Charcoal Barrel Grill

Model #15302030

Charcoal Barrel Grill

Model #15302030
Size 625
Assembled Dimensions 35"W x 29"D x 49.5"H

Charcoal grillers will love the Char-Broil Barrel grill. This durable grill features adjustable fire grates and dampers, as well as a removable ash pan. The grates are cast iron, which are great for searing. It also has a swing-a-way warming rack, temperature gauge and a handy side shelf. Move the grill easily with rolling casters.


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Product Features

  • Adjustable fire grate

    Control the heat level at the cooking grate by placing your charcoal pan in one of several preset positions.

  • Side Shelf

    A handy place for your grilling tools and cooking accessories that doubles as extra workspace while you're cooking.

  • Wheels

    Easily move your grill around your backyard or patio.

  • Warranty

    We've got you covered on all grill parts for one year from your date of purchase.

  • Cool Touch Handle

    Get a firm grip on your grill lid, while protecting your hands and fingers from the heat.

  • Lid-Mounted Temperature Gauge

    Keep track of pre-heat status and monitor the inside temperature of your grill. (Temperature gauge display may vary per model.)

  • Swing-A-Way Warming Rack

    This warming rack swings back when you open the grill lid, so you can easily reach the food on your cooking grates.


Dimensions & Weight

  • Assembled Dimensions 35"W x 29"D x 49.5"H
  • Assembled Width (in.) 35
  • Assembled Depth (in.) 29
  • Assembled Height (in.) 49.5
  • Weight (lbs.) 75.0000
  • Primary Cooking Area (sq. in.) 435
  • Warming Rack Area (sq. in.) 188
  • Total Cooking Area (sq. in.) 623

General Information

  • Product Name Charcoal Barrel Grill
  • Model Number 15302030
  • Assembly Required Assembly Required


  • Grate Material Cast Iron
  • Swingaway Rack Material Chrome Plated Steel Wire
Charcoal Barrel Grill is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Grill Under 100 I bought this grill on sale. I had only had grills in the 30-40 dollar range - just something to throw burgers and dogs on. I was able to assembly it - alone - even though it recommends two people (and I would follow that if you're not a big guy like me) because the components are very heavy. This is a serious grill. I put some coals in it fired it up...cooked mac and cheese, beans, whole pack of hot dogs, 4 burgers, 2 veggie burgers and 3 pieces of corn. All at the same time - a new thing for me. All cooked evenly and in about 30 minutes. If you are looking for a grill - and want something worth pulling out - unlike the picnic type bbqs do not even think twice. This is the kind of grill that makes you pick up a steak and charcoal just because. This will serve all my grilling needs and probably make grilling a much more frequent event at my household. The only thing I could say as a 'negative' is that I haven't had it long - though it seems amazingly sturdily built - I haven't had it long enough to say how it will stand up to weather, etc.
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little grill This is a great little grill. When I purchased it there was broken grate. They do seem a little weak for a charcoal grill. But I have no problem making my own to fit. I do have a question though, can this be used at a smoker too? Looks like I would be able to...
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Well for the money I've been using this grill for a few years with no major issues. As others have said the iron grates rust quickly as expected, mine also cracked so I threw them away and cut a piece of expanded metal to fit. I also replaced the lower grate with expanded metal as the old one warped with frequent use. You really need to season the iron grates with vegetable oil to keep them from rusting, just like a skillet. I modified mine with an actual temperature gauge above the vague one and added a fairly large smoke box below the grill so I can smoke jerky, ribs and other meats with it now. Works better than an offset for sure, wish they'd make them like this. Not bad for the price, easily modified to make a real solid rig. Working on a rotisserie for it now. Cons: little wobbly until you weld it solid, the upper rack mounting is horrible (Replaced the 2 bolts with a single piece of all-thread), end caps for the side shelf all fell out, temp gauge is vague.
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Survived Hurricane Sandy and keeps on tickin! I have been barbecuing for 45 years and have owned many different grills and smokers during that time. I have never owed a "bad grill". I stick to brand names and always look the display model over carefully. Most grills are designed with a particular type of cooking in mind and if the buyer understands what they want from the grill and buys accordingly most brand name grills will perform well. I bought this grill on a whim in 2011. I live 5 blocks from the beach in New Jersey. During hurricane Sandy the grill was completely submerged in salt water, I actually thought it was gone. But when the flood waters receded there it was up against the fence, 20 feet from where it would normally be. I hosed it down good and have continued to use it since. I use this grill year round several times a week for direct and indirect cooks. My only issue with it is that charcoal will fall down the sides under the fire grate if you are not careful when you place the coals. That is the only down side to the moveable fire grate, the gap at the ends of the grate, and certainly not a big deal. The upside of the moveable fire grate is that on longer cooks, as the heat disapates, the fire grate can be raised to compensate. On a long slow cook I will frequently start the cook with the food on the "warming rack" and as the coals burn down raise the fire grate. Those cooks typically finish with the food on the grilling grates and the fire grate all the way up. Probably not how others do it but I find this grill lends itself to this method. Other reviewers have had issues with rust and deteriorating grates, that has not been my experience. Once I complete a cook I use a Grill Daddy brush to clean the grills which sort of steam cleans them and then close the vents and lid to snuff the coals. Once cool I empty the ash and apply a thin coating of vegetable oil to the cast iron grates. To date I have never had to replace any of the parts. My grilll has never been covered and is holding up fine, there is a very fine patina of rust on the lid. Overall my experience is that with minimal mantenance it has been very durable. I recently bought another for my youngest son when he moved out of the house. The newer grill is not much different tha the older one and looks like it should hold up well.
Date published: 2016-01-10
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My grates keep rusting in-between use. Is there a recommended way to season cast iron grates? I would think grilling chicken parts would provide enough of a coating to minimize rusting.

Asked by: fritzer
We're sorry to hear this. To best clean we recommend a nylon brush and warm soapy water or biodegradable grill cleaner. Seasoning the grates with canola oil will also help to keep food from sticking and prevent rust. Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 for more information.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2016-07-11

can you attach a side fire box for smoking? Thanks.

Asked by: lateralus517
No. This grill is not able to support an offset firebox.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2016-05-11

Need an ash pan for a vintage Char-Broil charcoal cooker - model C8-150.  This unit is a rectangular box construction with a front slide out ash pan.  Aside from making one, any thoughts? 

Asked by: grillit2016
Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 and provide us with the dimensions of your ash pan. We will be able to best assist.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2016-04-22

Can I get a replacement fire grate for my grill? Model #15302030.

Asked by: Bigbluesboy
Yes. The fire grate for this grill is model # 2230-03-000-01. This part is available on our site.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2016-04-18
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