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First Smoke Brinkmann Trailmaster Vertical

post #1 of 10
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Hi.  I am Matt from North Texas.  I replaced my Brinkmann Horizontal looking for more consistency from the new vertical.  Yesterday, I tried the pan method from Jeff's book and will post separately on the outcome and my smoker.  Looking forward to participating in the forum!

post #2 of 10
Hi Matt, i am also Matt. Let me know how the smoker works out for you. I am in the market for a new smoker and cant decide between the weber smokey mountain and the brinkman vertical. Your input will be greatly appreciated.
post #3 of 10

Hey Matt. welcome from East Texas


Gary S

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi Matt,


I just posted a comment on this thread It has a lot of good material on this smoker, if you haven't seen it.  I was post #93 of 93.  I've only fired it twice but I haven't had any trouble maintaining 225-250 for several hours on one load of about 3.5 lbs charcoal (3/4 lump and 1/4 briquette. 


I did seal the door with Nomex tape and sealed the 2 halves of the firebox with a 5/8" X 1/8" flat fiberglass gasket as there was a gap there.  Some people have had issues with the door being warped and have added latches at top and bottom of smoker.  I'm happy so far..

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks!  Looking forward to becoming a better meat smoker.

post #6 of 10
Thanks DWG, that was very helpful!!! Looks like i will be leaning towards this unit. I like being able to cook enough for a gathering...
post #7 of 10

love the reviews on the Brinkmann vertical, especially since I am considering buying it this weekend.

post #8 of 10

bought it, assembled it, letting the paint and RTV dry. can't wait to run some meat through this beauty.

post #9 of 10

Hello all!  I just ordered my Trailmaster Vertical!  I can't wait to put it together and get smoking!!!!  

post #10 of 10
Hey Matt

Welcome to the Smoking forum. You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have. Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right. LOL. Don’t forget to post qviews.

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