Introducing our new fire pit cooking system for 30 gallon fire pits! Grill your favorite recipes! Smoke, sear, roast and bake! Configure your grilling experience anyway you want! Proudly made in the USA!

If you don’t have a 30 gallon fire pit, buy the bundle!

Save time and buy a read-to-go bundle!

30 gallon w/Cooking System Bundle

If you have a 30 gallon fire pit, choose a system below! 

These systems are recommended for the 30 gallon!

Large 20.5″ Shelf/Grates

30 gallon fire pit only.

Large 20.5″ Shelf/Searing

30 gallon fire pit only.

Large 20.5″ Searing/Base

20 & 30 gallon fire pit

The Small cooking system fits 30 Gallon Fire Pits too!

This smaller system works for both our 20 and 30 gallon fire pits.

Small 14″ Shelf/Grates

20 & 30 gallon fire pit

Small 14″ Shelf/Searing

20 & 30 gallon fire pit

Small 14″ Searing/Base

20 & 30 gallon fire pit

Large 20.5″ Searing/Base

20 & 30 gallon fire pit

Need Separate Cooking System Components?

These component are sold separately for our fire pit cooking system.

Need fire pit accessories? We have it all!

Complement your fire pit cooking system.


The fire pit cooking system should NEVER be used with laser cut stands. The weight of the shelf/searing plate/grates/food might cause fire pit tilting, thereby creating a safety hazard. ONLY use the 20 and 30 gallon Tri-Stands. If you have questions, email us at info@goldenscastiron.com.

High & Low Profile Laser Stands

30 Gallon Fire Pit Steel Tri Stand

Fire Pit FAQs

Are your fire pits really made in America?

You better believe it! We’ve been in business right here in Columbus, Georgia since 1882. That’s 140 years of pouring quality iron! Even ABC News featured us in their news segment!


We are honored that ABC News would select Goldens’ Cast Iron as part of their news series, “Made in America”. On behalf of all of our hard working employees, we extend humble thanks to David Muir and the ABC News Team.

What is a syrup kettle?

Back in the 19th century, the sugar cane industry utilized cane mills to squeeze cane juice into large syrup or “sugar” kettles to boil down sugar cane into either molasses into sugar or sorghum into sorghum syrup. Sorghum is extracted from the crushed stalks of a sorghum plant. It is then heated in a large syrup kettle to steam off the excess water, leaving sorghum syrup behind.

Molasses is the by-product of squeezing sugar cane through a cane mill, then boiled down into a concentrated for that eventually crystalizes into sugar.

Goldens' Cast Iron Syrup Kettle Fire Pits

How long has Goldens' produced syrup kettles?

Goldens’ Foundry and Machine Company has been in business since 1882 and began producing syrup kettles during the sugar cane industry boom. The kettle sizes ranged from 20 gallons up to 120 gallons. Goldens’ also produced many variations of cane mills. Production lasted until the mid-1950’s.

Back in the late 1800’s many farmers grew sugar cane. Goldens’ Foundry produced cane mills that shredded the cane and separated and strained the sugar juice, then boiled the sweet sorghum in our cast iron syrup kettles that made syrup and molasses. Many of our cane mills and kettles have survived for well over a century!

Made In USA cast iron fire pits or Kettles

How heavy is a Goldens' Syrup Kettle Fire Pit?

30 gallon is 290 pounds, without stand.

20 gallon is 157 pounds, without stand.

What are the specifications of the 30 gallon fire pit?

30 Gallon Syrup Kettle Specs:

  • Diameter (External Bowl) – 41.375″
  • Diameter (Internal Bowl) – 37.375″
  • Height w/steel stand – 16 3/4″
  • Height w/laser stand – 17 3/4″
  • Height of Fire Pit– 15-1/2″
  • Thickness – 11/16″
  • Weight – 290 lbs.
  • Pre-drilled Hole (bottom-center) – 1″

Goldens' Cast Iron 30 Gallon Fire Pit

What are the specifications of the 20 gallon fire pit?

20 Gallon Syrup Kettle Specs:

  • Diameter (External Bowl) – 33.75″
  • Diameter (Internal Bowl) – 28.25″
  • Height (Fire Pit only) – 12″
  • Height (w/steel stand) – 17.875″
  • Height (w/laser stand) – 13.75″
  • Thickness – 11/16″
  • Weight – 157 lbs.
  • Pre-drilled Hole (bottom-center) – 1″

Goldens' Cast Iron 20 Gallon Fire Pit

How are the syrup kettle fire pits shipped?

Our fire pits are typically placed upside down on a pallet and securely strapped in place before shipment.

Goldens' Cast Iron Syrup Kettle Fire Pits

How long does it take for a syrup kettle fire pit to be shipped?

Typically shipping time is 15-20 business days from the date of order, largely due to high demand. However, they have been known to ship sooner than that but it depends on current shipping and supply chain issues across the country.

What can a syrup kettle be used for?

In addition to processing cane to sugar, syrup or “sugar” kettles can be used as fire pits or landscape planters or even a water feature like a fountain. They can be used as fish pounds or even water fountains. Of course with cast iron construction, fire bowls or fire pits, as we call them, are perfect for your outdoor environment.

Goldens’ Cast Iron Fire Pit – Small

Can you run a gas line into your fire pit?

Yes! We offer a 1″ pre-drilled Hole (bottom-center) of the fire pit so if you choose, you can run a gas line through the bottom of the fire pit, then fill the pit with your favorite glass beads, lava rocks, or ceramic logs, whichever fire-resistant material you prefer!

SAFTEY FIRST! We offer great caution when dealing with gas lines and connections. Please educate yourself on utilizing gas lines and make sure that they are fresh, well maintained and have no leaks. Review YouTube tutorials on this subject. It’s very important for your safety!

Can you place your fire pit on stacked stones?

Yes! Absolutely! It really offers an elegant and finished look to your outdoor backyard setting! You can also lay pavers down, then build your larger, curved paver stones in a circle and your Goldens’ Cast Iron Fire Pit will look amazing!

Fire Pits by Goldens' Cast Iron - Introducing a new item in our cast iron fire pit line. Inspired by the syrup kettles we made over 100 years ago, Goldens' Cast Iron FirePits will host generations of fireside chats around outdoor fireplaces. Our backyard f

Goldens' Cast Iron Syrup Kettle Fire Pits

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