kind of just starting -have smoked a couple of times but need some assistance PLEASE

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by nncross, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. nncross

    nncross Newbie

    Okay here goes. I'm kind of new at this smoking. I have smoked a couple of time and I love it!!! I'm from Livonia, NY. I'm a female, 50 and enjoy eating food cooked or smoked on the grill. I have a small off brand smoker now which is okay but I wanted something a little bigger so my son just bought me a brinkmann 40 snp (cheap enough for what he could afford). I've been reading some of the threads and see that there are some modifications that need to be done to this smoker. I have noticed that the firebox does have gaps between the top and the bottom from when you put the thing together. The temp gauge stinks. [​IMG] And I've read something about the heat not distributing right so you need to add some kind of baffle. Can anyone help me here? I'd like to make the modifications but need some pics to know exactly what I am doing. I probably could wing it but why not get the low down from the experts if they would be willing to help. [​IMG] Anything you can tell me would be muchly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Howdee NN...take a look thru the charcoal smoker forum... many recent posts on yer machine. BAsically, you want to direct the smoke/heat downward so it doen't just hightail it to the exhaust pipe. And you want to extend that pipe down to near grate level.

    Many picts in that forum on the SnP Enjoy!
     
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lady, welcome to the SMF. You'll have even more good feedback on your smoker, just wait a bit.
     
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome nn........you found the best site out there on the net.........BIG Family here, and they will treat you as a member OF that family..........

    Make sure you sign up for Jeff's free 5-day ecourse, and don't forget the Q-view.............some here say, no Q-view, it didn't happen..............

    check out some of the stickies............they will show you how to post the q-view, if you need help...........how to do a search for a topic, or to answer a question, that may of been answered many times before.........

    BUTT! At the same time, the only stupid question, is the one NOT asked.....


    mossy mo has a great thread on mods for that kind of smoker.......in charcoal smoker thread......

    once again, welcome

    d88de
     
  5. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    welcome to SMF nn, like already said great site, the mods are listed for your smoker. cant wait till u get it goin and share some qview with us!!!
     

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