Bradley Smoker FAQ's
From The Bradley Forum Members
All Bradley Smokers (except Propane)
- Is there any fire hazardous using this smoker and how do I prevent it?
- How do I season my new Smoker?
- What parts should I clean on my Bradley Smoker?
- How do I clean my generator?
- Why can’t we use foil in the smoker?
- What can I do to help my Bradley Smoker temperatures recover; when opening the door to spritz or open the door to rotate racks?
- Why won’t my smoker reach the desired temperatures?
- What is the purpose of the vent, and how should I adjust it?
- Does the smoker make a lot of smoke?
- Bisquettes do not burn completely. Is this normal?
- Why do my bisquettes advance using the Advance Button, but are not properly advancing Automatically every 20 minutes?
- Why won’t my bisquettes advance automatically or when I push the Advance button?
- Why are the bisquettes continuously feeding, and just being dumped into the water bowl?
- There is no power to smoker, what should I do?
- Why does my generator fuse keep blowing out?
- How do I change the heating element?
Original Bradley Smokers Models
- How do I stop my puck advance button from getting stuck, and is dumping pucks into the water bowl?
- There is a crack in the plastic face plate that houses the temperature slider. Is this anything I should be concerned about?
Digital Bradley Smokers Models
- Why does my Digital Bradley Smoker starts OK then beeps and displays an E1 error on the screen?
- What is an “E” message?
- Why won't my Digital Bradley Smoker turn on; (either the smoke generator or the main cabinet)?
- Can I use the cold smoke setup with my Digital Smoker?
Bradley Propane Smoker
- Can I hook up a larger propane tank to my smoker?
- Why won’t my propane smoker light or produce smoke, or very little smoke?
- Why does my main burner go out?
- Can I get a "smoke ring" using the Bradley propane smoker?
Bradley Smoke Generator
Accessories & Miscellaneous
- What do all these acronyms mean?
- How do I add pictures to my posts; on the Bradley Smoker Forum?
- How Large Should Images Be For Posting?
- I just ordered my Bradley Smoker. What can I do before it arrives?
- What is a cooking log?
- What are Bubba pucks? Will they damage my burner or generator mechanism?
- Will the Raptor/Guru - DigiQ II (“The Power Raptor Package”) work with all models? How do I connect it?
- What is a “cold smoke” setup?
- Can I use other flavors of wood, other than the bisquettes Bradley offers?
- What is the proper internal meat temperature I should cook to?
- How long does it take to hot smoke food in the Bradley Smoker?
- Do I have to fully cook the food inside the smoker?
- If a recipe calls for Morton’s Tender Quick, can I substitute an equal amount of Cure #1, or one of the many premixed cures on the market, or vice versa?
- Do I need to apply smoke the full time the food is cooking?
- What flavor bisquettes should I use?
- Why does my food have black blotches on it?
- Why can’t I get a smoke ring, while I’m smoking meat in the Bradley Smoker?
- What does it mean when a recipe says “rotate racks from top to bottom; forward to back”?