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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2011, 02:44:22 PM »
Whats the biggest bird you can fry in it?

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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2011, 03:02:26 PM »
Whats the biggest bird you can fry in it?

TBE is 16 pounds and SRG I believe is 25 pounds...

TBE is $99 and new model SRG is $199
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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2011, 03:30:36 PM »
So I guess the question is, is the SRG worth the extra $100?

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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2011, 03:33:59 PM »
So I guess the question is, is the SRG worth the extra $100?

I'm happy with TBE and grill on it too, besides I never buy a turkey bigger than 12 lb anyway.  ;D

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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2011, 08:56:36 AM »
So I guess the question is, is the SRG worth the extra $100?
Yes it is, take it from me it's worth the money!.. I own 2 of them and I can't see doing without them.

I just wish I had the money rt now to get the newest version
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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2011, 10:52:31 AM »
Now for my two cents ;)

I have two TBEs. I just purchased a new one. Now I really like the SRG but the TBE works better for me...

1. The price of $99 worked out better for my second purchase. Left me more money toward my new pellet grill ;D

2. I have a SRG grill(just the grill itself) that I bought from Char-Broil for $50 with shipping. I added some clamps so it will not slide around the top of the TBE and it works great. I can remove it and put it on either TBE when needed.

3. I already have two smokers(gas and electric) and have a third one on the way(pellet) so the smoking feature of the SRG is something that I do not really need.

4. Size...I actually like the smaller size of the TBE. It is a little easier to transport on trips. I never do any birds larger than 16 lbs also.

Now as others have stated you need to decide what you want to do with it. If you already have a nice grill that you use and a smoker than maybe the TBE is a better choice for you. If you do not have any cookers than the SRG is a great choice and value for the money.

Now I am taking my two cents back because I am dang near broke with all the cooking equipment i have been buying lately :D
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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2011, 06:31:58 AM »
what does SRG and TBE mean please?

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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2011, 06:35:06 AM »
what does SRG and TBE mean please?

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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2011, 03:53:57 PM »
I had a whole chicken I pulled from the deep freeze. I used my new silicone bands to keep the legs/wings tucked in place and the chicken was placed on the beer can holder. Chicken was rubbed with peanut oil and then Costco's Sweet Mesquite rub. I put the TBE basket in the Bradley and set the PID to convection with 6 pecan pucks at 225F for 2.3 hours. After two hours the IT of the chicken was 128F. I then moved it straight to the TBE for the finish until IT was 158F. Nice crispy skin and juicy smoked meat! Bradley and TBE...what a great combo for chicken ;D



Did you rub seasoning under the skin or just on out side?  was it brined?

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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2011, 04:37:02 PM »
Was not brined and only skin was seasoned.
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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2011, 09:48:28 PM »
I just ordered a TBE. Can you link the silicone bands you used?

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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2011, 09:53:24 PM »
I just ordered a TBE. Can you link the silicone bands you used?

Here is a link to them on Amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/Harold-785-Silicone-Cooking-Bands/dp/B0041HTBQ2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1320555100&sr=8-2

I bought mine from Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
Natural Gas 4 burner stainless RED with auto-clean
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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2011, 02:59:29 AM »
Dang!!!

Now that's some great lookin chicken!

Niiiice job Michael!!!
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Re: Bradley Pecan Smoked Whole Chicken With TBE Finish
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2011, 11:26:35 AM »
Good job and a great looking bird.  It too looks as if you are priming up for Thanksgiving.  The pics are also great.
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