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New Smoker

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by KG4IDA, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. KG4IDA


    Jul 4, 2002
    East Tennessee
    I bought a smoker today. I've wanted one for a while and Home Depot had a Brinkmann electric kettle type smoker for $59. I couldn't resist. It will be used on a wooden floor porch so I would prefer electric anyway.

    Does anyone have one of these? I got some hickory and some mesquite wood to use in it. I need to season it and then experiment some. I'm thinking smoked turkey breast for Thanksgiving. I'll probably start with a brisket.
  2. JohniusMaximus


    May 12, 2004
    I don't have that one, but I have an electric Bradley smoker. Once you practice a bit you'll never buy BBQ from a restaurant ever again.

  3. my thoughts;

    I had one of these form Home Depot IIRC;

    I used it due to my Condo association had codes in place to NOT allow open flames on bacony even tho most people had gas or charcoal BBQs.

    The pan that holds the heat/lava rocks is great and holds up very good. The rest of the unit does not.

    It's prone for rusting, the pyrometer installed in the top lid is prone to coatup-over from the smoke. The heat controls are weak.

    Bottom line, it's an okay starter unit but after an year of heavy use, you might want to look at another unit.

    just my 2 cts.
  4. Gun Shark

    Gun Shark

    Aug 25, 2005

    It took my dad and I a little while but when we finally got it right it was great.

    My dad has the same smoker.
  5. filthy infidel

    filthy infidel 100% Infidel

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Carolina
    Go to Order 'Smoke & Spice' by cheryl alters jamison and bill jamison, published by Harvard Common Press. Fantastic read, fantastic food.
    Our salmon with dill/salt/cayenne rub has become a legend in these parts.
    Turkey, pork tenderloin, pork chops, sausage, jerkey, -- I gotta go eat!:wavey:
  6. rhikdavis

    rhikdavis U.S. Veteran

    Jul 22, 2002
    In Remembrance
    Just ordered that book and a couple of Dan Kirks......Don't have a smoker yet tho.... :dunno:
  7. KG4IDA


    Jul 4, 2002
    East Tennessee
    I used it this weekend to smoke some turkey breasts. It was pretty good but I think I need to use more wood. I used four pieces and it they didn't really give the breasts as much smoke flavor as I was expecting. Next, I'm going to do some pork loins for Thanksgiving.