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Old 09-03-2004, 05:36 PM
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Default Brinkmann Gourmet Charcoal Smoker & Grill - Viable Grilling & Smoking Solution?

Greetings Fellow Food Enthusiasts:

I recently noticed that, through years of credit card use, I've accumulated
enough "points" to actually get something worthwhile. After evaluating the
various products available the Brinkmann Gourmet Charcoal Smoker and Grill
really caught my eye. The old Weber grill currently sitting on the deck
was given to me by a friend and has certainly seen better days. I've spent
some time researching the Brinkmann Gourmet unit this afternoon and it seems
to be regarded as a decent entry level smoker once some modifications are
done. While I'd love to begin experimenting with smokers I'd like to be
certain that the Brinkmann Gourmet can also be utilized as a grill. All of
the manufacturers documentation seems to indicate that it can but I haven't
seen any posts or opinions on how well it performed grilling duties. Does
anyone care to comment on their experiences with the Brinkmann Gourmet and,
more specifically, whether it will also work well as a grill that will
receive extremely frequent use? Also, I've read some concerns regarding
using the unit on a wooden deck. Does this only apply when using it's
smoking capabilities?

As always, thanks in advance for any feedback, input or advice,