Brinkman Propane gasser conversion

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by grampyskids, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. grampyskids

    grampyskids Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Holding low temps in my vertical Brinkman is impossible. So here is my thought to make it a multi-purpose smoker. If I put an electric hot plate on the bottom of the smoker and put a cast iron frypan filled with chips/sawdust I should be able to use it to cold smoke and make jerky. Any suggestions or thoughts?
  2. What size burner did you put in it....I converted mine with a 30,000 BTU and can get stable low temps........

  3. grampyskids

    grampyskids Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I threw this out to see what would stick to help me. Where did you get your burner?
  4. Sorry about the pics....let's try that again !!!.....Rick
    Link is good though !!! There is a smaller size available also I believe.....
  5. thebeav

    thebeav Newbie

    I want to try this with my ECB.  I have an old propane grill that I gould hack the side burner off or I have a turkey fryer.  Has anyone ever tried this?

  6. ga.rick

    ga.rick Smoke Blower

    i coverted my electric ecb to a propane with the gasssmoker coversion.

    i put a grate on top of the burner with some lavarock then use a metal woodchip box

    for smoke. added a new thermometor at grate level. this thing holds temp almost perfect.

    always a good smoke ring on my que. probally wound up with about 100.00 in the whole set up.
  7. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member


     I have a question.

     I never have used a gas smoker but used to have a gas pit.

     what is the purpose of using lava rocks in a smoker?

     couldn't you just put a rack above the banjo burner to hold a chip box/pan ???
  8. ga.rick

    ga.rick Smoke Blower

    eman you are probally right about the lava rocks. you see years ago i bought a little propane smoken/grill

    from brinkman it had lava rock probably for the grill optoin i got used to the setup so when i converted

    this one i did it like that. also i wanted a little space between the chipbox and the burner.

    who knows it may help stabalize the temp.

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