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post #681 of 1000

Thank you so much, the amount of info that you posted in this thread alone is awesome and has helped me tune my brinkmann.  Good job and well done!

post #682 of 1000

That's why I do it! Glad it's helped you. I've learned a lot from the kind folks here as well.

post #683 of 1000
Originally Posted by BigBlueSmoker View Post

So, I've been having some issues with sealing the lid area of the firebox and wanted to see what everyone else is doing to seal theirs.

I've tried the silicone rout so far and that basically burned off the first time through. I just went with the Nomex self adhesive high temp gasket but haven't had a chance to try it yet. I have a feeling it won't resist the high heat of that area so im looking for a plan B just incase.

I was thinking about the Rutland 2k degree cement with the flat gasket rope. Has anyone had any success with that? I've seen it where people have also riveted the rope instead of using the cement.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

I used the Rutland 2k cement and flat ribbon fire retardant rope with good results. Have to replace it sometimes but I'm ok with that.
Also I put small toggle clamps in the firebox lid to press it down.
post #684 of 1000

Anybody ever seen or retro-fitted themselves a pellet burner to a Brinkmann BTLE?

post #685 of 1000

Anybody burn mini logs only in their Brinkman Trailmaster Limited Edition? Kind of like a stick burner.

post #686 of 1000

What do you mean by "mini logs"?

post #687 of 1000
Originally Posted by GlennMc View Post

What do you mean by "mini logs"?


post #688 of 1000
Originally Posted by Mossberg531 View Post



post #689 of 1000

I use those all the time.  get them from Outdoor world in orlando.  The only problem I have had with them is they burn fast.  You will go thru quite a bit of them on a long smoke.  I usually supplement them with a large chunk of oak in my minion box.

post #690 of 1000

A big thanks to all who have put up priceless and valuable information about this smoker. I have done most mods so far. Seasoned smoker with bacon/turkey grease last week. :o) Did chicken legs for the first cook. Came out nice. Had to watch the fire because my smoke would fluctuate between thick white and thin blue... using mainly oak and hickory with a few cherry chunks towards the end of the cook...but i'm learning more and more about burns/temps/woods/air...etc..etc..many thanks to all who have helped. Here are a few pics...


post #691 of 1000

Great Job !   Mods look good, Chicken even better



post #692 of 1000

a few more pics..Big thanks also goes out to k-ray on youtube for posting excellent how-to videos.

the plates...

my oak stack. Fresh cut logs on top, older logs on bottom.

bacon/turkey grease..MMMM

post #693 of 1000

I know you are getting excited now !



post #694 of 1000
Nice man, I enjoy the hell out of mine also. You'll get the more smoke when the new logs catch fire. I've never had it cause an issue or negativity effect the taste of my Q. Even the big guys have to deal with it so I don't concern myself with it.
post #695 of 1000
Looks good, I've done a couple smokes on mine and I love it, working on the tuning plates now, have you noticed pretty consistent temps with the tuning plates?
post #696 of 1000
I have the same plates in mine and I hold about 4 degrees across the chamber.
post #697 of 1000

thanks all! wow that's great to hear! I have 1/4 steel plates.

post #698 of 1000
I really like mine too, except it looks like this now!

post #699 of 1000

I have only smoked legs on it once, so I couldn't really tell you if the temps are consistent or not, nor do I have a thermometer yet. I bet that some of the veterans could answer that question.

post #700 of 1000

Going to try this out on the old Brinkman. May bring it back to life.

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