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Cold Smoking / Re: Cold smoked mackerel
« Last post by callatis on May 20, 2019, 07:01:12 pm »
The meat looks great! Why the skin didn't get that nice golden color?
I hot smoke my mackerel and I get the golden color. Looking to do cols smoking too.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Smoke generator not smoking as much
« Last post by Broke_smoke on May 18, 2019, 12:37:08 pm »
I got regular fingers from the Sears catalog.
The buttons used to be more responsive, so I don't think it's how I'm hitting them. I'll just have to hope it doesn't get any worse, as it's certainly not under warranty.
Thx for responding.
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Meat / Re: Rib Roast
« Last post by Habanero Smoker on May 18, 2019, 01:53:39 am »
If the roasts are bone-in, and depending on what type of kosher salt; you may not want to use the whole mixture - because some of that weight is bone.

Just a note on how I do my bone-in rib roast. Prior to applying my seasonings I separate the rib bones from the meat, and season the meat on all sides. Using butcher's twine I tie the bones and meat back together. Then tightly wrap it and refrigerate it overnight. After cooking and before serving, I separate the rib bones and meat once more. I put the ribs back into the refrigerator, and flash reheat them on a grill of under the broiler the next day. Sometimes I will use a glaze. That's the chef's treat.  :)
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Smoke generator not smoking as much
« Last post by Habanero Smoker on May 17, 2019, 04:55:05 pm »
I recall when the first release of the digitals, many members where having problems operating the buttons; especially if they had large fingers. The solution to that was to make sure the user pushed the buttons dead center. If that doesn't work, and you are still under warranty give Bradley a call.
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General Discussions / Re: Funny story of the day
« Last post by watchdog56 on May 17, 2019, 12:31:00 pm »
Hi.
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General Discussions / Re: Funny story of the day
« Last post by Wildcat on May 17, 2019, 08:02:30 am »
Hi again.
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Meat / Re: Rib Roast
« Last post by watchdog56 on May 17, 2019, 05:24:51 am »
Thanks everyone. Seeing how I have one roast at 7.50 and another at 6, I plan on using 4 Tbsp of both kosher salt and black pepper and 2Tbsp of both onion and garlic powder. I will use that mixture to cover both roasts.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Smoke generator not smoking as much
« Last post by Broke_smoke on May 17, 2019, 04:25:49 am »
So my smoke generator is working pretty well. I got the new bisquittes in the mail
Yesterday and smoked a thick ham slice. There was the usual amount of smoke and the ham slice was tasty despite using alder. I usually use alder for foul and then hickory or pecan for pig,
But I see that I've been missing that alder is quite good with ham too.
     The remaining things I'm concerned about are that I have to push some of the buttons like the on/off multiple tines til it takes. Is there maybe smoke residue ir sonething behind the external plastic membrane? Can anything be done to fix that problem? Lastly, after all the error codes and beeps, and even though I cleaned the connectors and hot it working again, I don't have that feeling of reliability that I did with the analog model. I guess that's the price of the extra convenience of digital.
      No need for debate with Thermoworks. The probe detected temps just fine, albeit maybe infrared is a little more accurate; no idea.. By the way, I didn't lay it completely flat. I put the tip on an angle to the surface. Still only a tiny part was touching. Thanks again for all the assistance. If there's any fix for those membrane button contacts, I'd love to hear.
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General Discussions / Re: Cleaning my OBS 4 rack
« Last post by Habanero Smoker on May 16, 2019, 02:12:09 pm »
I believe this August I will have had mine 15 years. I don't use mine as much as I have in the past. Mainly bacon, hams, Canadian bacon, pastrami, nuts etc. and butts. So I don't have to clean as often as I use to.

Deep cleaning is nothing more than taking the cover off the generator and cleaning out all the debris. Also I give the drip tray a thorough cleaning. During the summer and fall after each use I'll scrap and brush off any burnt on food items, but at least once a year I'll clean it to the point it looks like new. Also the bottom tray and the floor of the cabinet gets a good cleaning.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Smoke generator not smoking as much
« Last post by Habanero Smoker on May 16, 2019, 02:00:18 pm »
I should have laid my probe flat like you did, and probably would have gotten a higher reading on my ChefAlarm. With the reading that you are getting, your burner appears to be functioning as it should.

"But, it does sort of disprove the theory about all probe-type temperature gauges being inadequate."
This statement you will need to debate with ThermoWorks. ;D
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