Char-broil Electric/Water -> Charcoal

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by jspryor, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. jspryor

    jspryor Fire Starter

    Anyone ever convert an electric water smoker to a charcoal smoker? I am thinking I could just put charcoal on the metal plate that is under the heading element...
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have an electric gourmet Brinkman, haven't converted it or anything but I would figure you could just add a grate to the bottom and burn with charcoal as opposed to the electric element.
    Only thing you need to think of it airflow/heat adjustment mods.
  3. mikey

    mikey Smoking Fanatic

    I use my Brinkmann Gourmet either way. I use a modified grill wok for my charcoal basket. Seems to work quite well, and the results have been better than I expected. I control the air intake with a magnet partially blocking the hole where the element cord passes thru the 2 pans. You can do the same thing with the Char-Broil.

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