Third Rack?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by royjulius, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. royjulius

    royjulius Fire Starter

    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.
     
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    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
     
  3. royjulius

    royjulius Fire Starter

    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.
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  5. royjulius

    royjulius Fire Starter

    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.
     
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    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.
     
  7. royjulius

    royjulius Fire Starter

    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.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2014
  8. royjulius

    royjulius Fire Starter

    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.
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Okay so were is a pic of the Jerky

    Richie
     
  10. royjulius

    royjulius Fire Starter

    I'm making it today, will have pics this weekend.....
     
  11. royjulius

    royjulius Fire Starter

    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!


     
  12. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good email me a piece LOL

    Richie
     

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