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Re: Finally bought a Bradley, want to set up for cold smoke
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2007, 03:07:44 PM »

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Re: Finally bought a Bradley, want to set up for cold smoke
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2007, 03:09:12 PM »
Might be better off removing the divider to help dissipate the heat. Looks like the rain stopped. We'll give it a test and see what the heat does. -Brian


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Re: Finally bought a Bradley, want to set up for cold smoke
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2007, 03:11:02 PM »
Now that I'm looking at the pictures, may be better off moving the generator to the other side of the box, like an offset. We'll see what the test run does first. -Brian

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Re: Finally bought a Bradley, want to set up for cold smoke
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2007, 06:54:17 PM »
STC,

Very nice. I would actually use the other half to store my booze....   :D

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Re: Finally bought a Bradley, want to set up for cold smoke
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2007, 08:07:31 PM »
Smoked Spirits  ;D

Pretty impessive after the first hour. Plywood is cool to the touch all around. Smoke is pouring out of the top vent. Seems to be holding 75 F/25 C with an outside temp of 55 F/13 C. Will have to do more tests in higher temps during the day. But at least I know it will work with night temps here in Pennsylvania, usually when I have the time to do this.

This was a very easy build with only a half sheet of plywood, wood glue and some small nails. If it keeps working this well, may have to add a black "Bradley" finish to the outside to match  ;D

I have some fresh feral pig parts in the fridge ready for the grinder. Hopefully will get to it this weekend. I will keep you posted. Thanks for all the help and input.

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Re: Finally bought a Bradley, want to set up for cold smoke
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2007, 09:17:32 PM »
Another hour and still holding the same temps. Plywood is still cool to the touch. This setup works nicely. I'll report back after the first food smoking session.

-Brian

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Re: Finally bought a Bradley, want to set up for cold smoke
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2007, 02:13:58 AM »
Wow! That is almost as big as the cabinet I'm building for my BS. :)

Nice work. It serves two funtions.


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Re: Finally bought a Bradley, want to set up for cold smoke
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2007, 02:44:39 AM »
Nice work Stickbowcrafter.  ;)
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Re: Finally bought a Bradley, want to set up for cold smoke
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2007, 04:15:54 AM »
Nicely done!
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Re: Finally bought a Bradley, want to set up for cold smoke
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2007, 07:47:01 AM »
Stickbowcrafte

It's interesting that with the short run of metal pipe it is still able to disapate that much heat and maintain 75 degrees. I've been trying to decide what I'm going to build for my setup. I have mine in my heated garage with a range hood over it and I wanted to build a metal box for the generator and pipe the smoke to the box on a permanent basis. I felt the metal would disapate the heat a little more but your testing with plywood is very interesting. In the garage I don't have the wind to contend with so I have no problem maintaining temps with just the main heating element. I still like the idea of metal from a safety standpoint but it's very interesting that the wood box is not hot/warm. Keep us up to date on your setup.

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Re: Finally bought a Bradley, want to set up for cold smoke
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2007, 09:27:39 PM »
Forgot to post some pics of the first run with my new Bradley. I like it a lot, very easy to maintain consistent, low temps. Here's some feral pork sausage with pepperoni type seasonings. Each fibrous casing is 1 1/2 inch X 12 inches. Cold smoked for 8 hours then slowly increased temp to 165 degrees to kill any of the bad stuff. Turned out real tasty. Not sure what is on the menu next but I'm looking forward to it.

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Re: Finally bought a Bradley, want to set up for cold smoke
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2007, 09:37:07 PM »
Now that's smokin' on the wild side...........Oooooo Yea ! 8)

Nice work ! ,

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Re: Finally bought a Bradley, want to set up for cold smoke
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2007, 10:37:42 PM »
Sticks, those look awesome.  Currious, did you find that 8 hours of smoke was too much smoke flavor?  The most folks usually go is 4 hours so I had to ask that and I have yet to do sausage.   :-\
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Re: Finally bought a Bradley, want to set up for cold smoke
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2007, 11:03:15 PM »
Four is the most I've ever gone Gizmo , but I've done only venison summer sausage so far. That gave
plenty of smoke (hickory) flavor for me...............Coyote

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Re: Finally bought a Bradley, want to set up for cold smoke
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2007, 11:06:49 PM »
Coyote,
Were you hot or cold smoking?
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