Hey there folks
Originally Posted by barrelcooker
The first smoker i purchased was a brinkmann off set from home Depot it tan me $99 plus tax. This a smoker and a grill. Let me note now I've had some problems with this smoker.
1 i myself have had little knowledge about smokers at first.
2 i had to build it anyway
3 it only weighed about 20lbs.
4 holes gaps squeezes crannys that when i fired it up came out of all of them.
Only choice i would have to heat it up was to get a raging fire in the firebox and pray no wind came. 100 degree dif from end to end
For people with these problems i do have the solutions.
i got more of the finished product tips and pics.
For the kind of smokers it needs some real work to make them good pits
My father in law turn 2 NBblackdiamonds to a great pits
I just score one of the old models on the Charbroil offset smoker and looking forward to modified to make it into a well smoker
He turn them into a reverse flow something you might wanna look into it
He show me some a calculator to get measurement an figure out how to make tuning plates
Fixin the stack
And dropping the FB few inches to get better heat
And also making a charcoal basket
That's a most for good long period smokes
I score like I said a 30 dollar offset Charbroil and it's going to be a ride learnin horizontal cooking
Since all I've done is cook on a vertical NB Bandera
Luckley the smoker was build with a little thicket gauge than now the ones of the store which makes it really good after some modifications
Hope you don't give up on your cooker and finding a lot help in this forum will help you make a bad ass baby smoker