Need training

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hooked on smoke, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. Hello again,
    Thank you so much for the feedback on my first posts.
    I am in need of some education on offset smokers. I got a Brinkmann Trailmaster LE and may have messed up. I was so excited to use it I didn't think to season it. I only used it once, is it too late?
    I tried a tri tip and it came out pretty bad, chewy and tough.
    It is so easy on my electric smoker. Are there any classes or educators that I can learn from? I searched you tube but I'm not getting enough info.
    Please help.
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Seasoning is basically to burn off the preservation oils left over from manufacturing.  You basically seasoned it with a tri tip in it. 

    If the tri tip was chewy and tough chances are real good you smoked (cooked) it to too high an internal temperature.  125-135F IT is plenty for a tri tip. 

    Check out YouTube to see how folks are using their Brink TM LEs.  There are a lot of videos.  Learning to control the chamber temp, plus mods, will have you smoking great meat on that thing in no time flat. 
  3. I have done tri tip in my electric smoker brining the internal temp to 135-140 and they have come out amazing. What gets me on the offset is that the temp of the tri tip was 125 and it had been on for 6 hours. Granted the cooking temperature was all over the place. My electric only takes 2-2 1/2 to get to that temp. I guess I just need keep at it.
    Thank you for your reply.
  4. Where can I get a good seal kit for my Brinkmann Tail master LE??
  5. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There's a place called BBQ Gaskets.  They are on Amazon and you can order from them direct online.  On Amazon just do a search for BBQ Gaskets and they pop up.  They sell both the Nomex felt and the high temp silicone sealant.   
  6. I actually found a few places on line that sell kits.
    Thank you you input, it is greatly appreciated.

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