Bradley 6 Rack Smoker - Need PID Help

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by tyming, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. tyming

    tyming Newbie

    Hey guys and gals!

    So i have been playing with my new bradley 6 rack smoker that i got super cheap off craigslist. This is my 1st electric smoker. I tried to do some snack stick the other night and boy was it nothing but hard to control and maintain a temp in that thing. I have been lurking and reading about PID which sound very interesting to me. Maybe thinking that this will help me. If anyone can point me in a direction or give reviews that would be great!

    Thanks,

    Ty 
     
  2. rexster314

    rexster314 Meat Mopper

    Go over to the Bradley Smoker Forum. There's a wealth of information about just the topic you're talking about. Short story, add a second element, Auber PID, and you've solved your problem.
     
  3. rob sicc

    rob sicc Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I have a few questions even though this thread is 2 years old.  What is a PID and how do you like your bradely 6 rack now?  I'm looking ofr a larger smoker.  I prefer charcoal and wood but this seems so easy to get started, I may consider switching.  

    What are you thoughts?
     
  4. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit

    Rob - Hope the links below helps.  Interesting note is that Auber produces a PID controller specific for the Bradley line pf smokers.  A PID will stabilize smoking/cooking temps providing a higher degree of accuracy and better final results.  On a side note, the pucks are fairly expensive.  However, that does not seem to bother the Bradley owners. Some other smokers to consider are those from Smokin-it, Cookshack, and SmokinTex.  I can heartily recommend the Smokin-it and Cookshack smokers having owned and used both. The final link has videos.  Good luck.

    http://www.csimn.com/CSI_pages/PIDforDummies.html

    http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14_28&products_id=380

    https://www.youtube.com/user/foodsmoker
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2016
  5. rob sicc

    rob sicc Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Hi Sarge,

    Thank you so much for all of this information.  I will be checking it all out.  
     

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