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Smoke 'n Grill worth $40??

post #1 of 18
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I have always done my smoking in an MES but found this one and thought it was a pretty good deal.  Anyone use one of these for doing there smokes?  I really want to try my hand at a Charcoal smoker and the price seems pretty decent on this one!  Any advice?

 

 

http://winnipeg.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-home-garden-Smoke-n-Grill-Brinkman-Charcoal-Smoker-W0QQAdIdZ311691962 

 

 

post #2 of 18
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Plenty of folks produce great Q with this unit.

 

It just takes some mods & babysitting.

post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post

Plenty of folks produce great Q with this unit.

 

It just takes some mods & babysitting.



Thanks SmokinAl!  I started looking through all the mods on here but would really like to give it a try.  I think setting this up at deer camp this year would be a big hit!!!  Something I can't do with the MES and no power.

 

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Gotta look at it this way----What can you buy for $40 nowadays???  

 

Now you can really play!

 

 

Bear

post #7 of 18
Before you start drilling holes in it, just get a grate for the charcoal pan. All you really need to do is provide more air for the fire. These are designed not to be "air tight", and they're pretty good as is once you solve the coal pan problem. I use a grate I got at the hardware store. It's a little small, as it is exactly the size of the bottom of the pan. I solved this by making a 1.5" high "donut" of HD aluminum foil slightly smaller in circumference than the grate. Put the donut in the pan, put the grate on the donut and I'm good to go. I've had it hold temp for 6 hours so far. Might have gone another hour or so, but I was done so I dumped the coals. Only other thing you'll need is a good probe thermometer. The one in the dome is not accurate.
They're not adjustable, so plan your smokes for a 215˚-240˚ temp and you'll be fine. If you want higher heat, empty the water pan. If you want really high direct heat, just remove the water pan.
Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
post #8 of 18

For $40 you can't go wrong!

 

There's a learning curve with charcoal smokers, but once you figure it out, you'll put out some pretty good Q

 

 

Todd

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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post #9 of 18

 

Hey Blue,

 

Can we have too many smokers?

 

Besides it's fun to tinker with somethin' and make it better, not to mention the pride we feel when we can eat our experiments, ...and then there is the "playing with fire" thing.

 

I say, "Go for it."

 

Gene

post #10 of 18
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Thanks for the advice!!!!!!!!!!  I left a message for the guy just hope he still has it!

 

post #11 of 18
Didn't realize that was for a used one. They're that price new here.
Maybe prices are different in Canadia.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Mdboatbum View Post

Didn't realize that was for a used one. They're that price new here.
Maybe prices are different in Canadia.



Hmmmm....the ad says it has never been used.

 

post #13 of 18

Well, it's new to you!

 

TJ

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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starting out with this CSB I think you all call it, the cheap shit brinkmann??? I am working on the mods but dont totally understand on how to cook with it. I did a boston butt that turned out well I think but could use some help on working with this. /such as what can I cook safely- do I need to use the water bowl each time- and where to find recipies to cook good food on it for now. And I guess which foods to cook to feel safe with. I am a rookie here but I have been bbqn for years but thought I'd give smokin a chance. Thinkin bout gettin a lectric smoker but again not sure how to cook on it. Can ya help me at all would appreciate it!!!! Thank you for any ideas you may have. I bbq year round and would like to learn how to start smoking meats alot better. Need to feed 4-8 people at most times. Again would appreciate any help and ideas on what to do. THANK YOU    NOT EVEN SURE IF I AM IN THE RIGHT PLACE TO POST THIS

post #15 of 18
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Turns out I wasn't fast enough and the guy sold the smoker.  I do have a Masterbuilt electric and find it very user friendly to start out with.  If you are looking for good recipes and safe food to smoke you are in the right place, just search what you would like in the search bar and read away!  The only down side is picking what you would like to smoke first!!!!  You can swing over to the roll call and introduce yourself to the forum!  Tons of pros that will help you out with any questions.

 

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post #16 of 18

Yep you can buy them new for that price....

post #17 of 18
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Yep you can buy them new for that price....



Not in Canada.

 

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Originally Posted by jtommy1 View Post

starting out with this CSB I think you all call it, the cheap shit brinkmann??? I am working on the mods but dont totally understand on how to cook with it. I did a boston butt that turned out well I think but could use some help on working with this. /such as what can I cook safely- do I need to use the water bowl each time- and where to find recipies to cook good food on it for now. And I guess which foods to cook to feel safe with. I am a rookie here but I have been bbqn for years but thought I'd give smokin a chance. Thinkin bout gettin a lectric smoker but again not sure how to cook on it. Can ya help me at all would appreciate it!!!! Thank you for any ideas you may have. I bbq year round and would like to learn how to start smoking meats alot better. Need to feed 4-8 people at most times. Again would appreciate any help and ideas on what to do. THANK YOU    NOT EVEN SURE IF I AM IN THE RIGHT PLACE TO POST THIS


jtommy1,

Best thing you can do is go to "Roll call", and introduce yourself, so everybody can give you a good welcoming.

Then you can start your own thread, and ask all the questions you want. You will get lots of replies to your own thread.

 

Hope this helps,

Bear

 

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