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Hello all, my name is Derek and I live in Jax, FL. I now have have my first smoker, my previous smoking has always been done on borrowed/rented smokers of various types. I've used vertical gas and charcoal, as well as offset, reverse flow types, I've only had experience with ribs and whole pigs.

 

The smoker I have is a Brinkman limited, I like the size, and it seems like an above average entry level unit. Now, I must tell you, this smoker was a Fathers Day gift from my loving family, and it is a wonderful gift. It has however, created an expensive domino effect, namely, where do I put it? Fortunately, I found a spot, the new smokers lounge and firepit area.

 

It will of course, require pavers, repainting that side of the house, decor, and a retractable awning, because that's where the FL sun lives. I will update with more pics this week, pavers are going in tomorrow, the awning is sitting in the garage. Now on to the smoker, I wanted a gas smoker for ease of use, but I wanted charcoal as well. What to do? Mod the smoker of course, so I've installed the gas burner, picking up tuning plates tomorrow, and changing the wheels out, cause I don't want new rusty pavers.

Not to mention my igrill temp probes in the mail.

So that's it for now, my $300 dollar smoker.

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WOW !!!   

 

 

texas.gif  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a hot, cloudy, humid and rainy day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

 

 

Gary

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Welcome from SC, Derek. You sure have made a whale of a start. Being on this site will bring many new ideas from a ton of folks with a lot of knowledge. All you have to do is ask. Good smoking, Joe
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Welcome from Myrtle Beach, SC. Glad you have you. Lots of great friends here.

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Smokin and chillin deck open for business, Happy Fathers Day all.

 

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Smokin and chillin deck open for business, Happy Fathers Day all.

 

Just wanted to share how my mods did for the first smoke. I did tuning plates in the smoke chamber, I assume you all know what flat metal looks like, so no pics of them. Then I had this "can" made, I don't remember where I saw it, but the guy used a juice can to stuff wood and charcoal into, then placed over the burner for quick smoke. I figured bigger is better, plus all the additional metal would act like a heat sink. To refill the can, I just tilt it up with a pair of channel locks. So the first smoke went well, it was pretty easy to keep even heat, I used  about 2lbs of wood over 5hrs or so, so far I'm happy with everything.

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