Originally Posted by vermonter76
I assume Smokin Al, you would say that the extra effort required to maintain a constant temp etc, outweighed the convenience of the more automated Bradley?
That's right, however there really isn't much effort with WSM. They just hold a constant temp for hours. I've run mine overnight several times and as long as there is fuel they just keep on going. A full load of charcoal & wood has lasted me 20 hours. Of course in Florida we don't have the cold temps that would use more fuel. You can't beat the flavor that you get from charcoal & wood, unless it's just wood like the stick burners use. But then you do have to tend to the fire.
Good luck with your search,