Love to use this thing
I'm just a newbie to using a smoker but this thing makes it super easy, you just prep the meat pre heat it Chuck it in and forget, timer, temp smoke everything is set, I was worried that the wood bisquettes went a bit too fast and didn't burn right through before plunging into the water but you bust one of those bad boys in half and its burnt all the same. I have the 4 rack and its light and super easy to move around, its about the size of a bar fridge tiny bit smaller though
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Excellent No Fuss Smoking
We bought our Bradley 4 Rack Digital Smoker in November 2011, so by now we have a lot of experience with it. Previously we had a Brinkmann bullet smoker and while it did introduce me to the world of smoking food and did an excellent job, I tired of handling charcoal, getting many faces full of smoke, and having to cook by intuition. So I saw the Bradley being demonstrated and bought mine. It takes the guess work right out of smoking because using the digital control unit you can regulate the oven temperature and the period of feed in of the b...isquettes (or pucks) to get your smoking 'nailed' with precision. You must use Bradley's bisquettes and these cost about $1/bisquette and come in boxes of say 48 or 100, and the smoker uses 1 every 20 minutes for whatever time you set the smoker (not the oven) - so if you want smoke for 3 hours it will burn 9 bisquettes. Creative Food Smokers and Barbecues Galore stock the bisquettes. The oven is regulated separately and has its own element. I have smoked whole chicken, whole brisket, whole turkey, pork ribs, fish, prawns, and I am a master at smoking Atlantic Salmon and Ocean Trout. This smoker is definitely low and slow - it takes me over 6 hours to smoke a fillet of Atlantic Salmon, and about 10 hours or more to smoke a whole brisket. The result is always great. You do need a meat thermometer with a probe into the meat and so that it has a digital base unit connected by cable and placed on the outside...this is important to ensure the meat cooks to the correct safe temperature and you can check it without opening the smoker - guess work is not good enough. The bisquettes do not incinerate completely and this is deliberate - apparently the latter stages of any wood burning process produces smoke that is very carcinogenic, - so the Bradley moves the burning bisquette off the heat element into a bowl of water before it smokes through to the most carcinogenic stage. The Bradley is a Canadian designed product, popular in Canada and the US and made in China these days. We are very happy with the Bradley and its size (4 rack) has been more than adequate for all of our entertaining. It is not on castors and I had to make up a trolley base with castors so that I can move it easily, although it is not heavy. Recommended.
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