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Smoking made easy and consistent!
on May 1, 2017
Love my Bradley! I have been using it faithfully since 2013. This was my second smoker, my first being a Brinkman electric. I swapped for the Bradley after being tired of having to add wood chips every 20 to 30 minutes. I have had a few cosmetic issues from storing it outdoors (under a Bradley cover mind you) such as the plastic door frame cracking/breaking in places. Tons of great tips and info on recipes cook times, etc. from the folks online at Bradley forums.
Like other reviews have said this is the ultimate in lazy smoking. I prefer the consistency and ease of electric smokers. I always fill up the smoker with meat when doing a smoke session to minimize my operating cost per lb of smoked meat.
Temp can struggle in cold weather and high winds combined with cold (struggle being around 200 F top out). I have pulled meat out of the smoker and finished cooking indoors in the oven when cold and wind created those challenges.
Overall I still love it 4 years later. My Bradley is still all original and my only regret is not getting the 6 rack.
For capacity I can fit 2 @ 7lb pork butts (every other rack), or 16 chicken quarters (4 per rack) or 2 whole chickens. Usually 1 rack of ribs per shelf also. I have done some great brisket, burnt ends, and even bacon wrapped hamburgers and bacon wrapped jalapeños in this amazing dorm fridge on steroids. Get it and don't look back!!