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Hello all from Mississippi! I've had a single door Brinkmann vertical water smoker for several years but never could figure out to keep it from ashing out. Fast forward a couple years and I found this website, bought a grill wok, and now am smoking again. I cooked two Boston Butts yesterday and they turned out awesome, the wife and in-laws loved it!

I did have some problems with the smoker. When I first started yesterday, I tried the minion method only to realize that there isn't enough air control with this smoker to have a long, slow burn time. Within a couple minutes of dumping 20 or so briquettes on top of a fully loaded wok, the smoker was at 350 and rising even with the bottom vents completely closed. I eventually had to dump that load of charcoal and start over with only a handful of lit coals and several unlit. I left the bottom vents closed for the entire 7.5 hour smoke and the fire was always around 250.

I've purchased a big green gasket kit and hope to install before the next smoke and was also thinking about trying some high heat silicone in the inside corners to help seal even more. Sorry for thee long first post, I look forward to learning and sharing with everyone here!

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Welcome from SE Louisiana,  the gulf coast area is well represented on the forum



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Welcome JP! Glad to have you aboard!

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Welcome aboard, JP!


Good luck and good smoking.

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welcome1.gif to SMF. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.Smoking  5-Day e-Course

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First off welcome to SMF there JP. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.


Welcome To Your New Addiction

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Welcome to SMF!! Lots of good folks and information here...  PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

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Hello JP and Welcome to SMF - glad to have you here

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