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Old 10-09-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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I've seen a couple of them here on this forum. Are you gonna get it?
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:12 PM   #3
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I've seen a couple of them here on this forum. Are you gonna get it?
The only way I would is if someone convinces me that its an awesome deal. I have enough cookers at this point that I only look for those "can't pass up" deals.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:22 PM   #4
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Not an awesome deal, just the wide open bottom will need some work, unless you want a vertical gas smoker
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:25 PM   #5
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I just looked at it closer, and it kinda looks like Brinkmann just took a cooking chamber from one of their offsets, turned it upright, cut the bottom out and put some legs on it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:31 PM   #6
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Well it is made by Brinkmann.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:46 PM   #7
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They are older and have fairly thick steel. A little work on the bottom area and they would be a solid unit. Think UDS. Seal the bottom, make a UDS style fire basket, add intake(s) and you should have a solid performer.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:47 AM   #8
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I had one in the garage the other day in excellent condition I gave away......I have too many grills and smokers and had to make room for another one. ;)
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:54 AM   #9
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Definitely not an awesome deal.

The meat racks look like they need to be replaced

These are a little older with the charcoal pan in the bottom.

They do not have a good seal and leak a lot, however they have more consistent heat than the horizontal models.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:57 AM   #10
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I own one and it is a POS. I am waiting til I build my next drum to steal the handles and other parts off it and then I am throwing it away.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:37 AM   #11
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ECB gourmet is a POS in it's stock form too. But a few easy mods and it works just as good as a WSM.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:50 PM   #12
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If you need it be a good if you just want it not a good deal , but overall not a bad looking smoker
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