Traded in My Electric Brinkman

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by xjcamaro, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. xjcamaro

    xjcamaro Meat Mopper

    I finally traded up from my electric brinkman to a propan Char-Broil. I put it together today and just from some test temperature runs i did, im very pleased with the ability to gain temps and hold temps very well. Im very excited about this new smoker. I tested some with the baffle and the control knob and got a couple settings i wrote down to hold certain temps by the setting of the control knob and the amount of the baffle being open. Anything special i should know about propane smokers for a this electic smoker guy? Im going to do some more rabbit soon, so ill post some Q-view when i do it.
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hope you didn't get rid of the electric one, I took my old one and turned it into a propane smoker using the body and charcoal pan and place it on top of a turkey fryer base, love using it during the winter months.
  3. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic

    Save the electric one for those times where you need an extra smoker running for something like a small turkey or chickens when you have a brisket or Boston Butt in the propane. You'll be happy you did!
  4. xjcamaro

    xjcamaro Meat Mopper

    I didnt get rid of it yet, but i think the heating element is on the way out. When i tried doing some rabbit a couple weeks ago i had a hard time getting the smoker up to temp, i was doing it in my garage, it was cold, but ive done it like that before without a problem, so i figured if i got to work something out, i might as well upgrade.

    I love smoking cheese and ill probably continue to use my tin can and soldering iron method in this new smoker cause that method seems to work really well.

    i think i might pass my electric one down to my brother and see if i can get him in on this smoking thing, even if he needs to get a new element he is all set to go, or he can convert it to the "on the turkey fryer" propane.
  5. xjcamaro

    xjcamaro Meat Mopper

    Well after two meat smokes this weekend (you can find the Qiew in the beef and wildgame sections,the other is for the throwdown) all I have to say is wow! This propane smoker is awesome. Great ability to contol temps. Plenty of instant smoke. I should have upgraded a long time ago. I've been playing around with the contol knob and the baffle and making marks where each is and numbering them for holding different temps and then recording the number configuarations for future use. So much more better than the electric I'm my opinion.

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