SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Smoking Supplies & Equipment › Smoker Builds › Side Fire Box › Early Brinkmann Pitmaster Deluxe restoration and modifications
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Early Brinkmann Pitmaster Deluxe restoration and modifications - Page 2

post #21 of 38
Thread Starter 
More progress. I welded in the rails and made the grate. I wish the cooking chamber opening was lower. If I had a way to curve 10 gauge steel I would extend it further down to drop the grate lower.

post #22 of 38
It's looking new 🍺
post #23 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pyrex View Post

More progress. I welded in the rails and made the grate. I wish the cooking chamber opening was lower. If I had a way to curve 10 gauge steel I would extend it further down to drop the grate lower.

It is coming along nicely and you certainly do nice work!  It's getting close to seasoning time.

 

Are you going to add some handles to your cooking grate for easy removal?

post #24 of 38
Thread Starter 
Thank you! Yes, today the grate gets a handle and the the baffle and tuning plates will go in. After that I just need to add the handles and gauges.
post #25 of 38
Thread Starter 
Added handle and tuning plates.

post #26 of 38

Looks good!  Might have to steal your idea of tuning plate handles on my own build :)

post #27 of 38

Where is your "For Outdoor Use Only" decal? :icon_smile:

post #28 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Eddie View Post

Where is your "For Outdoor Use Only" decal? icon_smile.gif
Please ask sales staff for assistance sign. 😂
post #29 of 38
Thread Starter 
Drain.

post #30 of 38
Thread Starter 
Gauges.
post #31 of 38
Thread Starter 
Handle.
post #32 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pyrex View Post

Handle.

Nice handle!

post #33 of 38
Thread Starter 
Smoker is functionally finished. I need to build the work surface and bib next, but I figured it was time to season it.




It is... ALIVE! The tuning plates work like a dream, currently balancing out the heat but it's sitting at a rock solid 225, right where I want it.
post #34 of 38
So cool.. it was almost scrap. 🤓
post #35 of 38

Nice - no leaks - looks very tight!

 

My old Brinkman has a wire shelf on the front that is very handy - I will snap a pic and send it to you.  You can barely see it in the pic I sent to you earlier.

post #36 of 38
Thread Starter 
Awesome, thank you!
post #37 of 38

Here are the pics of the shelf on my old Brinkmann

 

Notice there is a loop on top of the smoker so you can hoist it with a cherry picker haha.  Still it is a heavy beast.

 

 

post #38 of 38
Thread Starter 
Interesting! The shelf sits surprisingly low, but it's a necessity given how low the doors are. Thanks!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Side Fire Box
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Smoking Supplies & Equipment › Smoker Builds › Side Fire Box › Early Brinkmann Pitmaster Deluxe restoration and modifications