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General Discussions / Re: Using Freezer Packs in a Smoker
« Last post by Habanero Smoker on April 21, 2018, 03:25:29 pm »
If you keep it under 38°C (100°F); you should have no worries with the plastic of the gel packs. I use them often for cold smoking, and I always put them in sealable freezer bags so I don't have to clean them off after.
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Feedback and Help / Re: Broken heating element wire
« Last post by Habanero Smoker on April 21, 2018, 03:20:11 pm »
Hi SRB;

Welcome to the forum.

Depending on where the wire broke, you may have enough slack to strip the end, and replace the high temperature wire eyelet. If you don't have enough slack, you will need to get 14 gauge high temperature wire, and also a high temperature wire eyelet, that will properly fit on the end of the element. If you have to replace or splice the wire, you need to take off the back cover, and just follow the wire. It would probably be easier to splice it, than to replace the wire and the high temperature connector that attaches the wire to the power source.

Make sure the wire is high temperature wire.
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Feedback and Help / Broken heating element wire
« Last post by srb on April 21, 2018, 02:35:42 pm »
I noticed that my OBS wasn't heating up, so I went to replace the heating element. I discovered that the left hand wire that attaches to the heating element was broken. The left side bolt was extremely tight and my guess is that the wire broke when I was trying to get it loose.

Assuming this is fixable, what gauge wire and connector type do I need and how do I do it? The heating element swap is already stretching my mechanical skills :)

Thanks!

-Steve
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General Discussions / Re: Using Freezer Packs in a Smoker
« Last post by Edward176 on April 21, 2018, 11:34:43 am »
Hi LincolnSmoker, I've cold smoked cheese and with the main heating element OFF the temperature still climbed. A lot has to do with the outside temperature and your bisquette burner heating up, which slowly raises the temperature in your smoker. I've used a large tray with ice filled zip lock bag to reduce the condensation. Give it a try. When done you can either reuse the bag or throw it away.
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General Discussions / Using Freezer Packs in a Smoker
« Last post by LincolnSmoker on April 21, 2018, 11:00:56 am »
Hi :-) I’m cold smoking at the moment, and I’m noticing that the Bradly is still heating up (about 25 degrees c). I’ve tried using the ice in the drip tray method, but I’m noticing loads of evaporation/condensation. I was wondering if anyone had tried using freezer blocks? (The gel packs that are covered in plastic). In my mind, this should solve my issue... but I was wondering if there would be any issues? As there is a small amount of heat I was worried about the plastic.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: New here!
« Last post by Edward176 on April 20, 2018, 08:19:42 pm »
Well Congratulations deputy374 and welcome to the forum, and enjoy.
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Hot Smoking and Barbecuing / Ribs/Chicken breast
« Last post by deputy374 on April 20, 2018, 03:11:15 pm »
Good evening!  I got a new Bradley Smoker and want to use it tomorrow for ribs and chicken breast (boneless).  Has anyone done both at once?  What temp and how long for each? Thanks in advance!

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Introduce Yourself / New here!
« Last post by deputy374 on April 20, 2018, 02:52:25 pm »
New to electric smokers.  My brand been Bradley 6 rack smoker is "seasoning" now!

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Meat / Re: First time Pulled Pork advice
« Last post by TwistedSanity on April 20, 2018, 02:40:57 pm »
Thanks Habs,

I was planning on doing the same
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Meat / Re: First time Pulled Pork advice
« Last post by Habanero Smoker on April 20, 2018, 01:18:24 pm »
I trim the fat cap down to about 1/8"; though when I get them from Sam's or BJs, I find they are already well trimmed. I find leaving more on you end up discarding a lot of bark when you get ready to pull it.
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