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post #1 of 12
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Hey guys, I just joined the forum yesterday. I bought a Brinkman Smoke n Pit yesterday at Home Deport and put it together last night and this morning. I'm completely new to charcol grilling and to smoking.

I already made a couple modifications to my grill today. I bought some aluminum flashing (10 inch) and cut it to fit in my exhaust pipe.

I also found a basket that appears to be the perfect size for using as a charcol basket.

My new grill!

Ready for curing

Letting the charcol get ready.

Here is the basket I found at Lowes.

I chopped off the sides and broke off the handle part. It fits perfectly in the side box on top of the grilling grate.

This is the link to the basket I got, just over 10 bucks and I had bolt cutters already.

Shaker Grill Basket
What do you think?

I'm going to take a stab at smoking some pork ribs and a shoulder tomorrow. Now I have the added pressure of my wife inviting our partents over. Wish me luck! :) PDT_Armataz_01_36.gif
post #2 of 12
Hello & Welcome to SMF Dan, from a fellow SoCal member. Your rig looks so new that I can't stand it. Smoke something!!! LOL!! Enjoy your new toy & I looking forward to seeing your qview & smokes from that rig. Have fun & we are glad to have you here.
post #3 of 12
Welcome to SMF and good luck with the new smoker
post #4 of 12
Nice looking grill! biggrin.gif
post #5 of 12
Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
post #6 of 12
Welcome to the SMF, very nice pics of the smoker, they are very clear, you must own a great camera.. I'm practically in your hood, I'm on the edge of La Habra. It's all good my friend.
post #7 of 12
First off welcome Dan to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
post #8 of 12

Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.
Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourse

I Would Highly Suggest Reading these posts on Food Safety by bbally.

This thread will tell you basically everything you need to know and the man explaining it is
both a ServSafe Instructor and a HACCP Instructor.

Here you can get the 2009 USDA Food Safety Guide from his site.

How to post Qview to Forum:

When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large IMG setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...

Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial
post #9 of 12
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
post #10 of 12
Welcome to SMF from Fallbrook - Glad to see you here. Great looking pics of the new rig. Now go smoke something!!
post #11 of 12
Welcome aboard. Glad to see you joined us!. I have the same smoker. The basket is the same one I use. I also did the chimmney extension. One other thing you might consider is adding baffles for a better heat control. Looking foward for some good q-view.
post #12 of 12
Hello from Indiana, and welcome to SMF. Nice smoker/grill, can't wait to see you put it to good use.
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