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Cold Smoking / Smoking coffee beans?
« Last post by suddenstop on January 22, 2019, 12:09:53 pm »
I've done a few google searches and came up close to empty.  I see Bradley has a recipe for smoked grounds, but I am curious about cold smoking the actual beans.  Was thinking Mesquite smoke for 2 hours, keep it cold...all the good stuff.

Any experience or thoughts?
General Discussions / Re: Element
« Last post by Habanero Smoker on January 22, 2019, 02:16:25 am »
First the model would be helpful, and whether of not the generator is fully working. If not check the 10amp fuse in the generator.

Based on the problems you had with the element prior to it giving out, I would suspect a loose wire somewhere. Have you plugged the cabinet directly into a wall socket to see if the element is working? To do this you will need to use a desktop computer power cord (NEMA5-15P to C13 ) to plug the cabinet into the wall. If the elements get hot and glows red, then the problem is in your generator. Possibly a loose wire in the generator.

If it doesn't glow or get hot, then the problem could be a loose wire in the cabinet, the element itself, the inline fuse, or the temperature sensor. To check the element you will need a multimeter, remove a wire at one end and test the OHMs, you should get a reading of 27 - 31 OHMs, if not you element is bad, and needs to be replace. Be careful, the nuts that attach the wires are very small, and easy to loose, especially if you are working outdoors in such cold weather. You should bring the smoker into a heated area.

If you get a correct OHM reading, then it may be a loose wire, the inline fuse, and/or sensor; which you would need to remove the back of the cabinet. First check the wiring at the plug insert to make sure all those wires are connected, and secured. Next use the multimeter to test for continuity of the inline fuse, and the sensor.  If you continuity is bad for the inline fuse or sensor they would need to be replaced. When putting the cabinet back on, be careful not to overtighten  the screws; they easily strip the sheet metal.
General Discussions / Element
« Last post by Gebs27 on January 21, 2019, 08:44:27 pm »
Anyone have trouble in the cold.
It’s -20 c here today.

Anyways, I was smoking some pepperoni sticks today and I went to turn down the heat. And the element completely quit and I can’t get it working.

I unplugged it etc. how do I know if it’s the element or something else.

I have had issues with the element turning on in the past. But today it just won’t work anymore.

Let me know please.
Feedback and Help / Re: just wanted to say thanks to bradley tech support
« Last post by Edward176 on January 21, 2019, 12:36:10 pm »
Glad everything is finally coming together for you. Nothing is more frustrating than opening your new toy and finding it isn't functioning properly, and then the replacement part fails! Bradley service is top notch and is more than willing to make you happy. Just glad that everything worked out and you are another happy smoker. Good luck and welcome---enjoy. 
Feedback and Help / Re: just wanted to say thanks to bradley tech support
« Last post by Orion on January 20, 2019, 10:15:52 pm »
Glad to hear you were patient in enabling Bradley Cutomer Service to see that you got the product you wanted in good working order despite the glitches. I bet it made them as happy  as it did you to be up and running. Good luck experimenting and smoking!
Feedback and Help / just wanted to say thanks to bradley tech support
« Last post by bmichael on January 20, 2019, 08:44:23 pm »
I just wanted to say thanks to the Bradley tech support team I bought a smart smoker a few months ago and when I unpacked it the smoke generator wasn't working I called them and they sent a new one out and it didn't work when I called back they had me talk to one of the technicians who was very helpful and friendly he had me send both generators back he tested them and found out they were no good and he called me to let me know he was personally going to test one and make sure it works and about a week later I finally got a smoker that has been working great with no issues I was starting to get disappointed with this purchase but  I am glad I stuck it out and got everything working instead of returning it for a different brand the tech support team is truly first class and very easy to deal with
Sausage Making / Re: Kielbasa...
« Last post by Edward176 on January 20, 2019, 03:21:28 pm »
Thanks guys for the advise. Might as well as leave the pipe wrench in the garage next time :)
Sausage Making / Re: Kielbasa...
« Last post by cathouse willy on January 20, 2019, 02:58:35 pm »
That would be "finger tight but not as tight as your fingers can get it" ;)
Sausage Making / Re: Kielbasa...
« Last post by Orion on January 20, 2019, 02:01:18 pm »
No problem. Overtightening the ring just forces the blade edges harder against the plate creating drag and friction. Have to just find the middle ground there.
Sausage Making / Re: Kielbasa...
« Last post by Edward176 on January 20, 2019, 10:28:17 am »
Thanks Orion for the info. My grinder plates and blades are only 3 years old and I keep them clean and oiled to avoid any corrosion. But I'm glad you brought up the point of overly tightening the retaining ring on the plate to grinder. I am guilty of making sure everything is nice and snug (Mechanical background) to avoid any mishaps, but I'll loosen it a bit more next time, Thank You. 
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