Southern Central Ohio Smoker joining up.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by ryland, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. I've been smoking a few years, but I recently went from smoking on a chargriller grill (using only one side) to a brinkmann trailmaster limited. biggest reason for switch was I got the brinkmann for 199+tax, I know I could get a box for the chargriller, but they seem to run 99+tax, which is on a grill that is now 7 years old, and may not even line up, plus for $200 bucks, it was a good deal.

    new smoker

    mods already done, sealed with high temp silicone, lowered the exhaust with a tight fit aluminum dryer duct, added a water pan to help balane the temps, 2 cook height thermo's.. seems to hold temps well and is very workable. I seasoned it by coating it inside and out with pam, on the chargriller I did this and never had paint lift in 7 years so I'm hoping my luck continues. been lurking a while but finally wanted to share something.

    start of the first smoke, all the mods were done prior to first cook, because I looked on here and found the mods that people seemed most supportive of and went with it. all in I think I have about $45 in mods, not a bad deal.

    things I might look into, cook door clamps, we'll see if they are needed, just a little smoke is leaking, and it stops if pressed, but temps seem good so I'm not sure I want to do more work for light gains. I have considered the tuning plates, I just haven't decided yet, as a possible option to remove the water pan, maybe, but for now we will smoke and see.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2015
  2. [​IMG]   Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a cool and rainy looking day in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

  3. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC. I know you will enjoy this site. There are some great folks here who are always ready to help. Good luck with that new cooker, it looks great. Joe
  4. Thanks for the welcome!

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