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Pictorial from Bradley forum re smoking ribs

c oliver Oct 4, 2013 09:38 AM

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index....

This is simple. Is it pretty much the standard that most use? I'm thinking ribs next :)

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    HillJ RE: c oliver Oct 4, 2013 12:27 PM

    That is a thing of BEAUTY!

    1. JMF RE: c oliver Oct 4, 2013 07:28 PM

      Yeah, TenPointFive does some good stuff. I've followed his posts on the Bradley forum for years. Habanero Smoker is another one to look out for.

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        c oliver RE: JMF Oct 4, 2013 07:31 PM

        That helps. So far I've found the site a bit overwhelming so being able to zero in on a couple of folks will help.

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          JMF RE: c oliver Oct 4, 2013 07:35 PM

          Yes, the site is hell. But when you can weed out the good stuff, that's when it's good. The SusanMinor.org site has a lot of proven recipes. The folks who post there are some of the best from the Bradley forum.
          http://www.susanminor.org/forums/foru...

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            c oliver RE: JMF Oct 4, 2013 07:39 PM

            I had seen her also. Thanks (yet again!).

      2. linguafood RE: c oliver Oct 5, 2013 08:50 AM

        Hell yeah. Ribs are up next. For sure.

        1. JayL RE: c oliver Oct 6, 2013 08:04 PM

          It should be simple...it's just ribs and you're just flipping a switch.

          Don't be intimidated by meat.

          I cooked a full rack of spares yesterday. Direct heat, coals, and hickory wood. Two hours and DONE. Perfect ribs.

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            c oliver RE: JayL Oct 6, 2013 08:22 PM

            Jay, I respect you a lot. I was more asking about the prep part.

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              JayL RE: c oliver Oct 7, 2013 09:27 AM

              Prepping is as complicated as you care to make it. There are varying methods...none of them difficult.

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            travelerjjm RE: c oliver Oct 19, 2013 01:52 PM

            I sort of do it like the pictorial. I don't sauce them (because my wife and I prefer them unsauced) most of the time. I also finish in the oven instead of the Bradley. My oven is more efficient than the Bradley so I use it for most of the non-smoke time.

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              c oliver RE: travelerjjm Oct 19, 2013 02:23 PM

              JMF had this to say and it makes sense to me:

              JMF Oct 9, 2013 03:52 AM
              I think the smoker is more efficient since it only has a 500 watt element.

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                travelerjjm RE: c oliver Oct 19, 2013 02:40 PM

                That was my initial thought, too. But then I read about the effects of opening the door, the superior insulation of the home oven, etc. and decided the latter was probably better. My oven seems to hold its heat pretty well compared to the Bradley. It's difficult to test the oven cycle time. I have a convection oven so it is a bit more efficient.

                Maybe if I had a PID for my Bradley I'd think differently.

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                  c oliver RE: travelerjjm Oct 19, 2013 02:51 PM

                  What's the "oven cycle time" please?

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                    travelerjjm RE: c oliver Oct 19, 2013 02:56 PM

                    An oven uses basically "bang bang control" it's heating elements (electric in my case) are either on or off. We can look at that cycling and see how much is on time and how much is off time. So if an oven is using 3.7KW but is only on for 15 minutes, it's using just under 1KWH for that 15 minutes. If the smoker is using 500W and on for 1 hour it uses .5 KWH in that hour.. In that case, the smoker is using less electricity

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                      c oliver RE: travelerjjm Oct 19, 2013 03:01 PM

                      Mr. Smarty Pants!!! After a second reading I understood who you wrote :)

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                        travelerjjm RE: c oliver Oct 19, 2013 03:04 PM

                        I figured you would. :) I just thought maybe someone else might not really understand the issue so I thought I make it clear.

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                          c oliver RE: travelerjjm Oct 19, 2013 03:06 PM

                          Oops, I wrote "who" instead of "what" :)

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