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Brinkmann 810-5301-C Smoke-N-Grill Charcoal Smoker and Grill

Average User Rating:
3.94118/5,
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Price:
$48.99
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  • Brinkmann 810-5301-C smoke-N-grill double smoker.
  • Binding:
    Lawn & Patio
    Brand:
    Brinkmann
    EAN:
    0039953300189
    Feature:
    Measures 17 by 17 by 32 inches; 1-year limited warranty
    Is Autographed:
    0
    Is Memorabilia:
    0
    Height:
    28.85 inches
    Length:
    28.25 inches
    Weight:
    31.4 pounds
    Width:
    33 inches
    Label:
    Brinkmann
    List Price:
    $79.99
    Manufacturer:
    Brinkmann
    Model:
    810-5301-C
    MPN:
    810-5301-C
    Package Quantity:
    1
    Product Group:
    Lawn & Patio
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_LAWN_AND_GARDEN
    Publisher:
    Brinkmann
    Studio:
    Brinkmann
    Title:
    Brinkmann 810-5301-C Smoke-N-Grill Charcoal Smoker and Grill
    UPC:
    039953300189
    Warranty:
    <b>Brinkmann</b> offers a 1 year limited Warranty.

Recent User Reviews

  1. snowaviation
    4/5,
    "Brinkman Smoke "N Grill - Love this cheap little s"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Quality:
    4/5,
    Ease of Use:
    2/5,
    Heat Control:
    1/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Apr 22, 2015
    Purchase Price:
    49.00
    Pros - Cheap, small, and did I say cheap?
    Cons - Needs just a couple of mods to make it work well (Still under $100)
    I got this smoker to get started smoking on the cheap.  To be honest you really need to do two things to this smoker (at a minimum) to make it a decent smoker.  

    1. get a grate for the charcoal and elevate it from the bottom of the charcoal pan.  
    I used the charcoal grate from my Weber "Smokey Joe" it fit perfectly, I added three
    equal sized rocks to keep it about 4 inches from the bottom of the pan and "Wow' the
    fire burns much better.

    2. Add a thermometer to the lid, $8 at Lowes or Home Depot, the built-in temperature

    "Gage" is pretty useless.
     

    That's it and I've had many successful runs of TriTip, I did do a six hour pork shoulder

    smoke and it was labor intensive trying to keep the temperature constant, which is near

    impossible to do.  This is not a "Set it and forget it" smoker, it requires frequent observation.

    But for the money it's a sweet way to get into meat smoking.
  2. texasd
    5/5,
    "Great little smoker"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Ease of Use:
    5/5,
    Heat Control:
    5/5,
    Pros - Easy to assemble, cooks great brisket
    Cons - wind sensitive
    I have been using one of these for over 25 years. It is my go to smoker for many occasions. I learned a long time ago that the wind plays into cooking with any outdoor cooker. The area of Texas where I live seems to have wind almost constantly and when it gets to about 15-20 mph it would suck the heat and smoke out the bottom of this smoker. I acquired a 55 gallon drum and cut it right at one of the rings around the side and removed the top. Now when it gets windy I just sit the drum ring around the smoker. It fits perfectly and stops any problems from the wind. I have run a constant temp of 225 for better than 10 hours.
  3. smokin bark
    3/5,
    "Cheapo Entry Level Smoker"
    Purchase Date:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Purchase Price:
    48.00
    Pros - Price & Good to learn on.
    Cons - Takes some work & Mods before its usable
    Great entry level smoker. Takes some practice to keep the temps right. Works great after the Mods suggested on line. I like it, but will upgrade to a Weber in future.

User Comments

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  1. fisheye
    I agree with everything you say. Did all the mods.Got tired of it and converted it to gas the cheap way. Mounted two table top burners that run on the 1 pound LP tanks. Got four hours out of one can at 225-240 degrees. Ugly but worked. I am new to the smoking game. Looking to buy the Master Forge Double Door.
  2. mathspiffy
  3. dog1234
  4. ronrude
    They take some practice, but I know a good friend of mine can put out great Q with it. Use a probe thermometer and you don't have to worry so much about the heat control.
  5. alexhortdog95
    This was my first grill. Yes, grill, because I tried to smoke a brisket in it years ago (before this site was up and running) and after it was 'done' I had to erase my results from time.
    I used the brisket to erase the results. It was that underdone.
  6. flash
    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/pr...oke-n-grill-charcoal-smoker-and-grill/reviews
    Here is some. I actually removed the feet on mine, then pulled 3 standard concrete blocks together. The fire pan rested right inside the triangle shaped whole provided by the concrete blocks. Then set the smoker down on the blocks. It is easy to adjust air flow too, in that you can reposition the blocks with opening out to allow better air flow. Watch too much air. I am capable of 450º in my Brinkman.
  7. rosemarie
    what modifications do you need to do
  8. flash
    Make sure you do some of the mods and your Heat Control will improve greatly. I never considered this an 'easy' smoker to use, as you have to baby sit it, but after mods, I got mine to approach 450º at its peak.
  9. kain101
    for the price you cant go wrong as a first smoker. if you decide that you need to upgrade in the future then do so
  10. janie