Author Topic: Smoke Generator On Its Way Out...  (Read 436 times)

Offline st3v32k12

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 35
Smoke Generator On Its Way Out...
« on: June 30, 2017, 11:17:21 am »
Not sure which subject to post this in... I have a Bradley Digital 4 rack.  I've had it for about 5-6 years and this year and last it seems to be on its last legs.  Several times last year either the element would not heat up or the smoke element would not heat up.  After opening the smoke generator up and looking around (not noticing anything out of the ordinary but realizing I have no idea what I am looking at so probably would not detect anything out of the ordinary anyways).

This year it seems to be worse.  I just wanted to start it to make some ribs and I had to open it 3 times before both elements would work.

My questions are:

1) I'm in Canada (Quebec) - does anyone know of a service center for this product?
2) What is the best source to buy a replacement smoke generator if I cannot find a service center?

Offline CRussel

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
Re: Smoke Generator On Its Way Out...
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 01:50:59 pm »
For the second part of the question, amazon.ca. Currently $189CAD

Offline Gafala

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 446
  • Gem faceter by choice, BBQ Smoker by heart.
Re: Smoke Generator On Its Way Out...
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 05:44:09 pm »
Try this link. They carry most of the Bradley parts and are in Canada.


http://www.yardandpool.com/
Bradley 4 rack Digital, 900 watt, Auber PID
Bradley cold smoke adapter
Char-Griller Smoking Pro BBQ Smoker with rotisserie
Brinkman Bullet Smoker
Weber 24”
Custom Hard Cure Cabinet for Salami
One Auber Master Temp monitor and two remotes with probes, up to ten remotes can be used.

Offline KyNola

  • Moderation Team
  • *****
  • Posts: 10,497
  • KCBS CBJ
Re: Smoke Generator On Its Way Out...
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 07:53:43 am »
Yard and Pool is a great company but it is not located in Canada.  It is located in Frederick MD.

Offline Gafala

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 446
  • Gem faceter by choice, BBQ Smoker by heart.
Re: Smoke Generator On Its Way Out...
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 05:45:11 pm »
Sorry I stand corrected.
Bradley 4 rack Digital, 900 watt, Auber PID
Bradley cold smoke adapter
Char-Griller Smoking Pro BBQ Smoker with rotisserie
Brinkman Bullet Smoker
Weber 24”
Custom Hard Cure Cabinet for Salami
One Auber Master Temp monitor and two remotes with probes, up to ten remotes can be used.

Offline st3v32k12

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 35
Re: Smoke Generator On Its Way Out...
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 08:52:02 am »
The only smoke generator I can find on Amazon.ca is this one:

https://www.amazon.ca/Bradley-Smoke-Generator-with-Adapter/dp/B000FK2KNA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499096979&sr=8-1&keywords=Bradley+Smoke+Generator

Is this the one you were referring to (it is $189)? 

If I wanted to buy the smoke generator that came with the Bradley Digital Four Rack where could I get that - even if I had to have it shipped from the US?

Offline TedEbear

  • Member Extraordinaire
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,371
Re: Smoke Generator On Its Way Out...
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 09:01:37 am »

If I wanted to buy the smoke generator that came with the Bradley Digital Four Rack where could I get that - even if I had to have it shipped from the US?

Yard & Pool has most replacement parts for the Bradley, as mentioned earlier in this thread.


Offline Habanero Smoker

  • Member Extraordinaire
  • ******
  • Posts: 14,000
  • KCBS - Master Certified Barbecue Judge
Re: Smoke Generator On Its Way Out...
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2017, 01:26:16 pm »
You should be able to purchase it directly from Bradley. You should give them a call first.


     I
         don't
                   inhale.
  ::)

Offline CRussel

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
Re: Smoke Generator On Its Way Out...
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 02:31:41 pm »
The only smoke generator I can find on Amazon.ca is this one:

https://www.amazon.ca/Bradley-Smoke-Generator-with-Adapter/dp/B000FK2KNA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499096979&sr=8-1&keywords=Bradley+Smoke+Generator

Is this the one you were referring to (it is $189)? 

If I wanted to buy the smoke generator that came with the Bradley Digital Four Rack where could I get that - even if I had to have it shipped from the US?
Yes. Just remove the adapter and you have the smoke generator. Simpler than dealing with shipping from a U.S. source, IMNSHO.

Offline Habanero Smoker

  • Member Extraordinaire
  • ******
  • Posts: 14,000
  • KCBS - Master Certified Barbecue Judge
Re: Smoke Generator On Its Way Out...
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2017, 01:48:45 am »
The only smoke generator I can find on Amazon.ca is this one:

https://www.amazon.ca/Bradley-Smoke-Generator-with-Adapter/dp/B000FK2KNA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499096979&sr=8-1&keywords=Bradley+Smoke+Generator

Is this the one you were referring to (it is $189)? 

If I wanted to buy the smoke generator that came with the Bradley Digital Four Rack where could I get that - even if I had to have it shipped from the US?
Yes. Just remove the adapter and you have the smoke generator. Simpler than dealing with shipping from a U.S. source, IMNSHO.

That will not work properly. st3v32k12 has a digital Bradley. If he uses the smoke generator with the adapter, there would be no way for him to control the cabinet heat; unless he also purchased some type of heat controller - such as a PID.


     I
         don't
                   inhale.
  ::)

Offline CRussel

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
Re: Smoke Generator On Its Way Out...
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2017, 05:37:04 pm »
Ah, hadn't realized it was different. . And I have an Auber PID, so get a bit casual about that. My apologies!!

Offline Habanero Smoker

  • Member Extraordinaire
  • ******
  • Posts: 14,000
  • KCBS - Master Certified Barbecue Judge
Re: Smoke Generator On Its Way Out...
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2017, 01:28:30 am »
...... so get a bit casual about that....

I know what you mean. I get the same way.


     I
         don't
                   inhale.
  ::)