The Brinkmann Smoke'N Grill is a charcoal smoker for home smoking and grilling. The Smoke'N Grill is an easy-to-use smoker that slow cooks many types of food using heat and smoke from flavored wood. The smoker is ready to cook your food after assembling and curing the unit.
Curing the Smoker
If this is the first time you are using the Brinkmann Smoke'N Grill, you should cure the smoker to protect the exterior finish and to remove any paint odor that may be on the cooker. The paint odor could adversely affect your food the first time it is used if you do not first cure the smoker. In addition, you should cure the smoker every few months to prevent the smoker from rusting.
To cure the smoker, lift the lid off of the smoker base and remove the water pan. Place a coat of vegetable oil or vegetable oil spray on all of the interior parts of the smoker except the charcoal pan. Place an even amount of charcoal on the charcoal pan and spray charcoal lighting fluid on the charcoal. Light the charcoal and let it burn until a light ash covers the coals. This allows all of the lighter fluid to burn off.
Replace all of the parts of the smoker and close the dome lid. Keep an eye on the heat indicator and make sure it reads "Ideal" throughout the curing process. After two hours, let the smoker cool down to finish the curing process.
When smoking with the Brinkmann Smoke'N Grill, perform the same steps as written above to light the charcoal. Once the charcoal has a light coating of ash, place three or four chunks of flavoring wood on the hot coals. Next, place the water pan on the lower brackets and fill it with water or marinade. The water pan should be filled to 1 inch below the top of the pan.
The first cooking grill should be placed on the brackets right above the water pan. Place a layer of food on the grill with space between each piece to allow the heat and smoke to evenly cook each piece. Once the food is on the first grill, put the second grill on the upper brackets and add food. Put the lid on top of the body to begin cooking.
Check the water level and the charcoal every two hours and add additional water or charcoal as needed. Use a meat thermometer to ensure all of the food is cooked thoroughly before serving.
If you want to use the the grilling feature of the Brinkmann Smoke'N Grill, remove all of the inner parts of the smoker. Place a grill on the lowest bracket and rest the charcoal pan on top of it. Light the charcoal and let it sit until it is lightly covered in ash. Place the other grill over the pan and place food on the grill. Cover the food with the lid to evenly cook the food. Before serving the food, check that it is thoroughly cooked by inserting a meat thermometer in each piece.