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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Bradley 4 Rack Digital Smoker - Product Code BTDS76P
I have been going back and forth about a smoker since winter now, as I have always been intrigued by smoking and BBQ. From watching the competitions on Food Network, to trying different types of BBQ in my travels, it is always something that I have wanted to try to do myself. That being said, I have been researching for months, and looking at the various models.
There are plenty of ways to smoke, and plenty of methods to do so. You’ve got the charcoal smokers, propane, electric, cold smoke, smoke box, smoking in the oven, smoking on the grill, etc, etc. Everyone has their preference, and everyone knows which method works best! Some will swear by this, other swear but that, etc, etc.
In my research, I have been looking at several models, from the Weber Smokey Mountain, to Traeger with the pellets, etc. But from all the reading and research, it keeps bringing me back to Bradley (http://www.bradleysmoker.com/) Bradley makes a range of smokers from propane to electric, and I have chosen to go with the 4 rack digital smoker, Product Code: BTDS76P (http://www.bradleysmoker.com/digital-smoker-4-rack.asp) In talking to many old school smokers, who used to have many different smokers and types, ranging from 55 gallon drums to models on rolling trailers, a few of them have given up the hassle, and converted to the digital model, and they now swear by them.
For us, real estate is prime living in “the big city,” and we don’t have a lot of backyard space. The Bradley however measures just 34” H x 20”W x 18”D, which means we could put it pretty much anywhere, it’ll fit in the shed if need be, or we could even just throw it right on the deck. The other beauty of this products is the simple fact that it weight just 42 pounds, and could easily be transported to whatever location, so we are mobile baby!
I really got the urge to start smoking last week when I tried the new BBQ base right down the road from my office. After posting something on Facebook about smoking, I got quite a few responses, and my good buddy Zach really enjoys his Bradley, along with a few other members on the Wine Berserkers Board. Low and behold, I did a search on there, found some comments, and found a lot of happy customers. With that being said, it was time, so I logged onto Amazon, and we shall have it by the end of the week.
That said, I look forward to giving it a whirl, and I will have plenty of pictures to come! Until then, stay tuned! Cheers!
Bradley 4 Rack Digital Smoker
Product Code: BTDS76P
The 4-rack Digital Smoker includes all the features of the Original Bradley Smoker, along with the benefits of digital technology. Temperature, time, and smoke are now completely controllable so you can decide how much smoke you want, how long your food is going to be smoked for, and at what temperature.
Perfect for entertaining, creating gourmet foods in your own home, or just enjoying the flavor that smoking brings, the new Bradley Digital Smokers offer an easier and better way to automatically roast, smoke and barbecue in the outdoors.
Shipping Box Weight: 42 lbs
Shipping Box Dimensions: 34" H x 20" W x 18" D
Construction - Exterior: Powder Epoxy Steel
Construction - Interior: Polished Stainless Steel
Internal Cooking Vol: 2288 cu in
Internal Heater: 500 watt cooking element / 125 watt smoking element
Power: 120 V 50 - 60 Hz , - 5.5 Amps (240 Volt Model TBA)
ETL & CE Listed
Max Temperature: Controllable up to 280F.
Min Temp: subject to ambient temperature
Digital Controls: Temperature, Time, Smoke
Adjustable racks: 4 racks (11" X 13" cooking space each)
Warranty: 12 Months from data of original purchase
Comes with Rectangular Tray and Drip Bowl
Bisquettes not included
17”W x 14”D x 31”HT - 24"W with Generator on side
Inside15”W x 11.5”D x 25.5”HT
Smoking Area19"HT useable smoking area above drip tray
Rack Area520sq" (4X10X13)
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Born in Illinois, I spent my younger years as a local Chicago Foodie checking out restaurants in the city, and working as a waiter at many of the finest restaurants in the suburbs of Chicago. Look for me visiting a restaurant near you, or at one of the many local wine offlines throughout New Jersey