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Brinkmann needs to make some upgrades
on January 11, 2007
Would like to have had cast iron grates on the fire-box, instead of the porclean covered wire type grates. The unit has a "sort of" slide out ash-removal tray... but the fire grate rests directly on the removal tray... which means the fire must be completely out to remove any ashes. I have a Charbroil (model CB500X) grill that's "roughly" set up the way I think the firebox side of the smoker should be like.
The other side of the smoker is pretty nice. It's pretty darn big for average family smoking.
The handle on the door is pretty lame though. It's wobbley, and hard to lock the door in place. As more simple hinge pin sort of handle would have been better.
But with all that to say. It smokes pretty good for the average "Joe" or "Josephine".