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Old 12-22-2010, 02:24 PM   #11
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A weber kettle cover fits over it perfectly. I have a real picky HOA and nobody has ever said anything to me about the 3 grills I have on my deck. They all have covers though.
+1, my HOA is a PITA but never complained about my covered grills. Also for the smoker, if it will sit on patio you use a lot then cover is practically a must. Flies LOVE smokers and a cover helps a lot in my experience.
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:09 PM   #12
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I just spent 5 hours cleaning one of the electric versions last night to "re-gift" to my brother in law....I upgraded a couple of years ago to an offset Oklahoma Joes. My suggestion would be to inspect the smoker if possible before taking it home. I bought mine from Lowe's & took 3 back before I got one that wasn't damaged.....the metal is a bit thin. It will produce a great end product though. Best of luck!

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My first smoker was 2 GIGANTIC terra cotta pots, one buried in the ground and the other for a lid. A couple of grates lying around to hold coals and the food and voila!

It looked pretty great too, but was immobile.

My point? Use your imagination. There is a reason you don't see anything that even resembles those brinkmans at a pro bbq circuit.

Not saying you need what the pros use, but if the brinkman design was great, you would see similar models, only bigger at the contest level.......

You don't.

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My first smoker was 2 GIGANTIC terra cotta pots, one buried in the ground and the other for a lid. A couple of grates lying around to hold coals and the food and voila!

It looked pretty great too, but was immobile.

My point? Use your imagination. There is a reason you don't see anything that even resembles those brinkmans at a pro bbq circuit.

Not saying you need what the pros use, but if the brinkman design was great, you would see similar models, only bigger at the contest level.......

You don't.
You do, just not the brinkman. WSMs are all over comps.
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So, what is the main difference? Between Brinkman and WSM?

And most pros don't use the upright smoker. My problem with the BGE is that the heat, however far away, is right below the food.

Indirect is waaaaay better.

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So, what is the main difference? Between Brinkman and WSM?

And most pros don't use the upright smoker. My problem with the BGE is that the heat, however far away, is right below the food.

Indirect is waaaaay better.
That is nothing but your opinion. Some of what are considered to be the best most expensive "pro" smokers are uprights. It doesn't have to be an offset to make good Q.


The concept behind the brinkman and WSM and the same but the WSM is much much better constructed and desgined. It doesn't need any mods and will hold temp for hours without touching it.
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That is nothing but your opinion. Some of what are considered to be the best most expensive "pro" smokers are uprights. It doesn't have to be an offset to make good Q.


The concept behind the brinkman and WSM and the same but the WSM is much much better constructed and desgined. It doesn't need any mods and will hold temp for hours without touching it.


Easy. Sorry for sharing my "opinion" on this entirely fact based thread!

I mention the BGE (big green egg) which I believe is still considered pretty top end. I know it's prioce tag, I still wouldn't buy one, because I want the flames and most of the heat offset.

Yes, that is definitely my opinion.
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I'm looking at getting this grill/smoker and wanted to see if anyone has experience with it.

http://www.brinkmann.net/products/ou...tem=852-7080-E

I can pick it up for free with my check card points.

i just got the electric version of this smoker as a christmas gift this morning. hmm...what to smoke first?!?!
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You do, just not the brinkman. WSMs are all over comps.
+1 IMHO The Weber Smokey Mountain is the best inexpensive smoker there is. There are tons of them used by competition teams and they win with them. We use a Spicewine Insulated Smoker at competitions but we also bring a WSM (lovingly known as R2D2).
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How do you like the Spicewine? I have been eyeing them up and would love one.

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