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help...i feel stupid

robives66

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I am brand new to smoking meat and i just got a brinkman propane smoker and the instructions are not clear where i put the water or the wood.  Does the water go closest to the flame or the wood?
 

justpassingthru

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Welcome to SMF Robives66, don't be ashamed, it's not a stupid question, while I'm not familiar with your smoker the same principles apply.

The wood has to be close to the flame to ignite, is there some kind of a wood or chip box, the wood should be placed in it.

The water will go in the pan over the wood.

How 'bout stopping by roll call and tell us a little about yourself so that we can welcome you properly.

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matts

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ya, you should have a heavy pan that is probably cast iron.  That will be for your chips.  It will need to be closest to the flame.  The water pan which is just a light weight pan will be right above it.
 

richoso1

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ya, you should have a heavy pan that is probably cast iron.  That will be for your chips.  It will need to be closest to the flame.  The water pan which is just a light weight pan will be right above it.
Matt is correct, not knowing your smoker, he gave you the best answer. Whcich model you you have? Try going online to Brinkman and maybe you can download the instruction manual, which probably will be in PDF format.

Welcome to the SMF, never hesitate to ask a question, it mean you're willing to learn,

I moved your thread to roll call so that others can give you a warm welcome to the SMF.It's all good my friend.
 

texacajun

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Matt is correct, not knowing your smoker, he gave you the best answer. Whcich model you you have? Try going online to Brinkman and maybe you can download the instruction manual, which probably will be in PDF format.

Welcome to the SMF, never hesitate to ask a question, it mean you're willing to learn,

I moved your thread to roll call so that others can give you a warm welcome to the SMF.It's all good my friend.
Robives66  welcome to the SMF.

Looks like you might have found your answer.

If not here is a like to the owners manual for brinkmann propane smoker.http://images.brinkmann.net/docs/pdf/810-5530-S.pdf

On page 23 of the manual it shows the wood pan and the water pan there looks to be no difference in the type of material they are made from.

On page 18 there is some reference to the location of the wood pan and the water pan.

On page 10 it states

To add wood chips while cooking, open the bottom smoker door and place additional

wood chips into wood chip pan. The wood chip pan should sit close to the burner.

Hope this helps
 
 

beer-b-q

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Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.
 


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scarbelly

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Welcome to the forum - Like Rich and Texacajun suggested get the PDF of the manual and you should be in good shape
 

princess

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Welcome!! You're going to like it here. :)  It's a real friendly group of folks.

Propane smoker hint: I found wrapping the bottom of my water pan with aluminum foil really helps with cleanup.

-Princess
 

robives66

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Wow....Thanks for all the great feedback and help.  I can't wait to get started.  I'm looking forward to cooking with all of you!
 

mballi3011

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First off Welcome Robives to SMF.  You'll like it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. So if you need sign up for the E-Course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good methods to use also. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.

Welcome To Your New Addiction
 

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