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Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: A quick note to the New Members and Visitor's
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2010, 02:19:29 am »
Hi Wanko;

I'm about 120 miles north of you and your location has milder temperatures then I get.  I use my Original Bradley Smoker (OBS) outdoors throughout the winter. Though the winters have been mild over the past few years, I have smoke foods in the low 20°F using one element (I now have and additional element to assist with getting the smoker up to my set temperature). There are members in Alaska and Northern parts of Canada that use their Bradley's in the winter, though some use some type of shelter. It takes longer to get up to your set temperature, but once you are there the smoker will hold it's temperature; just avoid opening the door too often.

Since you have a garage with ventilation, you can use your smoker in that and you won't have problems with wind.

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Offline car54

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Re: A quick note to the New Members and Visitor's
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2010, 03:54:47 am »
wonko the sane,

30 to 40 degrees in a garage which keeps it out of the wind should be no problem. Some memmbers do smoke in the garage but the have built a vent system to divert the smoke outside. I am sure that people will post links to their venting system.

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Re: A quick note to the New Members and Visitor's
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2010, 04:14:20 am »
North East PA here.

My Bradley's are in the garage without vents, i smoke all year with the door open cuz i want everything to get the smokey goodness  ;D

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Re: A quick note to the New Members and Visitor's
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2010, 07:02:35 am »
Would suggest you start a new thread in the "meat" or "hot smoking" sections to address your questions regarding a specific smoking question.

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Re: A quick note to the New Members and Visitor's
« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2010, 01:18:59 pm »
Hi everybody. I am a newbe from central alberta Canada. My wife just bought me a 4 rack digital smoker for christmas and I am stockrd to fire it up. Good to meet you all.
Shane

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Re: A quick note to the New Members and Visitor's
« Reply #35 on: December 26, 2010, 01:54:40 pm »
thanks for the welcome! I'm new to the somking world, i just got a new bradley smoker "the original" for x-mas. I'm have some problems with it getting to temp. We had family over and I thought I could smoke some chicken,but could not get the temp up it only got to 165 .Yesterday I seasoned it and had a hard time getting it to 150 the manual said it would get to 150 in ten min. but it took 45. Today i had to take the chicken out and finsh it in the oven my manhood is hurting bad please help

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Re: A quick note to the New Members and Visitor's
« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2010, 02:13:52 pm »
thanks for the welcome! I'm new to the somking world, i just got a new bradley smoker "the original" for x-mas. I'm have some problems with it getting to temp. We had family over and I thought I could smoke some chicken,but could not get the temp up it only got to 165 .Yesterday I seasoned it and had a hard time getting it to 150 the manual said it would get to 150 in ten min. but it took 45. Today i had to take the chicken out and finsh it in the oven my manhood is hurting bad please help
If you use a very long extension cord or plug your unit into a outlet that is also used by several things on the same circuit it can cause your smoker to have slow heats. It is best to plug it directly into a outlet that is not used by anything else. Maybe this will help  :)

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Re: A quick note to the New Members and Visitor's
« Reply #37 on: December 26, 2010, 04:26:13 pm »
thanks i had it plug in yesterday straight to the plug on its own and had a hard time get to 150 but today i had to put it on a cord just in side my garage it was snowing pretty good and windy i had the door down about half way and still couldn't get it above 165 anymore good tips i need all i can get

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Re: A quick note to the New Members and Visitor's
« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2010, 04:46:51 pm »
I guess I should have introduce myself better before i started asking for help I'm form alabama. This my first smoker. I've only helped someone smoke once before on a homemade smoker and fell in love with it along with the help of the t.v. show barbe-que pitmasters. Now i have this nice smoker thanks to my loving wife and family really have no clue about how to use this smoker ot its fullest looking foward to leaning how and making some great meals

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Re: A quick note to the New Members and Visitor's
« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2010, 04:49:11 pm »
Where in Alabama? TestRocket (Morgan), TMB (Tommie) and I (Gus) are from the Huntsville area.
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Re: A quick note to the New Members and Visitor's
« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2010, 04:51:26 pm »
about 20 min. north

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Re: A quick note to the New Members and Visitor's
« Reply #41 on: December 26, 2010, 04:52:08 pm »
Nacho - what position is your top vent? Open, closed, part open?

20 minutes north? Where?
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Re: A quick note to the New Members and Visitor's
« Reply #42 on: December 26, 2010, 04:56:23 pm »
hazel green area my vent was closed at first but after some reading i opened it about alittle less than half

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Re: A quick note to the New Members and Visitor's
« Reply #43 on: December 30, 2010, 05:35:03 pm »
Hi all!
After painstaking research, I bought the OBS last night at Cabelas.  It's seasoned and ready to go.  Since we are looking at a major blizzard here in SD over new years, I have planned a few "first" smokes.  I'm planning to make the Stuffed Pork Loin Roast and Smoke without Fire Buffalo wings located under the Mesquite recipes on the bradley website.  The rest of the weekend will be spent scouring this forum for the secrets of mastering this smoker!

Off I go to prepare that pork loin for tomorrow!

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Re: A quick note to the New Members and Visitor's
« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2010, 05:38:23 pm »
  The rest of the weekend will be spent scouring this forum for the secrets of mastering this smoker!
Leave your vent open
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