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New Members => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: punky hunky on July 17, 2014, 07:13:18 AM

Title: Newbie from Canada
Post by: punky hunky on July 17, 2014, 07:13:18 AM
Hi

Just picked up a Bradley original smoker. Looking forward to reading and learning as much as I can about my new toy. :) I've used a Weber Kettle but liked the control I can get with the Bradley.
Title: Re: Newbie from Canada
Post by: TedEbear on July 17, 2014, 08:04:45 AM
Welcome aboard from St. Louis.  Here are a few links to get you started:

Our Time Tested and Proven Recipes (http://www.susanminor.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?180-Our-Time-Tested-and-Proven-Recipes)

Frogmats Non-Stick High Temperature Smoker / Jerky Screen 10" x 13"
 (http://www.yardandpool.com/frogmats-non-stick-high-temperature-smoker-jerky-screen-10-x-13)
Maverick Wireless BBQ Thermometer Set - Maverick ET733 (http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-ET-733-Digital-Wireless-Thermometer/dp/B00FM8DJHQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1404845802&sr=8-2&keywords=maverick+et-733)

Bradley Smoker Bisquette Saver  (http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=111)

Bradley Smoker FAQs (http://www.susanminor.org/forums/showthread.php?481-Bradley-Smoker-FAQ-s)

There are more but try those out before getting into things like enclosures for storing your Bradley outdoors, mods to your smoker, etc.  I'm sure someone will be along to help you with those if you're interested.

Any plans for your first smoke?  Pork butts (I think the new name is Boston roast) are easy and forgiving, although they can take a long time to cook.  Take some before/after pics of your efforts and post them if you're so inclined.  People around here like to see pics.

Adding pictures to posts on the Bradley Smoker Forum (http://www.susanminor.org/forums/showthread.php?488-Answers-To-Bradley-Smoker-FAQ-s&p=768#post768)
Title: Re: Newbie from Canada
Post by: punky hunky on July 17, 2014, 08:40:14 AM
Thanks for the links. I'm excited to test this baby out. I think Butts and ribs is what I'm going to try first. I''m very interested in the 900w mod but am handyman challenged. Will post results of my first try. :)
Title: Re: Newbie from Canada
Post by: Saber 4 on July 17, 2014, 08:44:13 AM
Welcome from Texas, others love the 900w upgrade however I would suggest you get used to it in stock mode before you think about doing any upgrades, you may find that boiling water in the water bowl or other simple tips will get you the results that you are looking for and it doesn't void your warranty. After the warranty is up go for it if you need it. Have fun with it and post some pics of your smokes.
Title: Re: Newbie from Canada
Post by: punky hunky on July 18, 2014, 01:33:48 PM
Anyone know where I can get bubba pucks from in Canada? Yard and pool is sold out of them.
Title: Re: Newbie from Canada
Post by: Jim O on July 18, 2014, 01:58:23 PM
Welcome from Wasaga Beach. You can try Worlds Biggest BBQ Store" on Langstaff Ave in Vaughan On.

Good Luck !
Title: Re: Newbie from Canada
Post by: tskeeter on July 18, 2014, 02:29:55 PM
Punky, since you're in kind of a crunch, you might try what one forum member did.  He compressed and shaped some crumpled aluminum foil into the size and shape of a bisquette.  Made himself a set of bubba pucks.  He reported that they worked just fine.

May not be a long term solution, but should work for a while.

Another forum member reported that he had a muffle shop cut a set of bubba pucks from some exhaust pipe that was the same outside diameter as a bisquette.  Just grind off the burrs, and you should be set for life.
Title: Re: Newbie from Canada
Post by: Quarlow on July 18, 2014, 04:19:56 PM
Welcome to the forum. Any questions just ask.
Title: Re: Newbie from Canada
Post by: manfromplaid on July 18, 2014, 04:26:47 PM
you can order them online from A-MAZE-N products   www.amazenproducts.com  and gets some Q-mats at the same time
Title: Re: Newbie from Canada
Post by: beefmann on July 19, 2014, 06:10:50 AM
welcome aboard
Title: Re: Newbie from Canada
Post by: NorthShoreMN on July 19, 2014, 06:12:45 PM
Welcome from N E Minnesota
Title: Re: Newbie from Canada
Post by: Smoker John on July 20, 2014, 02:16:00 PM
I was able to get the pucks from e-bay
Title: Re: Newbie from Canada
Post by: manfromplaid on July 20, 2014, 09:38:54 PM
you might still look at getting Q-mats or frog mats. they make cleanup a snap.
Title: Re: Newbie from Canada
Post by: BC Smoker on July 27, 2014, 02:00:33 PM
Careful smoking can and will be addictive ....
Have a hoot !
Hello and welcome from Beautiful British Columbia !!