I was bound and determined to smoke a brisket on this cold day here in Oklahoma. I got to thinking (YOU ASK MY BETTER HALF THAT IS BORDERING ON DANGEROUS) about how i would get the temp up and keep it up to do the job. This is where my old farm ingenuity from the Allegany foot hills comes in. I have the little red brinkman torpedo as my son calls it. I decided to take some old scrap lumber and build a frame about 8-12"'s from the smoker. Then i went to Lowes on a scavenger hunt and located an $18.00 dollar hot water heater blanket and fastened around the smoker. Meanwhile the brisket is getting seared on all sides on my grill. Altogether, i spent maybe $30.00 and a half hour of work. The temp is holding great at 300 degrees which is a little hot and when i take the make shift lid off it drops down to an ultimate 250-275 and maintains it easily.
When i get the chance a nice frame and trimming it out will be a requirement. LOL Not pretty, but it is functional!!!!!!
So get a good laugh the charlie brown heat wrapped brinkman smoker as the wife has now called it. She won't be complaining when that brisket is gracing her taste buds tomorrow. Love you my dear wife...I'm a brave man when she isn't standing right here. ROFLOL