A friend of mine purchased a Bradley a year ago and to date has not used it. About a month ago he asked me if I would season it for him, break it in on some venison bacon and tell him my thoughts on it.
It was a cold North Dakota day, 20Âº if remember right. Anyways I ran it side by side with my smaller Masterbuilt and the Bradley would not come to temp and seemed to running 25Âº lower than my Masterbuilt.
My other thoughts on the Bradley are if you are going to be smoking alot the wood briquttes will get expensive, they go through one every 20 minutes from what I could tell. With that said, after using it I could not see how you could control the amount of smoke because each wood briguette is identical; unless you were to break one in half and just run 1/2 of a briquette through at a time.
Don't get me wrong, I am not knocking the Bradley's, they are very nice smokers. This was just my observations from smoking side by side with a Masterbuilt.