Owner`s manual | Brinkmann Charcoal Smoker Smoker User Manual

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75 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For 75 years from date of purchase, The Brinkmann Corporation warrants the Cimarron Deluxe against defects due to
workmanship or materials to the original purchaser. The Brinkmann Corporation’s obligations under this warranty are limited to
the following guidelines:
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This warranty does not cover smokers that have been altered or damaged due to: normal wear, rust, abuse, improper
maintenance, improper use, disassembly of parts and/or attempted repair by anyone other than an authorized employee of
The Brinkmann Corporation.
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This warranty does not cover surface scratches or heat damage to the finish, which is considered normal wear.
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The Brinkmann Corporation may elect to repair or replace damaged parts covered by the terms of this warranty.
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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 Cimarron Deluxe under the terms of this warranty, please call Customer
Service Department at 800-527-0717. A receipt will be required. The Brinkmann Corporation will not be responsible for any
cookers forwarded to us without authorization. Cimarron Deluxe 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 75 YEARS 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
CIMARRON DELUXE 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 CONSEQUENTIAL
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.
Owner’s Manual for Models
855-6306-A & 855-6306-D
140-6306-D
2/00
Deluxe Outdoor Charcoal/Wood Smoker & Grill
OWNER’S MANUAL
ASSEMBLY & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY WARNINGS AND
INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL TO AVOID
PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
The Art of Smoke Cooking Cookbook
Temperature Gauge
Contains 40 exciting yet simple recipes using the
delicious technique of smoke cooking. Beautifully
photographed full-color, sixty-six page hardback
cookbook presents old favorites as well as new recipes
such as smoked meatballs & spaghetti, smoked pizza,
smoked tomato soup and smoked peach cobbler.
Model 812-3327-0
This temperature gauge is designed to fit
our Cimarron Deluxe, Professional,
Pitmaster and Smoke King outdoor
smoker models. This commercial quality
gauge allows you to
accurately monitor the
internal temperature of the
cooking chamber. An
accurate gauge eliminates
the need to check your food
constantly. If you’re serious about
smoke cooking, you’ll want this
gauge for your .
Model 812-3301-0
Rib Rack
Chrome-plated rack can
greatly increase the cooking
capacity of your smoker. Holds ribs,
chicken halves, potatoes and corn
vertically to triple cooking capacity. Allows
smoke, steam and heat to penetrate food evenly.
Model 600-0062-3
Meatloaf Basket
The unique basket weave prevents meatloaf from
falling through the grill while allowing smoke,
steam and heat to flow into the food. Also, provides
a convenient method for lifting your meatloaf in and
out of the smoker.
Model 400-0073-0
Deluxe Charcoal Starter
The Brinkmann Deluxe Charcoal Starter is the fastest
and healthiest way to light charcoal without using
lighter fluid. Just place crumpled newspaper under the
charcoal starter, fill with charcoal and light. You’ll have
hot, glowing coals in about 15 minutes with no
unpleasant fumes to affect the
flavor of your food. Our unique
design allows you to pour the
hot coals from the top or
simply slide the grate out and
lift to release hot coals
through the bottom of
starter into your smoker
or grill.
Model 812-4080-0
READ ALL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE ASSEMBLING AND OPERATING YOUR SMOKER.
WARNING
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Only use this smoker and fryer attachment on a hard, level, noncombustible, stable surface (concrete, ground, etc.) capable of
supporting the weight of the smoker. Never use on wooden or other surfaces that could burn.
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Proper clearance of 10 feet between the smoker/fryer attachment and combustible material (bushes, trees, wooden decks, fences,
buildings, etc.) or construction should be maintained at all times when smoker and fryer attachment are in use. Do not place
smoker and fryer attachment under a roof overhang or other enclosed area.
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For household use only. Do not use this smoker or fryer attachment for other than their intended purpose.
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For outdoor use only. Do not operate smoker or fryer attachment indoors or in an enclosed area. In windy weather, place smoker
and fryer attachment in an outdoor area that is protected from the wind.
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Do not leave smoker or fryer attachment unattended when hot or in use. Only adults are to operate this smoker and fryer
attachment; keep children and pets safely away. Carefully monitor all activity around cooker to avoid burns or other injuries.
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Do not use gasoline, kerosene or alcohol for lighting charcoal. Use of any of these or similar products will cause an explosion
possibly leading to severe bodily injury.
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We recommend the use of a Charcoal Chimney Starter to avoid the dangers associated with charcoal lighting fluid. If you choose
to use charcoal lighting fluid, only use lighting fluid approved for lighting charcoal. Carefully read manufacturer’s warnings and
instructions on the charcoal lighting fluid and charcoal prior to the use of their product. Store charcoal lighting fluid safely away
from smoker and fryer attachment.
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When using charcoal lighting fluid, allow charcoal to burn with smoker lids and dampers open until covered with a light ash
(approximately 20 minutes). This will allow charcoal lighting fluid to burn off. Failure to do this could trap fumes from charcoal
lighting fluid in smoker and may result in a flash fire or explosion when lid is opened.
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Never add charcoal lighting fluid to hot or even warm coals as flashback or explosion may occur causing severe burns.
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Never use charcoal that has been pre-treated with lighter fluid. Use only a high grade plain charcoal or charcoal/wood mixture.
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Never add charcoal and/or wood through firebox side door or firebox air vent. When adding charcoal and/or wood, use extreme
caution and follow instructions in “Adding Charcoal/Wood During Cooking” section of this manual.
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When opening lid, make sure it is pushed all the way back so it rests against the lid support bracket. If lid is not resting against
the bracket, it could fall back to a closed position and cause bodily injury.
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The firebox lid will be extremely hot during use. Use caution when reaching into or under smoker. Always wear oven mitts or
gloves to protect your hands from burns. Avoid touching hot surfaces.
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Never move smoker or fryer attachment when they are in use or when they contain hot liquid, or hot coals or ashes.
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Do not store or use smoker or fryer attachment near gasoline or other flammable liquids, gases or where flammable vapors may
be present.
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Use caution when assembling and operating your smoker to avoid scrapes or cuts from sharp edges of metal parts.
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Whether smoking or grilling, a metal bucket or tin can must be kept under the grease hole at all times to catch grease drippings
and or hot embers. Check grease and/or ash level in metal bucket often and empty or change when w full. Use extreme caution as
the smoker, metal bucket or tin can and its contents will be hot.
Smoker Basket
The unique basket
weave prevents
food from falling
through the grill while
allowing smoke, steam and heat to flow into the food. Great for fish,
shrimp, vegetables and hors d’oeuvres. Also, provides a convenient method
for lifting food in and out of the smoker. Great for large cuts of meat such
as turkeys and roasts.
Model 812-3333-0
Commercial-Quality Meat Thermometer
An essential tool when cooking all types of meat. Get perfectly
smoked roasts, briskets and turkeys without cutting into the
meat. Commercial-quality thermostat features an easy-toread 2w" dial with a 52" stem. Features Fahrenheit and
Centigrade readings and National Livestock and Meat
Board recommended
temperatures. Also features
the newly recommended 170°F internal temperature
for fresh pork. Stainless steel construction and
dishwasher safe.
Model 812-4100-0
Metal Grease Bucket
This metal bucket
conveniently hangs
from the L-bracket on
your Cimarron Deluxe,
Professional or
Pitmaster horizontal
smoker to catch falling
grease and ash. Made of aluminum.
Model 812-3105-0
LOOK FOR THESE AND OTHER BRINKMANN ACCESSORIES AT YOUR LOCAL RETAILER WHERE
SMOKERS ARE SOLD, OR ORDER DIRECT BY CALLING 1-800-468-5252.
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WE WANT YOU TO ASSEMBLE AND USE YOUR SMOKER AS SAFELY AS POSSIBLE.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL
IS TO ATTRACT YOUR ATTENTION TO POSSIBLE HAZARDS AS YOU ASSEMBLE AND USE YOUR SMOKER.
WHEN YOU SEE THE SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE INFORMATION WHICH FOLLOWS!
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WARNING
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(continued)
When grilling, grease from meat may drip into the charcoal and cause a grease fire. If this should happen close lid, air vent and
damper to suffocate the flame. Do not use water to extinguish grease fires.
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Use caution since flames can flare-up when fresh air suddenly comes in contact with fire. When opening the lids, keep hands,
face and body a safe distance from hot steam and flame flare-ups.
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Keep hands, face and hair away from burner. Use long matches or long-nosed lighter to light the burner. Do not wear loose
clothing or allow long hair to hang freely while lighting or using smoker or fryer attachment.
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Close lids and all dampers to suffocate flame/charcoal when finished cooking.
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Never leave coals and ashes in smoker unattended. Before smoker can be left unattended, remaining coals and ashes must be
removed from smoker. Use caution to protect yourself and property. Carefully place remaining coals and ashes in a
noncombustible metal container and saturate completely with water. Allow coals and water to remain in metal container 24 hours
prior to disposing.
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Proper Care
& Maintenance
Before storing cooker, cover air shutter, top of burner assembly and POL fitting with plastic and
secure with rubber bands to prevent insects from nesting.
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Cover and store smoker in a protected area away from children and pets.
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Never store propane tank in an enclosed area (house, garage, etc.). Store outdoors in a well
ventilated, shaded area away from any heat source or open flame.
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Due to the intense heat from burner, it is normal for paint burn off and discoloration to occur on
cooker during the first few uses.
ACCESSORIES
Deep Fry Thermometer
Accurately monitor cooking oil temperature with these high-quality
deep fry thermometers. Designed to clip onto the pot or strainer
basket, they are an essential tool when deep frying to maintain
proper cooking temperature. Our 10" deep fry thermometer is
specially designed for use with our large boiling pots. Our 5" deep
fry thermometer is perfect for use with our 2-Gallon Pan and Basket
Set or smaller pots. Stainless steel and dishwasher safe.
Hot oil or water can cause severe burns and permanent disfigurement; Use caution and common sense when operating this product.
Do not move fryer attachment while in use or while pan contains hot liquid.
Use caution when walking or standing near fryer attachment as splattered oil may have created a slick surface.
Avoid bumping into fryer attachment or pan/pan handle to prevent hot liquid spills.
Should oil spill-over/boil-over occur, be sure to check that flame was not extinguished by liquid. Gas could accumulate creating
a highly flammable and very dangerous situation. Allow all gas to dissipate prior to relighting fryer attachment.
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Model 072-0009-0 (5" Stem)
Model 072-0011-0 (10" Stem)
250
300
200
150
100
350
150
50
200
°C
Fried Turkey Rub’N Spice
This special spice rub is custom-blended
specifically for use with our Deep Fried
Whole Turkey recipe. You'll want to use this
delicious rub and our recipe all year round,
not just for holidays. Rub'N Spice is also
great as a marinade for roasting, grilling or
smoke cooking poultry. Includes our Deep
Fried Whole Turkey recipe on label. Contains
9.25 oz. (269.3 grams).
Model 812-3325-7
R
100
400
°F
DISH W ASHER SA
FE
Smoking oil is an indication that the oil is too hot and may ignite. Reduce flame immediately to avoid igniting oil. Never
exceed 375° F.
Frozen food should be thawed before placing in hot oil to avoid burns from splattered oil.
Use extreme caution when lifting basket out of pan; lift slowly to ensure pan and basket are not stuck together and to allow oil
to drain into pan. As contents may be heavy and oil may drip or splatter from basket, extra attention must be used during this
process to avoid overturning pan of hot liquid.
Always hang basket directly over pan (see illustration on page 18).
Avoid touching hot surfaces, wear oven mitts to protect your hands and non-slick shoes.
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Propane gas is extremely flammable, follow these instructions:
Smoke’N Spice Seasoning
2 Gallon Pan and Basket Set
This restaurant-style aluminum fry
pan and chromed wire strainer
basket is an essential tool for frying
perfect fish, chicken, french fries,
onion rings, and more. The pan is
equipped with a strainer basket holder for draining excess
oil. Use outdoors with Brinkmann All Purpose Gas Cooker,
Turkey Fryer or All-In-One to avoid the mess and odors
associated with frying in your kitchen.
Model 815-3610-0
Powdered marinade specially
blended with no MSG to
enhance the flavor of red or
white meat when smoking or
grilling. Contains 7.5 oz.
(213 grams).
Model 812-3324-0 (Red Meat
Seasoning)
Model 812-3325-0 (White Meat Seasoning)
Cimarron Deluxe Cooking Grill
Use only LP gas cylinders marked "Propane" which are U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) certified.
Always use the gas pressure regulator supplied with this product which is regulated for an outlet pressure of 15 PSI; the use of
other regulators or no regulator could result in dangerous gas leakage.
Check all gas connections by following directions in the "Gas Leak Testing" section of this manual. Never test for gas leaks with
a lighted match or open flame. Do not operate this cooker with a gas leak.
Cimarron Deluxe Cooking Grill
Propane is heavier than air and can accumulate in low places. Keep propane tank, at all times, in a well ventilated area. If you
smell gas – leave the area immediately and call for help.
Heavy-duty steel 15 1⁄ 4" x 12 7⁄ 16" cooking grill.
For use with Cimarron Deluxe Smoker & Grills.
Model 115-1215-0
Fully extend hose between propane tank and cooker to protect hose from contact with hot surfaces which could create a leak.
Never use a hose that shows signs of cracking or damage. Replace hose every two years.
2
Heavy-duty steel 15
1
⁄ 4" x 15" cooking
grill. For use with
Cimarron Deluxe
Smoker & Grills.
Model 115-1515-0
Cimarron Deluxe Horizontal Charcoal Grate
Heavy-duty steel grate 9" x 14 allows airflow
around charcoal. For use with Cimarron
Deluxe Smoker & Grills.
Model 115-0914-0
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WARNING: Use extreme care when lifting basket out of pan. Always grip
pan handle with one hand while lifting basket with the other.
Failure to do so could create a situation where you pull the pan
off the burner spilling the contents onto yourself or someone
else. Always hang basket directly over pan as illustrated. This
allows hot liquid to drip back into the pan. Hanging the basket
in any other way could cause the pan to tip over, spilling hot
liquid. Always use hot pad to protect hands.
WARNING
Basket Holder
Never store propane tank in an enclosed area (house, garage, etc.). Store outdoors in a well ventilated, shaded area, away
from any heat source or open flame and away from children’s reach.
Turn the cooker "ON" and "OFF" with the propane tank valve; use the control knob ONLY to adjust the flame. Read all
warnings on or accompanying propane tank.
Disconnect the propane tank from the cooker when not in use. A safety plug should be placed in the propane tank valve.
Step 9
When food is done, turn cooker OFF. Always turn propane tank valve OFF
first, then turn the control knob OFF.
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Only use flat bottom metal cookware and center evenly over burner. Never put an empty pan over an open flame; the bottom of
the pan could melt. Do not use plastic, ceramic or glassware. Any pan larger than the retaining ring will rest on top of the ring.
Use caution to avoid knocking pan from retaining ring.
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Do not fill cookware beyond one-half full with liquid to allow room for the addition of food and to avoid boil-over of hot liquid.
In some cases, depending on the weight or size of food, even less liquid will be required. If spill-over/boil-over occurs, check
to make sure flame was not extinguished by liquid. Gas could accumulate causing a highly flammable, very dangerous
situation. Allow gas to dissipate prior to relighting cooker.
•
In case of grease fire, do not use water to extinguish flame. Turn gas OFF at propane tank and use fire extinguisher approved
for use with gas appliances or other appropriate means to extinguish flame.
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Only use replacement/accessory parts manufactured by The Brinkmann Corporation. Repairs should be performed by The
Brinkmann Corporation.
Step 10
Allow cooker to cool completely, then follow instructions in the ”After-Use
Safety” and “Proper Care & Maintenance” sections on page 6 of this
manual.
AFTER-USE SAFETY
WARNING
•
Always allow smoker, cooker, pot and liquid, and all components to cool completely before handling.
•
Never leave coals and ashes in smoker unattended. Make sure coals and ashes are completely extinguished before removing.
•
•
Before smoker can be left unattended, remaining coals and ashes must be removed from smoker. Use caution to protect
yourself and property. Place remaining coals and ashes in a noncombustible metal container and completely saturate with
water. Allow coals and water to remain in metal container 24 hours prior to disposing.
Do not exceed a temperature of 400°F in cooking chamber. Do not allow charcoal and/or wood to rest on the walls of the
firebox and cooking chamber. Doing so will greatly reduce the life of the metal and finish of your smoker. Extinguished coals
and ashes should be placed a safe distance from all structures and combustible materials.
•
With a garden hose, completely wet the surface beneath and around smoker to extinguish any ashes, coals or embers which
may have fallen during the cooking or cleaning process.
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After each use, clean the smoker thoroughly and reapply a light coat of oil to interior to prevent rusting. Cover the smoker to
protect it from the weather.
•
Use caution when lifting or moving smoker to prevent strains and back injuries. Moving smoker may require the help of an
additional person.
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Extinguished coals and ashes should be placed a safe distance from all structures and combustible materials.
•
With a garden hose, completely wet surface beneath and around the smoker to extinguish any ashes, coals or embers which
may have fallen during the cooking or cleaning process.
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Allow metal bucket and its contents to cool completely before removing. Dispose of contents properly.
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Cover and store smoker in a protected area away from children and pets.
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We advise that a fire extinguisher be on hand. Refer to your local authority to determine proper size and type of fire extinguisher.
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Always disconnect the propane tank from cooker when not in use - a safety plug should be placed in the propane tank valve.
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Accessory attachments not manufactured by The Brinkmann Corporation for this particular product are not recommended and
may lead to personal injury or property damage.
•
Store the smoker out of reach of children and in a dry location when not in use.
Proper Care
& Maintenance
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Cure your smoker periodically throughout the year to protect against excessive rust.
•
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Wash cooking grills and charcoal grate with hot, soapy water, rinse well and dry. Lightly coat grills
and grate with vegetable oil or vegetable oil spray.
Do not attempt to service smoker other than normal maintenance as explained in “After-Use Safety” and “Proper Care &
Maintenance” sections of this manual. Repairs should be performed by The Brinkmann Corporation only.
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Properly dispose of all packaging material.
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Clean inside and outside of smoker by wiping off with a damp cloth. Apply a light coat of vegetable
oil or vegetable oil spray to the interior surface to prevent rusting.
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If rust appears on the exterior surface of your smoker, clean and buff the affected area with steel
wool or fine grit emery cloth. Touch-up with a good quality high-temperature resistant paint.
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Never apply paint to the interior surface. Rust spots on the interior surface can be buffed, cleaned,
then lightly coated with vegetable oil or vegetable oil spray to minimize rusting.
USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE WHEN OPERATING YOUR SMOKER.
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO SAFETY WARNINGS AND GUIDELINES IN THIS MANUAL COULD RESULT
IN BODILY INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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FRYER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL SAFETY WARNINGS & ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING YOUR SMOKER.
PLACE THE SMOKER OUTDOORS ON A HARD, LEVEL, NON-COMBUSTIBLE SURFACE
AWAY FROM ROOF OVERHANG OR ANY COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL. NEVER USE ON WOODEN OR OTHER
SURFACES THAT COULD BURN. PLACE THE SMOKER AWAY FROM OPEN WINDOWS OR DOORS TO PREVENT
SMOKE FROM ENTERING YOUR HOUSE. IN WINDY WEATHER, PLACE THE SMOKER IN AN OUTDOOR AREA THAT
IS PROTECTED FROM THE WIND.
FOR MISSING PARTS, PLEASE CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-527-0717.
(PROOF OF PURCHASE WILL BE REQUIRED.)
Inspect contents of the box to ensure all parts are included and undamaged.
We recommend two people work together when
assembling this unit.
The following tools are required to assemble this
Cimarron Deluxe and connect your fryer attachment:
• Hammer
• Two adjustable wrenches:
or
Adjustable wrench and the following wrenches:
PARTS LIST
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
• d" Open end wrench
7 1
• w" Open end wrench
8 2
9 2
• f" Open end wrench
• 9⁄ 16" Open end wrench
READ ALL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SMOKER.
10 2
Cooking chamber with
attached firebox
Air vent butterfly damper
Smokestack with damper
Cooking grill (15 1⁄ 4" x 127⁄ 16")
Cooking grill (15 1⁄ 4" x 15")
Charcoal grate (9" x 14')
Front shelf
Legs with endcaps
Legs with axle receivers
16" wagon wheels
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13
14
15
16
Firebox door latch
1 Firebox rake
1 Temperature gauge
1 Assembled fryer attachment
with hoses and LP log-lighter
2 Propane bottle hooks
1 Axle rod
Fryer and LP Log-lighter
Control Panel
L Fryer
4
2
OFF
LOW
LOW
HI
HI
NOTE:
5
Due to the intense heat from burner,
it is normal for paint burn off and
discoloration to occur on cooker
during the first few uses.
1
Air Hole
2
Make sure the control panel knob for the LP log-lighter and the fryer are
both in the “OFF” position.
Step 2
Fill metal cookware with desired amount of water or oil. Never fill pan more
than half way to allow room for addition of food and to avoid boil-over of
hot liquids. Never place an empty pan over an open flame. Do not place pan
on cooker at this time.
Step 3
Open the propane tank valve two full turns. Using a long match, hold the
flame 2" above burner porthole. Turn the control knob SLOWLY until the
burner lights.
w" Washers
d" Axle caps
13
6
R Fryer
OFF
Parts Bag Contains:
3
4
Step 1
11 1
Rotating Air
Shutter
WARNING: If the burner does not light within 5 seconds, turn the
propane tank valve and control knob OFF immediately.
Wait at least 5 minutes until gas fumes have dissipated
before attempting to light the burner again.
Step 4
After lighting the burner, open the control knob until a large yellow flame
appears. Adjust the air shutter valve on the cooker until the flame turns
blue. Use the control knob to adjust the flame accordingly.
Step 5
Place pan with liquid on cooker. The retaining ring allows placement of a
14.5" (36.8 cm) diameter pan. Any pan larger than the retaining ring will
rest on the retaining ring of cooker. This cooker is designed to hold no more
than a Brinkmann 2 gallon Pan & Basket.
WARNING: Before proceeding read all safety warnings and instructions
carefully before operating your cooker.
Step 6
7
11
14
10
Step 7
Use pan/pot with a cooking basket or strainer with handle to lower food into
hot liquid. Lower food into the pan slowly. Frozen foods should be thawed
to room temperature before placing in hot liquid. The temperature of liquid
will drop when food is added. Adjust the flame to return to desired cooking
temperature. When the desired temperature is achieved, reduce the heat to
maintain temperature.
15
9
8
16
4
Bring liquid to the desired cooking temperature. For best results, use a deep
fry thermometer to check oil temperature. If oil begins to smoke, reduce the
flame to avoid igniting the oil. Never exceed 375°F (190° C).
Step 8
Test food for doneness using a meat thermometer after removing from hot
liquid. Use caution as food will be very hot.
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ADDING CHARCOAL/WOOD IN FIREBOX
Step 1
Stand back and carefully open firebox lid. Use caution since flames
can flare-up when fresh air suddenly comes in contact with fire.
Adding Charcoal/Wood
During Cooking
Clear an assembly area and get a friend to
help you put your smoker together. Lay
cardboard down to protect smoker finish and
assembly area.
Rear Leg Receiver
CAUTION:
Step 2
Wearing oven mitts/gloves, stand back a safe distance and use long
cooking tongs to lightly brush aside ashes on hot coals. Use cooking
tongs to add charcoal and/or wood, being careful not to stir-up ashes
and sparks. If necessary, use your Charcoal Chimney Starter to light
additional charcoal and/or wood and add to existing fire.
WARNING:
Remember, your new smoker
weighs more than 250 lbs. so be
extremely careful during the
assembly process.
Step 1
Never add charcoal lighting fluid to hot or even warm coals
as flashback may occur causing severe burns.
With leg screws facing inward, insert axle
rod through both rear leg receivers. Place a
w" washer on either side of a either 16"
wagon wheel and insert on one end of axle.
Repeat on other side. Place axle caps on
each end of axle and hammer into place.
Axle Rod
Step 3
When charcoal is burning strong again, close the firebox lid.
ADDING CHARCOAL/WOOD IN COOKING CHAMBER
Step 2
Step 1
Place cooker on firebox end with the doors
closed as illustrated. Make sure that
another person is holding the cooker
steady.
w" Washer
Stand back and carefully open cooking chamber lid. Use caution since
flames can flare-up when fresh air suddenly comes in contact with fire.
Axle Cap
Step 2
Wearing oven mitts/gloves, remove food and cooking grills.
Front Legs
Step 3
Install assembled legs onto the leg
receivers closest to firebox. Using a 9⁄ 16"
wrench tighten screws securely.
Stand back a safe distance and use long cooking tongs to lightly brush
aside ashes on hot coals. Use cooking tongs to add charcoal and/or
wood, being careful not to stir-up ashes and sparks. If necessary, use
your Charcoal Chimney Starter to light additional charcoal and/or wood
and add to existing fire.
WARNING:
Step 3
Never add charcoal lighting fluid to hot or even warm coals
as flashback may occur causing severe burns.
Step 4
Step 4
Assembled
Rear Legs
When charcoal is burning strong again, wear oven mitts/gloves and
carefully replace cooking grills and food.
Step 5
Install front legs onto leg receivers with
screws facing in. Using a 9⁄ 16" wrench
tighten screws securely.
Step 5
Close the cooking chamber lid and allow food to continue cooking.
Keeping lids closed and with the help of an
assistant, carefully turn the smoker to its
upright position. Try to minimize the stress
placed on the legs.
CAUTION:
Keep lids closed when setting
unit upright to prevent bodily
injury.
Firebox End
NOTE:
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Your smoker has been built with a 2"
tilt towards the smokestack end. To
ensure proper grease drainage
always keep your smoker on a level
surface.
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Step 6
Flavoring Wood
Install smokestack inside smokestack pilot
as illustrated. Tighten smokestack screw
with 9⁄ 16" wrench.
Step 7
To install air vent damper, open the firebox
door and attach damper to inside of firebox
door as illustrated. Do not overtighten as this
will make the air vent difficult to open and
close.
NOTE:
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.
Sticks of wood 8" to 12” long and 2" to 3" thick work best. A lot of wood is not
required to obtain a good smoke flavor. A recommended amount for the
Cimarron Deluxe is 5 to 6 sticks of wood. Experiment by using more wood for
stronger smoke flavor or less wood for milder smoke flavor.
Smokestack
Additional flavoring wood should not have to be added during the cooking
process. However, it may be necessary when cooking very large pieces of food.
Follow instructions and cautions in the “Adding Charcoal/Wood During Cooking”
section of this manual to avoid injury while adding wood.
Make sure air vent damper handle
faces outside of the firebox door.
Step 8
Attach the door latch to the outside of the
firebox door as illustrated. Do not
overtighten hex nut.
CAUTION:
A metal bucket must be kept
under grease hole at all times.
Empty or replace bucket when w
full to prevent spills during
removal. Use caution when
removing bucket to avoid spilling
hot grease.
Metal Bucket
(not included)
Smokestack
Pilot
Regulating Heat
Smokestack
Screw
To increase heat and air circulation, fully open firebox air vent and smokestack
damper. If increased air circulation does not raise temperature sufficiently,
more wood and/or charcoal may be needed. Follow instructions in “Adding
Charcoal/Wood During Cooking” section of this manual.
To maintain the temperature, more wood and/or charcoal may need to be
added during the cooking cycle.
Grease
Hole
Butterfly
Damper
NOTE: Dry wood burns hotter than charcoal, so you may want to increase the
ratio of wood to charcoal to increase the cooking temperature.
Hardwood such as oak, hickory, mesquite, fruit and nut wood are an
excellent fuel because of their burning rate. When using wood as fuel,
make sure the wood is seasoned and dry. DO NOT use resinous wood
such as pine as it will produce an unpleasant taste.
Additional charcoal and/or wood may be required to maintain or increase
cooking temperature.
Step 9
Remove nut from temperature gauge hole
in smoker. Remove tightening ring from
gauge. Screw probe into temperature
gauge hole in smoker. DO NOT
OVERTIGHTEN!
Temperature
Gauge
Temperature
Gauge Hole
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Step 5
Step 10
With coals burning well, carefully add wood chunks using long cooking
tongs (see “Flavoring Wood” and “Adding Charcoal/Wood During
Cooking” sections of this manual).
Attach front shelf to smoker.
Fryer
Attachment
Step 6
FRYER ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS:
Front Shelf
Place food on cooking grills in the cooking chamber.
Step 11
Step 7
Close firebox and cooking chamber lids. Adjust the firebox air vent and
smokestack damper to regulate cooking temperature.
NOTE:
Fryer
Do not fully close air vent, damper and lids unless trying to cool
the smoker down or suffocate a flame.
Step 8
Receivers
Placement of Charcoal Grate
For large cuts of meat, allow approximately one hour of cooking time per
pound of meat. Always use a meat thermometer to ensure food is fully
cooked before removing from smoker.
In the bottom of the smoker box, you will
find a complete, assembled fryer
attachment.
The fryer attachment installs in the
receivers on the end of the smoker. Make
sure the fryer attachment is secure in the
receivers.
Step 12
On the underside of the smoker, install the
propane bottle hooks. The hooks should
be facing each other. Slide the hooks
through the receivers and hammer the
push caps on the end of the hook to
secure hooks in receivers.
Step 9
Allow smoker to cool completely, then follow instructions in the “AfterUse Safety” and “Proper Care & Maintenance” sections of this manual.
Step 13
Hang propane bottle from hooks.
PROPANE BOTTLE NOT INCLUDED.
•
During the smoking process, avoid the temptation to open lid to check
food. Opening the lid allows heat and smoke to escape, making additional
cooking time necessary.
•
Food closest to the firebox will cook and brown faster. Rotate food
midway through the cooking cycle. If food is excessively browned or
flavored with smoke, wrap food in aluminum foil after the first few hours
of smoking. This will allow food to continue cooking without further
browning or smoke flavoring.
• When cooking fish or extra lean cuts of meat, you may want to try water
smoking to keep the food moist. Before starting a fire in firebox, place
charcoal grate in cooking chamber. Use a flat bottom metal pan that is
shallow enough to fit between the charcoal grate and cooking grill as a
water pan. Set the metal pan on charcoal grate under food and cooking
grill and fill with water or marinade until q full.
CAUTION: Always use oven mitts/gloves to protect your hands. Liquid in
water pan will be extremely hot and can scald or burn. Always
allow liquid to cool completely before handling. Do not allow
liquid to completely evaporate from water pan.
Smoke Cooking Tips
INSTALLING THE LP LOG-LIGHTER
Step 14
Take the LP log-lighter bar and hose, and
slide LP log-lighter into receptacle near
bottom of firebox. The small holes on the
LP log-lighter should be placed facing
down. Make sure LP log-lighter is fully
installed. Tighten set screw.
*Water pan sold separately.
Insert LP log-lighter bar
• Always use a meat thermometer to ensure food is fully cooked before
removing from smoker. A meat thermometer may be ordered directly
from Brinkmann by calling 1-800-468-5252.
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PREPARATION FOR SMOKER USE
& LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
Step 15
PLACE THE SMOKER OUTDOORS ON A HARD, LEVEL, NON-COMBUSTIBLE SURFACE
AWAY FROM ROOF OVERHANG OR ANY COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL. NEVER USE ON WOODEN OR OTHER SURFACES THAT
COULD BURN. PLACE THE SMOKER AWAY FROM OPEN WINDOWS OR DOORS TO PREVENT SMOKE FROM ENTERING YOUR
HOUSE. IN WINDY WEATHER, PLACE THE SMOKER IN AN OUTDOOR AREA THAT IS PROTECTED FROM THE WIND.
Step 16
READ ALL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SMOKER.
Prior to your first use of the Brinkmann Cimarron Deluxe, follow the
instructions below carefully to cure smoker. Curing your smoker will
minimize rust and damage to the exterior finish as well as rid smoker of
paint odor that can impart unnatural flavors to the first meal prepared on
your Cimarron Deluxe.
For large cuts of meat, allow approximately one hour of cooking time
per pound of meat. Always use a meat thermometer to ensure food is
fully cooked before removing from smoker.
Allow smoker to cool completely, then follow instructions in the
“After-Use Safety” and “Proper Care & Maintenance” sections of this
manual.
Grilling In Cooking
Chamber
Curing Your Smoker
Remove cooking grills from cooking chamber and set aside. Place
charcoal grate in bottom of cooking chamber.
Step 2
Follow instructions below carefully to build a fire in the cooking chamber.
You may use charcoal and/or wood as fuel in the Cimarron Deluxe (see
“Adding Charcoal/Wood During Cooking” section of this manual).
Lightly coat all interior surfaces of the smoker including cooking grills
and charcoal grates with vegetable oil or vegetable oil spray.
Step 2
Place a charcoal grate in firebox. Place cooking grills in cooking
chamber.
Metal Bucket
(not included)
Step 3
Place a metal bucket on bracket under grease hole. A metal bucket
must be placed under grease hole at all times.
Follow the instructions below carefully to build a fire in the firebox. You
may use charcoal and/or wood as fuel in the Cimarron Deluxe (see
“Adding Charcoal/Wood During Cooking” section of this manual).
If using a Charcoal Chimney Starter, follow all manufacturer’s warnings
and instructions regarding the use of their product. Start with 8 to 10
pounds of charcoal. This should be enough charcoal to cook with once
the curing process has been completed. Open the firebox air vent
approximately 1" to 2" and smokestack damper halfway. When charcoal
is burning strong, carefully place the hot coals in center of firebox.
WARNING: Keep hot coals away from the firebox air vent to prevent coals
from falling out.
IF USING CHARCOAL CHIMNEY STARTER, PROCEED TO STEP 7.
If you choose to use charcoal lighting fluid, ONLY use charcoal lighting
fluid approved for lighting charcoal. Do not use gasoline, kerosene,
alcohol or other flammable material for lighting charcoal. Follow all
manufacturer’s warnings and instructions regarding the use of their
product. Start with 8 to 10 pounds of charcoal. This should be enough
charcoal to cook with, once the curing process has been completed.
Place the charcoal in center of firebox.
8
A metal bucket must be placed under the grease hole at all
times to catch grease and/or ashes. Check grease level in
bucket often. Empty or change grease bucket when w full.
Use extreme caution as bottom of cooking chamber,
container and contents will be hot.
Step 1
Step 1
Step 4
WARNING:
If using a Charcoal Chimney Starter, follow all manufacturer’s warnings
and instructions regarding the use of their product. Open the firebox
air vent approximately 1" to 2" and smokestack damper halfway.
Carefully place 8 to 10 pounds of hot coals in center of charcoal grates
in cooking chamber. Using long cooking tongs, carefully spread
briquets evenly on the charcoal grates, one to two layers thick.
IF USING CHARCOAL CHIMNEY STARTER, PROCEED TO STEP 5.
Grease
Hole
Metal Bucket
(not included)
Grease
Hole
If you choose to use charcoal lighting fluid, ONLY use charcoal lighting
fluid approved for lighting charcoal. Do not use gasoline, kerosene,
alcohol or other flammable material for lighting charcoal. Follow all
manufacturer’s warnings and instructions regarding the use of their
product. Place 8 to 10 pounds of charcoal in center of charcoal grate in
cooking chamber.
WARNING:
Never use charcoal that has been pre-treated with
lighter fluid as a flash fire may occur. Use only a high grade
plain charcoal or charcoal/wood mixture.
Step 3
Saturate charcoal with lighting fluid. With lid open, wait 2 to 3 minutes
to allow lighting fluid to soak into charcoal. Store charcoal lighting fluid
safely away from the grill.
Step 4
Fully open the firebox air vent and smokestack damper. Stand back and
carefully light charcoal. With firebox and cooking chamber lids open,
allow charcoal to burn until covered with a light ash (approximately 20
minutes). Charcoal lighting fluid must be allowed to completely burn
off prior to closing firebox and cooking chamber lid.
WARNING:
Failure to do this could trap fumes from charcoal lighting
fluid in grill and may result in a flash-fire or explosion when
lids are opened.
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IF USING CHARCOAL CHIMNEY STARTER OR CHARCOAL LIGHTER FLUID,
PROCEED TO STEP 11
WARNING: Never use charcoal that has been pre-treated with
lighter fluid. Use only a high grade plain charcoal or
charcoal/wood mixture.
Step 5
Open the firebox door. It should remain open while LP log-lighter is in use.
Step 6
Step 5
Open the propane tank valve two full turns. Make sure your LP loglighter control knob is in the OFF position.
Saturate charcoal with lighting fluid. With lid open, wait 2 to 3
minutes to allow lighting fluid to soak into charcoal. Store charcoal
lighting fluid safely away from the smoker.
Step 7
Place your wood and/or charcoal on the center of charcoal grate above
the LP log-lighter.
Step 6
Step 8
Open the firebox air vent approximately 1" to 2" and smokestack
damper half way. With firebox lid open, stand back and carefully light
charcoal and allow to burn until covered with a light ash
(approximately 20 minutes). Charcoal lighting fluid must be
allowed to completely burn off prior to closing firebox lid.
With log lighter installed properly, small holes facing down, light a paper
towel and drop inside the firebox. Then turn the LP log-lighter control
knob up SLOWLY until the LP log-lighter ignites.
WARNING:
If the LP log-lighter does not ignite in 5 seconds, turn the
propane tank and the control knob OFF immediately. Wait at
least 5 minutes until the gas fumes have dissipated before
attempting to light the burner again.
WARNING: Failure to do this could trap fumes from charcoal lighting
fluid in smoker and may result in a flash-fire or explosion
when lid is opened.
Step 9
Step 7
Once lit, adjust control knob until flame is at appropriate height to catch
the charcoal and wood on fire.
WARNING:
With coals burning strong in the firebox, close the lid. Use a
temperature gauge to monitor temperature. A temperature of
approximately 250°F in the cooking chamber is desired. Maintain this
temperature for 1 to 2 hours.
LP log-lighter is not to be used as a heat source for cooking.
It is only an aid in getting your fire started.
Step 8
Step 10
Increase the temperature to approximately 350°F to 400°F. This can
be achieved by opening the firebox air vent and smokestack damper
and adding more charcoal and/or wood (see “Adding Charcoal/Wood
During Cooking” section of this manual). Maintain this temperature
for 1 hour then allow unit to cool completely.
Once your charcoal/wood has caught fire and there is steady heat, turn
OFF propane tank valve and then turn OFF control panel knob.
ALWAYS refer to warnings involved with using any gas appliance. Keep
this owner’s manual for safety, and as a reference. When you are
finished using your LP log-lighter and your fryer, be sure to turn off the
propane tank valve and the control panel knobs.
NOTE:
Step 11
With coals burning well, carefully add wood chunks using long cooking
tongs (see “Flavoring Wood” and “Adding Charcoal/Wood During
Cooking” sections of this manual).
Never exceed a temperature of 400°F in cooking chamber. It is
important that the exterior of the smoker is not scraped or
rubbed during the curing process.
IMPORTANT: Cure your smoker periodically throughout the year to
protect against excessive rust.
Step 12
Place food on cooking grills in the cooking chamber.
Step 13
Close firebox and cooking chamber lids. Adjust the firebox air vent and
smokestack damper to regulate cooking temperature.
NOTE:
Do not fully close air vent, damper and lids unless trying to cool
the smoker down or suffocate a flame.
Step 14
By closing the air vent and smokestack damper more, the burning
intensity is slowed and smoke is contained within the cooking chamber,
imparting more smoke flavor to food. The ideal smoking temperature is
between 175°F and 250°F.
12
A meat thermometer may be ordered directly
from Brinkmann by calling 1-800-468-5252.
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SMOKER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
GAS LEAK TESTING
PLACE THE SMOKER OUTDOORS ON A HARD, LEVEL, NON-COMBUSTIBLE SURFACE
AWAY FROM ROOF OVERHANG OR ANY COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL. NEVER USE ON WOODEN OR OTHER SURFACES THAT
COULD BURN. PLACE THE SMOKER AWAY FROM OPEN WINDOWS OR DOORS TO PREVENT SMOKE FROM ENTERING YOUR
HOUSE. IN WINDY WEATHER, PLACE THE SMOKER IN AN OUTDOOR AREA THAT IS PROTECTED FROM THE WIND.
THE GAS LEAK TESTING PROCEDURE MUST BE PERFORMED
EVERY TIME THE TANK IS CONNECTED TO COOKER.
WARNING
READ ALL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SMOKER.
•
Gas leak testing must be performed outdoors in a well ventilated area.
•
During the gas leak testing procedure, always keep unit away from open flames, sparks or lit cigarettes.
•
Never use a flame to check for gas leaks.
•
If the burner does not light within 5 seconds, turn the propane tank valve and control valve knob off immediately.
Always wait at least 5 minutes for gas fumes to dissipate before repeating procedure.
•
•
Turn the cooker “ON” or “OFF” with the propane tank valve; use the control valve knob ONLY to adjust the flame.
Read all warnings on or accompanying propane tank.
Never use a unit that has a gas leak. Contact The Brinkmann Corporation’s Customer Service Department for
replacement parts at 1-800-527-0717.
1. Make sure the propane tank valve and control valve knob are turned
OFF.
2. Make sure male SAE fitting is properly attached to air shutter. Attach
POL fitting to tank (using f" wrench) and tighten by turning
COUNTER-CLOCKWISE.
Propane Tank
Valve
f" Wrench
5. Once all gas leaks have been sealed – WAIT AT LEAST 5 MINUTES
FOR GAS FUMES TO DISSIPATE BEFORE LIGHTING THE BURNER OR
THE LP LOG-LIGHTER.
CAREFULLY FOLLOW “OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS” ON PAGE 17
TO LIGHT THE BURNER AND PROPERLY OPERATE THIS UNIT.
YOUR CIMARRON DELUXE IS NOW CURED AND READY FOR USE.
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CAUTION:
Metal Bucket
(not included)
Step 1
A metal bucket must be placed under the grease hole at all
times to catch grease and/or ashes. Check grease level in
bucket often and empty or change when w full. Use extreme
caution as bottom of cooking chamber, container and
contents will be hot.
Place a charcoal grate in firebox. Place cooking grills in cooking chamber.
Step 2
Grease
Hole
Follow instructions below carefully to build a fire in the firebox. You
may use charcoal and/or wood as fuel in the Cimarron Deluxe (see
“Adding Charcoal/Wood During Cooking” section of this manual).
If using a Charcoal Chimney Starter, follow all manufacturer’s warnings
and instructions regarding the use of their product. Open the firebox
air vent approximately 1" to 2" and smokestack damper halfway.
Carefully place 8 to 10 pounds of hot coals in center of charcoal grate
in firebox.
WARNING: Keep hot coals away from the firebox air vent to prevent
coals from falling out.
Regulator
3. Prepare a soapy water solution (one part dishwashing liquid to three
parts water) to test for gas leaks in the hose and connections. Apply a
generous amount of the soapy mixture to the regulator, POL fitting,
control panel valve, the entire length of hose and SAE fitting (located
near the air shutter on burner).
4. With the control panel knobs in the “OFF” position, open the propane
tank valve two full turns (counter-clockwise). Check for bubbles at
control valve, along the entire length of hose and at the SAE fitting.
DO NOT LEAVE GAS ON FOR MORE THAN 10 SECONDS. If soapy
mixture starts bubbling, gas is leaking through the connection or
hose. Turn the propane tank valve OFF and retighten the connection
that is leaking gas. Repeat procedure with soapy mixture until gas no
longer leaks. NEVER USE A FLAME TO CHECK FOR GAS LEAKS. Turn
the propane tank valve OFF after each test.
Smoking
IF USING CHARCOAL CHIMNEY STARTER, PROCEED TO STEP 11.
If you choose to use charcoal lighting fluid, ONLY use charcoal
lighting fluid approved for lighting charcoal. Do not use gasoline,
kerosene, alcohol or other flammable material for lighting charcoal.
Follow all manufacturer’s warnings and instructions regarding the
use of their product. Place 8 to 10 pounds of charcoal in center of
charcoal grate in firebox.
NOTE: POL fittings are made with
a metal to metal seal and
must be made very tight to
prevent leaking.
WARNING: Never use charcoal that has been pre-treated with
lighter fluid as a flash fire may occur. Use only a high grade
plain charcoal or charcoal/wood mixture.
Step 3
Saturate charcoal with lighting fluid. With lid open, wait 2 to 3 minutes
to allow lighting fluid to soak into charcoal. Store charcoal lighting fluid
safely away from the smoker.
Step 4
Watch For Bubbles
Open the firebox air vent approximately 1" to 2" and smokestack
damper half way. With firebox lid open, stand back and carefully light
charcoal and allow to burn until covered with a light ash
(approximately 20 minutes). Charcoal lighting fluid must be
allowed to completely burn off prior to closing firebox lid.
WARNING: Failure to do this could trap fumes from charcoal lighting
fluid in smoker and may result in a flash-fire or explosion
when lid is opened.
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GAS LEAK TESTING
PLACE THE SMOKER OUTDOORS ON A HARD, LEVEL, NON-COMBUSTIBLE SURFACE
AWAY FROM ROOF OVERHANG OR ANY COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL. NEVER USE ON WOODEN OR OTHER SURFACES THAT
COULD BURN. PLACE THE SMOKER AWAY FROM OPEN WINDOWS OR DOORS TO PREVENT SMOKE FROM ENTERING YOUR
HOUSE. IN WINDY WEATHER, PLACE THE SMOKER IN AN OUTDOOR AREA THAT IS PROTECTED FROM THE WIND.
THE GAS LEAK TESTING PROCEDURE MUST BE PERFORMED
EVERY TIME THE TANK IS CONNECTED TO COOKER.
WARNING
READ ALL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SMOKER.
•
Gas leak testing must be performed outdoors in a well ventilated area.
•
During the gas leak testing procedure, always keep unit away from open flames, sparks or lit cigarettes.
•
Never use a flame to check for gas leaks.
•
If the burner does not light within 5 seconds, turn the propane tank valve and control valve knob off immediately.
Always wait at least 5 minutes for gas fumes to dissipate before repeating procedure.
•
•
Turn the cooker “ON” or “OFF” with the propane tank valve; use the control valve knob ONLY to adjust the flame.
Read all warnings on or accompanying propane tank.
Never use a unit that has a gas leak. Contact The Brinkmann Corporation’s Customer Service Department for
replacement parts at 1-800-527-0717.
1. Make sure the propane tank valve and control valve knob are turned
OFF.
2. Make sure male SAE fitting is properly attached to air shutter. Attach
POL fitting to tank (using f" wrench) and tighten by turning
COUNTER-CLOCKWISE.
Propane Tank
Valve
f" Wrench
5. Once all gas leaks have been sealed – WAIT AT LEAST 5 MINUTES
FOR GAS FUMES TO DISSIPATE BEFORE LIGHTING THE BURNER OR
THE LP LOG-LIGHTER.
CAREFULLY FOLLOW “OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS” ON PAGE 17
TO LIGHT THE BURNER AND PROPERLY OPERATE THIS UNIT.
YOUR CIMARRON DELUXE IS NOW CURED AND READY FOR USE.
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CAUTION:
Metal Bucket
(not included)
Step 1
A metal bucket must be placed under the grease hole at all
times to catch grease and/or ashes. Check grease level in
bucket often and empty or change when w full. Use extreme
caution as bottom of cooking chamber, container and
contents will be hot.
Place a charcoal grate in firebox. Place cooking grills in cooking chamber.
Step 2
Grease
Hole
Follow instructions below carefully to build a fire in the firebox. You
may use charcoal and/or wood as fuel in the Cimarron Deluxe (see
“Adding Charcoal/Wood During Cooking” section of this manual).
If using a Charcoal Chimney Starter, follow all manufacturer’s warnings
and instructions regarding the use of their product. Open the firebox
air vent approximately 1" to 2" and smokestack damper halfway.
Carefully place 8 to 10 pounds of hot coals in center of charcoal grate
in firebox.
WARNING: Keep hot coals away from the firebox air vent to prevent
coals from falling out.
Regulator
3. Prepare a soapy water solution (one part dishwashing liquid to three
parts water) to test for gas leaks in the hose and connections. Apply a
generous amount of the soapy mixture to the regulator, POL fitting,
control panel valve, the entire length of hose and SAE fitting (located
near the air shutter on burner).
4. With the control panel knobs in the “OFF” position, open the propane
tank valve two full turns (counter-clockwise). Check for bubbles at
control valve, along the entire length of hose and at the SAE fitting.
DO NOT LEAVE GAS ON FOR MORE THAN 10 SECONDS. If soapy
mixture starts bubbling, gas is leaking through the connection or
hose. Turn the propane tank valve OFF and retighten the connection
that is leaking gas. Repeat procedure with soapy mixture until gas no
longer leaks. NEVER USE A FLAME TO CHECK FOR GAS LEAKS. Turn
the propane tank valve OFF after each test.
Smoking
IF USING CHARCOAL CHIMNEY STARTER, PROCEED TO STEP 11.
If you choose to use charcoal lighting fluid, ONLY use charcoal
lighting fluid approved for lighting charcoal. Do not use gasoline,
kerosene, alcohol or other flammable material for lighting charcoal.
Follow all manufacturer’s warnings and instructions regarding the
use of their product. Place 8 to 10 pounds of charcoal in center of
charcoal grate in firebox.
NOTE: POL fittings are made with
a metal to metal seal and
must be made very tight to
prevent leaking.
WARNING: Never use charcoal that has been pre-treated with
lighter fluid as a flash fire may occur. Use only a high grade
plain charcoal or charcoal/wood mixture.
Step 3
Saturate charcoal with lighting fluid. With lid open, wait 2 to 3 minutes
to allow lighting fluid to soak into charcoal. Store charcoal lighting fluid
safely away from the smoker.
Step 4
Watch For Bubbles
Open the firebox air vent approximately 1" to 2" and smokestack
damper half way. With firebox lid open, stand back and carefully light
charcoal and allow to burn until covered with a light ash
(approximately 20 minutes). Charcoal lighting fluid must be
allowed to completely burn off prior to closing firebox lid.
WARNING: Failure to do this could trap fumes from charcoal lighting
fluid in smoker and may result in a flash-fire or explosion
when lid is opened.
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IF USING CHARCOAL CHIMNEY STARTER OR CHARCOAL LIGHTER FLUID,
PROCEED TO STEP 11
WARNING: Never use charcoal that has been pre-treated with
lighter fluid. Use only a high grade plain charcoal or
charcoal/wood mixture.
Step 5
Open the firebox door. It should remain open while LP log-lighter is in use.
Step 6
Step 5
Open the propane tank valve two full turns. Make sure your LP loglighter control knob is in the OFF position.
Saturate charcoal with lighting fluid. With lid open, wait 2 to 3
minutes to allow lighting fluid to soak into charcoal. Store charcoal
lighting fluid safely away from the smoker.
Step 7
Place your wood and/or charcoal on the center of charcoal grate above
the LP log-lighter.
Step 6
Step 8
Open the firebox air vent approximately 1" to 2" and smokestack
damper half way. With firebox lid open, stand back and carefully light
charcoal and allow to burn until covered with a light ash
(approximately 20 minutes). Charcoal lighting fluid must be
allowed to completely burn off prior to closing firebox lid.
With log lighter installed properly, small holes facing down, light a paper
towel and drop inside the firebox. Then turn the LP log-lighter control
knob up SLOWLY until the LP log-lighter ignites.
WARNING:
If the LP log-lighter does not ignite in 5 seconds, turn the
propane tank and the control knob OFF immediately. Wait at
least 5 minutes until the gas fumes have dissipated before
attempting to light the burner again.
WARNING: Failure to do this could trap fumes from charcoal lighting
fluid in smoker and may result in a flash-fire or explosion
when lid is opened.
Step 9
Step 7
Once lit, adjust control knob until flame is at appropriate height to catch
the charcoal and wood on fire.
WARNING:
With coals burning strong in the firebox, close the lid. Use a
temperature gauge to monitor temperature. A temperature of
approximately 250°F in the cooking chamber is desired. Maintain this
temperature for 1 to 2 hours.
LP log-lighter is not to be used as a heat source for cooking.
It is only an aid in getting your fire started.
Step 8
Step 10
Increase the temperature to approximately 350°F to 400°F. This can
be achieved by opening the firebox air vent and smokestack damper
and adding more charcoal and/or wood (see “Adding Charcoal/Wood
During Cooking” section of this manual). Maintain this temperature
for 1 hour then allow unit to cool completely.
Once your charcoal/wood has caught fire and there is steady heat, turn
OFF propane tank valve and then turn OFF control panel knob.
ALWAYS refer to warnings involved with using any gas appliance. Keep
this owner’s manual for safety, and as a reference. When you are
finished using your LP log-lighter and your fryer, be sure to turn off the
propane tank valve and the control panel knobs.
NOTE:
Step 11
With coals burning well, carefully add wood chunks using long cooking
tongs (see “Flavoring Wood” and “Adding Charcoal/Wood During
Cooking” sections of this manual).
Never exceed a temperature of 400°F in cooking chamber. It is
important that the exterior of the smoker is not scraped or
rubbed during the curing process.
IMPORTANT: Cure your smoker periodically throughout the year to
protect against excessive rust.
Step 12
Place food on cooking grills in the cooking chamber.
Step 13
Close firebox and cooking chamber lids. Adjust the firebox air vent and
smokestack damper to regulate cooking temperature.
NOTE:
Do not fully close air vent, damper and lids unless trying to cool
the smoker down or suffocate a flame.
Step 14
By closing the air vent and smokestack damper more, the burning
intensity is slowed and smoke is contained within the cooking chamber,
imparting more smoke flavor to food. The ideal smoking temperature is
between 175°F and 250°F.
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A meat thermometer may be ordered directly
from Brinkmann by calling 1-800-468-5252.
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PREPARATION FOR SMOKER USE
& LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
Step 15
PLACE THE SMOKER OUTDOORS ON A HARD, LEVEL, NON-COMBUSTIBLE SURFACE
AWAY FROM ROOF OVERHANG OR ANY COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL. NEVER USE ON WOODEN OR OTHER SURFACES THAT
COULD BURN. PLACE THE SMOKER AWAY FROM OPEN WINDOWS OR DOORS TO PREVENT SMOKE FROM ENTERING YOUR
HOUSE. IN WINDY WEATHER, PLACE THE SMOKER IN AN OUTDOOR AREA THAT IS PROTECTED FROM THE WIND.
Step 16
READ ALL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SMOKER.
Prior to your first use of the Brinkmann Cimarron Deluxe, follow the
instructions below carefully to cure smoker. Curing your smoker will
minimize rust and damage to the exterior finish as well as rid smoker of
paint odor that can impart unnatural flavors to the first meal prepared on
your Cimarron Deluxe.
For large cuts of meat, allow approximately one hour of cooking time
per pound of meat. Always use a meat thermometer to ensure food is
fully cooked before removing from smoker.
Allow smoker to cool completely, then follow instructions in the
“After-Use Safety” and “Proper Care & Maintenance” sections of this
manual.
Grilling In Cooking
Chamber
Curing Your Smoker
Remove cooking grills from cooking chamber and set aside. Place
charcoal grate in bottom of cooking chamber.
Step 2
Follow instructions below carefully to build a fire in the cooking chamber.
You may use charcoal and/or wood as fuel in the Cimarron Deluxe (see
“Adding Charcoal/Wood During Cooking” section of this manual).
Lightly coat all interior surfaces of the smoker including cooking grills
and charcoal grates with vegetable oil or vegetable oil spray.
Step 2
Place a charcoal grate in firebox. Place cooking grills in cooking
chamber.
Metal Bucket
(not included)
Step 3
Place a metal bucket on bracket under grease hole. A metal bucket
must be placed under grease hole at all times.
Follow the instructions below carefully to build a fire in the firebox. You
may use charcoal and/or wood as fuel in the Cimarron Deluxe (see
“Adding Charcoal/Wood During Cooking” section of this manual).
If using a Charcoal Chimney Starter, follow all manufacturer’s warnings
and instructions regarding the use of their product. Start with 8 to 10
pounds of charcoal. This should be enough charcoal to cook with once
the curing process has been completed. Open the firebox air vent
approximately 1" to 2" and smokestack damper halfway. When charcoal
is burning strong, carefully place the hot coals in center of firebox.
WARNING: Keep hot coals away from the firebox air vent to prevent coals
from falling out.
IF USING CHARCOAL CHIMNEY STARTER, PROCEED TO STEP 7.
If you choose to use charcoal lighting fluid, ONLY use charcoal lighting
fluid approved for lighting charcoal. Do not use gasoline, kerosene,
alcohol or other flammable material for lighting charcoal. Follow all
manufacturer’s warnings and instructions regarding the use of their
product. Start with 8 to 10 pounds of charcoal. This should be enough
charcoal to cook with, once the curing process has been completed.
Place the charcoal in center of firebox.
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A metal bucket must be placed under the grease hole at all
times to catch grease and/or ashes. Check grease level in
bucket often. Empty or change grease bucket when w full.
Use extreme caution as bottom of cooking chamber,
container and contents will be hot.
Step 1
Step 1
Step 4
WARNING:
If using a Charcoal Chimney Starter, follow all manufacturer’s warnings
and instructions regarding the use of their product. Open the firebox
air vent approximately 1" to 2" and smokestack damper halfway.
Carefully place 8 to 10 pounds of hot coals in center of charcoal grates
in cooking chamber. Using long cooking tongs, carefully spread
briquets evenly on the charcoal grates, one to two layers thick.
IF USING CHARCOAL CHIMNEY STARTER, PROCEED TO STEP 5.
Grease
Hole
Metal Bucket
(not included)
Grease
Hole
If you choose to use charcoal lighting fluid, ONLY use charcoal lighting
fluid approved for lighting charcoal. Do not use gasoline, kerosene,
alcohol or other flammable material for lighting charcoal. Follow all
manufacturer’s warnings and instructions regarding the use of their
product. Place 8 to 10 pounds of charcoal in center of charcoal grate in
cooking chamber.
WARNING:
Never use charcoal that has been pre-treated with
lighter fluid as a flash fire may occur. Use only a high grade
plain charcoal or charcoal/wood mixture.
Step 3
Saturate charcoal with lighting fluid. With lid open, wait 2 to 3 minutes
to allow lighting fluid to soak into charcoal. Store charcoal lighting fluid
safely away from the grill.
Step 4
Fully open the firebox air vent and smokestack damper. Stand back and
carefully light charcoal. With firebox and cooking chamber lids open,
allow charcoal to burn until covered with a light ash (approximately 20
minutes). Charcoal lighting fluid must be allowed to completely burn
off prior to closing firebox and cooking chamber lid.
WARNING:
Failure to do this could trap fumes from charcoal lighting
fluid in grill and may result in a flash-fire or explosion when
lids are opened.
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Step 5
Step 10
With coals burning well, carefully add wood chunks using long cooking
tongs (see “Flavoring Wood” and “Adding Charcoal/Wood During
Cooking” sections of this manual).
Attach front shelf to smoker.
Fryer
Attachment
Step 6
FRYER ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS:
Front Shelf
Place food on cooking grills in the cooking chamber.
Step 11
Step 7
Close firebox and cooking chamber lids. Adjust the firebox air vent and
smokestack damper to regulate cooking temperature.
NOTE:
Fryer
Do not fully close air vent, damper and lids unless trying to cool
the smoker down or suffocate a flame.
Step 8
Receivers
Placement of Charcoal Grate
For large cuts of meat, allow approximately one hour of cooking time per
pound of meat. Always use a meat thermometer to ensure food is fully
cooked before removing from smoker.
In the bottom of the smoker box, you will
find a complete, assembled fryer
attachment.
The fryer attachment installs in the
receivers on the end of the smoker. Make
sure the fryer attachment is secure in the
receivers.
Step 12
On the underside of the smoker, install the
propane bottle hooks. The hooks should
be facing each other. Slide the hooks
through the receivers and hammer the
push caps on the end of the hook to
secure hooks in receivers.
Step 9
Allow smoker to cool completely, then follow instructions in the “AfterUse Safety” and “Proper Care & Maintenance” sections of this manual.
Step 13
Hang propane bottle from hooks.
PROPANE BOTTLE NOT INCLUDED.
•
During the smoking process, avoid the temptation to open lid to check
food. Opening the lid allows heat and smoke to escape, making additional
cooking time necessary.
•
Food closest to the firebox will cook and brown faster. Rotate food
midway through the cooking cycle. If food is excessively browned or
flavored with smoke, wrap food in aluminum foil after the first few hours
of smoking. This will allow food to continue cooking without further
browning or smoke flavoring.
• When cooking fish or extra lean cuts of meat, you may want to try water
smoking to keep the food moist. Before starting a fire in firebox, place
charcoal grate in cooking chamber. Use a flat bottom metal pan that is
shallow enough to fit between the charcoal grate and cooking grill as a
water pan. Set the metal pan on charcoal grate under food and cooking
grill and fill with water or marinade until q full.
CAUTION: Always use oven mitts/gloves to protect your hands. Liquid in
water pan will be extremely hot and can scald or burn. Always
allow liquid to cool completely before handling. Do not allow
liquid to completely evaporate from water pan.
Smoke Cooking Tips
INSTALLING THE LP LOG-LIGHTER
Step 14
Take the LP log-lighter bar and hose, and
slide LP log-lighter into receptacle near
bottom of firebox. The small holes on the
LP log-lighter should be placed facing
down. Make sure LP log-lighter is fully
installed. Tighten set screw.
*Water pan sold separately.
Insert LP log-lighter bar
• Always use a meat thermometer to ensure food is fully cooked before
removing from smoker. A meat thermometer may be ordered directly
from Brinkmann by calling 1-800-468-5252.
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Step 6
Flavoring Wood
Install smokestack inside smokestack pilot
as illustrated. Tighten smokestack screw
with 9⁄ 16" wrench.
Step 7
To install air vent damper, open the firebox
door and attach damper to inside of firebox
door as illustrated. Do not overtighten as this
will make the air vent difficult to open and
close.
NOTE:
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.
Sticks of wood 8" to 12” long and 2" to 3" thick work best. A lot of wood is not
required to obtain a good smoke flavor. A recommended amount for the
Cimarron Deluxe is 5 to 6 sticks of wood. Experiment by using more wood for
stronger smoke flavor or less wood for milder smoke flavor.
Smokestack
Additional flavoring wood should not have to be added during the cooking
process. However, it may be necessary when cooking very large pieces of food.
Follow instructions and cautions in the “Adding Charcoal/Wood During Cooking”
section of this manual to avoid injury while adding wood.
Make sure air vent damper handle
faces outside of the firebox door.
Step 8
Attach the door latch to the outside of the
firebox door as illustrated. Do not
overtighten hex nut.
CAUTION:
A metal bucket must be kept
under grease hole at all times.
Empty or replace bucket when w
full to prevent spills during
removal. Use caution when
removing bucket to avoid spilling
hot grease.
Metal Bucket
(not included)
Smokestack
Pilot
Regulating Heat
Smokestack
Screw
To increase heat and air circulation, fully open firebox air vent and smokestack
damper. If increased air circulation does not raise temperature sufficiently,
more wood and/or charcoal may be needed. Follow instructions in “Adding
Charcoal/Wood During Cooking” section of this manual.
To maintain the temperature, more wood and/or charcoal may need to be
added during the cooking cycle.
Grease
Hole
Butterfly
Damper
NOTE: Dry wood burns hotter than charcoal, so you may want to increase the
ratio of wood to charcoal to increase the cooking temperature.
Hardwood such as oak, hickory, mesquite, fruit and nut wood are an
excellent fuel because of their burning rate. When using wood as fuel,
make sure the wood is seasoned and dry. DO NOT use resinous wood
such as pine as it will produce an unpleasant taste.
Additional charcoal and/or wood may be required to maintain or increase
cooking temperature.
Step 9
Remove nut from temperature gauge hole
in smoker. Remove tightening ring from
gauge. Screw probe into temperature
gauge hole in smoker. DO NOT
OVERTIGHTEN!
Temperature
Gauge
Temperature
Gauge Hole
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ADDING CHARCOAL/WOOD IN FIREBOX
Step 1
Stand back and carefully open firebox lid. Use caution since flames
can flare-up when fresh air suddenly comes in contact with fire.
Adding Charcoal/Wood
During Cooking
Clear an assembly area and get a friend to
help you put your smoker together. Lay
cardboard down to protect smoker finish and
assembly area.
Rear Leg Receiver
CAUTION:
Step 2
Wearing oven mitts/gloves, stand back a safe distance and use long
cooking tongs to lightly brush aside ashes on hot coals. Use cooking
tongs to add charcoal and/or wood, being careful not to stir-up ashes
and sparks. If necessary, use your Charcoal Chimney Starter to light
additional charcoal and/or wood and add to existing fire.
WARNING:
Remember, your new smoker
weighs more than 250 lbs. so be
extremely careful during the
assembly process.
Step 1
Never add charcoal lighting fluid to hot or even warm coals
as flashback may occur causing severe burns.
With leg screws facing inward, insert axle
rod through both rear leg receivers. Place a
w" washer on either side of a either 16"
wagon wheel and insert on one end of axle.
Repeat on other side. Place axle caps on
each end of axle and hammer into place.
Axle Rod
Step 3
When charcoal is burning strong again, close the firebox lid.
ADDING CHARCOAL/WOOD IN COOKING CHAMBER
Step 2
Step 1
Place cooker on firebox end with the doors
closed as illustrated. Make sure that
another person is holding the cooker
steady.
w" Washer
Stand back and carefully open cooking chamber lid. Use caution since
flames can flare-up when fresh air suddenly comes in contact with fire.
Axle Cap
Step 2
Wearing oven mitts/gloves, remove food and cooking grills.
Front Legs
Step 3
Install assembled legs onto the leg
receivers closest to firebox. Using a 9⁄ 16"
wrench tighten screws securely.
Stand back a safe distance and use long cooking tongs to lightly brush
aside ashes on hot coals. Use cooking tongs to add charcoal and/or
wood, being careful not to stir-up ashes and sparks. If necessary, use
your Charcoal Chimney Starter to light additional charcoal and/or wood
and add to existing fire.
WARNING:
Step 3
Never add charcoal lighting fluid to hot or even warm coals
as flashback may occur causing severe burns.
Step 4
Step 4
Assembled
Rear Legs
When charcoal is burning strong again, wear oven mitts/gloves and
carefully replace cooking grills and food.
Step 5
Install front legs onto leg receivers with
screws facing in. Using a 9⁄ 16" wrench
tighten screws securely.
Step 5
Close the cooking chamber lid and allow food to continue cooking.
Keeping lids closed and with the help of an
assistant, carefully turn the smoker to its
upright position. Try to minimize the stress
placed on the legs.
CAUTION:
Keep lids closed when setting
unit upright to prevent bodily
injury.
Firebox End
NOTE:
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Your smoker has been built with a 2"
tilt towards the smokestack end. To
ensure proper grease drainage
always keep your smoker on a level
surface.
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FRYER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL SAFETY WARNINGS & ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING YOUR SMOKER.
PLACE THE SMOKER OUTDOORS ON A HARD, LEVEL, NON-COMBUSTIBLE SURFACE
AWAY FROM ROOF OVERHANG OR ANY COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL. NEVER USE ON WOODEN OR OTHER
SURFACES THAT COULD BURN. PLACE THE SMOKER AWAY FROM OPEN WINDOWS OR DOORS TO PREVENT
SMOKE FROM ENTERING YOUR HOUSE. IN WINDY WEATHER, PLACE THE SMOKER IN AN OUTDOOR AREA THAT
IS PROTECTED FROM THE WIND.
FOR MISSING PARTS, PLEASE CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-527-0717.
(PROOF OF PURCHASE WILL BE REQUIRED.)
Inspect contents of the box to ensure all parts are included and undamaged.
We recommend two people work together when
assembling this unit.
The following tools are required to assemble this
Cimarron Deluxe and connect your fryer attachment:
• Hammer
• Two adjustable wrenches:
or
Adjustable wrench and the following wrenches:
PARTS LIST
1 1
2 1
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1
• d" Open end wrench
7 1
• w" Open end wrench
8 2
9 2
• f" Open end wrench
• 9⁄ 16" Open end wrench
READ ALL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SMOKER.
10 2
Cooking chamber with
attached firebox
Air vent butterfly damper
Smokestack with damper
Cooking grill (15 1⁄ 4" x 127⁄ 16")
Cooking grill (15 1⁄ 4" x 15")
Charcoal grate (9" x 14')
Front shelf
Legs with endcaps
Legs with axle receivers
16" wagon wheels
12
13
14
15
16
Firebox door latch
1 Firebox rake
1 Temperature gauge
1 Assembled fryer attachment
with hoses and LP log-lighter
2 Propane bottle hooks
1 Axle rod
Fryer and LP Log-lighter
Control Panel
L Fryer
4
2
OFF
LOW
LOW
HI
HI
NOTE:
5
Due to the intense heat from burner,
it is normal for paint burn off and
discoloration to occur on cooker
during the first few uses.
1
Air Hole
2
Make sure the control panel knob for the LP log-lighter and the fryer are
both in the “OFF” position.
Step 2
Fill metal cookware with desired amount of water or oil. Never fill pan more
than half way to allow room for addition of food and to avoid boil-over of
hot liquids. Never place an empty pan over an open flame. Do not place pan
on cooker at this time.
Step 3
Open the propane tank valve two full turns. Using a long match, hold the
flame 2" above burner porthole. Turn the control knob SLOWLY until the
burner lights.
w" Washers
d" Axle caps
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6
R Fryer
OFF
Parts Bag Contains:
3
4
Step 1
11 1
Rotating Air
Shutter
WARNING: If the burner does not light within 5 seconds, turn the
propane tank valve and control knob OFF immediately.
Wait at least 5 minutes until gas fumes have dissipated
before attempting to light the burner again.
Step 4
After lighting the burner, open the control knob until a large yellow flame
appears. Adjust the air shutter valve on the cooker until the flame turns
blue. Use the control knob to adjust the flame accordingly.
Step 5
Place pan with liquid on cooker. The retaining ring allows placement of a
14.5" (36.8 cm) diameter pan. Any pan larger than the retaining ring will
rest on the retaining ring of cooker. This cooker is designed to hold no more
than a Brinkmann 2 gallon Pan & Basket.
WARNING: Before proceeding read all safety warnings and instructions
carefully before operating your cooker.
Step 6
7
11
14
10
Step 7
Use pan/pot with a cooking basket or strainer with handle to lower food into
hot liquid. Lower food into the pan slowly. Frozen foods should be thawed
to room temperature before placing in hot liquid. The temperature of liquid
will drop when food is added. Adjust the flame to return to desired cooking
temperature. When the desired temperature is achieved, reduce the heat to
maintain temperature.
15
9
8
16
4
Bring liquid to the desired cooking temperature. For best results, use a deep
fry thermometer to check oil temperature. If oil begins to smoke, reduce the
flame to avoid igniting the oil. Never exceed 375°F (190° C).
Step 8
Test food for doneness using a meat thermometer after removing from hot
liquid. Use caution as food will be very hot.
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WARNING: Use extreme care when lifting basket out of pan. Always grip
pan handle with one hand while lifting basket with the other.
Failure to do so could create a situation where you pull the pan
off the burner spilling the contents onto yourself or someone
else. Always hang basket directly over pan as illustrated. This
allows hot liquid to drip back into the pan. Hanging the basket
in any other way could cause the pan to tip over, spilling hot
liquid. Always use hot pad to protect hands.
WARNING
Basket Holder
Never store propane tank in an enclosed area (house, garage, etc.). Store outdoors in a well ventilated, shaded area, away
from any heat source or open flame and away from children’s reach.
Turn the cooker "ON" and "OFF" with the propane tank valve; use the control knob ONLY to adjust the flame. Read all
warnings on or accompanying propane tank.
Disconnect the propane tank from the cooker when not in use. A safety plug should be placed in the propane tank valve.
Step 9
When food is done, turn cooker OFF. Always turn propane tank valve OFF
first, then turn the control knob OFF.
•
Only use flat bottom metal cookware and center evenly over burner. Never put an empty pan over an open flame; the bottom of
the pan could melt. Do not use plastic, ceramic or glassware. Any pan larger than the retaining ring will rest on top of the ring.
Use caution to avoid knocking pan from retaining ring.
•
Do not fill cookware beyond one-half full with liquid to allow room for the addition of food and to avoid boil-over of hot liquid.
In some cases, depending on the weight or size of food, even less liquid will be required. If spill-over/boil-over occurs, check
to make sure flame was not extinguished by liquid. Gas could accumulate causing a highly flammable, very dangerous
situation. Allow gas to dissipate prior to relighting cooker.
•
In case of grease fire, do not use water to extinguish flame. Turn gas OFF at propane tank and use fire extinguisher approved
for use with gas appliances or other appropriate means to extinguish flame.
•
Only use replacement/accessory parts manufactured by The Brinkmann Corporation. Repairs should be performed by The
Brinkmann Corporation.
Step 10
Allow cooker to cool completely, then follow instructions in the ”After-Use
Safety” and “Proper Care & Maintenance” sections on page 6 of this
manual.
AFTER-USE SAFETY
WARNING
•
Always allow smoker, cooker, pot and liquid, and all components to cool completely before handling.
•
Never leave coals and ashes in smoker unattended. Make sure coals and ashes are completely extinguished before removing.
•
•
Before smoker can be left unattended, remaining coals and ashes must be removed from smoker. Use caution to protect
yourself and property. Place remaining coals and ashes in a noncombustible metal container and completely saturate with
water. Allow coals and water to remain in metal container 24 hours prior to disposing.
Do not exceed a temperature of 400°F in cooking chamber. Do not allow charcoal and/or wood to rest on the walls of the
firebox and cooking chamber. Doing so will greatly reduce the life of the metal and finish of your smoker. Extinguished coals
and ashes should be placed a safe distance from all structures and combustible materials.
•
With a garden hose, completely wet the surface beneath and around smoker to extinguish any ashes, coals or embers which
may have fallen during the cooking or cleaning process.
•
After each use, clean the smoker thoroughly and reapply a light coat of oil to interior to prevent rusting. Cover the smoker to
protect it from the weather.
•
Use caution when lifting or moving smoker to prevent strains and back injuries. Moving smoker may require the help of an
additional person.
•
Extinguished coals and ashes should be placed a safe distance from all structures and combustible materials.
•
With a garden hose, completely wet surface beneath and around the smoker to extinguish any ashes, coals or embers which
may have fallen during the cooking or cleaning process.
•
Allow metal bucket and its contents to cool completely before removing. Dispose of contents properly.
•
Cover and store smoker in a protected area away from children and pets.
•
We advise that a fire extinguisher be on hand. Refer to your local authority to determine proper size and type of fire extinguisher.
•
Always disconnect the propane tank from cooker when not in use - a safety plug should be placed in the propane tank valve.
•
Accessory attachments not manufactured by The Brinkmann Corporation for this particular product are not recommended and
may lead to personal injury or property damage.
•
Store the smoker out of reach of children and in a dry location when not in use.
Proper Care
& Maintenance
18
•
Cure your smoker periodically throughout the year to protect against excessive rust.
•
•
Wash cooking grills and charcoal grate with hot, soapy water, rinse well and dry. Lightly coat grills
and grate with vegetable oil or vegetable oil spray.
Do not attempt to service smoker other than normal maintenance as explained in “After-Use Safety” and “Proper Care &
Maintenance” sections of this manual. Repairs should be performed by The Brinkmann Corporation only.
•
Properly dispose of all packaging material.
•
Clean inside and outside of smoker by wiping off with a damp cloth. Apply a light coat of vegetable
oil or vegetable oil spray to the interior surface to prevent rusting.
•
If rust appears on the exterior surface of your smoker, clean and buff the affected area with steel
wool or fine grit emery cloth. Touch-up with a good quality high-temperature resistant paint.
•
Never apply paint to the interior surface. Rust spots on the interior surface can be buffed, cleaned,
then lightly coated with vegetable oil or vegetable oil spray to minimize rusting.
USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE WHEN OPERATING YOUR SMOKER.
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO SAFETY WARNINGS AND GUIDELINES IN THIS MANUAL COULD RESULT
IN BODILY INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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WARNING
•
(continued)
When grilling, grease from meat may drip into the charcoal and cause a grease fire. If this should happen close lid, air vent and
damper to suffocate the flame. Do not use water to extinguish grease fires.
•
Use caution since flames can flare-up when fresh air suddenly comes in contact with fire. When opening the lids, keep hands,
face and body a safe distance from hot steam and flame flare-ups.
•
Keep hands, face and hair away from burner. Use long matches or long-nosed lighter to light the burner. Do not wear loose
clothing or allow long hair to hang freely while lighting or using smoker or fryer attachment.
•
Close lids and all dampers to suffocate flame/charcoal when finished cooking.
•
Never leave coals and ashes in smoker unattended. Before smoker can be left unattended, remaining coals and ashes must be
removed from smoker. Use caution to protect yourself and property. Carefully place remaining coals and ashes in a
noncombustible metal container and saturate completely with water. Allow coals and water to remain in metal container 24 hours
prior to disposing.
•
Proper Care
& Maintenance
Before storing cooker, cover air shutter, top of burner assembly and POL fitting with plastic and
secure with rubber bands to prevent insects from nesting.
•
Cover and store smoker in a protected area away from children and pets.
•
Never store propane tank in an enclosed area (house, garage, etc.). Store outdoors in a well
ventilated, shaded area away from any heat source or open flame.
•
Due to the intense heat from burner, it is normal for paint burn off and discoloration to occur on
cooker during the first few uses.
ACCESSORIES
Deep Fry Thermometer
Accurately monitor cooking oil temperature with these high-quality
deep fry thermometers. Designed to clip onto the pot or strainer
basket, they are an essential tool when deep frying to maintain
proper cooking temperature. Our 10" deep fry thermometer is
specially designed for use with our large boiling pots. Our 5" deep
fry thermometer is perfect for use with our 2-Gallon Pan and Basket
Set or smaller pots. Stainless steel and dishwasher safe.
Hot oil or water can cause severe burns and permanent disfigurement; Use caution and common sense when operating this product.
Do not move fryer attachment while in use or while pan contains hot liquid.
Use caution when walking or standing near fryer attachment as splattered oil may have created a slick surface.
Avoid bumping into fryer attachment or pan/pan handle to prevent hot liquid spills.
Should oil spill-over/boil-over occur, be sure to check that flame was not extinguished by liquid. Gas could accumulate creating
a highly flammable and very dangerous situation. Allow all gas to dissipate prior to relighting fryer attachment.
•
Model 072-0009-0 (5" Stem)
Model 072-0011-0 (10" Stem)
250
300
200
150
100
350
150
50
200
°C
Fried Turkey Rub’N Spice
This special spice rub is custom-blended
specifically for use with our Deep Fried
Whole Turkey recipe. You'll want to use this
delicious rub and our recipe all year round,
not just for holidays. Rub'N Spice is also
great as a marinade for roasting, grilling or
smoke cooking poultry. Includes our Deep
Fried Whole Turkey recipe on label. Contains
9.25 oz. (269.3 grams).
Model 812-3325-7
R
100
400
°F
DISH W ASHER SA
FE
Smoking oil is an indication that the oil is too hot and may ignite. Reduce flame immediately to avoid igniting oil. Never
exceed 375° F.
Frozen food should be thawed before placing in hot oil to avoid burns from splattered oil.
Use extreme caution when lifting basket out of pan; lift slowly to ensure pan and basket are not stuck together and to allow oil
to drain into pan. As contents may be heavy and oil may drip or splatter from basket, extra attention must be used during this
process to avoid overturning pan of hot liquid.
Always hang basket directly over pan (see illustration on page 18).
Avoid touching hot surfaces, wear oven mitts to protect your hands and non-slick shoes.
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Propane gas is extremely flammable, follow these instructions:
Smoke’N Spice Seasoning
2 Gallon Pan and Basket Set
This restaurant-style aluminum fry
pan and chromed wire strainer
basket is an essential tool for frying
perfect fish, chicken, french fries,
onion rings, and more. The pan is
equipped with a strainer basket holder for draining excess
oil. Use outdoors with Brinkmann All Purpose Gas Cooker,
Turkey Fryer or All-In-One to avoid the mess and odors
associated with frying in your kitchen.
Model 815-3610-0
Powdered marinade specially
blended with no MSG to
enhance the flavor of red or
white meat when smoking or
grilling. Contains 7.5 oz.
(213 grams).
Model 812-3324-0 (Red Meat
Seasoning)
Model 812-3325-0 (White Meat Seasoning)
Cimarron Deluxe Cooking Grill
Use only LP gas cylinders marked "Propane" which are U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) certified.
Always use the gas pressure regulator supplied with this product which is regulated for an outlet pressure of 15 PSI; the use of
other regulators or no regulator could result in dangerous gas leakage.
Check all gas connections by following directions in the "Gas Leak Testing" section of this manual. Never test for gas leaks with
a lighted match or open flame. Do not operate this cooker with a gas leak.
Cimarron Deluxe Cooking Grill
Propane is heavier than air and can accumulate in low places. Keep propane tank, at all times, in a well ventilated area. If you
smell gas – leave the area immediately and call for help.
Heavy-duty steel 15 1⁄ 4" x 12 7⁄ 16" cooking grill.
For use with Cimarron Deluxe Smoker & Grills.
Model 115-1215-0
Fully extend hose between propane tank and cooker to protect hose from contact with hot surfaces which could create a leak.
Never use a hose that shows signs of cracking or damage. Replace hose every two years.
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Heavy-duty steel 15
1
⁄ 4" x 15" cooking
grill. For use with
Cimarron Deluxe
Smoker & Grills.
Model 115-1515-0
Cimarron Deluxe Horizontal Charcoal Grate
Heavy-duty steel grate 9" x 14 allows airflow
around charcoal. For use with Cimarron
Deluxe Smoker & Grills.
Model 115-0914-0
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
The Art of Smoke Cooking Cookbook
Temperature Gauge
Contains 40 exciting yet simple recipes using the
delicious technique of smoke cooking. Beautifully
photographed full-color, sixty-six page hardback
cookbook presents old favorites as well as new recipes
such as smoked meatballs & spaghetti, smoked pizza,
smoked tomato soup and smoked peach cobbler.
Model 812-3327-0
This temperature gauge is designed to fit
our Cimarron Deluxe, Professional,
Pitmaster and Smoke King outdoor
smoker models. This commercial quality
gauge allows you to
accurately monitor the
internal temperature of the
cooking chamber. An
accurate gauge eliminates
the need to check your food
constantly. If you’re serious about
smoke cooking, you’ll want this
gauge for your .
Model 812-3301-0
Rib Rack
Chrome-plated rack can
greatly increase the cooking
capacity of your smoker. Holds ribs,
chicken halves, potatoes and corn
vertically to triple cooking capacity. Allows
smoke, steam and heat to penetrate food evenly.
Model 600-0062-3
Meatloaf Basket
The unique basket weave prevents meatloaf from
falling through the grill while allowing smoke,
steam and heat to flow into the food. Also, provides
a convenient method for lifting your meatloaf in and
out of the smoker.
Model 400-0073-0
Deluxe Charcoal Starter
The Brinkmann Deluxe Charcoal Starter is the fastest
and healthiest way to light charcoal without using
lighter fluid. Just place crumpled newspaper under the
charcoal starter, fill with charcoal and light. You’ll have
hot, glowing coals in about 15 minutes with no
unpleasant fumes to affect the
flavor of your food. Our unique
design allows you to pour the
hot coals from the top or
simply slide the grate out and
lift to release hot coals
through the bottom of
starter into your smoker
or grill.
Model 812-4080-0
READ ALL SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE ASSEMBLING AND OPERATING YOUR SMOKER.
WARNING
•
Only use this smoker and fryer attachment on a hard, level, noncombustible, stable surface (concrete, ground, etc.) capable of
supporting the weight of the smoker. Never use on wooden or other surfaces that could burn.
•
Proper clearance of 10 feet between the smoker/fryer attachment and combustible material (bushes, trees, wooden decks, fences,
buildings, etc.) or construction should be maintained at all times when smoker and fryer attachment are in use. Do not place
smoker and fryer attachment under a roof overhang or other enclosed area.
•
For household use only. Do not use this smoker or fryer attachment for other than their intended purpose.
•
For outdoor use only. Do not operate smoker or fryer attachment indoors or in an enclosed area. In windy weather, place smoker
and fryer attachment in an outdoor area that is protected from the wind.
•
Do not leave smoker or fryer attachment unattended when hot or in use. Only adults are to operate this smoker and fryer
attachment; keep children and pets safely away. Carefully monitor all activity around cooker to avoid burns or other injuries.
•
Do not use gasoline, kerosene or alcohol for lighting charcoal. Use of any of these or similar products will cause an explosion
possibly leading to severe bodily injury.
•
We recommend the use of a Charcoal Chimney Starter to avoid the dangers associated with charcoal lighting fluid. If you choose
to use charcoal lighting fluid, only use lighting fluid approved for lighting charcoal. Carefully read manufacturer’s warnings and
instructions on the charcoal lighting fluid and charcoal prior to the use of their product. Store charcoal lighting fluid safely away
from smoker and fryer attachment.
•
When using charcoal lighting fluid, allow charcoal to burn with smoker lids and dampers open until covered with a light ash
(approximately 20 minutes). This will allow charcoal lighting fluid to burn off. Failure to do this could trap fumes from charcoal
lighting fluid in smoker and may result in a flash fire or explosion when lid is opened.
•
Never add charcoal lighting fluid to hot or even warm coals as flashback or explosion may occur causing severe burns.
•
Never use charcoal that has been pre-treated with lighter fluid. Use only a high grade plain charcoal or charcoal/wood mixture.
•
Never add charcoal and/or wood through firebox side door or firebox air vent. When adding charcoal and/or wood, use extreme
caution and follow instructions in “Adding Charcoal/Wood During Cooking” section of this manual.
•
When opening lid, make sure it is pushed all the way back so it rests against the lid support bracket. If lid is not resting against
the bracket, it could fall back to a closed position and cause bodily injury.
•
The firebox lid will be extremely hot during use. Use caution when reaching into or under smoker. Always wear oven mitts or
gloves to protect your hands from burns. Avoid touching hot surfaces.
•
Never move smoker or fryer attachment when they are in use or when they contain hot liquid, or hot coals or ashes.
•
Do not store or use smoker or fryer attachment near gasoline or other flammable liquids, gases or where flammable vapors may
be present.
•
Use caution when assembling and operating your smoker to avoid scrapes or cuts from sharp edges of metal parts.
•
Whether smoking or grilling, a metal bucket or tin can must be kept under the grease hole at all times to catch grease drippings
and or hot embers. Check grease and/or ash level in metal bucket often and empty or change when w full. Use extreme caution as
the smoker, metal bucket or tin can and its contents will be hot.
Smoker Basket
The unique basket
weave prevents
food from falling
through the grill while
allowing smoke, steam and heat to flow into the food. Great for fish,
shrimp, vegetables and hors d’oeuvres. Also, provides a convenient method
for lifting food in and out of the smoker. Great for large cuts of meat such
as turkeys and roasts.
Model 812-3333-0
Commercial-Quality Meat Thermometer
An essential tool when cooking all types of meat. Get perfectly
smoked roasts, briskets and turkeys without cutting into the
meat. Commercial-quality thermostat features an easy-toread 2w" dial with a 52" stem. Features Fahrenheit and
Centigrade readings and National Livestock and Meat
Board recommended
temperatures. Also features
the newly recommended 170°F internal temperature
for fresh pork. Stainless steel construction and
dishwasher safe.
Model 812-4100-0
Metal Grease Bucket
This metal bucket
conveniently hangs
from the L-bracket on
your Cimarron Deluxe,
Professional or
Pitmaster horizontal
smoker to catch falling
grease and ash. Made of aluminum.
Model 812-3105-0
LOOK FOR THESE AND OTHER BRINKMANN ACCESSORIES AT YOUR LOCAL RETAILER WHERE
SMOKERS ARE SOLD, OR ORDER DIRECT BY CALLING 1-800-468-5252.
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WE WANT YOU TO ASSEMBLE AND USE YOUR SMOKER AS SAFELY AS POSSIBLE.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL
IS TO ATTRACT YOUR ATTENTION TO POSSIBLE HAZARDS AS YOU ASSEMBLE AND USE YOUR SMOKER.
WHEN YOU SEE THE SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE INFORMATION WHICH FOLLOWS!
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75 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For 75 years from date of purchase, The Brinkmann Corporation warrants the Cimarron Deluxe against defects due to
workmanship or materials to the original purchaser. The Brinkmann Corporation’s obligations under this warranty are limited to
the following guidelines:
•
This warranty does not cover smokers that have been altered or damaged due to: normal wear, rust, abuse, improper
maintenance, improper use, disassembly of parts and/or attempted repair by anyone other than an authorized employee of
The Brinkmann Corporation.
•
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 parts 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 Cimarron Deluxe under the terms of this warranty, please call Customer
Service Department at 800-527-0717. A receipt will be required. The Brinkmann Corporation will not be responsible for any
cookers forwarded to us without authorization. Cimarron Deluxe 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 75 YEARS 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
CIMARRON DELUXE 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 CONSEQUENTIAL
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.
Owner’s Manual for Models
855-6306-A & 855-6306-D
140-6306-D
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Deluxe Outdoor Charcoal/Wood Smoker & Grill
OWNER’S MANUAL
ASSEMBLY & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY WARNINGS AND
INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL TO AVOID
PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
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