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Third Rack?

post #1 of 12
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Hi Y'all. I have a Bradley 2 rack smoker and I have been making jerky with it, maybe some of you have seen my posts.. 2 pounds of meat is just a little too much for only the 2 racks. Everything gets smushed together to make it all fit. On my last batch I put a piece of pork in the drip pan to see how it would turn out since I hardly have any drippings with jerky (you can see it in one of my posts). It turned out just fine and there is a slot for a third rack just above the drip pan.

 

I went to Cabelas today to see if they had another rack and they only had the racks for the bigger Bradleys, which won't fit. Does anybody know where I can get another rack for my little Bradley? A third rack would give me a more even dry when smoking, as I could spread things out better.

post #2 of 12

Have you tried using BBQ sticks and hanging the meat from the top rack? You can triple what u are doing laying it flat. Hope this helps.

Richie

post #3 of 12
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That's a great idea, but right now I have a bunch of ground antelope to use up and I don't think the ground "blaster gun" jerky would hang very well. Thanks for the idea and I will try it when I do strip jerky again.

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post #5 of 12
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Wow I really appreciate the help, but those dimensions are too big for my smoker. Even the regular Bradley racks are too big. I may have to contact the company for this one. Unless I can just find a 11"x11" basket that's only an inch deep to flip upside down and set in the drip pan. Thanks again for your help.

post #6 of 12

Okay Let me give 1 more try, These 10"X10" racks are SS I picked up in either Bed bath & Beyond or X-Mas Tree shop .

Richie

 

 

I do hope you can find these, to get enough height just pick up a few small 1x 1 Hickory blocks.

post #7 of 12
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Ding ding ding! I think we have a winner! That is EXACTLY what I'm looking for. Thank you very much! Now that I know they're out there I can start looking. We have a Someone's in the Kitchen also. I'll try there too.

post #8 of 12
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Update...Tropics, I found one of those racks in your picture, but it was 10x14, which worked out well. I took some bolt cutters to it and clipped off 2 inches then bent the wires around on the ends and it fits perfectly in the slot for my 3rd rack. Thanks again for your help.

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Originally Posted by Royjulius View Post
 

Update...Tropics, I found one of those racks in your picture, but it was 10x14, which worked out well. I took some bolt cutters to it and clipped off 2 inches then bent the wires around on the ends and it fits perfectly in the slot for my 3rd rack. Thanks again for your help.


Okay so were is a pic of the Jerky

Richie

post #10 of 12
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I'm making it today, will have pics this weekend.....

post #11 of 12
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Ok, got the jerky made and boy did it turn out good. I added a little more brown sugar to the brine to cut the acidity of the smoke a little. Plus I dried it an hour longer to make it kind of crispy. The third rack worked very, very well. I think I'm close to getting this just right!

 

 

post #12 of 12

Looks good email me a piece LOL

Richie

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