Brinkman Gourmet Charcoal Smoker

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by smokey paul, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. smokey paul

    smokey paul Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Brinkman Gourmet Charcoal Smoker


    Is this smoker worth $25.00 ???
     
  2. smokey paul

    smokey paul Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Can't cut/paste a picture ??
     
  3. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hard to see how you could go wrong at that price have seen them much higher. Even if you don't use it or like it you still have a backup smoker if you upgrade. You may have to modify it to get it to run just right but does not seem to hard from what I have seen. If it was me and I saw one at that price regardless of anything else I owned I would pick it up.
     
  4. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ive wasted $25 on worse things! Buy it and love it!!!
     
  5. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My first smoker was an ecb and I loved it! For $25 that's a darn good deal. [​IMG]
     
  6. dribron

    dribron Meat Mopper

    Sounds like a pretty good deal. I'd jump on that in a second.[​IMG]
     
  7. smokey paul

    smokey paul Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Update: I did find it on Crag's list in a town near me so i e-mailed. 1 day later it was available so i asked when i could pick it up. as this is a week day and peeps work i will have to wait til tomorrow for an answer.
    Looks like it got it, Maybe??
    4 yrs old only used it 4-5 time tired of looking at it in the garage, his loss my win

    Paul
     
  8. smokey paul

    smokey paul Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Wow i got the smoker in good shape a little bent but no problem. grate are clean and the unit has not been mod
    The only problem found in the water pan was missing!!
    O well new $13.00 are there any good mod's for this unit that i need to look at before i start. probably won't use it for a week or so. Beer can chicken tonite, hope to get pictures, on my Weber kettle.
     
  9. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  10. I made most of the following mods:

    http://home.comcast.net/~day_trippr/smoker_mods.htm

    I used the fiberglass tape to seal the lid but it frayed badly so I replaced it with tape used on the BGE which has lasted much better. The important mods are:
    1) Charcoal grate lifted about and inch - you can get the grate at HD
    2. Dampers at the bottom and the top vent - makes temp control so much easier
    3) seal the lid with BGE tape
    4) Buy a decent thermo (at HD) as the ECB one is a pos.

    Enjoy the ECB and the forum where you will learn so much.
     
  11. smokey paul

    smokey paul Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Pete, looks like some easy mod's/updates..
    Will try them out in the next week or so.
     

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