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Brinkman Split door vs. Char-Griller offset.

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I am going to be purchasing a smoker tonight and have narrowed it down between these too. I have read and researched and haven't really found a definitive answer to the difference except some people like the split door and some like the offset. Is there really a big difference? Obviously, I'd like to stay as low possible in regards to price but don't mind if I have to pay a few extra bucks and not regret getting an inferior product. I also understand that I will need to modify the Brinkmann a little if I purchase that one and I don't mind having to do that. I've wanted to smoke for some time and have read so much I think I am over-analyzing everything. Can't wait to get started with everything and just do it. 

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   Kevin,first,welcome1.gif to the SMF. These smokers are good to start with,read all the mods. 

and then go to the 5day coursebiggrin.gif. We enjoy having new people here and somewhere among us is an answer to your questions.

   Oh,and be sure to send Q-view(BV) of your unit; it will help in pointing you the right way.Then when you cook, you can let  us drool over your pics.

Have fun and...

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This site has tons of info.

I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

Then use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!

      Make bacon the easy way!!



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 Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to  your first qview. icon14.gif

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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

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Thanks for the warm welcome!


Well I ended up getting the Brinkmann last night. I seasoned it with some veggie oil and she's ready to go today. I found a charcoal basket that was a stainless steel strainer and it seems to work great. I understand why some people had the problems they were having with these but I was able to get it up to about 275 and then closing the dampers I kept an even 200 for a few hours so I'm not too worried about this thing. Ribs are rubbed and going on in a few hours. I'll take some pics and post a qview. 

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