― We bought a smoker, the cheap one, after fumbling through websites trying to find out exactly what to do I realized if you have the Brinkmann Smoke and Grill that we do, you have just set yourself up for a day of babysitting. Not a bad smoker for a beginner, which is what we are....beginners! I am guessing 2 seasons of Pit Masters was all we needed to think we were ready to take on smokin! ∙ Here is what we learned, not saying it is right, just how our first attempt went. ∙ First [...].