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Hello, I have looked at this forum quite a few times in the past, but I've recently bought a Bradley digital smoker, and decided I should make an account.

 

We bought it a week ago, and last weekend i made pork chops and short ribs on friday, ribs on saturday, and a brined turkey on sunday. I've just got a pork shoulder swimming for tomorrow, going to try pulled pork.

 

We live in Calgary, AB, Canada, and have had unseasonably mild (read: damn cold) weather this Spring, and I think that's where my only frustration has been, I've been trying to stick to low cooking temps, but even my ribs weren't fully finished after 6 hours.

 

My wife and I are big foodies, and love to cook (she actually bought the smoker, not me). We have a few pretty good bbq places in town, but we wanted to make our own. We have an awesome kitchen, excellent cookware, (I worked at Le Creuset for a year, that was an amazing staff discount) and with no kids, we entertain a lot. We don't have a bbq, but are trying to decide between going with a weber summit s-470, or a charcoal grill. 

 

As for smoking, I would just like to make the best possible food I can, for myself, friends & family. I'm very anal when it comes to cooking, and know already I'm striving for competition-quality results. (i know i'm a few years off, and i'll never have the time or money to actually compete). My next few purchases will definitely include a PID and probably an iGrill (i'm a geek, too).

 

Nathan

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Welcome aboard, Nathan! Glad you joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas. Lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Congrats on that new Bradley, and just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.
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Hi Nathan! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 45,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!

 

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