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Hi folks, I'm new to this forum so I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm a relative newcomer to smoking meat, having bought a digital Bradley smoker last July. Since then its mostly been used to smoke salmon and some pork chops and chicken. With the new season upon us I'm looking forward to expanding my repertoire.

I do have a story about my Bradley unit with a special point of interest for the Canadian members out there. Last week I was doing some fish and a slab of pork belly for my first attempt at bacon. The unit seemed to take a long time to get to temperature, which didn't strike me as strange b/c it was cold and a bit windy. After taking the fish out, I inserted the digital temp probe into the bacon and checked back periodically. After a while I noted that the temp wasn't rising in the meat and then noticed that the temp in the smoker was falling. WTF?!? I took the bacon inside and finished it in the oven. Went back outside to check over the smoker. All connections were tight. Smoke/control unit was getting power but no heat was coming from the heating element! Sheesh the thing wasn't even a year old. Looked up the warranty info and there's a one year warranty.

Here's the interesting part for Canadians. I bought it at Princess Auto ( go figure) originally for a better price than any other dealer in the area. Problem: I couldn't find the original receipt. Called them up and explained my situation. Inside 30 seconds they were able to look up the transaction and told me to just bring in the old one for an immediate exchange on a new unit. No questions asked except the nature of the fault. Now that's great customer service!

Anyway, that's my story. Looking forward to getting into this website and forums to really start enjoying the new smoker.

Steve
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Welcome to SMF....I love to hunt and fish in Canada. Heading there again this year near Ear Falls. Last year I did some bear hunting in Atikokan Ont. Pics of my bear are on my page......Again..........welcome1.gif

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Hi Steve, welcome to the forums! You've found a great place to learn and share ideas. Lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

Red
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Hi Steve! 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!

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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Welcome to SMF....I love to hunt and fish in Canada. Heading there again this year near Ear Falls. Last year I did some bear hunting in Atikokan Ont. Pics of my bear are on my page......Again..........welcome1.gif

Hey RTBBQ2 thanks for the welcome. The Missus and I did a tour on the Beemer last year around Lake Superior. Spent 2 days in Duluth before continuing our ride. I love that city! The road along the north shore in MN is spectacular right thru to the Canadian border.

Thanks again
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Hi Steve, welcome to the forums! You've found a great place to learn and share ideas. Lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

Red

Thanks Red
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beemrider........I was born in Duluth. Nice place to hunt fish and have a cold one.....The northern part of Minnesota and Canada rocks.........xrocker.gif

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 

 

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