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Offline Cutterone

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too hot
« on: April 20, 2004, 11:11:43 PM »
I just got my Bradley and have seasoned it and am now doing my first batch of jerky,but I can't seem to get the temperature to stay down. Most of the recipes I see call for 140-160 and even with the temp control all the way down I am running at 190.[}:)] I bought a seperate thermometer that I put in the top vent to check and it to says 190.[}:)] seems like everyone else has the opposite problem of not getting hot enough. Temperature here right now is 70. Any suggestions ?

Offline Fuzzybear

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Re: too hot
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2004, 11:28:25 PM »
Did you put water in the bisket bowl?  Top vent open?  Is your Bradley in the sun?

Water in the bowl helps keep temps down or ice...
The vent will let heat out
Placing the Bradley in the sun will increase the temp - especially if it's "black" like mine - heat absorbtion....

Past, that I don't have any ideas and I'm scratching my head to figure out how to help you out on it..........

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Offline Cutterone

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Re: too hot
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2004, 03:19:48 AM »
Yes it is black and was in the sun, today was sun/cloud mix. I was doing jerky and all the recipes I've seen said to not put water in the pot, but I did leave the vent wide open. Thanks for your reply.

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Re: too hot
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2004, 06:56:19 AM »
This may not help...but check your thermometer's reading against boiling water. I got two that read 30 to 50 degrees too hot.
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Re: too hot
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2004, 02:03:03 PM »
Cutter, You should always put water in the bowl, The purpose of the water bowl is not to add moisture (not needed with the bradley)but to extinguish the bisquetts.Adding ice will help to keep it cool.

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Re: too hot
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2004, 03:16:39 AM »
Guys,

I just think it is so cool that we have developed a community that has such a wide cumulative base of knowledge that so many posters can jump in with valuable info to help out the newbies. Gone are the days when I felt responsible to try & answer every question asked as the groups' wisdom has far exceeded my own.

My hat's off to you all, thanks for being a part of the passion.[:)]

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Offline Cutterone

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Re: too hot
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2004, 05:00:46 PM »
I kept my smoker in the shade and added water to the pot and was able to regulate the temp at 150 for my second batch of jerky. It turned out great.[:D] Thanks to all that responded.

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Re: too hot
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2004, 05:14:42 PM »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Chez Bubba</i>
<br />Guys,

I just think it is so cool that we have developed a community that has such a wide cumulative base of knowledge that so many posters can jump in with valuable info to help out the newbies. Gone are the days when I felt responsible to try & answer every question asked as the groups' wisdom has far exceeded my own.

My hat's off to you all, thanks for being a part of the passion.[:)]

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Offline Fuzzybear

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Re: too hot
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2004, 09:44:29 PM »
Glad you got your temp under control Cutter!

Congrats on a better batch and glad you don't have to chew leather![8D]

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Offline Richard Pearce

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Re: too hot
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2004, 10:47:44 AM »
<font face="Comic Sans MS"></font id="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue"></font id="blue">Morning Gord,
I've had similar problems when it gets too hot. You must have water in the bowl to extinguish the biscuits before they burn too much and get a bitter flavour; I've used ice cubes in the bowl and scattered on the bottom drainage shelf and these definitely help to lower the temperature.
I can't say enough about getting a good thermometer; I am just about to order the one which appears occasionally on this forum (whose name I have forgotten....Maverick perhaps?) which has two probes: one for the meat and one for the BS. I've looked but I can't find this one in Canada.[:)]

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Offline ChefJeff

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Re: too hot
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2004, 03:40:52 PM »
I believe that the thermometer you want is available at Northern tool Co.Check their web site.or try one of the cookware sites Chefs.com,cooking.com. Hope this helps.[^][:D]

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