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How Many Members are Bradley Owners?

Poll Results: Rate The Bradley Smokers Both OBS ans Digital Models

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 45% of voters (9)
    Do You Own A Bradley?
  • 20% of voters (4)
    How Long Have You Owned One?
  • 15% of voters (3)
    What Is Your Model?
  • 10% of voters (2)
    What Is your Opinion of It?
  • 15% of voters (3)
    Would You Buy Another One if Yours Quit?
  • 10% of voters (2)
    Would You Recomend It To A Friend?
  • 10% of voters (2)
    How Often Do You Use IT?
  • 15% of voters (3)
    Is It Your Only Smoker?
  • 20% of voters (4)
    What Kind Of Smoker Do You Use Most Often?
20 Total Votes  
post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
How many of you own some form of Bradley Smoker?

Which ones do you own and what is your honest opinion of them?

I recently purchased a Bradley Digital 6 Rack and would like input from other owners regarding their experiences...

I think I screwed Up the Poll... Copy and paste answers to your replies...

Rate The Bradley Smokers Both OBS ans Digital Models
Do You Own A Bradley?
How Long Have You Owned One?
What Is Your Model?
What Is your Opinion of It?
Would You Buy Another One if Yours Quit?
Would You Recomend It To A Friend?
How Often Do You Use IT?
Is It Your Only Smoker?
What Kind Of Smoker Do You Use Most Often?
post #2 of 14
How Long Have You Owned One? 3 years I think
What Is Your Model? The Original one with a PID to control temp
What Is your Opinion of It? I like it
Would You Buy Another One if Yours Quit? Maybe
Would You Recomend It To A Friend? Yes
How Often Do You Use IT? Several times a year
Is It Your Only Smoker? Nope Have a SnP and a UDS
What Kind Of Smoker Do You Use Most Often? Use them all about the same. I like different ones for different things!
post #3 of 14
Do You Own A Bradley?
- Yes

How Long Have You Owned One?
- 2 years

What Is Your Model?
- 4 Rack Digital

What Is your Opinion of It?
- Great first smoker, Excellent cold smoker. Temp monitor on digital readout not as accurate as inside chamber.

Would You Buy Another One if Yours Quit?
- Probably

Would You Recomend It To A Friend?
- Yes

How Often Do You Use IT?
- I lent it to a friend so not as often I was. Mainly use it for cold smoking now that I have a WSM, and for fatties.

Is It Your Only Smoker?
- No

What Kind Of Smoker Do You Use Most Often?
- Webber Smokey Mountain 18.5"
post #4 of 14
Do You Own A Bradley? Yes
How Long Have You Owned One? Had this one a week
What Is Your Model? 6 rack digital
What Is your Opinion of It? I like it
Would You Buy Another One if Yours Quit? yes
Would You Recomend It To A Friend? yes
How Often Do You Use IT? plan on once a week
Is It Your Only Smoker? no
What Kind Of Smoker Do You Use Most Often? Cookshack

I wasn't satisfied with the 4 rack model I had and sold it. I thought they were kind of costly, because of the bisquettes.
I ended up kicking myself in the ass, so the six rack came up for a real good price ($250). It was only used once and is still gleaming inside!
I plan on using it mostly for cold smoking cheese and mainly sausage.
The 6 rack will be a lot better for the sausages mainly because of the inside height of the cabinet.
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Come on I know that there has to be more of you out there...icon_mrgreen.gif

I want your opinions...icon_question.gif
post #6 of 14

Wer Coast Smoke

I have had my Bradley for 4 years, it is an original, 4 rack, stainless steel model. My previous attempts at using a charcoal or propane barbeque for maing smoke were all disasters. I have a Little Chief but it has a very weak smoke making system with not near enough heat input capability.
I like the Braddley very much as the smoke is consistent. It could use a temperature regulator to regulate the temperature of the oven as opposed to just regulating the amount of current (rheostat).

Would I get another one, yes without hesitation.
I will probably get a new one that I believe has the temp control that I mentioned. It will also have greater capacity.
post #7 of 14
Do You Own A Bradley? Yes
How Long Have You Owned One? about 1 year
What Is Your Model? 4 rack SS w/PID
What Is your Opinion of It? I like it for cold smoke and sausage
Would You Buy Another One if Yours Quit? yes
Would You Recomend It To A Friend? yes
How Often Do You Use IT? once a month
Is It Your Only Smoker? no
What Kind Of Smoker Do You Use Most Often? Cookshack 009
post #8 of 14
Do You Own A Bradley? Yes
How Long Have You Owned One? 3 Years
What Is Your Model? Original
What Is your Opinion of It? Just OK.
Would You Buy Another One if Yours Quit? No
Would You Recomend It To A Friend? No
How Often Do You Use IT? A few times each month for lower temp smokes
Is It Your Only Smoker? No
What Kind Of Smoker Do You Use Most Often? Without a doubt my UDS then the Char-Griller Pro
post #9 of 14
I have owned the original Bradley smoker going on about 4 years. My wife bought it for me for our 10th wedding anniversary.I really dont like the results I get from it since you dont get that smoke ring color it just seems to turn the meat a shade of gray,the taste is OK but I have such better results from using my 55 gal.drum and side fire box.The pucks are way too expensive and I have to order them from a catalog and pay shipping to get them.As far as cold smoking I would give the smoker an A+,I am an avid fisherman and have smoked just about every fish that swims in Indiana.I still use the smoker during the cold winters and have made some excellent dishes from it but I would not recomend it to a friend.With the cost of these babies my friends can borrow it from me anytime for a couple of beers.I just got a little spoiled on the color and smoke ring you get when you use real wood and I believe it just taste better under a real fire. GO IRISH!
post #10 of 14
Now this xan turn out to be an interesting thread, getting feedback directly from the user. Points to you my friend.
post #11 of 14
Yes I have a six rack digital that I bought at the same tine BeerBque bought his. I have used it exclusively since purchasing. I did this to compare results to my GOSM propane. There is no comparison. The Bradley is convienant because it is on the deck rather than out in the yard as the GOSM is. But the results are far inferior to the GOSM! I did a boston butt on the Bradley Saturday and it took 16.5 hrs to get a 7.5lb butt to 195f. Oddly enough though, it had a smoke ring...can somebody explain that?

Scott
post #12 of 14
Rate The Bradley Smokers Both OBS ans Digital Models
Do You Own A Bradley? Yes
How Long Have You Owned One? 3 yeaars
What Is Your Model? The 4 rack with a slide control for heat.
What Is your Opinion of It? I like it but it is a bit under powered in cold temps and wind.
Would You Buy Another One if Yours Quit? Yes
Would You Recomend It To A Friend? Yes
How Often Do You Use IT? About 10-15 times a year
Is It Your Only Smoker? No, I have a Brinkman Smokin Pit and am building a UDS
What Kind Of Smoker Do You Use Most Often? wood/charcoal
post #13 of 14
I get a smoke ring in my food when I smoke them in the Bradley. I think that thing generates a lot of smoke and it keeps it coming on a consistent basis. I am not sure why it would not produce a smoke ring.
post #14 of 14
  • Do You Own A Bradley?  Yes
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    How Long Have You Owned One? 5yrs
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    What Is Your Model? Digital 4-Rack Meat Smoker
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    What Is your Opinion of It? I have had various brands over the years, this has been the best; lots of control & cold smoking. Only down side is the price of the bisquettes, but I am working on some alternatives.
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    Would You Buy Another One if Yours Quit? yes, definitely
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    Would You Recommend It To A Friend? yes
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    How Often Do You Use IT? twice a month, sometimes more
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    Is It Your Only Smoker? Yes
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    What Kind Of Smoker Do You Use Most Often? Bradley Digital 4-Rack Meat Smoker
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