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New Bradley Digital

smokin skip

Joined Nov 4, 2006
I just bought one of these Bradleys for cold smokin and for days when I dont have time to be a fire bug.I have an ecb and have had great success with it but this Bradley is new to me.
Does anyone out there have any experience or tips with a Bradley electric ? I'm gonna fill it up with food and smoke next weekend.


May the blue be with you !


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Dec 19, 2005
Experience with that smoker in particular : No
Experience with an electric smoker: Yes

larry maddock

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Sep 27, 2005
i think another forum member ---just bought one last month.

i cant recall who.

maybe someone can give you his name.


Meat Mopper
OTBS Member
Joined May 27, 2006
I have been using the Bradley smoker for awhile now but not the Digital.
I can tell you this:
On the negative side;
It won't crisp up the skin on anything..It just doesn't have the heat.
It does take a little while to figure out how much to leave the top vent open in order to get the right amount of smoke.
Temps fall off real quick when you open the door.
Not a lot of room inside for bigger smoke sessions.
You have to add an extra biscuit to allow for the last biscuit not feeding to the burner other wise you smoke time will be short by twenty minutes.

On the positive side :
It is pretty easy to clean.
It does a good job flavour wise when you hot smoke.
It's pretty easy to smoke anything from Meat to Fish.
The temp sensor on the door of mine is accurate although I do use a Maverick temp sensor through the vent.
Self feeding smoke biscuits are great.
I have heard of people using that spray on non stick stuff on the inside walls for an even easier cleanup afterwards.
I have smoked pork shoulders, cornish hens, chickens,walleye, bass, trout, all came out real tasty.
You just have to finish it on the Q or in the oven to crisp it up.
Hope this helps


Meat Mopper
Joined Dec 24, 2006

There is a guy that sells aluminum pucks (Bubba Pucks chezbubba.com I think) you can use so you don't waste any wood pucks. If you get on the Bradley web page and go to the forum, there is a lot of info there, just like here!!

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