New Backyard Offset Smoker


So this is now May, 2015 and I broke down and bought a new Brinkman offset smoker from one of the local Big Box stores. After I got it all put together and out on the back deck, I got busy with the task of seasoning the new smoker. Once that was done, I has to do some additional research to learn how best to to utilize this particular smoker.

Now this new smoker is not one of them expensive jobs that professional pit masters love to brag about. Instead, this is just a cheap backyard smoker that should serve our needs for a few years. What I have learned while I was seasoning the new Brinkman smoker is that this thing leaks like crazy. I have also learned that this puppy looks like it was designed by a 5-year old and because of its design, sealing it up is going to be a chore in itself.

So I guess the next thing is see what I can do to get this thing to seal up beat as well as what is going to be the best way to control the heat and smoke. I have a feeling that this new offset smoke is going to require some modifications – how extensive these mods are going to have to be is yet to be determined.

If you are interested in my progress and/or want to know what kind of modifications I end up having to do to get this offset smoker sealed up, be sure to check back and follow my posts here.