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Hello All,

Today I ordered a Brinkmann Trailmaster, vertical offset smoker. 

I know it's late in the season, but here in NJ there will still be some hot/warm days.


I'm a pretty good home cook and just kind of wing things when I cook, as opposed to using recipes. 

Up until this summer I had a cheap Char Broil offset horizontal smoker which I used a few times a summer. (with pretty good results)


I have abandoned propane and, for the past 2 summers, use charcoal and oak logs for grilling.


The vertical Trailmaster caught my eye right away because of the way higher meats will baste the meats on the lower levels. I can see the lower levels being the grown-up cuts and the upper levels the kids' meats!


I look forward to entertaining friends and family with the 1390 sq. inches of cook space.

Hopefully I can add to "the collective" with some recipes and ideas.


My ultimate goal is to make a good brisket. I never had much luck with beef on the smoker; but then again, it was a cheap off-set.


Moe C

New Jersey, USA

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texas.gif  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a nice cloudy day in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.



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Learn your smoker that is the trick. Once u get that down you will be turning out good Q. I've been smoking meat for years and every time I get on here I learn something I didn't know. Happy smoking
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Moe Welcome to SMF use the search bar ask questions.Check the different forums for tips using your smoker.


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Thanks All.

My smoker arrived yesterday and I did the assembly and cure today. 

Curing it was a learning experience. I had trouble getting it to 250*, until I inserted a digital thermometer into the chamber... then I found that my door thermometer was off by about 40*! That's a pretty big difference.


I used to turn out some pretty good Q from my old/cheap Char Broil, so I know I got it in me.


Now to find the time to smoke.

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