Mods for Brinkman Vertical charcoal smoker

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by johnyd, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. johnyd

    johnyd Smoke Blower

    OK so I got to wondering about putting a heat unit in my brinkman for those times when you just want some more heat! but to pump up the hot coal supply just seems a hassle,

    While I was on the job I got inventive about improving its capacity without going to the next step of gutting an old dryer or fridge.

    So here's  what it used to look like


    Essentially I added a 12" box to the top ........ folded light gauge galv done proffessionaly at the place my wifey works

    Removed the lid and pop riveted and bolted through the original holes, then a good spray of matt black


    I also added castor wheels as it would now be a bit heavier to move by lifting


    Heres the 2000 watt heater element in place. I had to unbolt the bottom base section of the door and cut a slot to fit the element

    thru ( the round hole in the bottom is just for ventilation ..... I usually place my cold smoker over it for better draught)


    So with a smoke stick holder screwed into the new raised hood I can smoke stuff aways up there and still have rack space that is useable and not too close to the heat source


    I also added a couple more shelf slots so I'm on the look out for some racks now!


    The next step will be to insulate the whole thing probably use ply sheet mounted to slats screwed thru the walls

    Thanks for looking
  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW!  Great Mod!  That's a "Multi-Mod"!  Increased it's versatility and capacity!  Great Job!
  3. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    Great work.
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now that looks awesome and that's something like what I did to my GOSM. Yours is way better and more permanent.

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