Brinkmann makes low end grills from lightweight, inexpensive materials. They will not last as long as a Weber. On the other hand, they pack a lot of features and bells and whistles into them, and they are very capable for the price. One of the problems in shopping for Brinkmanns is that they have so many different models, and not all of them are on their website. Sometimes I think they have some of the models on the website at high prices because they are similar to models sold in the big box stores at much lower prices so people researching grills will think they are getting a real bargain in the hardware stores.
Brinkmann Pro Series 4 Burner Gas Grill. There are four burners so it is easy to turn off one side and leave the other on for indirect grilling. There is a side burner and a rotisserie burner, all with electronic ignition. The rotisserie motor, spit, and brackets are not included and they cost more than $100. The grates are thin wire coated with enamel. The grease tray pulls out the back as with most Brinkmanns. The cart is preassembled and folded so putting this one together is fairly easy. It is cheaply built but it is cheaply priced.
Brinkmann 5-Burner Smoke ‘N Grill Professional Smoker. This highly innovative design is really two discrete cookers in one. There is a 5 burner 50,000 BTU grill with 554 square inches of primary cooking space as well as a 12,000 BTU sideburner, and in the cabinet below is a complete enclosed small cabinet gas smoker. As with most Brinkmanns, the grease tray is removed from the back side.
The smoker has a small burner that may not be enough for smoking in the snow, the water pan is very shallow and will need frequent refilling, the bowl for wood chips is also small, there are two adjustable shelves, and a nice door gasket.
The grill’s grates are narrow porcelain coated, the hood has an inner liner, and there is a rotisserie burner on the back wall. Click here for more info and pricing: Brinkmann.