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  Topic: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 25
Views: 6273

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon Jul 19 10 8:47 am   Subject: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Same location....basically same time of day.....a bit more wind....filled the starter, but dont weigh it. Could have had smaller pieces packed tighter than before?????? That's the learning curve, I gu ...
  Topic: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 25
Views: 6273

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon Jul 19 10 5:07 am   Subject: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
GRRRRRRRRRRR.......after last week went fairly well, this week has been anything but. Got it fired up with about four pounds of lump, opened the newly added second damper and only two intakes 3/4 and ...
  Topic: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 25
Views: 6273

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Jul 18 10 7:51 pm   Subject: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
day-trippr : I had actually thought that if these mods don't seem to get enough air to the fuel, I would put cutouts in the charcoal pan in the locations of the inlets, giving unrestricted airflow.... ...
  Topic: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 25
Views: 6273

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Jul 18 10 4:20 am   Subject: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Week two : decided after last weeks cook that I did indeed need more intake......so I put two more on the back side, just nipples and caps. Then hopefully, I'll have better control using the valves up ...
  Topic: And here are the results and observations...
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 5
Views: 1692

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon Jul 12 10 10:59 pm   Subject: And here are the results and observations...
Thanks....that thought had already crossed my mind....
  Topic: And here are the results and observations...
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 5
Views: 1692

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon Jul 12 10 6:22 pm   Subject: And here are the results and observations...
Thanks for the input. As this was my first time I was keeping track of everything.....time, valve settings, cooker temp, meat temp, my own state of mind. And I did open the cooker to remove the beans ...
  Topic: And here are the results and observations...
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 5
Views: 1692

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon Jul 12 10 9:25 am   Subject: And here are the results and observations...
Pre cook.....little over 4 lb. boston butt, slathered the night before with jalepeno mustard and rubbed with Penzeys BBQ 3000.....and my pan of baked beans ready to go on....

http://i936.photobucke ...
  Topic: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 25
Views: 6273

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Jul 10 10 10:36 am   Subject: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Well, here's what I've got. Did the seasoning burn this afternoon and these are the results. Filled the chimney starter of Royal Oak lump, fired up pretty slick....dumped it in the fuel pan ringed wit ...
  Topic: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 25
Views: 6273

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Jul 09 10 9:43 pm   Subject: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Well, the exhaust is that size cause that's the biggest hole saw I had. And going back through day_tripprs mods, it seems that he ran the exhaust damper less than half open anyway with three 1" h ...
  Topic: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 25
Views: 6273

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Jul 09 10 9:19 pm   Subject: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
OK, let's see how this picture thingy works......

Here is the inside of the fuel pan with the intake threaded in and nutted..

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad204/chuckthebluzguy/smoker%20mo ...
  Topic: My Brinkmann Gourmet Smoker Modifications
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 233
Views: 282010

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Fri Jul 09 10 7:31 pm   Subject: My Brinkmann Gourmet Smoker Modifications
I found my fiberglass rope at a Menards, but I would imagine Home Depot or Lowes would carry it also....
  Topic: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 25
Views: 6273

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Jul 09 10 6:54 pm   Subject: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
day_trippr.....Ended up with the nutted pipe nipple taking up almost 1/4 in , so by your calculations, should have 3/16 left for clearance...how much room does air take up? takin pics when it gets lig ...
  Topic: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 25
Views: 6273

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Jul 09 10 8:22 am   Subject: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Okay, down to the final tweaks on this cooker. Did have room for the nipples, elbows, ball valve setup. Got the fiberglass rope to stick the first time with minimal mess.....someone told me if you wet ...
  Topic: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 25
Views: 6273

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon Jun 28 10 5:36 am   Subject: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
I'm locating the intakes on the lower sides, not the bottom. I figure I only need enough room to thread on two conduit nuts on the inside.... should be enough room. Then I'm gonna put 90 elbows and ei ...
  Topic: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 25
Views: 6273

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Jun 27 10 11:47 am   Subject: Modifyin' the Brinkman.....a first timers attempt
Got a Brinkman Gourmet for fathers day and just printed up the entire modification details from daytrippr.....couple o' questions. Since I dont have the tools or the abilities to fabricate my own part ...
  Topic: Great BBQ music
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 21
Views: 5171

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon Apr 19 10 9:59 am   Subject: Great BBQ music
I cant Q without a couple of ice cold budlites and some JOHN LEE HOOKER boogie blues going.....
  Topic: ??? for you cajuns (or cajun wannabees)
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 6
Views: 2573

PostForum: Grilling   Posted: Wed Mar 31 10 9:26 am   Subject: ??? for you cajuns (or cajun wannabees)
No, I haven't even heard of one.

It's basically a big cypress box with a metal lid.....ya put the meat inside on a grate and cover the lid with charcoal or wood and the heat radiates down for cook ...
  Topic: ??? for you cajuns (or cajun wannabees)
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 6
Views: 2573

PostForum: Grilling   Posted: Wed Mar 31 10 8:57 am   Subject: ??? for you cajuns (or cajun wannabees)
Anyone ever used a cajun microwave? Just saw one and thought it might be something to look into building.....
an interesting contraption...
  Topic: Beer can chicken minus the can....
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 2
Views: 4182

PostForum: Chicken Recipes   Posted: Wed Mar 31 10 8:53 am   Subject: Beer can chicken minus the can....
So what part of Maine is "the God forsaken middle of nowhere" actually in?

It's actually found in Illinois !
  Topic: Beer can chicken minus the can....
Mr.Prickly

Replies: 2
Views: 4182

PostForum: Chicken Recipes   Posted: Wed Mar 31 10 5:46 am   Subject: Beer can chicken minus the can....
First off, let me say I gotta learn to take pics when I do stuff....
Anyway, wanted to do beer can chicken on the grill last weekend, but the weather turned nasty on me. So I rummaged through the cab ...
 
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