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Offline TXClint

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150 is the highest
« on: April 26, 2010, 08:27:47 pm »
Hey everyone, I am new to smoking and had a question about the temp.  As we speak I am smoking4 large bone in chicken breasts with mesquite.  The weather is good right now, I smoked a pre-cooked/cured ham and it is great.  One thing I did notice.  The box is set to 210, but the time never got any higher than 150, according to the digital display. I only opened the door a few times.  Just to get an idea, I did stick a meat thermometer in the top vent and it was within 5 degrees of the display, Whats the trick to getting the temp. higher?....  Setting the oven temp higher???

Thanks for the help!!

Clint ;D

Offline classicrockgriller

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Re: 150 is the highest
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010, 08:34:56 pm »
Look inside your Bradley and see if your element is glowing reddish.

If not, reconnect your back wires several times to get a good connection.

If you can't get it higher soon, get them chickens in the oven before something bad happens.

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Re: 150 is the highest
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010, 10:14:49 pm »
Yep, I just got done checking that and that was it......

I would tell ya'll how "I" figured it out, but I don't want the wife getting on here and bragging!! ::)

Thanks

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Re: 150 is the highest
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 10:19:53 pm »
Yep, I just got done checking that and that was it......

I would tell ya'll how "I" figured it out, but I don't want the wife getting on here and bragging!! ::)

Thanks

Glad it was that simple. Tell your Wife ... Great Job! ;D

Also try to smoke/cook your chicken a little hotter, like 240 to 250.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2010, 10:21:28 pm by classicrockgriller »

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Re: 150 is the highest
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010, 10:31:05 pm »
Welcome Clint. Just remember to keep that vent open. 1/4 to 1/2 most of the time and wide open for poultry. And we won't tell anyone that your wife had to get your smoker going for you, it's just between you and me. Right boys and girls!
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Re: 150 is the highest
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010, 07:28:53 am »
Glad to here gettin your Bradly up to temp was an easy fix.

Also when cookin poultry try to keep your cabnet temp above 250 F and the vent wide open the whole time.

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Re: 150 is the highest
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010, 08:17:57 pm »
Oh trust me, I will never forget it !!

Thanks again.  Lookin forward to all the good tips and tricks in the future

Clint

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Re: 150 is the highest
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2010, 08:23:45 pm »
What part of Texas you from Clint?