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Delgar

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Non-Owner New Member Intro!
« on: April 15, 2018, 02:10:06 AM »
Hello everyone,

I'm a grilling/bbqing/smoking enthusiast from Calgary Alberta.  I've been lurking on this forum for a while and I won't be replacing my smoker set-up just yet, but it seems the Smokin-it would be the first choice for someone buying today for home use.  I look forward to asking questions and it seems some posters on this forum have experience with other smokers so we can compare the pros and cons.

I've used all kinds of tools for meat and other foods, my go-to staples for the Bradley are beef jerky, pork ribs, pulled pork and brisket, and I've rarely had success with fish or seafood such as smoking oysters or salmon. My present setup is:

-A Weber Genesis (about 7 years old)
-A Big Green Egg (about 4 years old)
-A Bradley Digital Smoker (about 12 years old)
-A top draft food dehydrator

To make life easier for temperature control, I use a DigiQ with the BGE, an Auber PID with the Bradley, and for all purposes love the Thermapen when checking temps to make sure.

I look forward to joining in your discussions and I hope to be able to provide advice about smoking and BBQing in general here.


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Re: Non-Owner New Member Intro!
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 07:14:04 AM »
Welcome from the great State of Texas!
Doug
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Re: Non-Owner New Member Intro!
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 07:48:23 AM »
Welcome Delgar, from Newburgh NY!

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 08:22:30 AM »
Welcome form BC. :)
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Re: Non-Owner New Member Intro!
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 09:28:40 AM »
Howdy Delgar and welcome to the forum!

There is much information and well experienced smokers herein so make yourself at home and join in.
John ... Smokin #2  South of "Hells' Half Acre" and along ol' Deer Creek

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Re: Non-Owner New Member Intro!
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2018, 10:13:55 AM »
Welcome from Delaware, Delgar!    We look forward to your participation on the forums.  Cheers
Steve from Delaware
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Re: Non-Owner New Member Intro!
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2018, 10:31:47 AM »
Welcome Delgar from SE Arizona.
David from Arizona
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Re: Non-Owner New Member Intro!
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2018, 11:56:22 AM »
Welcome from north central Oklahoma.
Travis from North Central Oklahoma
SI #3, Traeger Texas Grill, gas grill, Classic Weber kettle, Anova WiFi 900 watt

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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2018, 12:01:35 PM »
Welcome from Tn.
Bobby
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2018, 04:55:22 PM »
Welcome from Colorado, eh?
Bob - Colorado Springs
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Re: Non-Owner New Member Intro!
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2018, 12:18:32 PM »
Welcome from Wisconsin! You might be retiring that Bradley sooner than you think! Quite a few advantages to the SI, including sourcing your own wood instead of buying their pucks, and the endless wood varieties that come with that.
Kari from Madison WI "77 Square Miles Surrounded by Reality"
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Re: Non-Owner New Member Intro!
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2018, 06:55:43 PM »
Welcome, Delgar!  You will find find many folks here that transitioned from Masterbilt or Bradleys.  You must hold the record for the oldest living Bradley on the planet!  Has Guiness contacted you yet?  Lol...just playing! ;) ;D ;D

Seriously, though, the ease of use, solid construction, and support for the SI will most-likely bring you to the light side eventually.  And, like Kari said, no pucks! 

Hit us with questions...we'll shoot you straight!  Great to have you here!
Tony from NW Arkansas
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