Brinkmann Electric Smoker...

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by vlap, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  2. chrome

    chrome Smoke Blower

    You can't beat it for free...
    Even if the electric doesn't work you can convert it to charcoal.
     
  3. safety1

    safety1 Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    I started out with one of these. They are great for smaller quantities and work quite well. I have now grown into a larger one, as the family wanted "MORE MEAT". I still use mine, if I only want to do a small meal. They come up to temp rather quickly and maintaine the heat, as long as you don't "peek" too much. For the price, I would say jump all over it.
     
  4. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There is no doubt I am taking it!!! Free is always good.

    I had used a similar smoker years ago but never thought of mods. Now I am wanting to make it as good a smoker as it can. The electric is good for me since I live in an apt. They frown on gas and charcoal has to be moved away from building.
     
  5. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Vlap, This is what I started with and still use. It is good to learn on and to have for extra capability.

    FWIW...That price in your link is crazy for a new one, though. I think I got mine for $49 or $59 and now see them for $69 at lowe's, etc.
     
  6. daddio

    daddio Meat Mopper

    i have one my wife got me,i really didn't care much for it as an electric so i'm converting it to charcoal,i bought the vented charcoal pan and am adding a temp gauge. as for as mods for the electric do a search under electric smokers and you'll see different mods like rheostats and vents and smoke pans.
     
  7. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I wouldn't pay for one. Like I said I am getting it free. For that price this will be fun to have.
     
  8. gyasim

    gyasim Newbie

    I have one, and its fine. Mine runs a little hot, but to be honest i think it is because its still new and breaking in as it gets less intense which each bbq.

    2 tips for running hot:

    1. I've learned that when i want to reduce the heat i thrown in a huge chunk of ice in the water pan

    2. I don't plug my brinkman into the wall, i attach a long heavyduty extension cord, and plug it into a powerstrip that sits next to me on the couch. when my wireless thermometer gets to 250 and starts beeping i flip the red button to off till when it gets to 225 and turn it back on! One day I will install some sort of dial, but not till i have the proper supervision. I;ve seen to many episodes of Tool Time!
     
  9. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A simple idea that is incredibly effective I bet!
     
  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Grab it while you can! Many a great Q has come from that model of smoker.
     
  11. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Very good idea as your alternative is to 'vent it'. I still want to apply the 'vent' modes to the lid for this purpose.
     

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