Hi, Im thinking to buy this electric smoker. did anyone use it ?
I am not a Bradley/Jim Beam smoker user but I understand one of the main attractions of the Bradley is that the puck feeder makes it possible to do long smokes without needing to refill a chip tray every 30-45minues. The negative is that the pucks can be a bit expensive compared to alternatives.
I am a Masterbuilt MES40 user and use an AMNPS to generate smoke. I like this combination because I can also do long smokes without a need to refill the chip tray. Not trying to change you mind on the Jim Beam or saying that it is not a good choice, I just thought I would mention alternatives to the puck feeder method for generating long smokes in case that was your primary reason for thinking about the Jim Beam smoker.
I have 4 Bradley smokers. Never had any problems with them and i use my AMZNPS in them to. The Jim Beam is just the sticker on the door and not affiliated with JB. Yeah a box of pucks cost $19
I have the Digital 6 rack, 2 original 4 racks and the portable propane smoker.
I also have a MES40 and an AMNPS that I use Pellets in. The combination allows smoking from a few degrees over the Outside Temp to 275*F...I seem to remember the Bradley uses 3 pucks per hour, that will add up pretty quick on a 12 hour Butt or a 20 hour Full Packer Brisket...JJ
hi hkeiner, Thks for your answer. do u use the sawdust ? how often do you put the sawdust ? can u post a pic of your smoker ?
I use either sawdust or pellets in the AMNPS. Both work fine. You can not use both at the same time. Do a search on AMNPS and MES40 and you will get lots of good information and pics. Better than I could put in my reply. Good luck on whatever your choice of smoker is.