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Brinkman Smoke King Deluxe

post #1 of 31
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Looking at a Brinkman Smoke King Deluxe for $160 is that a good deal and is it a good smoker/cooker etc?
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Re: Brinkman Smoke King Deluxe

Hi Cheech,

I paid $199.00 for mine about 3 years ago. It is a pretty good unit I suppose, but it is a BEAR to feed. It will burn up 20# of charcoal and a dozen or so splits of wood on a butt or brisket smoke. That is why I converted mine so it will run on LP. The way I am set up now, I can smoke with the charcoal/wood in the side firebox and when I get to the point of either foiling or just being ready to finish without any more smoke I kick in the LP burner in the smoke chamber under my water pan and let it handle the rest. Works fine for me.

As far as construction goes, the metal is a little light but not as bad as some. I do like the upright smoke chamber. You can pack a lot of meat in. You may have to work on the door latch (I did) and I also added some legs under the firebox where it joins the smoker box to help level things out.

All in all, I would recommend the BSKD.
post #3 of 31
Thread Starter 
The Wookie can already feel the pain.

I am just not sure I am ready to play with the big boys and have a full blown wood smoker.

But for $160 I supposed that is not too bad.

Gofish this would be some thing I would drive 1/2 mile down the road and pick it up, in fact I can pay with a credit card (I will select my Cabelas card and get two % back for an other smoker)
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Found this and thought if any one still was not sure what to do (I think GoFish said it best Do it Do it Do it) this gives a good play by play description
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I love my BSKD, although I don't use it as much as I use the little old Lang. This is a great smoker, though you have to do the charcoal basket and baffle mods to get a good burn. These mods will add an hour to your assembly time, but it is really worth it! Here are a couple of pics of the mods that I did when I put mine together two years ago. Just be sure that you don't use anything galvanized. I also say DO IT!
post #6 of 31
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Thanks for your post here.

I am planning on getting these done. The unit is already assembled but we can change things around. I could hardly wait to get her together.

I have a friend that I will bribe to weld this for me. Thanks again
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There is no reason to weld anything. The baffle is just sheet metal bent to spec. I will post the plans later.
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So have you rolled that BSKD out and started playing with it yet Cheech
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Just wheeled it out of the living room last night. Made the mod for the temperature redirector with a friend.

I was going to work on the fire brick but we got a freak snow storm today and I am sick and tired of the cold.

So this weekend will work on that and the sealant around the doors and possibly work on converting it to gas right away so that I can burn either gas or wood or charcoal.
post #10 of 31
Congrats on the new smoker Cheech it's a beaty! Gee if you got snow today I can expect it Friday or Saturday .... Oh man!

post #11 of 31
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It is nuts because the old snow was all melted on gone
The flowers are pushed up
The snow is now beginning to add up and cover the ground.
It is 28 degrees right now and just yesterday it was 70F
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Yeah, what he said!!!!! PDT_Armataz_01_19.gifPDT_Armataz_01_19.gifPDT_Armataz_01_19.gifPDT_Armataz_01_19.gifPDT_Armataz_01_19.gif
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Cheech, what are you going to use for firebrick and how will you install it? I've been wanting to do the same.
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Same here, 80's Monday, didn't get to 50 today and windy, supposed to get in the lower 20's tonight.BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!! Break the winter clothes back out.
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Don't know if you guys have done it yet, but the best thing I did to mine was to raise my charcoal/wood grate up to give better clearance. I had an expanded metal grate made and put angle iron on the sides so I could just slide it in and out. Use the same old ash pan to catch the ashes.
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so sorry it's cold....

I really feel for you guys up there. It's cold! Here's where I was last week at the GatorNationals, with some friends and NHRA hotchicks at Ron Kapp's pit. Wish you were there....gosh it's hot.......

post #17 of 31
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Cajunsmoker I did raise up the rack with fire brick. I also made up the temperature deflector. The one thing that I keep going back and forth on is adding sealant around the door to help with maintaining the temp
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I'm glad I saw this. I got a Smoke King last year...FOR FREE from a friend and had some great success with it. However, it cost a lot to feed that beast, and I still had to finish some cuts in the oven. Basically it looks like you added a "hood" to deflect the heat more under the water pan, correct? Also, the elevation of the charcoal rack was raised. Is there anything else I need to do to get more efficency out of my charcoal and to be able to maintain higher temps for a longer period? Thanks in advance for any assistance. Sincerely, noob. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Those two things will help a lot. I also have stopped using water in my water pan. I just foil the pan leaving an airspace between the pan and the foil for insulation purposes. This keeps from having to open the door so much to add water and gets the heat up in the smoke chamber much faster in the beginning. The only other thing is to build your fire using the Minion method and start with only about 4# of lit charcoal with about another 8# of unlit. This will give you about a 4 - 6 hour burn time under normal conditions. After that add lit charcoal about 3# at a time every hour to an hour and a half.
post #20 of 31
Your meat doesn't dry out with no water in the pan? I am also in the process of figuring out if I want to add a gas line to ensure temperature stabilization. Just seems like a relatively easy fix.
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