Brinkmann Cimarron Mods.

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by john c, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. I first took temp readings with the smoker out of the box.
    I was only cooking, not smoking and got lid gauge up to 405 F.
    Meat level temp was 340 F with seperate probe. The two temps never got closer than 50F throughout the heat up.
    I then had the custom chimmney extension made up (see pics).
    I got the temp up to 270 F and the meat level was 255 F. Throughout the range the temps only varied 10 to 15 degrees, alot better then 65 degrees as before.
    The extension I made only takes a 3 1/2" circle of area away from the smoking surface. The elbow is easily removed and is attached with a split tin soup can.
    I made a painful discovery with the Cimarron, the handle to the firebox dampner gets really HOT. I drilled out a small wood chunk and slipped it over the handle, way cooler!
    I hope this helps out fellow Cimarron owners.
    John C.[​IMG]
  2. thumper

    thumper Newbie

    I found your pics thanks John[​IMG]

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