Greetings from Michigan

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Original poster
Dec 8, 2013
Just wanted to drop in and say hi! I saw bbq pitmasters on netflix a while back which is what first got me interested in smoking. I registered on the forums a few months ago, took some notes, then bought myself an electric smoker - Bradley 4 rack. The temperatures up here have been quite cold making it difficult to attain my desired temps, but I get by alright (aka I finish a lot of meats in the oven). Like I said, I took notes, below you'll find what I've been up to for the last two months.

My first whole chickens:

Made a pot of chili, smoked it for 3 hours, it was delicious:

Did some jerky last night, one rack was my own (spicy) rub, the other was with commercial rub:

Worked on some spares (credit to Johnny Trigg's method) back in December:

Today I did my first turkey - a 10 pounder:

That's it for now, have a great weekend!


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Feb 9, 2009
N.E. Oklahoma
Welcome aboard!  That's some good lookin''re gonna fit right in around here!  Nice job...



Meat Mopper
Oct 27, 2013
Western Illinois
Looks great! I have a Bradley 4 rack Digital. I've found that the wind is my biggest problem with holding temps. I've made a simple wind screen for the vent and put a piece of PVC over the bisquette feeder. Also, when I stop the smoke I put a loose wooden plug in the bisquette feeder. Hope the suggestions help you.

gary s

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OTBS Member
Jan 6, 2011
Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   
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