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A Review On: Bradley Smokers Original Smoker (33.5 x 17.5 x 20.25-Inch)

Bradley Smokers Original Smoker (33.5 x 17.5 x 20.25-Inch)

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Pros: The improvements from the "older" Original model

Cons: Wood Pucks can get pricey

I originally purchased a Bradley Smoker back in 2010.  I smoked a fair amount of meats at least 3 times a month.  Well, a mishap (my fault) rendered the Bradley no longer operational, so I was in the market for another ELECTRICAL smoker.  My brother and Father-in-law both recently purchased Traeger's and I was originally interested in that, until I did some more research and found that Bradley has actually made quite a few enhancements to the "NEW" original model. (BS-611) According to Bradley, these include:

  • New Stainless Steel Interior.
  • New Rack supports keep racks from tipping over when pulled out.
  • Heat control moved to Smoke Generator which will eliminate moisture damage to switch.
  • Improved Front Face Plate.
  • Improved Electronic components.
  • Extra large front feet for added support and stability.
  • Generator has removable side panel for ease of cleaning and preventative maintenance.


In my opinion, having the heat control on the smoke generator was a nice enhancement, and the removable side panel for cleaning on the Generator is nice as well.

The results speak for themselves, my BS-611 Bradley is capable of maintaining a higher consistent heat vs. the 2010 model I had.  The 2010 model didn't really go much over 200 degrees once it was full, while I've had the BS-611 up to 275, which is plenty high for me, as I prefer 225 as my target temp.

As long as you understand the limitations that go along with the Bradley, for the price that I paid at a local store, I'm pretty satisfied.


There is a nice cold smoke adapter on the market for it now. I got one and I must say I was really impressed with it.
I am really enjoying my Bradley smoker. I have had it for about a year and use it all the time. I purchased the cold smoke attachment and have made awesome smoked cheese and lox with it. I just wish there was a way to make the wood pucks.