Updated: Mar 24, 2021
Last summer, it was time to say goodbye to my trusty Brinkmann offset smoker. Even though it required constant attention because it leaked so much smoke, I still enjoyed using it. It was my first smoker and literally the first purchase I made when we moved into our home, so I had some sentimental reservations about getting rid of it.
The biggest question was what I was going to replace it with. If you're like me, you need to research purchases like this exhaustively. It took me months and months of scouring blogs and forums, but finally, I settled on a Pit Boss Pro-Series Vertical smoker, which I'll give a full review of in a later post but in the meantime, click here to check out what I purchased.
The day finally came to get rid of the Brinkman; I had the Pit Boss scheduled for delivery in a week. I didn't feel comfortable selling it, it had some rust on the firebox, and to be honest, it wasn't a great smoker. So how do you get rid of a smoker if you're not selling it? The answer was a lot easier than I thought; just put it out at the end of your driveway and wait for two minutes. Yep, I put it out front and was going inside to put a post on Facebook Marketplace to advertise a free smoker, but before I had a chance, a neighbor pulled up and loaded it in their truck! I was happy someone would give the old Brinkmann another life, and it saved me a huge hassle dealing with texts and questions about it from buyers on Facebook.
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