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Offline Mufb20

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New from Saint Louis and do not want to mess this up...
« on: December 25, 2013, 08:03:05 pm »
Just got the digital four rack smoker and wood chips for Xmas. I am uber excited to start smoking some wonderful food. My big question is what temps and smoke times should I use on certain foods? I am sure as a rookie I need to know several things and I am open to any advice. I know about the two extra wood pieces so they drop correctly. What else am I missing?

Offline TedEbear

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Re: New from Saint Louis and do not want to mess this up...
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2013, 09:14:27 pm »
Welcome aboard.  I'm also in the St. Louis area (Wildwood).  I've had a non-digital original Bradley for several years.  The recipe site in the link below should help you with many of your questions about what temps to use and for how long, etc.

Here are a few links to get you started:

Our Time Tested and Proven Recipes

Frogmats Non-Stick High Temperature Smoker / Jerky Screen 10" x 13"

Maverick Wireless BBQ Thermometer Set - Maverick ET732

Bradley Smoker Bisquette Saver

Bradley Smoker FAQs

There are more but try those out before getting into things like enclosures for storing your Bradley outdoors, mods to your smoker, etc.  I'm sure someone will be along to help you with those if you're interested.

Any plans for your first smoke?  Pork butts (I think the new name is Boston roast) are easy and forgiving, although they can take a long time to cook.  Take some before/after pics of your efforts and post them if you're so inclined.  People around here like to see pics.

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Offline ragweed

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Re: New from Saint Louis and do not want to mess this up...
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 03:53:22 am »
TedEbear has you going in the right direction.  Welcome from Nebraska.

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Re: New from Saint Louis and do not want to mess this up...
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013, 05:51:21 am »
welcome aboard, Ted has you   pointed in the  right  direction, also  remember to always have the top vent  open, if you  cant  find what you  are  looking  for , Ask, ask , ask,,, we  all were  new at  one  time,

enjoy 

Offline NorthShoreMN

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Re: New from Saint Louis and do not want to mess this up...
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 04:52:20 pm »
Welcome from Minnesota


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Offline tailfeathers

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Re: New from Saint Louis and do not want to mess this up...
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 08:45:05 pm »
And hello from South Dakota as well.


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Offline UncleAl

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Re: New from Saint Louis and do not want to mess this up...
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2013, 05:59:55 am »
Welcome from Michigan

Offline Saber 4

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Re: New from Saint Louis and do not want to mess this up...
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2013, 05:10:01 pm »
Welcome from Texas

Offline Beekeeper

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Re: New from Saint Louis and do not want to mess this up...
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2013, 07:19:58 pm »
Welcome from another brand new Bradley Smoker owner.  I live just across the river near Troy, IL.  I'm looking forward to getting some bisquettes, seasoning my 4 rack digital smoker, and get cooking!  (I ordered bisquettes from Bass Pro today, as they had them in stock at a good price........in case you need some.)