280F is the cabinet limit

Started by muebe, June 02, 2011, 08:02:19 AM

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I have seen some posts discussions about the maximum allowable cabinet temp on the OBS. Well I have verified that it is definently 280F. As soon as my cabinet got to 280F the power light for my element shut off(PID still indicating heating). Then when the cabinet cooled 20 degrees the light re-engaged. So I would suggest not setting the PID higher than 260F or it could result in big temp swings due to tripping of the switch. Also continuous tripping of the cabinet over-heat safety switch might not be a good thing eitgher. So those looking for higher cabinet temps will either need to by-pass the safety switch or install a higher rated temp switch ;D
Natural Gas 4 burner stainless RED with auto-clean
2 TBEs(1 natural gas & 1 LP gas)
OBS(Auberins dual probe PID, 900w finned element & convection fan mods)
2011 Memphis Select Pellet Smoker
BBQ Grillware vertical smoker(oven thermostat installed & converted to natural gas)


Good to know but in my mind it's better to be safe and not go to 280F!


Why would you want to pass 225 anyways in your Bradley?

If i want 280 with smoke its


Smokey the Bear.

If you went past 280 you could crisp the skin of a chicken.
If it has eyes and a head,I would probably eat it. Eh


Quote from: Smokey the Bear. on June 07, 2011, 02:57:08 AM
If you went past 280 you could crisp the skin of a chicken.
couldn't you just do a quick transfer to a broiler for the last 5 minutes of cooking?


Yes Sir !!! that's where the Traeger come in... :D
Digital Bradley Smoker with Dual probe PID
The Big Easy with Srg grill
MAK 2 Star General
Char Broil gas grill