Brinkmann® Smoke 'N Grill (810-5301-C)

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  • 50 lb. capacity
  • 376 sq. in. cooking area
  • Holds up to 10 lbs. charcoal
  • Thermometer
  • Porcelain coated steel water pan
  • Aluminum handle with wood grips
  • Black


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Brinkmann® Smoke 'N Grill (810-5301-C)
 
3.9

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adds flavor (10)
  • Durable (10)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Works efficiently (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small gatherings (11)
    • For self/couple (9)
    • Indirect cooking (6)
    • Portable use (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Grilling enthusiast (11), Master griller (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Cheap AND good

    The first and only smoker I ever had because 1] it is so affordable and 2] it works great. I have done turkeys, standing rib roasts, beef ribs, pork ribs, ducks,...Read complete review

    The first and only smoker I ever had because 1] it is so affordable and 2] it works great. I have done turkeys, standing rib roasts, beef ribs, pork ribs, ducks, chickens and the flavor and consistency is wonderful. Follow the simple instructions and it is virtually foolproof, rendering a perfectly cooked, smoky, tender and juicy product. I am a good cook and this makes all the roasts I can cook conventionally better by far. Friends say, get an electric smoker, you can control it better. I say, you can pay for it, I am completely happy with my basic Brinkmann. Of course, I still can't afford a more expensive model but, honestly, I don't want one. I am a happy camper.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Frustrating to maintain cooking temp.

    I purchased this for myself in 2011 and based on other reviews newer versions of this smoker don't allow the ash from the charcoal to be away from the coals. Therefore you are adjusting...Read complete review

    I purchased this for myself in 2011 and based on other reviews newer versions of this smoker don't allow the ash from the charcoal to be away from the coals. Therefore you are adjusting the smoker every hour. Cooks great if you are willing to constantly add coals and get all the ash out of the tray in the middle of smoking whatever you want. Otherwise they are smothered and you have very little heat.

    I have enjoyed some delicious ribs due to the shorter cooking time but pork shoulders have been tasty but take so much maintenance to keep the temperature where I want it (about 250).

    I modified mine so it would work better including an accurate thermometer and an ash tray. There are many websites offering advice on how to modify it if you want to. All in all it will cook great but isn't worth the effort.

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    5.0

    Just what I needed... and more.

    By TomKz

    from Frankfort, MI

    About Me Grilling Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Needed For Parts

    Cons

    • Spare Parts Not Available

    Best Uses

    • For Self/Couple

    Comments about Brinkmann® Smoke 'N Grill (810-5301-C):

    It was cheaper to order a whole new smoker from Ace than to order replacement grates and pans from manufacturer.

     
    5.0

    great buy

    By kathy

    from Ohio

    About Me Grilling Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds Flavor
    • Easy To Use
    • My Husband Loves It
    • Works Efficiently

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indirect Cooking
      • Small Gatherings

      Comments about Brinkmann® Smoke 'N Grill (810-5301-C):

      For the price we're very happy with the smoker. My husband uses mesquite chunks and the food comes out fantastic.

       
      3.0

      Great for beginning cooks

      By Bill creator of "The Smokin Rebels" bbq

      from Jacksonm MS

      About Me Master Griller

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adds Flavor
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Hard To Operate

      Best Uses

      • For Self/Couple
      • Great Searing
      • Indirect Cooking
      • Portable Use
      • Small Gatherings

      Comments about Brinkmann® Smoke 'N Grill (810-5301-C):

      I like to use it when I do not want to fire up my large grill.
      I would prefered to buy the grill that you lift off the fire, instead of the door. This has its dissadvantages, it will get heavy.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT SMOKER

      By richard

      from TEXAS

      About Me Master Griller

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Adds Flavor
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Works Efficiently

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • For Self/Couple
        • Indirect Cooking
        • Large Gatherings
        • Small Gatherings

        Comments about Brinkmann® Smoke 'N Grill (810-5301-C):

        I think this is a great lil product. I don't know how many briskets, pork roasts, turkeys, hams, chickens, ribs, and other things I have smoked on this item. I have used this particular smoker to win a BBQ cook off, yes my lil $35.00 smoker vs tow behind units. It will take some use time to learn how cook with it.

        Not a real useful grill, but great smoker.

        the pains and handles with have to be replaced from time to time.

        hint when smoking a turkey and ham, place ham on top.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        30 years and counting

        By Rockhound

        from Ransom Canyon, TX

        About Me Grilling Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Adds Flavor
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable
        • Works Efficiently

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • For Self/Couple
          • Great Searing
          • Grillingsmoking Steaks
          • Portable Use
          • Small Gatherings

          Comments about Brinkmann® Smoke 'N Grill (810-5301-C):

          I won my Brinkmann Smoker thiry years ago from my employer and I have been using it regularly ever since. I am still using the original fire pan; I line it heavy duty aluminum foil every couple of years and it still looks like new. My wooden handles got too weathered so I bought a wooden dowel and cut new ones. I have a large propane fired grill with all the bells and whistles and it is only used when there are too many guests to use the old Brinkmann. I probably have grilled 1000-1200 steaks on it in the last thirty years and plan to use it for another 500.

           
          4.0

          Great for the price

          By Ashley

          from Brandon, FL

          About Me Grilling Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Flavor
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • For Self/Couple
            • Small Gatherings

            Comments about Brinkmann® Smoke 'N Grill (810-5301-C):

            Got this for my husband for Christmas as his first smoker. There is a little learning curve to keep the temp constant but even our first use turned out great!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Had 3 of them

            By dave bbq master

            from So Cal

            About Me Master Griller

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Adds Flavor

            Cons

            • Hard To Operate

            Best Uses

            • Indirect Cooking
            • Small Gatherings

            Comments about Brinkmann® Smoke 'N Grill (810-5301-C):

            Good beginners smoker especially for the price. The charcoal pan burns out easy and wood handle goes bad quickly. Cheaper to replace the smoker. I did it 3 times in less than 10 years, so must of like this smoker. The electric version is much easier to use, but doesn't generate enough heat for cold or windy days. Higher end charcoal smokers like the Weber WSM, ProQ and ceramic egg type smokes are easier to use, maintain temperature and use less charcoal, but cost the smokers more than triple the Brinkmann.

            Best to slow cook large chunks of meat. For chicken breast and thighs, 9 pounds is about the most on 2 racks.
            Then into oven at 450F for cracking pork or a hot grill for bbq grill marks. Slow cooking makes tough meat softer and the flavor to penetrate.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Frustrating to maintain cooking temp.

            By Curtis

            from Iowa

            About Me Grilling Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • No air flow

            Best Uses

            • Indirect Cooking
            • Portable Use
            • Small Gatherings

            Comments about Brinkmann® Smoke 'N Grill (810-5301-C):

            I purchased this for myself in 2011 and based on other reviews newer versions of this smoker don't allow the ash from the charcoal to be away from the coals. Therefore you are adjusting the smoker every hour. Cooks great if you are willing to constantly add coals and get all the ash out of the tray in the middle of smoking whatever you want. Otherwise they are smothered and you have very little heat.

            I have enjoyed some delicious ribs due to the shorter cooking time but pork shoulders have been tasty but take so much maintenance to keep the temperature where I want it (about 250).

            I modified mine so it would work better including an accurate thermometer and an ash tray. There are many websites offering advice on how to modify it if you want to. All in all it will cook great but isn't worth the effort.

             
            4.0

            Economical, sturdy, simple!

            By Doug

            from Corona de Tucson, AZ

            About Me Grilling Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Works Efficiently

            Cons

            • Parts hard to replace

            Best Uses

            • For Self/Couple
            • Portable Use
            • Small Gatherings

            Comments about Brinkmann® Smoke 'N Grill (810-5301-C):

            I have an early version of the Brinkmann Smoke n' Grill as well as a PitMaster Deluxe and I find I use the simpler unit much more often. I have had over 20 years of service with it and it has yet to have any more than normal rust and no rot. The cooking is always reliable (unless you lose the thermometer).
            Try as I might for years, I have never been able to find a replacement thermometer, that was jarred loose and lost during a move. As a smoker, it is useless without a thermometer. With the thermometer, it is unbeatable, even compared to the most expensive units! The new unit shown here is basically identical and given inflation, it is also basically the same price as the one I bought 20 years ago! CHEAP! I love my Smoke N Grill (So somebody tell me where to find a new thermometer for it!)

             
            3.0

            heat guage no good, burnt & cloudy.

            By WESS

            from K.C. KS.,

            About Me Grilling Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Adds Flavor

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • For Self/Couple
              • Small Gatherings

              Comments about Brinkmann® Smoke 'N Grill (810-5301-C):

              HARD TO GET THE LID TO FIT PROPERLY. TEMP GUAGE GETS BURNT AND UNREADABLE.....SMALL CAPACITY.... DOESTN'T GET VERY HOT..
              BRIQUETS BURN EXTREMELY QUICK AND LEAVES ASHES TO SMOTHER THEM....

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Jim N.

              from Raleigh, NC

              About Me Grilling Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Adds Flavor
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Works Efficiently

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Brinkmann® Smoke 'N Grill (810-5301-C):

                  I have owned one of these double-smoker-grills for over 25 yrs. I love it. I have smoked Venison, Pork Ribs, and even 16LB Turkies in mine. I always add a few pieces of Hickory Limbs from the Hickory trees in my yard

                  Great piece of equipment you don't have to worry about your Smoked item catching fire to grease drippings either!!!

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Cheap AND good

                  By Philip

                  from Hampstead, NC

                  About Me Grilling Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Adds Flavor
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Works Efficiently

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • For Self/Couple
                    • Indirect Cooking
                    • Large Gatherings
                    • Small Gatherings

                    Comments about Brinkmann® Smoke 'N Grill (810-5301-C):

                    The first and only smoker I ever had because 1] it is so affordable and 2] it works great. I have done turkeys, standing rib roasts, beef ribs, pork ribs, ducks, chickens and the flavor and consistency is wonderful. Follow the simple instructions and it is virtually foolproof, rendering a perfectly cooked, smoky, tender and juicy product. I am a good cook and this makes all the roasts I can cook conventionally better by far. Friends say, get an electric smoker, you can control it better. I say, you can pay for it, I am completely happy with my basic Brinkmann. Of course, I still can't afford a more expensive model but, honestly, I don't want one. I am a happy camper.

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Excellent Value - Basic Water Smoker

                    By Ed

                    from Wheeling, Illinois

                    About Me Grilling Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Adds Flavor
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • For Self/Couple
                      • Small Gatherings

                      Comments about Brinkmann® Smoke 'N Grill (810-5301-C):

                      This is a great value-priced water-type smoker. It's an excellent choice for someone who wants to try smoking their foods instead of grilling. It's easy to use, and is fairly durable. I love to smoke, and have owned several of these over the last 20 years. The pan for the charcoal does eventually rust out, but I keep buying new ones because you can't beat the price.

                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Not a steady hard working smokee

                      By JB

                      from Killeen, Tx

                      About Me Avid Griller, Professional Chef

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • OK-pan too low to fire

                      Cons

                      • Small grilling space

                      Best Uses

                      • Slow Cooking

                      Comments about Brinkmann® Smoke 'N Grill (810-5301-C):

                      Smoker ok, but pan is too low to fire, need a round upward pan - Water pan need filing every 3-6 hours

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