Brinkmann 810-5301-C Smoke-N-Grill Charcoal Smoker and Grill

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  • Brinkmann 810-5301-C smoke-N-grill double smoker.
  • Binding:
    Lawn & Patio
    Brand:
    Brinkmann
    EAN:
    0039953300189
    Feature:
    Measures 17 by 17 by 32 inches; 1-year limited warranty
    Is Autographed:
    0
    Is Memorabilia:
    0
    Height:
    28.85 inches
    Length:
    28.25 inches
    Weight:
    31.4 pounds
    Width:
    33 inches
    Label:
    Brinkmann
    List Price:
    $79.99
    Manufacturer:
    Brinkmann
    Model:
    810-5301-C
    MPN:
    810-5301-C
    Package Quantity:
    1
    Product Group:
    Lawn & Patio
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_LAWN_AND_GARDEN
    Publisher:
    Brinkmann
    Studio:
    Brinkmann
    Title:
    Brinkmann 810-5301-C Smoke-N-Grill Charcoal Smoker and Grill
    UPC:
    039953300189
    Warranty:
    <b>Brinkmann</b> offers a 1 year limited Warranty.

Recent User Reviews

  1. snowaviation
    4/5,
    "Brinkman Smoke "N Grill - Love this cheap little s"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Quality:
    4/5,
    Ease of Use:
    2/5,
    Heat Control:
    1/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Apr 22, 2015
    Purchase Price:
    49.00
    Pros - Cheap, small, and did I say cheap?
    Cons - Needs just a couple of mods to make it work well (Still under $100)
    I got this smoker to get started smoking on the cheap.  To be honest you really need to do two things to this smoker (at a minimum) to make it a decent smoker.  

    1. get a grate for the charcoal and elevate it from the bottom of the charcoal pan.  
    I used the charcoal grate from my Weber "Smokey Joe" it fit perfectly, I added three
    equal sized rocks to keep it about 4 inches from the bottom of the pan and "Wow' the
    fire burns much better.

    2. Add a thermometer to the lid, $8 at Lowes or Home Depot, the built-in temperature

    "Gage" is pretty useless.
     

    That's it and I've had many successful runs of TriTip, I did do a six hour pork shoulder

    smoke and it was labor intensive trying to keep the temperature constant, which is near

    impossible to do.  This is not a "Set it and forget it" smoker, it requires frequent observation.

    But for the money it's a sweet way to get into meat smoking.
  2. texasd
    5/5,
    "Great little smoker"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Ease of Use:
    5/5,
    Heat Control:
    5/5,
    Pros - Easy to assemble, cooks great brisket
    Cons - wind sensitive
    I have been using one of these for over 25 years. It is my go to smoker for many occasions. I learned a long time ago that the wind plays into cooking with any outdoor cooker. The area of Texas where I live seems to have wind almost constantly and when it gets to about 15-20 mph it would suck the heat and smoke out the bottom of this smoker. I acquired a 55 gallon drum and cut it right at one of the rings around the side and removed the top. Now when it gets windy I just sit the drum ring around the smoker. It fits perfectly and stops any problems from the wind. I have run a constant temp of 225 for better than 10 hours.
  3. smokin bark
    3/5,
    "Cheapo Entry Level Smoker"
    Purchase Date:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Purchase Price:
    48.00
    Pros - Price & Good to learn on.
    Cons - Takes some work & Mods before its usable
    Great entry level smoker. Takes some practice to keep the temps right. Works great after the Mods suggested on line. I like it, but will upgrade to a Weber in future.

User Comments

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  1. snowaviation
    Great comments, never tried steaks on it.  Too bad they went out of business, it really is a great way to get started in smoking for a very small investment.  I'm moving up to an electric smoker in the next few days but will keep my trusty Brinkmann.
  2. rendarpartybard
    I thought that this was a great beginner smoker to learn on.  Plus it's pretty portable.  keeping the temperature is the hardest part of this smoker.  
    I actually drilled air holes in the charcoal pan, and created a grate for the coal and wood in the bottom.  The problem as I saw, you use alot of media to heat it and getting that used ash out would help.  
  3. paulh1966
    Recently Brinkman went out of business, there is a guy near me who bought several trailers full of Brinkman stuff and i just bought one of these for $25. I use my MES 30" most of the time for smoking, but occasionally i like to use charcoal.
  4. jbow
    Try taking the water pan out and after you get some coals going, grill some steaks on the lowest rack... I used to do that and they were awesome cooked that way. I realize it isn't a grill but that really worked well. It don't take long. I may get another one of these... I miss it.
  5. smokin bark
    I'm starting to enjoy mine. After mods and some practice, It turns out some great BBQ
  6. texas dave
    Great smoker for poultry, too!  Have done everything from multiple whole chickens to the Thanksgiving turkey on it (love using pecan on this one), and as long as you keep liquid in the water pan it is almost impossible to overcook!  Keeps the white meat moist and tender while still bringing the dark up to a safe temp.
  7. mmmmm
    Why didn't you just build you a smoker out of the 55 gallon drum?
  8. chadthedrummer7
    Thank you for the info JimF. this is awesome...
    One of these:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088EVQGM/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Two of these:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WU7PWO/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    One of these:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003R76AHK/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    DONE! I am spending more than the smoker is worth on modifying it. but it is still cheap for a good lil smoker! Smoke it up.
  9. chillinvabeach
    yes sir so have I works great for me!!!  Made my Alaska salmon I caught myself on a trip taste terrific.  I say all good for 40 bucks
  10. leonidasmma
    Damnit I just bought it lol and cured it and smoked my first chicken in it......and I ran into a lot of the things you just said. HARD to keep the temp up and consistant. Thought I was just slow and handicap but makes me feel better that it's just not a easy smoke!