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Offline DukeNukeIt

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Hello from Ann Arbor Michigan!
« on: January 11, 2012, 09:56:22 pm »
Just picked up my Bradley Original Smoker from Cabala's.  I'm planning on doing some mods first before I get to smoking my first meats.  I'll be searching the forum for good ideas, and taking my time to get everything right.  Lot's of good ideas out there so far :)

Dave

Offline La Quinta

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Re: Hello from Ann Arbor Michigan!
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 12:10:42 am »
Welcome Dave...lots of peeps on here if you have mod questions...glad to have ya here.. :)

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Re: Hello from Ann Arbor Michigan!
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 03:12:59 am »
Hi Dave;

Welcome to the forum.

I've done a few mods, but I feel one should use the smoker and get to know it before making changes. But there is nothing wrong with adding features right out of the box.


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Offline DukeNukeIt

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Re: Hello from Ann Arbor Michigan!
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 05:47:22 am »
My first mods were going to be simple, the recirc fan, and a PID.  I'll play with the smoker for a few months after that and get a feel for how it works.  I'm also going to be placing the smoker into an outdoor storage unit to keep the wind from affecting it.  My idea was to line the storage unit with the same waterheater foil backed insulation, then add a chimney to vent the smoke out of the box.  I'm debating about adding a small fan to help vent the box, it would have to be a low CFM style and it would only be to keep the smoke from damaging the electronics in the PID.

More to come  8)

Dave

Offline KyNola

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Re: Hello from Ann Arbor Michigan!
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 07:18:42 am »
If it were me I would use my smoker for a while before I did any mods to it just to get a feel for it.  Sort of like buying a car and completely rebuilding the motor before you even start it.

Whatever you choose, enjoy your smoker!

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Re: Hello from Ann Arbor Michigan!
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 07:35:59 am »
Dave,

Welcome aboard, there are  several good mods out here , here is what i have  done.

900 watt heater mod and blower
http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=17329.0

900 watt element
http://www.drillspot.com/hvacr/heating-equipment/finned-and-strip-heaters/?brandid=3095&spc=Watts%3D900

blower
http://www.drillspot.com/products/433916/Dayton_1TDV1_High_Temperature_Blower

timer and PID temperature controller
http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=25377.0

auber interments
http://www.auberins.com/

there are many to choose from, if you  are going to be  doing  sausage you  will be  needing a Pid  with the  ramp and soak function

Also  outside storage.. here is  mine
http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=17581

then a toy, maverick 732

http://www.yardandpool.com/Grill-Smoker-Thermometer-s/54.htm


 

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Hello from Ann Arbor Michigan!
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 07:53:57 am »
Welcome


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Offline ghost9mm

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Re: Hello from Ann Arbor Michigan!
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 03:47:45 pm »
Hello and welcome to a really great forum...
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Re: Hello from Ann Arbor Michigan!
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2012, 06:14:06 am »
Welcome to the forum...Enjoy!

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Offline ArnieM

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Re: Hello from Ann Arbor Michigan!
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2012, 08:33:52 am »
Hi Dave and welcome to the forum!  I'm sure you'll have fun smoking and doing some mods.  People just can't leave that box alone  ;D
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