Author Topic: Hello from SW Ontario  (Read 312 times)

Offline wmick

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Hello from SW Ontario
« on: February 04, 2021, 06:35:59 AM »
Hi Folks.   Just want to do a quick introduction.  Greetings from SW Ontario, Canada.
 For a family Christmas gift this past year, I purchased a gently-used 6-rack digital smoker...   and stuffed the stockings with a Knife and thermometer set for my 20 year old...   Set of Jerky racks for my 21 year old and a Bradley cookbook for my Wife.    We've only fired it up a couple times so far, but have had some amazing luck, for newbies.  Our first run was a Pork Loin, Pork Shoulder and Chicken... and it all turned out great.     I must admit, winter weather in my area has posed some minor challenges.   (about 8.5F here this morning)   I've needed to pre-warm the unit up with portable heater to eliminate an E1 error.  and wrapped the smoker in a blanket to maintain temperature.     Being an electrician and a millwright, I'm thinking about a few little modifications already.  ;)    Looking forward to playing around with some jerky and sausage once the weather gets a little warmer...   Thanks in advance for all the advice, I know I will be back with lots of questions in the future.

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Offline cathouse willy

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Re: Hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2021, 10:37:25 AM »
Welcome to the forum from the west coast. you'll find lots of friendly helpful people here.As you've noticed the bradley's 500w main heater struggles with the cold. There are a few simple things that help. A brick in the bottom of the oven will help with temp recoveries when you have to open the door.I bought a roll of water heater blanket material and wrapped the smoker and I keep my smoker in a small plastic garden shed.Others have added an additional heat element and swear by it. Hope this helps.

Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: Hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2021, 01:06:41 PM »
Hi wmick;

Welcome to the forum.

Looks like you are off to a great start.


Offline Edward176

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Re: Hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2021, 01:56:51 PM »
Greeting wmick from Winnipeg, where we wish it was 8.5°F. Sounds like you gifted your family with ALL the right necessaries to smoke up a feast. Enjoy and welcome aboard :)

Offline Smoker John

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Re: Hello from SW Ontario
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2021, 11:36:30 AM »
Welcome wmick
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