Begin by taking the entire Brinkmann smoker apart. Place the bottom portion that houses the coals in the desired location for the smoker. Next, place 6 to 10 pounds of charcoal in the metal charcoal pan and light it. Wait until the coals are white, and then heat enough water to fill about three-fourths of the water pan that sits above the coals.Continue Reading
It is important to heat the water first to avoid having to wait for the coals to heat the water. Place the filled water pan in the designated space above the charcoal pan where the coals are burning. Next, enclose the water and coal pans with the barrel portion of the Brinkmann smoker that houses the meat. Make sure the water and coal pans are sealed inside the vertical structure of the smoker. Next, place the smoking racks in their designated spots within the barrel.
Place one of the racks just above the water and the other near the top of the smoker. The reason for this is that, as the charcoal generates smoke, the smoke rises to the top of the Brinkmann smoker. Therefore, only meat that is placed near the top of the smoker can retain the desired smoky flavor. The temperature inside the Brinkmann should be 200 degrees Fahrenheit while smoking the meat.Learn more about Cooking
Fill the drip bowl halfway full with water. Place bisquettes into the feeder tube, and switch the generator on. Press the bisquette advance button to push the first bisquette into the burner. New bisquettes follow every 20 minutes. Place food onto cooking racks and load.Full Answer >
Smoke a turkey using a water smoker by cooking it to an internal temperature of 175-180 degrees Fahrenheit in the thigh and at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit in the breast. In an electric smoker, set the smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. With both smokers, it takes up to 12 hours to smoke a turkey.Full Answer >
To smoke a turkey in an electric smoker, set the smoker to 225 F, and remove the neck and gizzards. Pat the turkey dry with paper towels, and brush the skin with vegetable oil. Insert a meat thermometer into the meatiest part of the thigh, and set the turkey on the cooking rack. Cook the turkey for eight to 12 hours, or until its internal temperature reaches 180 F.Full Answer >
Some of the easiest homemade smoker plans involve using a standard 55-gallon steel drum or barrel. Other easy smoker plans use common items, including coolers, flower pots, bricks and cinder blocks.Full Answer >