Usage Recommendations

Use approximately 10–15 lbs. of charcoal to cook 15 lbs. of chicken. If you wish to cook a second rack, add approximately 5–8 lbs.

Customer Reviews

Review by  T-Mac
(posted on Jun 12, 2012)
Overall:
I mostly use mine for tailgates at football games, and this piece of equipment is incredible for this particular use! I use the hitch receiver and it is convenient to use the full capacity of my truck bed for other equipment, cornhole boards, etc, and it also allows me to use my truck tailgate as a cooking area. I usually entertain groups of 6-18 people, and they are very impressed with the food this product makes. I've cooked chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, spare ribs, hearty breakfast on the griddle plate, pork tenderloins, bologna, and spam (highly recommend if you've never tried!). I think the only thing this product needs when also getting the hitch receiver is some type of lock between the grill and receiver. It's no big deal to me because I just had to get me a cable bike lock to tie it to the frame of my truck which works perfectly. As I've already mentioned, it's an incredible product, and I've highly recommended it to everyone who asks about it.
Review by  Lavern
(posted on Mar 19, 2012)
Overall:
This is the size of chicken cooker we use and love it. The picture might make the legs appear a little flimsy, but it is sturdy and will not be falling over the next time someone nudges it. It's easy to move and a great size for small backyard or on the deck barbecues.
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How to Order a Meadow Creek Smoker or Grill

Meadow Creek barbecue equipment is available through a network of dealers. The dealers stock inventory for immediate pickup, and they can also help you choose the model that is best for your needs and get you a freight quote for factory-direct shipping.

Find a Dealer at MeadowCreekBBQ.com

Looking for Yoder's Smoky Mountain Barbecue? The dealership is closing and we are transitioning to online marketing agent for Meadow Creek. This site will be available for some time because of all the information we have on here about Meadow Creek equipment, but Yoder's Smoky Mountain Barbecue will be closing in early 2017. Click here to learn more about the transition.

Inventory Liquidation: Click here for the list of clearance inventory available for pickup at Yoder's Smoky Mountain Barbecue warehouse in Kalona, Iowa.

Need help choosing the right cooker for your needs? Check out the Meadow Creek Buyer Guide.

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Struggling to choose the right cooker for your needs? Check out our Meadow Creek cooker comparison charts. If you would like to discuss your dream cooker over the phone, call Marlin toll-free at (877) 602-1568 to get some good, friendly advice. Or if you're close by, come visit our display lot in Pikeville, Tennessee to check out these fine barbeques! We offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all our Meadow Creek barbeque equipment (except the Ultimate Caterers—sorry, too much risk). Please realize that we (Yoder’s Smoky Mountain Barbecue) are a dealer for Meadow Creek. This promise applies only if you buy from us. If for any reason you are not happy with your unit, you may return the cooker to us within 30 days of the delivery or pickup date, and we will refund the purchase price minus the shipping and handling. You are responsible to pay the return shipping.
What did you think of the videos? Meadow Creek makes some amazing smokers, pig roasters, chicken cookers, and grills. All this equipment is made in the Amish Community of Lancaster County, PA. The talented craftsmen at Meadow Creek hand-make each unit. They seriously go the extra mile to make sure you’re smoked pink. What really puts the sauce on the brisket is all the revolutionary features and options that make barbecue fun and easy, and even a money-machine, if BBQ is your business.
Integrity: Meadow Creek cookers are made in a culture of Godly ethics—honesty, diligence, and fairness. Whether it’s a Shoo-fly pie or a barbecue smoker, you will be treated right.
Stainless Steel Grates: Every Meadow Creek barbecue cooker comes standard with non-rusting stainless steel grates. This eliminates the hassle of scrubbing rust and the danger of possible rust contamination on your meat.
Struggling to choose the right cooker for your needs? Check out our Meadow Creek cooker comparison charts. If you would like to discuss your dream cooker over the phone, call Marlin toll-free at (877) 602-1568 to get some good, friendly advice. Or if you're close by, come visit our display lot in Pikeville, Tennessee to check out these fine barbeques! We offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all our Meadow Creek barbeque equipment (except the Ultimate Caterers?sorry, too much risk). Please realize that we (Yoder?s Smoky Mountain Barbecue) are a dealer for Meadow Creek. This promise applies only if you buy from us. If for any reason you are not happy with your unit, you may return the cooker to us within 30 days of the delivery or pickup date, and we will refund the purchase price minus the shipping and handling. You are responsible to pay the return shipping.
What did you think of the videos? Meadow Creek makes some amazing smokers, pig roasters, chicken cookers, and grills. All this equipment is made in the Amish Community of Lancaster County, PA. The talented craftsmen at Meadow Creek hand-make each unit. They seriously go the extra mile to make sure you?re smoked pink. What really puts the sauce on the brisket is all the revolutionary features and options that make barbecue fun and easy, and even a money-machine, if BBQ is your business.
Integrity: Meadow Creek cookers are made in a culture of Godly ethics?honesty, diligence, and fairness. Whether it?s a Shoo-fly pie or a barbecue smoker, you will be treated right.
Stainless Steel Grates: Every Meadow Creek barbecue cooker comes standard with non-rusting stainless steel grates. This eliminates the hassle of scrubbing rust and the danger of possible rust contamination on your meat.