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Introduce Yourself / Re: New Member with question about heat element
« Last post by Habanero Smoker on August 17, 2021, 03:33:41 am »
Hi 1Lav78,

Welcome to the forum.

For any heat modification to a Bradley, especially the Original and New Original models (non-digital) I recommend using a PID or some other style of heat controller.

It is difficult to help you when you don't post a reference to the instructions you used for your modification, but in this case it does look like a PID alone would not resolve your problem. If you can provide a link to that that would be helpful.

I've never experienced an OHM measurement drop during a reading. Check the batteries in your meter, but I would suspect there is something wrong with your 900w element.
Meat / Re: Beef ribs and Boston butt together
« Last post by Jessica King on August 16, 2021, 10:43:45 pm »
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Introduce Yourself / New Member with question about heat element
« Last post by 1Lav78 on August 16, 2021, 06:15:37 pm »
Hello everyone new member here! Have a question for those that have done heat element upgrade on there Bradley smoker! I have a 6 rack Bradley original xlt analog non digital model BS 815 XLT and have just upgraded to 900watt element. Problem is element is not heating up at all so I need a PID to control this element? Is there something I missed all wires and connections are good plugged in properly I’m at a loss! Any help is appreciated! Also ohm reading is 31 on new element but drops to zero instantly!
The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Re: Smoke generator fuse
« Last post by Habanero Smoker on August 16, 2021, 04:12:57 am »
Since the cap is broken, it sounds like you will need to replace the 10A Screw Cap Fuse Holder. You can try to google it or search on Amazon.

You want something similar to this. Make sure you order one that takes a 1/4" x 1 1/4" glass tube fuse, and don't forget to buy a fuse that will fit that holder.
10A Screw Cap AGC Fuse Holder

The 10A Screw Cap Fuse Holder is easy to remove and install, especially since you got the cover off.
  • First take a picture of the area you will be working on. This can be view for reference while you are reassembling the holder.
  • Next unplug the wires going to the holder; and note which wire goes to each terminal.
  • There is a nut holding the fuse holder to the generator. Unscrew that nut and remove that nut - you may find that a pair of pliers work best, but a wrench may fit in there. Once the nut is loosen, it can be easily turned by hand.
  • Once the nut is off, push the holder outward. Reverse the procedure to reinstall.

The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) / Smoke generator fuse
« Last post by Rene_P on August 15, 2021, 03:49:29 pm »
I am trying to check the fuse on the smoke generator and I am having an issue.  First the external know on the back that I needed to turn to get to thr fuse broke in many pieces when I tried to turn it.  Secondly after I removed the cover I to access the fuse container I cannot remove the cap.  I dont want to break even more..   How does it come off?


Introduce Yourself / Re: Newbie question
« Last post by Habanero Smoker on August 14, 2021, 01:30:05 am »
Glad to hear the generator is up and smoking again.

Looks like you have quite a setup.
Sausage Making / Re: Whats a good beef/pork ratio for summer sausage?
« Last post by boxerjake on August 13, 2021, 03:32:02 pm »
2/3 moose , elk , deer or beef to 1/3 pork for the princess auto or cabelas peppercorn summer sausage pre made packs .

I do 75 to 125 lbs at a time , gone in a week .... surprising how many friends you have when you make good sausage .

PS: I also hang it in my basement , casing tightens up and meat drys out like summer sausage is suppose to
Poultry / Re: smoked then fried wings... kinda
« Last post by boxerjake on August 13, 2021, 03:26:37 pm »
I've cold smoked wings the day prior to deep frying .. results are pretty decent

Most of my cold smoking is pork chops about 1" or more thick , but I've done the wings this way 1/2 dozen times , never any left overs.
Introduce Yourself / Re: Newbie question
« Last post by boxerjake on August 13, 2021, 03:07:22 pm »
Fixed it today ... all good

The arm was just a hair shy of depressing the switch, my guess is a whole pile of thermo cycling caused it to creep away just enough .

The smoker is a 125lb capacity or more , you can stand inside of it no problem , made from a stainless steel blanket warmer out of a hospital . Besides the smoke generator it also runs on a propane ring burner and I use it to rotisserie whole chickens at times as well as smoke fish , ribs , wings , brisket etc etc etc .
 Hence at times the Bradley is not used but still soaks up the heat due to being mounted on the exterior about 18" off the bottom ... heat just creeps in the smoke generator if the vent is choked off during those process.
Introduce Yourself / Re: Newbie question
« Last post by Habanero Smoker on August 13, 2021, 01:51:17 pm »
I hope this resolve the problem. Though it still could be the switch itself. There have been reports that the micro switch would not work unless it was depress further in than the switch housing.

Thanks for taking the time to find and post the possible solution.
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