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Consumables and Accessories => Bradley Flavour Bisquettes => Topic started by: Tickle The Ivories on December 07, 2015, 10:04:08 am

Title: Homemade DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: Tickle The Ivories on December 07, 2015, 10:04:08 am
HOME MADE BRADLEY BISCUITS!

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Which are home-made and which are original? Can you tell?


As requested, I am posting my instructions on how to make your own smoker biscuits which will fit and feed perfectly into your Bradley Smoker from your own kitchen. Don't be intimidated by this vast post. The steps are very simple. I wanted to be thorough in order to avoid confusion and to help you understand the process. Feel free to read the highlighted topics only, but I would suggest you read all the material so you can be confident in making your own biscuits. You only need to order a few things to get started. Also, I'd be interested in hearing any of your ideas and observations. So far, this works great for me, but it's good to keep an open mind!

Some advantages to making your own biscuits:

 


Materials Needed

Below is a list and pictures of the materials you'll need - some of which you may already have at home or in your garage. I have also included where I purchased the materials as well as their cost as of the date of this thread post. At first, there will obviously be an initial cost/investment. However, for the price of a couple boxes of biscuits it will have paid for itself within your first few batches. There are many different ways you can do this. This happens to be the one that made most sense to me. It's economical, simple and doesn't require anything special to get the job done.

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All you need to make your own biscuits
 
Title: Re: Home Made DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: Orion on December 07, 2015, 05:50:27 pm
TTI; Great tutorial you have provided in self manufactured pucks. You could not have explained it any clearer or provided any better illustrations. I'm sure the questions will roll in as people read and move towards making their own.

Thank you  for all the effort you put into your post and for helping out the smoking community!
Title: Re: Home Made DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: TedEbear on December 08, 2015, 06:44:15 am
Wow, now THAT'S a write-up!  Thanks for the very detailed instructions, including pics.  I switched to using pellets in my Bradley a couple of years ago.  If the cost of these homemade bisquettes comes out to 3-8 cents each, as you said,  I may look into making some.

Title: Re: Home Made DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: Tickle The Ivories on December 08, 2015, 06:17:44 pm
If the cost of these homemade bisquettes comes out to 3-8 cents each, as you said,  I may look into making some.

Thanks Orion and Ted. Just a quick note. If you buy the 40 lb bag of hickory sawdust from Butcher and Packer, the total cost is $35.50 after shipping. At about 220 biscuits per 5 lbs, that equates to 1760 biscuits. Divide that into 3550 pennies and you get 2 cents a piece. That's a very realistic number. That's a lot of one flavor, but luckily hickory is such a popular wood to smoke with. Heck of a deal!

http://www.butcher-packer.com/index.php?main_page=shopping_cart&sort=20a (http://www.butcher-packer.com/index.php?main_page=shopping_cart&sort=20a)
Title: Re: Home Made DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: Sniper-T on December 08, 2015, 08:38:51 pm
Awesome post!!

Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: Home Made DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: Shuswap on December 09, 2015, 07:40:04 am
TTI itis time and effort like your post that keeps folks coming back to the forum - excellent!
Title: Re: Homemade DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: smokem if you gottem on August 02, 2016, 10:05:56 pm
What is a pusher stick. Nothing comes with the hole saw I purchased.
Title: Re: Homemade DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: BikerProf on March 03, 2017, 07:50:18 am
Wonderful. You put in serious effort to do this. One small problem, all the images have disappeared. Is it possible for you to correct that? Or, can you provide a link to the complete instructions elsewhere?
Thanks for your time.
Title: Re: Homemade DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: Tom2017 on March 07, 2017, 09:37:24 am
Ditto about pics, did you ever do a YouTube video on this subject, it would be so helpful and awesome. Irregardless your post is nothing short of excellent, thank you for taking the time to help us, all out here. Q}
Title: Re: Homemade DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: Habanero Smoker on March 07, 2017, 12:56:12 pm
This is an old post. Although he could be lurking, this member hasn't logged in since March 20, 2016.
Title: Re: Homemade DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: TedEbear on March 07, 2017, 06:41:52 pm
Ditto about pics, did you ever do a YouTube video on this subject, it would be so helpful and awesome. Irregardless your post is nothing short of excellent, thank you for taking the time to help us, all out here. Q}

A quick Google search just now turned up a couple of videos and some other things:  HOME MADE BRADLEY BISCUITS (https://www.google.com/search?q=HOME+MADE+BRADLEY+BISCUITS&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8)
Title: Re: Homemade DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: CRussel on May 21, 2017, 04:03:42 pm
A couple of comments on the instructions in the OP.


On the subject of YouTube videos -- there are some out there, and they're worth a watch, but ultimately I found the instructions here by Tickle The Ivories to be superior if you're starting from scratch.

DO get the press disks from http://www.ebay.com/usr/lumberjack1983 (http://www.ebay.com/usr/lumberjack1983) -- I emailed him, got a price, and bought them direct. They make the job much easier. And they're cheap. The OP lists them as $8.95, and I don't remember what I paid but it wasn't substantially different than that.

An alternate source for an inexpensive woodworker's vice that appears to be essentially identical to the one the OP describes is Amazon:
 https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001LQY4E (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001LQY4E). Price was $20 with free shipping. It's blue instead of red. :)

I've already made a batch of bacon with the test batch of biscuits, and had no problems even though they were a bit 'rougher' than this batch. IME, it takes a couple of 1/2 batches to get it down to a repeatable process where you know what works for you, and to where you will have consistently sized buiscuits that hold together properly without being friable or over-hard. This batch will be used to smoke Andouille.
Title: Re: Homemade DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: Tickle The Ivories on October 11, 2017, 03:21:32 am
Hello all,

My apologies for being gone so long and also for the pictures disappearing. Apparently the url's changed, so I had to update them. It took way longer than expected. Anyway, feel free to ask more questions. It looks like this system is working for many others as well! Cheers! 
Title: Re: Homemade DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: farmerwannab on November 21, 2017, 07:48:29 am
@tickle the ivories....bought my sawdust and will make these soon.....my question is....I have a 9 tray excalibur dehydrator...do you think putting them in this would cut down on the drying time or do they need the slow dry time?
Thanks and Happy Holidays
Title: Re: Homemade DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: Tickle The Ivories on December 06, 2017, 01:43:26 am
Hey Farmer,

I've put mine in the oven and it seemed to work fine. Too warm or hot will definitely create weaker biscuits, so just be careful. The good thing is that failed tests are a small price to pay if they don't work.
Title: Re: Homemade DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: zueth on January 26, 2018, 08:41:41 pm
Wow, now THAT'S a write-up!  Thanks for the very detailed instructions, including pics.  I switched to using pellets in my Bradley a couple of years ago.  If the cost of these homemade bisquettes comes out to 3-8 cents each, as you said,  I may look into making some.
How are you using pellets in Bradley? Smoker tube?


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Title: Re: Homemade DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: TedEbear on January 27, 2018, 01:21:41 pm
How are you using pellets in Bradley? Smoker tube?


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Yes, 12" A-MAZ-N Pellet Tube.
Title: Re: Homemade DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: zueth on January 27, 2018, 01:22:34 pm
How does the smoke compare to the Bradley pucks?


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Title: Re: Homemade DIY Bradley Smoker Biscuit Instructions
Post by: TedEbear on January 27, 2018, 08:02:40 pm
How does the smoke compare to the Bradley pucks?


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It's been so long since I used pucks that I don't remember. I do remember when I first switched over to the pellets that I was happy with the results and that's why I stayed with that method.