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I'm seasoning my smoker. 150 degrees with five bisquettes. 1 hour. I've done it twice now and there's no smoke. The first bisquette is barely charred. The second two of not at all? They look brand new still. I've checked all plugs two or three times.They appear to be plugged in correctly. I'm also plugged directly into an outlet on my deck. It's getting warm inside for sure but no smoke and no burning of the bisquettes. Is this normal?

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How do I smoke in this Smoker/Grill? Like where do I put the Smoker chips there is no smoker chip box, just the pan for the charcoal and a pan I think for water.


Hi karin 1967...

To use your Brinkman Smoker or Other Smokers
1... Marinate or place a rub on the meat you will be smoking, and let it sit for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
2...Cover your wood chips with water(and if you wish you can add some Jim Beam Whisky or other flavorfull liquids in a bowl with the water, 1 inch above the wood chips and use a flat peice of metal (pie pan,etc.)to weigh the wood chips down underwater.
You will do the wood chips at least 24 hrs before you plan to start smoking this gives the wood time to soak in the flavorfull liquids.
3...Start a fire in the smoker having the fire below the meat, but do not put the meat on yet, wait till the flames die down first.
Once they are coated with gray ash, you can place the meat on the racks and add your soaked chips to the smoker.
I would place an aluminum drip pan under the center portion of the cooking area on your smoker, to catch the juices from the meat if you are not using a water pan in that position.
4...Place the meat in the smoker on the grilling surface, and place the wood chips over the charcoal and hardwood in the main grilling area Close the lid and do not open it unless you must add wood chips during the cooking process.
5...Continue adding wood chips to the tray as needed during the time you are cooking.
If you have a Brinkmann or other smoker with one chamber for placing the wood chips and the meat, add wood chips only once per hour.
6...Apply your sauce to the meat one hour before the meat should be done.
Test your meat with a thermometer for for an internal tempreture of 160 degrees for medium and 170-180 degrees for medium well to well
Note: Apply the sauce quickly to avoid loosing the heat in your smoker if you leave it open too long it will allow the heat and smoke to escape, increasing the cooking time.
Close the lid if it needs to continue cooking till you reach the right internal tempreture
7...Test your meat with a meat thermometer after a few hours of cooking time.
Make sure your meat is at least 160 degrees internal tempreture for medium and more than 170 degrees for medium to well.
Close the lid and maintain your heat if it needs to continue cooking.
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Sep 24, 2011 | Brinkmann Smoke 'n Grill Double-Grill...

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How to use a char-broil smoker (charcoal) with wood chips smoking briskit. ( what temature should the grill be at ?)


Hi hcf6886...

To use your Brinkman Smoker or Other Smokers
1... Marinate or place a rub on the meat you will be smoking, and let it sit for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
2...Cover your wood chips with water(and if you wish you can add some Jim Beam Whisky or other flavorfull liquids in a bowl with the water, 1 inch above the wood chips and use a flat peice of metal (pie pan,etc.)to weigh the wood chips down underwater.
You will do the wood chips at least 24 hrs before you plan to start smoking this gives the wood time to soak in the flavorfull liquids.
3...Start a fire in the smoker having the fire below the meat, but do not put the meat on yet, wait till the flames die down first.
Once they are coated with gray ash, you can place the meat on the racks and add your soaked chips to the smoker.
I would place an aluminum drip pan under the center portion of the cooking area on your smoker, to catch the juices from the meat if you are not using a water pan in that position.
4...Place the meat in the smoker on the grilling surface, and place the wood chips over the charcoal and hardwood in the main grilling area Close the lid and do not open it unless you must add wood chips during the cooking process.
5...Continue adding wood chips to the tray as needed during the time you are cooking.
If you have a Brinkmann or other smoker with one chamber for placing the wood chips and the meat, add wood chips only once per hour.
6...Apply your sauce to the meat one hour before the meat should be done.
Test your meat with a thermometer for for an internal tempreture of 160 degrees for medium and 170-180 degrees for medium well to well
Note: Apply the sauce quickly to avoid loosing the heat in your smoker if you leave it open too long it will allow the heat and smoke to escape, increasing the cooking time.
Close the lid if it needs to continue cooking till you reach the right internal tempreture
7...Test your meat with a meat thermometer after a few hours of cooking time.
Make sure your meat is at least 160 degrees internal tempreture for medium and more than 170 degrees for medium to well.
Close the lid and maintain your heat if it needs to continue cooking.
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Sep 18, 2011 | Grilling

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Do you put the wood chips directly on the heating element?


Hi bobsbbq3u...

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To use your Brinkman Smoker or Other Smokers

1... Marinate or place a rub on the meat you will be smoking, and let it sit for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
2...Cover your wood chips with water(and if you wish you can add some Jim Beam Whisky or other flavorfull liquids in a bowl with the water, 1 inch above the wood chips and use a flat peice of metal (pie pan,etc.)to weigh the wood chips down underwater.
You will do the wood chips at least 24 hrs before you plan to start smoking this gives the wood time to soak in the flavorfull liquids.
3...Start a fire in the smoker having the fire below the meat, but do not put the meat on yet, wait till the flames die down first.
Once they are coated with gray ash, you can place the meat on the racks and add your soaked chips to the smoker.
I would place an aluminum drip pan under the center portion of the cooking area on your smoker, to catch the juices from the meat if you are not using a water pan in that position.
4...Place the meat in the smoker on the grilling surface, and place the wood chips over the charcoal and hardwood in the main grilling area Close the lid and do not open it unless you must add wood chips during the cooking process.
5...Continue adding wood chips to the tray as needed during the time you are cooking.
If you have a Brinkmann or other smoker with one chamber for placing the wood chips and the meat, add wood chips only once per hour.
6...Apply your sauce to the meat one hour before the meat should be done.
Test your meat with a thermometer for for an internal tempreture of 160 degrees for medium and 170-180 degrees for medium well to well
Note: Apply the sauce quickly to avoid loosing the heat in your smoker if you leave it open too long it will allow the heat and smoke to escape, increasing the cooking time.
Close the lid if it needs to continue cooking till you reach the right internal tempreture
7...Test your meat with a meat thermometer after a few hours of cooking time.
Make sure your meat is at least 160 degrees internal tempreture for medium and more than 170 degrees for medium to well.
Close the lid and maintain your heat if it needs to continue cooking.
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Sep 07, 2011 | Brinkmann Smoke 'n Grill Double-Grill...

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Hi todd649...

To use your Brinkman Smoker or Other Smokers
1... Marinate or place a rub on the meat you will be smoking, and let it sit for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
2...Cover your wood chips with water(and if you wish you can add some Jim Beam Whisky or other flavorfull liquids in a bowl with the water, 1 inch above the wood chips and use a flat peice of metal (pie pan,etc.)to weigh the wood chips down underwater.
You will do the wood chips at least 24 hrs before you plan to start smoking this gives the wood time to soak in the flavorfull liquids.
3...Start a fire in the smoker having the fire below the meat, use hardwood or charcoal,
Once they are coated with gray ash, you can place the meat on the racks.
I would place an aluminum drip pan under the center portion of the cooking area on your smoker, to catch the juices from the meat.
4...Place the meat in the smoker on the grilling surface, and place the wood chips over the charcoal and hardwood in the main grilling area Close the lid and do not open it unless you must add wood chips during the cooking process.
5...Continue adding wood chips to the tray as needed during the time you are cooking.
If you have a Brinkmann or other smoker with one chamber for placing the wood chips and the meat, add wood chips only once per hour.
6...Apply your sauce to the meat one hour before the meat should be done.
Test your meat with a thermometer for for an internal tempreture of 160 degrees for medium and 170-180 degrees for medium well to well
Note: Apply the sauce quickly to avoid loosing the heat in your smoker if you leave it open too long it will allow the heat and smoke to escape, increasing the cooking time.
Close the lid if it needs to continue cooking till you reach the right internal tempreture
7...Test your meat with a meat thermometer after a few hours of cooking time.
Make sure your meat is at least 160 degrees internal tempreture for medium and more than 170 degrees for medium to well.
Close the lid and maintain your heat if it needs to continue cooking.
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Hi
To use your Brinkman Smoker or Other Smokers
1... Marinate or place a rub on the meat you will be cooking/smoking, and let it sit for a few hours in the refrigerator covered or covered in the refrigerator overnight .
2...Cover your wood chips with water(and if you wish you can add some Jim Beam or Jack Daniels Whiskey or some other flavorfull liquids in a bowl with the water.
You will want the liquid 1 inch above the wood chips that you are going to use for smoking , use a flat piece of metal (pie pan with jars of water sitting on it or other flat object and weights) to weigh the wood chips down underwater and leave them to soak in the liquid for at least 2 hours.
3...Start a fire in the smoker having the fire below the meat, use hardwood or charcoal as your heat, source ,you will add your smoking wood later.
Once the wood or charcoal is coated with a gray ash, you can put your meat on the racks.
I would place an aluminum throwaway drip pan or other type of drip pan under the center portion of the smoker or drip area of the smoker to catch the juices from the meat that will be turned to steam to flavor and tenderize your meat.
Close the lid and do not open it unless you have to add wood chips,wood or charcoal during the cooking process.
If you have air vents then you will adjust them to maintain the proper tempreture.
5...Continue adding wood chips to the tray as needed during the time you are cooking to maintain the smoke and the heat at the proper tempreture.
If you have a Brinkmann or other smoker with one chamber for placing the wood chips and the meat, add wood chips,charcoal or wood only once per hour.
6...Apply your sauce if you use one to the meat one hour before the meat should be done.
Test your meat with a meat thermometer for an internal tempreture of 160 degrees for medium and 170-190 degrees for medium well to well done.
Note: When you open the door or lift the lid to apply the sauce you will need to close it as quickly as possible to avoid loosing the heat and smoke in your smoker.
If you leave it open too long it will allow the heat and smoke to escape and then you will be increasing the smoking and cooking time.
Keep the lid closed as long as it needs to continue cooking until you reach the proper internal tempreture
7...You can start testing your meat with a meat thermometer after a few hours of cooking time.
Make sure your meat is at least 160 degrees internal tempreture for medium and more than 170 to 190 degrees for medium well to well done.
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Jul 30, 2011 | Brinkmann Smoke 'n Grill Double-Grill...

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Wood chips won't advance


You said, "wood chips won't advance." That may be the problem, the Bradley Smoker doesn't use wood chips. It uses a manufactured wood chip biscuit, that looks like a small hockey puck. These will feed automatically when the smoker calls for them. Loose wood chips won't.

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How many hours do you you season the smoker initially before putting food items in it? do you put water in the pan for the initial smoke? and how many hours will it take to smoke a turkey?


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I got the xtra wide propane smoker and when I seasoned it before using it my wood chips caught fire , i had soaked them for 1/2 hour . When i went to smoke some fish I soaked my wood chips for 5 hours and...


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Check out the Masterbuilt website home page and you'll probably find the manual you need or you can contact them directly.

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