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Offline sdkid

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« on: December 18, 2018, 10:47:16 am »
What does a PID do?

Offline zueth

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Re: PID
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2018, 05:36:58 pm »
Regulates the temp in the Bradley within a couple of degrees. Your Bradley smoker will be like a brand new smoker with one.


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Offline watchdog56

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Re: PID
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2018, 05:32:40 am »
I us mine all the time. You can program it to run various temps for various times. When I make sausage I usually preheat to 160 for 1 hour then down to 130 for 1 hour then 140 for 2 hours then 160 for 2 hours then 165 until sausage hits 152.
Love my PID.

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Re: PID
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2018, 07:07:19 am »
Can you set for lower temps for cold smoking? How hard to install? Can someone post a link to a basic unit?

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Re: PID
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2018, 09:52:18 am »
You can set it for 80 degrees but that starts the cabinet temp. I have a 6 rack digital so when I cold smoke I attach a cardboard box with  a dryer vent hose connecting it to where the smoke generator sits. Temp in smoker still gets to 80 degrees except for winter months then it may hit 65-70. I am in Minnesota so usually cold smoke in winter months.

Some have made their own PID if you know anything about electricity. ( It is all greek to me). If you do a search on this site you should be able to check them out.

Offline zueth

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Re: PID
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 06:06:55 pm »
Can you set for lower temps for cold smoking? How hard to install? Can someone post a link to a basic unit?
The smoke generator it self will get cabinet too hot for smoking cheese without ICE in it. That is why most use a cold smoke adapter, either one from Bradley or one that is custom built.


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