Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by arnonor14, Mar 5, 2012.
Hi, Im thinking to buy this electric smoker. did anyone use it ?
I am not a Bradley/Jim Beam smoker user but I understand one of the main attractions of the Bradley is that the puck feeder makes it possible to do long smokes without needing to refill a chip tray every 30-45minues. The negative is that the pucks can be a bit expensive compared to alternatives.
I am a Masterbuilt MES40 user and use an AMNPS to generate smoke. I like this combination because I can also do long smokes without a need to refill the chip tray. Not trying to change you mind on the Jim Beam or saying that it is not a good choice, I just thought I would mention alternatives to the puck feeder method for generating long smokes in case that was your primary reason for thinking about the Jim Beam smoker.
hi hkeiner, Thks for your answer. do u use the sawdust ? how often do you put the sawdust ? can u post a pic of your smoker ?
I have 4 Bradley smokers. Never had any problems with them and i use my AMZNPS in them to. The Jim Beam is just the sticker on the door and not affiliated with JB. Yeah a box of pucks cost $19
I have the Digital 6 rack, 2 original 4 racks and the portable propane smoker.
I also have a MES40 and an AMNPS that I use Pellets in. The combination allows smoking from a few degrees over the Outside Temp to 275*F...I seem to remember the Bradley uses 3 pucks per hour, that will add up pretty quick on a 12 hour Butt or a 20 hour Full Packer Brisket...JJ
I use either sawdust or pellets in the AMNPS. Both work fine. You can not use both at the same time. Do a search on AMNPS and MES40 and you will get lots of good information and pics. Better than I could put in my reply. Good luck on whatever your choice of smoker is.
Basically AMNPS or AMPS made Masterbuilt and Bradly a convenient boxes for smoking. If you use Amazen products it really won;t matter which smoker out of two you get.