Brinkmann Charcoal Grill and Smoker Review

Great Charcoal Smoker/Grill for Beginners

The following is my extensive experience with the Brinkmann Charcoal Grill and Smoker, Black. This is my first charcoal smoker and I must admit that I have enjoyed using it. The smoker reviews I have read were mixed but I guess the price and features convinced me to buy this smoker grill.

Who is This Smoker Best Suited For?

Brinkmann 810-5301-6 Charcoal Grill and Smoker

Brinkmann Charcoal Smoker

I think that the model 810-5301-6 smoker is best suited for people who are learning how to smoke meat using charcoal. It is inexpensive compared to competing smokers. Yet it provides users with every feature that should be expected from any kind of charcoal smoker. Given all that I think it is definitely worth buying.

Excellent Features of this Smoker that Make Me Smile

  • THE MEAT COMES OUT NICE AND FLAVORFUL: Ever since I have used this Brinkmann grill, the meat doesn’t get any bad tasting char burns. The heat and flavors are sealed in tight. Just remember that you shouldn’t remove the cover too many times so you don’t lose heat. The meat comes out nice, brown, and tender with each recipe that I have tried.
  • EASY TO MONITOR: After over a year of cooking with this Brinkmann smoker I have learned that you don’t really have to loom over it all the time. It may not exactly be a start it and leave it kind of smoker but once you have a good smoke going, you just have to come back on regular intervals to add more charcoal or wood chips. The thermometer isn’t spot on but at least you can use it to figure out if you’re retaining heat or not. I use a separate thermometer to get more accurate readings.
  • LARGE COOKING CAPACITY: This Brinkmann smoker and grill can hold a lot of food. I think the 50 pound cooking capacity is some sort of a marketing stunt. I don’t think it can hold that much food in there. But hey, the cooking chamber is large enough to cook food for a small crowd of 8 to 10 people. The most I could fit inside the chamber included four slabs of baby back ribs, six average size steaks, 15 pounds of turkey meat, and two whole chickens. Now that’s a lot of food.

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  • The model 810-5301-6 dimensions has the following dimensions: 17” x 17” x 32” (L x H x W). Manufacturers claim it can hold 50 pounds of food in its cooking chamber. Its total shipping weight is 23 pounds. Comes with a limited one year warranty.
  • This grill and smoker uses charcoal for fuel.
  • Brinkmann’s grill smoker combo is outfitted with a porcelain coated water pan, hinged door, a pair of cooking grills, instructions, stay cool wooden handles, charcoal pans, and a thermometer on the lid.
  • This smoker features an elegant black finish, which adds to its overall aesthetic appeal.
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This charcoal smoker grill is worth the money I paid for it and more. The assembly process will require a little bit of work. I guess I just prefer preassembled products rather than laboring to put them together when they get delivered. Other than that, the Brinkmann Smoker gets my two thumbs up.

Final Verdict

Brinkmann Charcoal Grill and Smoker

Brinkmann 810-5301-6 Charcoal Grill and Smoker

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Brinkmann 810-5301-6 Charcoal Grill and Smoker, Black

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Brinkman Charcoal Grill Charcoal Smokers
Brinkmann 810-5301-6 Charcoal Grill and Smoker, Black
This double grill charcoal smoker and grill comes equipped with two cooking grills to handle up to 50 pounds of food. A heat indicator in the lid eliminates guesswork and the wooden handles stay cool to the touch. This unit also has a front hinged door for easily adding charcoal or water during the smoking process.

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