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Offline Junk Yard Dog

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I'm seasoning my new 6 rack digital smoker
« on: March 29, 2007, 01:51:57 pm »
Hi folks,

Due to my lurking on this forum, I bought my 6 rack Bradley smoker today.  It's seasoning right now.  I am a long time Texas brisket smoker on a pit BBQ.  I have decided that if I can do as well on the Bradley, life will be so much simpler.  Plus, I see the potential of smoking a lot more types of things than I imagined before.  I have already picked up some wonderful advice (such as FTC) that would have applied to my previous methods.  I know I will be asking questions, so please bear with me.

My old method was:  http://willsononline.com/bbq

Gary
Houston Texas
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Offline Mr Walleye

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Re: I'm seasoning my new 6 rack digital smoker
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2007, 01:58:34 pm »
Welcome to the forum JYD!

Ask away! Everybody is very helpful around here.

Good Luck

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Re: I'm seasoning my new 6 rack digital smoker
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2007, 02:09:00 pm »
Hi and welcome here Junk Yard Dog, another 6 rack owner! i'm getting jealous i only have 4 racks  ;D ;)

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Re: I'm seasoning my new 6 rack digital smoker
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2007, 02:11:42 pm »
Welcome to the forum.  Ask all the questions you want to, and if ya don't have questions, just fill us with BS.  :)

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Re: I'm seasoning my new 6 rack digital smoker
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2007, 03:13:37 pm »
i'm getting jealous i only have 4 racks  ;D ;)

Thanks for the welcome !!!  LilSmoker.  I learned from my pit BBQ that no matter how big a smoker you've got, you alway want a bigger one. So I started out with the biggest.   ;D
Gary in Texas

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Re: I'm seasoning my new 6 rack digital smoker
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2007, 03:14:34 pm »
Welcome JYD!  I just looked at your link to the web page looks very tasty ;D

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Re: I'm seasoning my new 6 rack digital smoker
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2007, 04:10:47 pm »
Welcome JYD!  The BS saves a lot of work on Brisket.  You WILL NOT get a smoke ring, so do not be surprised.  Taste is there though.
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Re: I'm seasoning my new 6 rack digital smoker
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2007, 05:39:07 pm »
You WILL NOT get a smoke ring, so do not be surprised.  Taste is there though.

Hmmm. I don't mind not getting a smoke ring (if the flavor is there), but I don't understand the physics.  My meat is being bombarded by smoke, just like it is on the BBQ pit.  So, why wouldn't it get a smoke ring?

Gary in Texas

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Re: I'm seasoning my new 6 rack digital smoker
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2007, 05:43:07 pm »
You WILL NOT get a smoke ring, so do not be surprised.  Taste is there though.

Hmmm. I don't mind not getting a smoke ring (if the flavor is there), but I don't understand the physics.  My meat is being bombarded by smoke, just like it is on the BBQ pit.  So, why wouldn't it get a smoke ring?


Check the posts that bluesin has. It explains it for the most part. Good stuff to know :) ;)

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Re: I'm seasoning my new 6 rack digital smoker
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2007, 06:23:42 pm »
JYDog, Welcome and enjoy.  Much easier.  ;D  But Bradleys are different  ;) in a better sort of way.  You will enjoy the other foods and the ability to cold smoke etc.   :)

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Re: I'm seasoning my new 6 rack digital smoker
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2007, 06:30:18 pm »
Welcome JYD , Good to have you in the smoking section. This is where we teach , learn and become friends 8).......................Coyote

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Re: I'm seasoning my new 6 rack digital smoker
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2007, 05:17:43 am »
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone !  I think I'd like this place even if I didn't own a Bradley. 

Today is a big day - my first smoking.  I am marinating some skirt steak and chicken tenders that I'm going to smoke to make fajitas.  I have no idea what settings to use, but I guess I'll smoke it for 2 hours, oven for 4 hours, at 200ยบ.  What do you think???  The skirt steak is real thin because I tenderized it with a mallet.  I got the marinate from Emeril's web site, and have been marinating it overnight.

1/4 c fresh lime juice
1/4c tequila
4 cloves garlic, smashed
2 T roughly chopped cilantro leaves
2 T vegetable oil
2 T Worchestershire sauce
1 t dried Mexican oregano
1 t red pepper flakes
1 t ground cumin
1 t ground corriander

Anything with tequila in it sounds good to me.  ;D
Gary in Texas

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Re: I'm seasoning my new 6 rack digital smoker
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2007, 06:23:57 am »
Not sure what a skirt steak is.  I assume it is beef.  You can smoke regular beef steaks that does not have much fat content, but it would need to be cold smoked and then finished off by other means to keep it from drying out and getting tough.  It turns out fairly well.  I have found that a very hot smoke works much better on beef steaks.  I have one of those side firbox units that burn coal and/or wood that I smoke my steaks on.  I have done a cold smoke in the BS, wrap it tight and then fridge overnight.  Next evening grill over charcoal.  IMHO I think the hot smoke method is better.  More smoke flavor and a real nice smoke ring to boot.  Beef Brisket, pork, chicken, etc. is better with the BS.
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Re: I'm seasoning my new 6 rack digital smoker
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2007, 09:04:21 am »
Good advice, Wildcat.  I think I will cold smoke it for a couple of hours, then grill it tonight.  Thanks.

BTW, skirt steak is beef, similar to a flank steak.  It was real cheap until fajitas caught on.
Gary in Texas

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Re: I'm seasoning my new 6 rack digital smoker
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2007, 10:14:14 pm »
Darn, Dawg, that link showed some good ole fashioned hard work and some tasty lookin' product.  Hope you enjoy the Bradley after you get over those initial reactions.  I think most had some initial trepidation, but trust me, this machine is not only forgiving, it's like a magic trick. 

After all those all night/early morning vigils starting fires, monitoring heat, adding fuel, with only a nap mixed in, you'll be amazed (and probably a little mad) at how good a meal the Bradley produces with only a hint of the effort fire-wise.

Welcome and good luck.
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