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Offline TomG

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Re: How to get more smoke flavor.
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2006, 11:42:01 am »
Robs,   Is it possible that you live in a Smoke-Free Zone ??? ::) ::)


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Re: How to get more smoke flavor.
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2006, 11:44:31 am »
That was funny tom .Good one ;D :D




Just another weekend with the smoker...

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Re: How to get more smoke flavor.
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2006, 11:45:53 am »
Ok, thanks really funny, but not much help! I need smoke flavor! Seriously, do I have a bad smoke gen?

I got way more flavor out of my little chief  :-X

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Re: How to get more smoke flavor.
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2006, 12:29:01 pm »
More smoke flavor... I can turn a piece of meat into an ash tray..... I would call Bradley and see if they cna help you.
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Re: How to get more smoke flavor.
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2006, 12:34:50 pm »
More smoke flavor... I can turn a piece of meat into an ash tray..... I would call Bradley and see if they cna help you.
Olds

Thanks Olds. This really doesn't sound right, does it? I have the same result nomatter what I smoke: pork, beef, etc.

I allways give it 5 hours of smoke and I can never taste any smoke.

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Re: How to get more smoke flavor.
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2006, 12:42:20 pm »
I would call Bradley. Fifteen pucks is a lot. If you or anyone else can't taste any smoke, especially hickory then there is something wrong. It looks as if your heating pad on the generator is not getting hot enough to generate smoke as it was designed to do and it is probable just hot enough to char your pucks. My generator turns my pucks completely black throughout. How much smoke do you observe coming out of the vent?


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Re: How to get more smoke flavor.
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2006, 01:27:46 pm »
I think Hab is on to something. When I was playing around with voltage drops on the generator I could burn a biscuit at a lot lower temp and voltage than was normal. Like Old's said I can get the meat like burnt tree bark if I want to. I just did some pastrami last week and only 4 hours of smoke and it was plenty smokey tasting. Dang, I'm drooling again Habs. I'm just guessing your burner plate is weak from the sounds of it. (This has happened to others). Best to call Bradley and just have them replace the generator and get back to smoking. ;)

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Re: How to get more smoke flavor.
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2006, 01:33:40 pm »
One other thought, did this problem begin before or after you hooked up you PID? I would trouble shoot first and run the BS without the PID.

Iceman, now you got me thinking about the pastrami; you are going to make me make an extra trip to Sam's to get a couple of flats.


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Re: How to get more smoke flavor.
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2006, 01:34:40 pm »
Generator on it's way. I'll keep you posted with the results.

Thanks guys.

robs

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Re: How to get more smoke flavor.
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2006, 01:35:35 pm »
One other thought, did this problem begin before or after you hooked up you PID? I would trouble shoot first and run the BS without the PID.

Iceman, now you got me thinking about the pastrami; you are going to make me make an extra trip to Sam's to get a couple of flats.

I haven't been using the PID. But I can't tell you why just yet.... ;)

Like I said (or didn't I) I've had this smoker for 8 months and have never tasted the smoke....

rob

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Re: How to get more smoke flavor.
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2006, 01:55:32 pm »
Forgot to mention robs, if you have a IR thermometer shoot the burner plate. It should read 420f to 460f under normal conditions. Lower than that and you'll get the type of burn you were talking about.

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Re: How to get more smoke flavor.
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2006, 01:58:07 pm »
Forgot to mention robs, if you have a IR thermometer shoot the burner plate. It should read 420f to 460f under normal conditions. Lower than that and you'll get the type of burn you were talking about.

Very good idea. Thanks for the input.

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Re: How to get more smoke flavor.
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2006, 04:41:38 pm »
One other thought, did this problem begin before or after you hooked up you PID? I would trouble shoot first and run the BS without the PID.

If wired correctly the PID should not control the burner plate at all. It runs independant of the PID.

Bubbagump

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Re: How to get more smoke flavor.
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2006, 05:53:04 pm »
One other thought, did this problem begin before or after you hooked up you PID? I would trouble shoot first and run the BS without the PID.

If wired correctly the PID should not control the burner plate at all. It runs independant of the PID.

Bubbagump

This is true. Using the diagram I supplied, the puck burner is not affected.

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Re: How to get more smoke flavor.
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2006, 12:15:32 pm »
Mesquite my chum, Mesquite.

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