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Newbie From Allentown, PA

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Hello everyone I am a new smoker to the forum from PA. I have a Brinkman Gourmet Vertical Charcoal smoker and I have used it twice and I am hooked. I am modifying it this weekend as per the threads on here. I look forward to smoking with it after it is modified even though I had good results with ribs with it as it is.
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Welcome aboard!! As the old saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!!". If you're getting good results as is,  I'd go lightly on the mods. Try one at a time so you'll know what effect it causes. The most important mod on the little Brinkmann round smoker is to put a grate in the bottom of the coal pan, raised up an inch or so off the bottom. This will allow better airflow and get you a more consistent burn on your coals. At least this was my experience. Good luck and let us know how everything turns out!!


Great, after looking at your location, I now have that damn Billy Joel song stuck in my head. AAARRGGHHH!!! :)

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I am actually just outside of Allentown but close enough to say I am from there. Big thing I don't like about my smoker is the temperature gauge and the inability to control the air flow so I am starting by adding a temp gauge with numbers and adding dampers.
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texas.gifHello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   



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