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Title: Bradley users in the UK.
Post by: Hamlet 77 on February 19, 2017, 08:03:56 am
I recently started smoking meat and fish after getting a book on it. I have now gone mad and am expecting my Bradley 4 rack digital smoker later this week.

I would like to hear from any UK users, and like to hear their experiences.

I'm from Liverpool.
Title: Re: Bradley users in the UK.
Post by: Edward176 on February 19, 2017, 12:25:32 pm
LOL, Welcome to the Forum Hamlet77. I'm not from Liverpool nor the UK, but like you I was bitten by the same bug that bit you. I purchased my Bradley some 3 years ago and love it very much. Made countless mistakes and learned from them. Read other forum members problems and followed their solutions and now make many items in my smoker, chicken, smoked cold cuts, sausages, cheeses, etc.  Doesn't take long to learn, just document as you go and it get easier. So have fun and Enjoy.
Title: Re: Bradley users in the UK.
Post by: Smoker John on February 22, 2017, 10:18:35 am
Welcome to the forum
Title: Re: Bradley users in the UK.
Post by: cherrybergher on February 23, 2017, 08:10:42 am
welcome to the forum
Title: Bradley users in the UK.
Post by: Chappy on February 24, 2017, 02:48:14 am
Hi Hamlet77. I have owned a 4 rack digital smoker for a year and have put it to great use.. I placed mine in a small shed that is vented as it's quite open and windy in my garden through winter and spring. Had fantastic results with Whole chickens, pulled pork from shoulder, Beef Brisket, cheeses. I've also smoked sea salt and paprika to add to BBQ sauces. Enjoy it mate, it will soon be an obsession!


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Title: Re: Bradley users in the UK.
Post by: Chappy on February 24, 2017, 02:49:44 am
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Title: Re: Bradley users in the UK.
Post by: Chappy on February 24, 2017, 02:49:59 am
My little setup


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Title: Re: Bradley users in the UK.
Post by: Roget on February 24, 2017, 06:20:32 am
Good looking shack.
Title: Re: Bradley users in the UK.
Post by: Edward176 on February 24, 2017, 08:24:06 am
Looks good Chappy. I have a question for you, in the second picture I can see 2 silver pucks on top of the smoke generator. Is that tin/aluminum foil covering 2 Bradley Bisquettes? I assume you use those and they don't burn up? Or is it something else, just curious.
Title: Re: Bradley users in the UK.
Post by: Chappy on February 25, 2017, 12:42:30 am
They are dirty pucks made from compressed  tinfoil. Follow this link. http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=35256.0.       

They work really well and save on part burnt bisquettes .


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Title: Re: Bradley users in the UK.
Post by: Edward176 on February 25, 2017, 09:40:53 am
Thank You Chappy, its the first I've seen this, never occurred that something like this could work. Now I have to try it and make a couple for myself, Thanks for posting the link :)
Title: Re: Bradley users in the UK.
Post by: Hamlet 77 on February 28, 2017, 05:20:06 am
My digital 4 rack finally arrived today...... Don't ask.

I am waiting till the weekend to set up, then there will be no stopping me.
Title: Re: Bradley users in the UK.
Post by: Chappy on February 28, 2017, 05:21:33 am
What are you planning for your first smoking session Hamlet 77?


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Title: Re: Bradley users in the UK.
Post by: Hamlet 77 on February 28, 2017, 06:38:45 am
What are you planning for your first smoking session Hamlet 77?


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I'm think I'm going to have to smoke some cod or hot smoke salmon, because I'm desperately low on both for kedgeree and pasta dishes. My latest batch of bacon is still curing for another week so I won't be cold smoking that.

I've been reading the recipe book and notice you can smoke minced beef, since I found a brilliant source of mince recently I might give that a try. Both beef and venison. Talking of venison we have a large haunch in the freezer doing nothing, but I fear my sister won't let me get my hands on that.

So as you can see this piece of kit is not going to be idle
Title: Re: Bradley users in the UK.
Post by: Hamlet 77 on March 04, 2017, 08:35:32 am
Well seasoned my smoker this morning and have just finished smoking nearly 3 pounds of chicken breasts, a learning experience but boy the chicken is cooked perfectly.

Good grief it is just so easy. Just have to get my timings right.
Title: Re: Bradley users in the UK.
Post by: Edward176 on March 04, 2017, 09:38:38 am
Congratulations Hamlet77 ;D. Yeah it is very easy and simple in a Bradley, simply set it and forget it (well, maybe not forget it entirely). I love the Low and Slow aspect of smoking and cooking in it, always perfect. Once you experiment several times you see what works best and it get easier and easier every time you smoke in it.