A Brinkmann Charcoal Smoker works much differently than an ordinary gas or charcoal grill. A grill cooks food using direct heat at high temperatures, whereas a Brinkmann Charcoal Smoker cooks food with indirect heat at low-controlled temperatures, using a combination of charcoal, water and flavored wood chips. Flavored wood chips, such as mesquite and hickory, infuse the food with flavors. Assembling a Brinkmann Charcoal Smoker requires preparation and patience, but once it is put together, you can enjoy smoked food in your own backyard.
Attach the legs together using the 10-24-by-3/8-inch screws and square nuts that come with the Brinkmann Smoker.
Attach the V Clips through the inside of the body of the Brinkmann Charcoal Smoker. You will need to attach the V Clips through the 1/4-inch holes that are located halfway down on the sides of the body, mounting the clips with the 10-24-by-3/8-inch screws and nuts.
Attach the single clips to the inside of the smoker through the 1/4-inch holes near the top edge of the smoker body, facing up. Mount the clips using the 10-24-by-3/8-inch screws and nuts.
Attach the wooden handle to the brackets using the 8-34-by-3/4-inch screws and nuts, and then attach two handles to the side of the smoker body using the 10-24-by-3/8-inch screws and nuts.
Attach the hinge to the inside of the smoker body so that the pin is facing out of the smoker. Use the 6-32-by-3/4- inch screws and nuts, and then attach the door to the hinge using the other 6-32-by-3/4-inch screws and nuts.
Place the charcoal pan in the smoker body on top of the legs.
Place the water pan on top of the lower support brackets and then place the cooking rack on the lower support brackets just above the water pan.