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Old 02-18-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
NJstout
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How is the Brinkmann Electric Gourmet Smoker? Does anyone have one? I'm just looking for a basic smoker to put out on my apartment balcony. Home Depot has this one for only $70

http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-Gr...&storeId=10051


 
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:44 AM   #2
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Did you get it? I have one. It was a hand me down. First one, firing it up tomorrow or my first smoke. Pork ribs a Cornish hen some eggs and potatoes.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:16 AM   #3
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no, waiting for input before purchase

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:26 PM   #4
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I had one and gave it away..didn't like it. Mine didn't have any temperature control and I didn't like the fact I couldn't get a very good flavor from the smoker. I bought a Weber Smokey Mountain and couldn't be happier with it. If I could do it over again I would have just got the Weber from the get go.

 
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:16 AM   #5
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I have one and love it. You can't really adjust the temp which is a major negative, but mine seems to stay steady around 230 depending on how cold it is out which is just fine for me when smoking port butts all day.

I love how i don't have to do anything but add wood every now and then.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:19 AM   #6
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I have had several of them. They are great for smoking and grilling. It's really hard to overcook with this smoker and I never use a thermometer. We use it more for grilling because of the convenience. No flare ups.....my 11 yr old cooks burgers on it sometimes. You can't burn anything!!! Toss some woodchips on the element to add whatever flavor you like. I have a stainless gas grill, a charcoal, and another smoker that never gets used. I just bought another one last week. Put you meat on and forget it, more time to enjoy your brew!!

 
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:34 PM   #7
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I smoked some ribs and a cornish hen yesterday. worked great had a nice flavor, temp was about 235 all day, which was fine. I threw the ribs on the grill just to get the suce a little crispy too. Worked fine. I plan on upgrading at some point, but for my first smoker, this is perfect.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:32 PM   #8
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any one else?

 
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:57 AM   #9
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Never owned an electric but used a few. Two major issues I've seen is having to have it out of the weather or only cooking on nice days and most are hard to get anything above 250 unless it is warm weather (these have been lower/mid level units like in op, not top of line stuff)

 
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:30 PM   #10
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I have this exact smoker, and use it quite a bit. We have been using it for 2 years it so and it has always been fine.

As previously mentioned, temp control is a draw back. I use this to smoke pork butts and homemade sausages 99% of the time so it works well for me. If you foresee yourself getting more seriously into smoking as a hobby, you may want to check out a nicer unit, but for casual use its fine.

 
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