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Bradley Smokers => The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) => Topic started by: DarrellS on February 13, 2006, 06:50:48 PM

Title: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: DarrellS on February 13, 2006, 06:50:48 PM
Hi,

Has anyone heard when the new 6 rack digital smoker is going to be available? Also what the proce range will be.

Thanks
Darrell
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: DarrellS on February 13, 2006, 07:56:22 PM
Just got this from Bradley

The new smokers will be out approximately May 2006. The 4 Rack Digital will be about $479.00 and the 6 Rack Digital will be about $579.00.

Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: SMOKEHOUSE ROB on February 13, 2006, 08:12:58 PM
DarrellS welcome to the forum and thanks for the news [8D]
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: nodak on February 13, 2006, 09:23:58 PM
What kind of controller are they using and what are the specs on the temp swings.  Welcome aboard DarrellS, stay tune for the news about olds site adding a forum that we are all excited about.


Thanks,
Mike

"If you're not living on the edge, You're taking up way too much room, so get the he-- out of my way."
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: Ribman on February 13, 2006, 09:30:42 PM
Smoker is digital you can control how long you want to smoke for. And at what temp and how long of cook time
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: bubbagump on February 13, 2006, 09:48:56 PM
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<br />Just got this from Bradley

The new smokers will be out approximately May 2006. The 4 Rack Digital will be about $479.00 and the 6 Rack Digital will be about $579.00.
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I wonder if they are offering these in SS too.

Bubbagump
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: Smokie on February 14, 2006, 02:57:27 AM
This is what the new digitals look like
(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f171/1smokie43/Bradley%20Smokers/NewDigitalBradleySmokers.jpg)
I hope i did this correct and the image is not to big
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: rgardjr on April 10, 2006, 04:10:10 PM
Anyone else a little suprised that Bradley didn't up the wattage on the heating element for the larger smoker?  I don't know that you could really load this up with out more heat-would be good for jerky I guess.  I'm guessing that unless something has be added to circulate air from the top to bottom there will be an even bigger temperature variation between the top and bottom racks than we see with the current 4 rack smokers.  Any thoughts out there?
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: iceman on April 10, 2006, 04:39:22 PM
Good point. If that is the same size element in the six rack you might have a hard time keeping the heat cranked up with a full load . :- Chez might have to get busy and start manufacturing an after market heat element add on. ;D\
Anyone else a little suprised that Bradley didn't up the wattage on the heating element for the larger smoker?  I don't know that you could really load this up with out more heat-would be good for jerky I guess.  I'm guessing that unless something has be added to circulate air from the top to bottom there will be an even bigger temperature variation between the top and bottom racks than we see with the current 4 rack smokers.  Any thoughts out there?
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: Chez Bubba on April 11, 2006, 01:39:32 PM
http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=3063.0
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: icerat4 on April 14, 2006, 07:50:57 AM
My new 6 racker bs will be at my house on monday.Wow Thanks chez bubba for the great service on shipping this new bradley out so quick ;D.All who are looking to buy this new digital bradley.SEE CHEZBUBBA WEB PAGE.His service is second to none and ya get some puck free too and a life time discount on all future pucks. ;D
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: Oldman on April 15, 2006, 03:51:24 PM
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Good point. If that is the same size element in the six rack you might have a hard time keeping the heat cranked up with a full load .
If you live where I do or an area like mine then the element will be large enough.  Now up there where many of you live I don't know.
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: icerat4 on April 16, 2006, 05:56:19 AM
I also dont think in illinois i am going to any problems.Will see soon
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: psdubl07 on April 19, 2006, 10:59:57 AM
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Good point. If that is the same size element in the six rack you might have a hard time keeping the heat cranked up with a full load .
If you live where I do or an area like mine then the element will be large enough.  Now up there where many of you live I don't know.


I love my Bradley, but the biggest drawback to me is the difference in temp from the rear of the bottom rack, to the front of the top rack.  When I'm doing salmon, I won't even do more than 3 racks at a time because there is too big of a difference.  The only way to compensate for it (excluding aftermarket add-ons such as fans) is rack rotation, which causes lost smoke, lost heat etc... so it's not really a problem with the element per se, at least not in the heat it puts out.

I'm curious as rgardjr is as to what people think, or better yet what users of the new 6-rack smoker are experiencing, with temp differences from top to bottom.
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: icerat4 on April 19, 2006, 11:08:37 AM
I havint done the top to bottom temps sorry. But it is nice LOTS OF ROOM ;D.
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: OmegaMan on April 19, 2006, 12:06:18 PM
Hello, I'm new to this forum.  Thanks for all the great input I have gathered while lurking these last few weeks.  I just purchased the 6 rack digital model from Bubba and his lovely wife after doing quite a bit of research.  I have smoked from several years starting with a Brinkman vertical propane and then moving to a Oaklahoma Joe firebox model for the last two years. 

I should receive my BDS friday and if you want me to do some various temp tests, I'd be happy to do so hopefully this weekend. 

Thanks for the great site.

Pat
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: icerat4 on April 19, 2006, 12:11:17 PM
Welcome here Omegaman take a look at mine in the post above ya.I too bought mine from kirk.Yes please do a test also lots of guys here want to know whats up.Lots of room in this bad boy so load it up.I like mine very much.Have a great time smoking and keep us informed.
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: iceman on April 19, 2006, 01:42:39 PM
Welcome aboard OmegaMan;
You'll be glad you delt with Chez. He's top notch and up front all the time. Let us know the out come of your first tries with the smoker. I'm positive you'll be having a lot of fun with it.
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: Oldman on April 20, 2006, 02:11:53 AM
Welcome aboard OmegaMan~~! We are glad you joined us.
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I should receive my BDS friday and if you want me to do some various temp tests, I'd be happy to do so hopefully this weekend.
Please do as I'm very interested in any temp swings towards the end of your smokin' / cookin' period.

One item you might not have picked up on yet.  Most here never hot smoke longer than 4 hours/ 12 pucks.

Looking forward to your results. Thanks for offering!
Olds
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: icerat4 on April 20, 2006, 09:30:10 AM
YUP 4-5 hours of smoke only. Tops 5 that would only be on a bigger piece of flesh.
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: Oldman on April 20, 2006, 10:03:12 AM
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YUP 4-5 hours of smoke only. Tops 5 that would only be on a bigger piece of flesh.
You are saying that the all of the 8 pound was completely cook at this point?
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: icerat4 on April 20, 2006, 10:34:23 AM
No olds i am agreeing with you on the smoke times.i only do 4-5 hours
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: srichard18 on June 17, 2006, 10:56:40 AM
Hello All!
I've been eyeing the 6-rack model since it came out.  Presently, I hot smoke with a great little CookShack Smokette model.  Does really great for hot smoking but I've been waiting for a model that can smoke with lower temperatures.  Originally born and raised in Louisiana, I grew up with the smoked pork sausage.  Now living in Reno NV, I've been craving it.  Unfortunately, shipping is nealy twice as much as the cost of the sausage.

So, being a Cajun, I figured that I'll just make my own.  Well, hot smoking is not the way to go when smoking sausage (Found out the hard way)  The Bradley original model looks to do the job, but the spacious 6-rack is very appealing for hanging sausage.  And since I am an electronic gadget geek, the digital aspect of the model is also appealing.

Now, I'm reading about problems with temp swings, time-outs, etc.  Does anyone know if Bradley is looking to modify or fix (if needed) the digital models?  I guess I could write Bradley myself, but before I do, just wanted to see what everyone else has heard, experienced, etc.  I do realize that not many people have the digital models but hopefully Bradley can shed some light on any issues.

Thank you all for the wealth of information presented on this forum  :)

Steve
Title: Re: 6 Rack Bradley Digital Smoker
Post by: Oldman on June 17, 2006, 02:54:51 PM
I would contact ChezBubba. He is a member of this forum and a dealer. He has a new 6 rack unit. A more honest person to find than him will be hard to do.
Olds