Brinkmann Charcoal Smoker Reviews
The two most popular models under Brinkmann Charcoal Smoker series have
gained a positive reputation amongst outdoor grilling lovers. They are the
Brinkmann Gourmet and the Brinkmann Smoke'n Grill
The two are pretty similar in both construction and smoking features.
The Gourmet charcoal line is a little better in quality with some minor
improvements, but it comes at much higher price. So the Smoke N Grill is
still more widely chosen by budget conscious buyers.
Brinkmann charcoal smokers are best described as perfect entry level
smokers which introduce versatile functionalities all in one single
charcoal-grill-smoker combined slow cooker. Their focus are in ease of
use and very affordable prices, if not say almost the cheapest, in the
outdoors cooking niche.
Below you'll find reviews of two best selling Brinkman Charcoal Smoker
models, for electric bbq smokers, go to
Brinkman Electric Smoker review
Brinkmann Smoke'n Grill Charcoal Smoker
- Cheap and excellent entry level smoker: if you
are bargain hunter, you can get one of this sturdy Brinkmann charcoal
smoker for just under $50. While the newest model comes a little
over $50, it is still an absolutely great value for so many features
you'll in one single charcoal grill smoker unit
- Large smoking capacity: compared to smoker's
total dimension - it really cooks a lot of food - up to 50 lbs
- Cool wooden handles: that eliminate any
accidental handling burns.
- Multi-features all in one versatile unit: not
only can you perform grilling and smoking in traditional way, the Brinkman
Smoke N Grill
is a double grill charcoal smoker that also cooks with slow water smoke to get more tender
and moist seafood or veggie dishes.
- Easy to assemble and clean: though the parts are
slightly big and unwieldy for the kitchen sink, both electric and
charcoal Smoke N Grill smokers dismantle easily for cleaning.
- Equipped with heat indicator: to help you take
the smoking art into the next level with more control on cooking
- Durable coals pan: with water and charcoal pans
made of porcelain-coated steel.
- Design colors: comes in black and stainless
steel glossy finish
- Difficult to maintain heat:
as there no grates to keep ashes and the bowl that holds the
charcoal is too shallow, eventually the coals will suffocate in
their own ashes and quickly loose hot temperature. The solution to
the problem if you decide to buy this Brinkmann charcoal smoker is
to punch some small holes on the sides of the pan to allow more
airflow and the same time separate ashes from the coals by adding an
extra grate down the bottom.
- Inaccurate temperature reading: while having a
heat censor does make this charcoal grill smoker appealing for its
low price, the reality is that they don't work that well, and you
end up installing your own thermometer.
Brinkmann Gourmet Charcoal Smoker & Grill
This model's features are very similar to the review above, except
for a few little improvements that fix some of the problems encountered with Smoke'n
- Access to an extra-large charcoal pan: by
having the smoker body lifted of the base, thus
improving on temperature retention.
- Variety of colors: available in black, dark
green and red finishes.
- Some come vinyl bag cover: for better storage
and prolong the life of the grill, especially if you keep it outdoor
most of the time.
Overall, if you want more durable and longer lasting charcoal grill smoker
and still under $100, go for the Gourmet charcoal smoker line. For a
similar version that provides extra level of versatility, the
Brinkmann Gourmet Electric Smoker would make an excellent choice for your family.
This "go green" grill gives you the chance to get away with having
to burn any coals or deal with left over ashes.
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