Using an Old Briknnam Verical Charcoal Smoker as a warning oven

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by tom c, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    I have a Brikmann Charcoal Vertical Smoker that I never liked as a smoker and replaced with a Char-Griller Pro that after many mods I love. The Brinkmann was in sad shape and ready for the trash, but then I came up with the idea of using it as a warming oven for a cook I'm doing at work.

    i started by scraping 5 years for crude out of the inside. Then used 2 cans of oven cleaner and let it sit overnight. the next morning I sprayed it down with the hose, it was nasty believe me. I sanded it down the outside, and gave it a new paint job using 2 cans of Rust-Oleum High Heat Ultra, semi-gloss.   

    Because I am planning to use it as a oven I decided to convert it to propane. I bought the part for a Brinkmann Vertical Propane Smoker. I cut a hole in the bottom the just smaller than the burner cover and added the parts.

    Fired it up and it worked great let burn off any remaining crude, and then re-seasoned it.

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  2. pops6927

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

    Wow, great way to re-use older equipment and great job modifying it to a new use!  How did it work for you, and what else can you recommend to do for it or of more varied uses?  Great Job!  Would love to see it in action!
     
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great idea !!! Now you have an extra warming oven for those large gatherings too...

    Dave
     
  4. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    Changing it to Propane was the smartes thing i've done. As I said it wasn't must as a charcoal smoker by as a Propane Smoker it great.
     
  5. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    I have used it as a warming oven and a smoker I am thrilled with it.

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    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011

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