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Brinkman Pitmaster Deluxe (Is it worth it)

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by redfish10, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. redfish10

    redfish10 Newbie

    Found a Brinkman Pitmaster Deluxe for sale in my local news paper. The seller stated that he paid $900 for it 6 years ago. Are these pits any good, what guage steel and do they hold heat well. Seller is asking $150 for it. Is it worth it and was the original cost of this smoker $900.00. Any input greatly appreciated.[​IMG]
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    I may be wrong but I don't know if that model was ever that expensive.
  3. native

    native Fire Starter

    Amazon has a Brinkman Pitmaster Deluxe for $240.  It has good reviews.
  4. TulsaJeff

    TulsaJeff Smoke Whisperer Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    If I remember correctly AND that is truly a Brinkmann Pitmaster Deluxe.. that smoker has always been around 2 something and maybe a little lower than that even.

    Amazon now has it for $239.99

    It will also need modifications to even out the heat and make it free of frustration. Otherwise, you will find that you can only use the half of the grate that is furthest from the firebox so you don't burn things up.

    Personally, I think that is a bit much for a 6 year old Brinkmann.
  5. badlands1

    badlands1 Newbie

    I just paid $50 for a 5 yr old model. Felt I got a god deal. Came with 3 big bags of hickory chunks.