My Allowance!

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by azkitch, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. azkitch

    azkitch Smoke Blower

    Found a Brinkmann SnP Professional CHEEP! Went and got it today. I didn't think it had charcoal grills in the smoke box, but they were under 3" of ash! Legs all loose, guess I'll name her Eileen. If I find a "made in china" I'll change her name to Irene.
    Now I'll try to post pics. Hope they re-size! Second pic shows cooking grate stuck down in the ash. Now my EECB (Electric...) has a big brudder! Forty bucks! Gimme brisket and butt!
  2. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Looks pretty good!......NOW.....AS I AND THE REST OF US had to do, go to roll call & introduce yourself, tell us all a little bit about (or abooot in Canada) yourself, what you smoke & cook on & what it gonna be the first thing on the new toy.
  3. ryf

    ryf Fire Starter

    looks good, needs some love, but thats the nature of it. any plans to mod it beyond the basic repairs needed??
  4. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice score, she will clean up great; congrats !!!
  5. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice score! Like MM said a little tlc and she will be cranking the all nighters out!
  6. azkitch

    azkitch Smoke Blower

    Many thanks! I thought I'd gone to roll call, but I've signed up on--what 4 different Q forums this last week! I plan to lengthen smokestack internally and add baffles, then find out what I'm doin'! My next door neighbor gave me his plug-in ECB when I tried to borrow it. The water pan was rotted thru, but Goodwill and a $3 crock-pot crock fixed that. Got a grate @ local restaurant supply store to replace missing one. I smoked a chicken, brisket, pork loin, BBRs and beef back ribs all at once the first time out. Threw about half of it away, but the small end of the brisket, most of the baby backs and all of the chicken were awesome! Brisket was tough, and I think A) too much heat from the uncontrollable elec. element and B) I pulled out the brisket too early. Chicken was done in one and a half hours, and brisket measured 170 w/ meat thermo. I saw a few posts where brisket was taken up to 200+ for pulling. Oh well, I'll find out in a few weekends!
    Now off to roll call.
  7. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    well done!! I am not tryin to tell you what to do but I would go the the charcoal smoker section and look at all the modifications and do some of those, especially the ones that will even out your heat distribution and do those while she's all tore apart.

    welcome to the forum and have fun
  8. deadeye126

    deadeye126 Fire Starter

    same smoker i got and i think it smokes real good go get em
  9. agmeyer

    agmeyer Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] Happy Smoke Rings from Sedalia, MO. The Smoker you got looks like my Silver Smoker Char Griller. I'd be tempted to put the exhaust out the lower half of the far end of the smoke box. I bought some 3 in exhaust pipe to do that to mine. I plan on closing up the old exhaust and welding some braces to the taller new exhaust pipe. I also plan to lower my firebox and put in a baffle to control the heat. Wish you luck. You might think about putting on an expanded metal shelf and making it wider with some braces to help hold it up? Good luck.
  10. azkitch

    azkitch Smoke Blower

    Thanks again. The slow cook community is just great across the board. I've been on abt. 8 of these forums, and registered myself with 5ish. Sometimes I don't know which ones I'm posting on!
    My stepson works on semis at a lot, and he's looking for 3" ID pipe to extend the smokestack down. The car guy at work has an Escort hood he's gonna bisect and bring me, that'll make the heat baffles/tuning plates, some trim to seal the fire door gap, maybe enuf left for a shelf. Then, come payday, I'll get the fire rope and seal 'er up. Please God, lemme have enuf $ left for a Maverick OT-03. Then some expanded metal for a higher coal grate. Can we use aluminum under burning charcoal? Joe says the trucks use HD stuff for steps. I'd be worried about the melting temp. I remember Mom melting coffee pots onto the stove growing up.
    Bleah! 2:39! AM!!
    I think I'll go black out!
    G'nite, y'all
  11. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    WOW!!! How did you make room for all of that? [​IMG]

    Nice pick up on the SnP, I also bought mine used for $50, it took a few smokes to get my baffles and firebox mods dialed in, but it works great now. Another must do mod is a good thermometer and to replace those tiny round plastic disks they call wheels with some bigger one's. I got some 7" lawnmower wheels from my neighbor and used a 5/8th threaded rod to attach them, and it also fixed the wobble.

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