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Introduce Yourself / Re: Cleaning Up Bradley Smoker
« Last post by Habanero Smoker on April 13, 2018, 01:59:10 pm »
The only time I ever had mold is because food and grease came into contact with a wall, but never experienced mold all over. Make sure there are no food particles and/or grease on the walls before storing it.

In addition to Edward176 recommendations, if you have a persistent mold problem, after wiping down the cabinet maybe run it at 225°F - 250°F for 15 - 20 minutes. I keep mine outdoors under a cover, so I just leave the vent wide open.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Cleaning Up Bradley Smoker
« Last post by Edward176 on April 13, 2018, 01:37:34 pm »
Hey there SmokeMaster and welcome to the forum. I've never heard of mold in a smoker before, but I suppose anything is possible. After you smoke just wipe out the smoker walls, ceiling, etc and door with a dry paper towel. That'll remove and moisture and film. I then use rubbing alcohol and another piece of paper towel and wipe down the door seal and smoker housing that comes in contact with the door seal, that's it. Then I leave the smoker door open to air dry out, I have my smoker set up in the garage. The racks, V-tray and bowl I soak in the sink and then into the dishwasher. Never had any trouble keeping them clean. I also spray my V-tray and racks with a vegetable spray so food doesn't stick to them. That's it, and after 5 years I haven't had any mold issues. I guess the main thing would be is to keep the door open to your smoker after smoking to let it dry out inside, and wipe it out with a dry paper towel. Hope this helps.   
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The Black Bradley Smoker (BTIS1) / Re: use of auber on my bradley smoker
« Last post by TwistedSanity on April 13, 2018, 01:33:24 pm »
I have a duel Prob Auber Pid (the kind that is its own little unit)  and the flashing would be consistent with the heating indicator light on my PID. It will stay on for warm up and start to flash as it nears the temp setting.
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The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Re: 2nd Element, Fan and Burner Mod
« Last post by Edward176 on April 13, 2018, 01:24:16 pm »
heli76, I'm not an Electrician and don't understand what you are asking? The jumper wire ran from left side on original element to left side on new element, and right side to right side. That was all the wiring I did.
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The Black Bradley Smoker (BTIS1) / Re: Location of PID controller sensor
« Last post by ghosttown on April 13, 2018, 01:19:34 pm »
Awesome thank you, I'll keep an eye for the next few cooks but I think having it right in the middle will work best.

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Introduce Yourself / Re: Cleaning Up Bradley Smoker
« Last post by SmokeMaster2.0 on April 13, 2018, 11:41:05 am »
I've taken the racks out and the other pieces and I dish-wash them.

Came out to my smoker and there was mold all over the place. I used a vinegar / water solution and then ran the smoker a few times to clean it, but I don't want to run into mold after I don't use it for a few months. Any recommendations on how to avoid mold?
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The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Re: 2nd Element, Fan and Burner Mod
« Last post by heli76 on April 13, 2018, 11:37:03 am »
I'm asking for electrical isolation of the wiring contacts on the second heating element. (Not the isolation against heat)
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The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Re: 2nd Element, Fan and Burner Mod
« Last post by Edward176 on April 13, 2018, 10:56:37 am »
I just made up 2 x 6" 14 gauge jumper wires with round terminators at each end. I then removed the ceramic caps from the first element, ground slots in each end to accommodate the new jumper wire to run through. I then connected one end of each jumper from the existing element to my new element. That's it and works like a charm. The wiring and terminators are heat resistant and designed for stoves and areas with above normal heat. I ran the smoker at 250°F today for another 3 hours and it recovers quickly, even in a strong north wind with outside temperature of -4°C (25°F). No pictures, but if you check out Mr. Walleye's sight you'll see his pics, which I ran off of. The only difference was that Mr. Walleye ran his new wiring directly to the back and didn't just add a short Jumper.

If you go down the Bradley HOME page to Consumables and Accessories and then Accessories the first post is from Mr. Walleye and its called "Another Mod". That is where I found his pictures and info on this mod. all 6 pages.
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The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Re: 2nd Element, Fan and Burner Mod
« Last post by heli76 on April 13, 2018, 03:39:00 am »
Actually ghosttown I used Mr. Walleye's method of adding the second element in parallel. It just involved drilling 2 x 5/8" holes in the sides of reflector, pretty straight forward. I have the 6 rack digital Bradley.
Please, show us some pictures. If possible also from wiring. How did you do the  isolation of the wiring contacts on the additional heating element?
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The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Re: 2nd Element, Fan and Burner Mod
« Last post by ghosttown on April 13, 2018, 02:59:47 am »
Actually ghosttown I used Mr. Walleye's method of adding the second element in parallel. It just involved drilling 2 x 5/8" holes in the sides of reflector, pretty straight forward. I have the 6 rack digital Bradley.
Thanks, did he piggyback of the first element or run the wire to the back and tap in there? He mentioned he disable the sensor bypass because of the beeping noise, did you disable that as well?

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