I just found a Brinkmann Smoke n-Grill at a garage sale for $5!!! All of the pieces are in tact and the unit was assembled with no missing pieces. A bonus is that it included one extra grilling grate and a electric heating element for the charcoal!!
I am so excited that I went out and bought some preseasoned pork loin (some sort of Italian flavor) and am in the process of smoking the meat as we speak!
I honestly don't think it will turn out very good, since this is my first time, but you never know! If it turns out good, I'm going to give it to my Dad for Father's day tomorrow.
I have two pieces of meat (ea about 1.9 pounds) and followed the instructions on Brinkmanns website: 7 pounds of charcoal, 2 cups of wood chips (per my wood chip bag) and plan to leave it in the smoker for about 3 hours.
If anyone sees this post tonight and sees anything I did wrong, please let me know!!!
Cross your fingers!!