Brinkmann Split-Door Smoker

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By: Brinkmann
Walmart #: 001684949

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  • Over 354 square inches of cooking area
  • Heavy-duty gauge steel construction
  • Four adjustable air vents to control heat and smoke
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    Smoke your favorite meat, fish and foodstuffs with the Brinkmann Split-Door Smoker. With more than 354 square inches of cooking area, you have enough space to smoke your favorite foods. Made of a sturdy steel gauge construction, the door smoker has four adjustable air vents to control the heat and smoke in the cooking chamber. Chrome-coated cooking grates are corrosion resistant and help with easy cleaning. The professional temperature gauge lets you know the temperature level at which you are cooking. Front-locking doors enable easy access to food, water and charcoal pans.

    Brinkmann Split-Door Smoker:

  • Over 354 square inches of cooking area
  • Heavy-duty gauge steel construction
  • Four adjustable air vents to control heat and smoke
  • Professional temperature gauge
  • Locking front doors for easy access to food, water and charcoal pans
  • Chrome-coated cooking grates
  • Model: 810-5502-W
  • Specifications

    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Primary Color: Black
    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Assembly Required: Y
    Model No.: 810-5502-W
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 32.0
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 20.5 x 18.5 x 39.3
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
    Origin of Components: USA or Imported
    Walmart No.: 1684949

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    Customer Reviews | 97 reviews | 3.2 out of 5

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    Smoking Greeeeaaaat ! ! ! !

    Customer review by frozenbean

    5.0 stars by frozenbean

    After reading many of the reviews posted here I realized most buyers intended to purchase a grill and DON'T KNOW the differrence between a grill and a smoker. Smokers cook at low temperatures for extended periods. I bought this smoker at my local Wally World and love it!. Just smoked 2 medium chikens for 6 hrs at a average 150-160 degree temperature. In the last hour I increased the bricket-charcoals and wood to reach the reccomended 180 temp for well cooked poultry. THIS SMOKER PERFORMED FLAWLESSLY THE WHOLE TIME. I did follow the reccomendation made of drilling holes in the bottom of the charcoal pan and worked great, THANK YOU FOR THE HEADS UP!. LOVE THE DUAL DOORS, THIS MAKES IT EXTREMLEY EASY TO LOAD AND UNLOAD FULE/CHIPS ETC. Also the sliding grates work great. Having always used a dome style smoker I do feel like I did an awesome upgrade. I also think that compared to more expensive smokers it was a wise move. I will use this smoker for years to come. LOOKING FORWARD TO THANKSGIVING DAY FOR A SMOKED HAM AND THE TRADITIONAL BIRD ! ! IF YOU ARE UNDECIDED WHAT TO GET, STOP AND GET THIS BEFORE THEY ARE GONE. good luck....

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    Chuck Town, SC
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Age:35 - 44
    Usage:A few times per year
    Fantastic Product

    Customer review by Slaps

    5.0 stars by Slaps

    This was so easy to assemble (I purchased online not at a store)!!! Has 2 racks you can adjust easily and easy to clean IF you follow the directions on how to season it. I am recommending it to everyone I know that uses a smoker for anything.

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    Charlotte, MI
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Age:35 - 44
    Usage:A few times per month
    Great value -- even for a Pro!

    Customer review by Dullblade

    5.0 stars by Dullblade

    I'd give it 10 stars if I could -- only because I built my first two smokers from scratch and understand "smoking" principles (laws actually). There were alot of great suggestions in this review section which helped me prepare for my purchase. Price was no object, but value and enjoyment were and this unit exceeded my expectations. Briefly, some principles are: Just like buying a new car, adjustments must be made to suit you (seats, mirrors, radio, climate control, etc.) and that's what makes smoking fun over grilling -- and this unit makes it easy; Oxygen is fuel to the fire (just like propane) and should be adjusted accordingly; air leaks must be delt with for constant/consistant temperature -- if needed, go to an auto parts store and pick up high temperature caulk -- I didn't need to with my unit because of the venting adjustments I could make as-is; thermometers are guages, hence all must be calibrated -- I have three that all read differently -- and using boiling water (212 degrees) as a calibrator, you can easily figure out what a thermometer reads (actually, you should do this with ANY meat thermometer to ensure food safety); clean-up should be easy -- you shouldn't have to take a smoker to a car wash everytime you use it; access to the food and fire should be easy and safe -- this unit is great for that; read up on smoking and what to expect -- fall-off-the bone ribs aren't truly smoked ribs, and some meats will have red in them after they've reached proper temperature -- and that is OK; and finally, the end-product should be your focus -- not the appliance -- this is simply a vehicle/oven for producing consistent mouth-watering results. If you're not into an entire afternoon of outside enjoyment and the smell of smoked meat over the neighborhood, you can buy accessories for smokers that are fan-driven and adjusted by heat and meat thermometers -- remote controlled from your couch! I'd rather go to the local wings and rib joint than do that! Specifically, with my unit: It assembled in less than an hour (including beer breaks); find something for the coals to get oxygen (read other reviews/suggestions); don't drill holes in the bottom pan -- place it under your newly fabricated/purchased fire grate for EZ clean-up; ramping down heat was easier than ramping up (350 down to 225); use water, juice, sand, peppers, whatever, in the water pan -- but use something in the water pan for consistent temperature control; use direct heat (without the pan) for grilling, or not. My unit holds 225 degrees consistently for hours. My unit produced great results from the start -- but I made the adjustments necessary prior to firing it up. I've done catfish and trout (bacon/lemon wrapped in foil -- or not); unbelievable moist chicken (rubbed and unrubbed) crispy and not; pork shoulder (stuffed with garlic and s/p rub); mustard rubbed ribs (pork and beef); and plan on playing with it more -- peppers and veggies are next. I hope this helps -- if you return this unit (as others have said they did), you'll be missing out on some great food and great fun.

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    Southern New Mexico
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Age:55 - 64
    Usage:Every few days
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    by Keshia0603 12/16/2010
    • Yes
      by Acmetom10/24/2013
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    • yes. We would use hickory charcoal and hickory wood chips....also did the same with mesquite. Soak the wood chips in water before you put them on top of the charcoal. Add more wood chips when the smoke gets low coming out of the vents. The whole neighborhood will smell great!
      by Packers1237/19/2013
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    • Yes the wood chips work great!
      by BigAL4theGrille7/9/2013
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    • Most definitely.
      by krystalblessing4/19/2013
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    • Hi, Yes, you can use soaked wood chips/chunks on your Brinkmann 810-5502-W Smoker. To obtain your favorite smoke flavor, experiment by using chunks, sticks or chips of flavor producing wood such as hickory, pecan, apple, cherry, or mesquite. Most fruit or nut tree wood may be used for smoke flavoring. Do not use resinous wood such as pine as it will produce an unpleasant taste. Wood chunks or sticks 3" to 4" long and 1" to 2" thick worst best. Unless the wood is still green, soak the wood in water for 30 minutes. A lot of wood is not required to obtain a good smoke flavor. A recommended amount for the Vertical Smoker is 5 to 6 wood chucks or sticks. Experiment by using more wood for stronger smoke flavor or less wood for milder smoke flavor. Thank you, Brinkmann Customer Service Team
      by BrinkmannCustomerService3/25/2013
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    • Yes, make aluminum foil pouch, place chips in pouch, close pouch, punch holes in foil, place on top of burning coals.
      by Sinpapeles11/6/2012
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    • Yes -- most hardwoods are OK. Stay away from pine or any woods that give off toxic fumes.
      by Dullblade6/25/2011
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    • Yes but I would suggest wood chunks
      by FatFatMike3/18/2012
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    • wood chips burn away too fast. I would recommend the chunk wood, like apple, cherry, etc. to add extra flavoring
      by bigmike199564/13/2011
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    • Yes, but just use chunks instead
      by PhivTooSix1/23/2011
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    Supplier Warranty: For one year from date of purchase, The Brinkmann Corporation warrants the Vertical Smoker against defects due to workmanship or materials to the original purchaser. The Brinkmann Corporations obligations under this warranty are limited to the following guidelines: " This warranty does not cover smokers that have been altered/modified or damaged due to: normal wear, rust, abuse, improper maintenance and/or improper use."This warranty does not cover surface scratches or heat damage to the finish, which is considered normal wear." The Brinkmann Corporation may elect to repair or replace damaged units covered by the terms of this warranty. " This warranty extends to the original purchaser only and is not transferable or assignable to subsequent purchasers. The Brinkmann Corporation requires reasonable proof of purchase. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you retain your sales receipt or invoice. To obtain replacement parts for your Vertical Smoker under the terms of this warranty, please call Customer Service Department at 1-800-527-0717. A receipt will be required. The Brinkmann Corporation will not be responsible for any smokers forwarded to us without prior authorization. Vertical Smoker must be returned to the original place of purchase for replacement of the unit. EXCEPT AS ABOVE STATED, THE BRINKMANN CORPORATION MAKES NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY.THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. ANY LIABILITY FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE FAILURE OF THE VERTICAL SMOKER TO COMPLY WITH THIS WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY IS EXCLUDED. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PURCHASE PRICE CHARGED IS BASED UPON THE LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN THE WARRANTY SET OUT ABOVE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR NONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
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