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Title: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: choko on March 08, 2009, 03:58:01 AM
 Greetings from Wild, Wonderful, West  Virginia.
Ordered my OBS on Amazon on Thursday and arrived on Saturday.  I was not in any big hurry, in fact I used the free {Super Saver} shipping offer.  I am still waiting on my hickory pucks but, I am working nights so no rush.
 It has been years since I used a smoker and I am excited about getting back into it.  Until my pucks arrive and I get off these dreadful night shifts I will lurk here and learn.  You folks know your smoke.
I have learned a lot already.
Choko   
Title: Re: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: FLBentRider on March 08, 2009, 04:17:30 AM
W E L C O M E  to the Forum choko!

Check out the recipe site, click on the Ribs at the bottom of my post.

Once you taste what you can make in your Bradley you may be in more of a hurry to make more...
Title: Re: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: Wildcat on March 08, 2009, 06:25:56 AM
Welcome to the forum.  Keep us posted on your results and ask questions if you need help or recommendations.
Title: Re: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: Tenpoint5 on March 08, 2009, 06:38:44 AM
Welcome choko
Title: Re: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: NePaSmoKer on March 08, 2009, 06:39:32 AM
Greetings from North East PA

Glad you got your smoker. Why wait for the mail for your pucks, drive over to the WV Cabellas  ;D

Enjoy your forum browsing, remember there are no dumb questions here. Take pics if you can.

nepas
Title: Re: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: Oldman on March 08, 2009, 06:39:42 AM
Congrats on your Bradley. You will love it once you used it.

Personally I like Texas style Brisket. Next is my T-Shirt-A-Smokin'-Boston-Butt. Not pulled pork, but slicein' pork.

Olds
Title: Re: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: KyNola on March 08, 2009, 08:19:19 AM
Welcome aboard Choko!

KyNola
Title: Re: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: Mr Walleye on March 08, 2009, 09:46:41 AM
Hi Choko and welcome to the forum.

Lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks around here. Keep us posted on your results

Mike.
Title: Re: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: choko on March 08, 2009, 11:42:59 AM
Thanks for welcoming me.
 WV Cabbellas is not an option right now.  I am working 12 hr shifts and will not have another night off for the next few weeks.  In this economy, I am not complaining.
 I do have a few questions.
What do you consider Must haves for the OBS?
I have ordered a Maverick ET-73.  Is there anything else?
 I would like to keep My OBS on my deck and not lug it into my garage after I use it.
Can anyone recommend a good cover? 

Thanks again   

Title: Re: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: West Coast Kansan on March 08, 2009, 03:52:41 PM
Bradley does have covers for the different units.  If you go with the bradley covers get one for the 6 rack unit and you will get better length and coverage.

There are lots of different storage unit ideas on the forum here.  I wheel mine in and out of a 'rubber / plastic" shed.  Got it a Lowes or Home Depot. 

Welcome and stay in touch!
Title: Re: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: Habanero Smoker on March 09, 2009, 03:45:48 AM
Bradley does have covers for the different units.  If you go with the bradley covers get one for the 6 rack unit and you will get better length and coverage.

There are lots of different storage unit ideas on the forum here.  I wheel mine in and out of a 'rubber / plastic" shed.  Got it a Lowes or Home Depot. 

Welcome and stay in touch!

WCK;

Bradley has started making the cover the the 4 rack longer again. A couple of months ago I had to purchase another cover (third one), and the fit is much better. The first cover a chunk of ice slid off the rood and sliced the cover. The second cover (which was made to short to protect the smoker), got torn because I was in a hurry. It was a cold morning (below 0°F); condensation had formed under the cover, and it froze the cover to the top of the smoker. While trying to get the cover off I pulled too hard and rip it at the seam.

I went to Gander Mt. and they only had the 4 rack cover, knowing I needed one immediately I had to purchase it. To my surprise, it was more then long enough to cover and protect my smoker. A better surprise is when they scanned the code bar, it rang up $9.95. :)
Title: Re: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: HCT on March 09, 2009, 04:42:27 AM
Welcome to the forum choko.
Title: Re: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: deb415611 on March 09, 2009, 05:23:02 AM


 The second cover (which was made to short to protect the smoker), got torn because I was in a hurry. It was a cold morning (below 0°F); condensation had formed under the cover, and it froze the cover to the top of the smoker. While trying to get the cover off I pulled too hard and rip it at the seam.



I had the same problem with mine.  Must be a northeast hazard :D
Title: Re: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: Caneyscud on March 09, 2009, 08:03:37 AM

 To my surprise, it was more then long enough to cover and protect my smoker. A better surprise is when they scanned the code bar, it rang up $9.95. :)

Got mine two months ago and more than ample in length.  Now Habs, you should be ashamed - you stole from Gander Mountain!  I think mine had a 2 in front of the $9.95!  CMEO

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Title: Re: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: Habanero Smoker on March 09, 2009, 02:46:42 PM
What can I say. I paid the price they requested.

Maybe if the people on the floor were a little friendlier, I might have (not) asked the clerk "Are you sure that is the right price?" ;)
Title: Re: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: West Coast Kansan on March 09, 2009, 10:36:00 PM
Good news on the cover length ... I use a cover even though the smoker is in a shed... just seems right. But anyway, I sliced mine a few weeks ago and need a replacement.  Thanks again. 
Title: Re: My Bradley arrived today
Post by: Ka Honu on March 09, 2009, 11:36:41 PM
The first cover a chunk of ice slid off the roof and sliced the cover. The second cover (which was made to short to protect the smoker), got torn because I was in a hurry. It was a cold morning (below 0°F); condensation had formed under the cover, and it froze the cover to the top of the smoker. While trying to get the cover off I pulled too hard and rip it at the seam.

Thank God there are at least two problems in life with which I will never be faced.