propane vs electric

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by frobro, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. frobro

    frobro Newbie

    I can't decide. Any thoughts on the Bradley or the Smoke Hollow?
  2. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I've got an electric, I can set it and forget it.
  3. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member an electric here after having a propane gasser. Gasser is gone. Also am happy with my electric pellet me, one of the best of both controls and burning pellets. I'm not up to speed on a Bradley but I understand you must use their some a turnoff being locked into that alone.......Willie
  4. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    Done the propane thing and now have the MES electric. Propane was a PITA to control temps. If you have to smoke where you don't have power or for portability gas is O.K..
  5. There are other electrics out there. Is there a reason you are looking at a Bradley? Not a wrong choice, but like most folks, the puck thing is unattractive to me. My buddy has one and likes it.

    Lots me MES users here as well as Smokin-It users (such as myself). 
  6. frobro

    frobro Newbie

    Two things about the Bradley that appeal to me. 1-the auto feature of the machine feeding the pucks. It looks so easy. 2-you can buy a four rack for about $280. I need to stay under $300 or so. If I had more cash, I'd probably go with a treager.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
  7. Makes sense. Price does seem nice. Use the search bar and see with other Bradley owners here have to say about it. I am sure there are lots of folks here that would tell you to check out the Gen 1 MES. I think Sams has them going for less than $200.

    Good luck. 
  8. I have the large Traeger and a 30" analog Masterbuilt with a amaz'n pellet tray and a PID controller

    So far, prefer the electric MB w/ tray over the Traeger. 

    I didn't pay $$$ for the trager so it mostly sits.  It  does have a single, large cooking surface(which the wife and I really don't need)

    But... I would love a small traeger for when we trailer camp. 

  9. frobro

    frobro Newbie

    Thanks a bunch, guys!
  10. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I  have no reply to that . . .[​IMG]

    like to Babysit and add Love . . .

    have fun and . . .
  11. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you are wanting to stay under $300, look at the Smoke Hollow 44 at Samsclub for $250 and then grab a 12" AMNTS tube smoker from Todd at Amazenproducts. 

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