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Title: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Chez Bubba on June 05, 2007, 06:03:45 pm
We're out of stock & they have product ready to ship. Their website isn't quite ready but I will update this info when it is.

You can buy the single most purchased Bradley accessory by contacting: BubbaPucks@gmail.com.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: chuck steak on June 09, 2007, 02:56:17 pm
We're out of stock & they have product ready to ship. Their website isn't quite ready but I will update this info when it is.

You can buy the single most purchased Bradley accessory by contacting: BubbaPucks@gmail.com.
OK let me the newbie ask,,,What in the world is a bubba puck?? is it bigger better, longer burnning or what.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: standles on June 09, 2007, 03:56:42 pm
It is definately longer burning.   Doesn't produce near the amount of smoke as the regular pucks.   

The are tighter packed and use a diffferent material than the regular pucks.





















Ok Ok....

The are aluminum disks the size of the pucks.   Load these after your bisquettes and they push the final wood puck onto the burner.  No wasting any pucks.


Steven

Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: whitetailfan on June 13, 2007, 10:23:00 pm
It is definately longer burning.   Doesn't produce near the amount of smoke as the regular pucks.   

The are tighter packed and use a diffferent material than the regular pucks.
Now thats just mean... :D
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: standles on June 14, 2007, 06:04:49 am
Yeah I developed that mean streak back when I was married.

 ;D
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: manxman on June 14, 2007, 07:44:49 am
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Yeah I developed that mean streak back when I was married.

 :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: iceman on June 14, 2007, 10:21:07 am
Yeah I developed that mean streak back when I was married.

 ;D
Good ole "Tough Love" eh standles. :D :o ;D
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: danresqman on June 22, 2007, 10:38:26 pm
Is Chez Bubba out of business??
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Lefty_Smoker on June 23, 2007, 05:20:17 am
Is Chez Bubba out of business??

Yes, Chez Bubba recently closed up shop to spend time doing other things.  If you're looking for bubba pucks, check ebay, that's where I got mine. 
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Kummok on June 23, 2007, 09:23:51 am
Those on ebay are not THE FIRST & original Bubba Puck. They're imitations of the real thing. You can buy the single most purchased Bradley accessory by contacting: BubbaPucks@gmail.com.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Lefty_Smoker on June 24, 2007, 11:52:15 am
Those on ebay are not THE FIRST & original Bubba Puck. They're imitations of the real thing. You can buy the single most purchased Bradley accessory by contacting: BubbaPucks@gmail.com.

I tried.

I sent two different emails to BubbaPucks@gmail.com and never got a response, so I went to ebay for my pucks.  I can't imagine there being much if any differance between the pucks.  The ones I got from ebay came with eased (filed) edges so they slide nice and easy through the smoke generator puck mechanism.  Do the BubbaPucks come the same way?  I'm happy with my ebay pucks, and according to the seller's 100% positive feedback rating, I guess many others are as well.   
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: CLAREGO on June 24, 2007, 02:33:47 pm
i believe that website is http://stores.ebay.com/ultra-ind for 35 dollars you can get them
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Bubbapucks on June 24, 2007, 08:53:09 pm
Good Evening,
 Lefty-Smoker please let me know what your email address is since I do not believe I ever received an email that I did not respond to, thank you very much Bubbapucks@gmail.com.  I would like to check with gmail to see if this might be a problem with their service.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Kummok on June 24, 2007, 10:40:18 pm

.....I sent two different emails to BubbaPucks@gmail.com and never got a response, so I went to ebay for my pucks.  I can't imagine there being much if any differance between the pucks.  The ones I got from ebay came with eased (filed) edges so they slide nice and easy through the smoke generator puck mechanism.  Do the BubbaPucks come the same way?  I'm happy with my ebay pucks, and according to the seller's 100% positive feedback rating, I guess many others are as well.   

Sorry to hear about your ordering experience but glad that you got some pucks! From the subsequent posting, it sounds like the Bubba Puck folks are on top of finding out about the no response and I expect that they'll get that cured.

To answer your question about the pucks.....yes, Bubba Pucks have always been machined to remove any burrs.....not just on the edges but on all surfaces. I can't speak for the copy cat version, but the original Bubba Pucks went through extensive testing prior to release back in 2003 and current sales are worldwide with no negative feedback received to date. As most folks with Bradley Forum history can tell you, I introduced the Bubba Pucks back in '03 as a solution to the wasted bisquettes and retailed them exclusively through Chez Bubba.....that is, until CB's recent withdrawal from the Bradley retail market (and subsequent re-entry into "life" ;) )  I no longer have any financial or business ties, (other than just minor advisory), to Bubba Pucks, but I suspect that you will see the first and original Bubba Puck become very competitive with the copy cat in the near future, which should prove beneficial to the end users.

Again, glad to hear that you're smokin' w/o wasting wood anyhow!  ;) :)
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Lefty_Smoker on June 25, 2007, 04:32:37 am
Bubbapucks, please check you email.  I emailed you the message header info from the previous two emails that I had sent.  For you to investigate the matter further with gmail if necessary.

Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: CLAREGO on June 25, 2007, 09:29:40 am
as ebayer myself i asked them the good old question why buy yours over bubbapucks they said quote
We have a total of three pucks this will complete your smokin'  cycle...two doesn't do it.
Thank you

now i can beleive this to a point because my cycles like that
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Kummok on June 25, 2007, 11:05:28 am
ThanX for the feedback, Clarego....... I am also an ebayer (since July 97 w/ 100% positive....all as buyer so far) but I don't put any more stock in ebay sellers than I would any other salesperson.

In this case, their explanation might make more sales $$ for the seller, but it doesn't make much sense to me as a buyer.....Bubba Pucks are sold in quantities of "as many as you'd like". To me as an end user, that gives Bubba Pucks, (AND the buyer 8) ), the edge. Some folks, like me, only use two with a wood puck as the last "pusher" so why would I want to pay an extra $10 for one I don't need?? Other threads have discussed the 2 pucks v.s. 3 pucks issue and I believe that it's just a matter of personal preference, but the "two doesn't do it" explanation to you is simply misleading. Bubba Pucks have always been sold with the third being an option, not a required expenditure.....advantage: Bubba Pucks! (AND the buyer!) ;)

Again, I won't speak to how anyone else comes up with their "original" ideas or runs their business, but I can personally attest to the fact that Bubba Pucks were originally developed as a solution for Bradley smokers and pretty much sold through this forum to fellow smokers, knowing that we're part of the Forum "family" going back to 2003. That has always meant something to me and Chez Bubba and has always dictated how sales and responses were handled. At 57, I know that things change, and I'm sure that the "Bubba Puck market" focus will change now that the inevitable copycat has entered the ring....may the best puck win and may the Bradley smoker/buyer be the ultimate winner....smoke on!
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: CLAREGO on June 25, 2007, 11:22:42 am
i personally don't use them. but it looks like 2 1/2 have pucks sometimes don't burn on my machine then other times i have exactly 2 left but it is already burning by the time i get to it . The good old question of 2-3 pucks that has nothing to do with me. i personally would buy from the original if i were to ever get them !
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: CLAREGO on June 25, 2007, 11:23:58 am
i was just trying to see if the could give me an explanation and to see the differences of the two but thats all they told me.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Gizmo on July 25, 2007, 06:39:10 pm
For the newbies with the question why we use bubba pucks, here is the vision Kummok probably had when he sliced off his first prototype run.

Notice the puck on the burner (right side) is spent and ready to be replaced.  The puck on the ramp (left side) is not on the burner but because it is touching the puck on the burner, it has already started burning.  The bubba puck will replace the puck on the left if the one on the right should be the last one you are using.
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q78/GizmoPhoto/BradleyPucks.jpg)

You can see the smoke rising from the puck on the ramp and the right side edge has already burned.  This picture was taken 1 minute before the cycle.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: La Quinta on July 25, 2007, 07:23:50 pm
Ok. I've been reading a lot about these Bubba Pucks...can someone fill me in on them?
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Gizmo on July 25, 2007, 07:31:26 pm
The Bubba Puck, as mentioned above, saves on wasting a wood puck to advance the last puck onto the burner, or move it there by hand.  Kummok invented the product and was sold exclusively through Chez Bubba.  Since Chez has retired, there is another member that has picked up the reigns and now sells them.  They were originally sold as a pair, but I understand you can order them in quantity of 3.  I use 3 so I can push 1 bubba on the burner for the last 20 minutes to burn off the puck residue.  As you can see, if you use wood, you will partially burn the last puck that does not get used so in the long run, the Bubba Pucks will save you money.  They are made from aluminum and there are a few pictures floating around where folks are drilling holes in them to make them even lighter (not necessarily needed).
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: La Quinta on July 25, 2007, 07:48:15 pm
Thanks! I wondered if it was normal to kinda "lose" the last puck! Now I get it! Very kool!
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Gizmo on July 25, 2007, 08:45:42 pm
Here is the latest thread that shows those bubba drill outs.

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=5659.0;topicseen (http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=5659.0;topicseen)
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: NewToSmok on July 27, 2007, 04:56:31 pm
Got my pucks today.

Gonna try them out on some Cold Smoked Salmon Tomorrow!!!!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: zich6 on October 29, 2007, 10:27:30 am
E-mail sent to you Bubbapucks.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Smokin Soon on May 28, 2008, 06:42:07 pm
I ordered mine from the Yard and Pool guys, cause I got a bunch of dead links looking. The ebay people wanted to rape you on shipping charges.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: acords on May 28, 2008, 07:35:37 pm
I ordered mine from the Yard and Pool guys, cause I got a bunch of dead links looking. The ebay people wanted to rape you on shipping charges.

Good choice on ordering from Yard and Pool.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Lefty_Smoker on May 29, 2008, 07:33:47 am
I ordered mine from the Yard and Pool guys, cause I got a bunch of dead links looking. The ebay people wanted to rape you on shipping charges.

Give me a break.  Do you work for Y&P or just shilling for them?   :-\

I don't mind shilling as long as you are being truthful.

The cheapest source for bubba pucks is by far ebay.

Through their website, Y&P charges $8.95 shipping for a set of (3) pucks, plus the $25.95 price.  Total $34.90 shipped.

I now see that Y&P has started selling pucks on ebay too.  Guess what they charge for shipping through ebay?  $9.95 per set!!!  Thats in addition to the $9.95 price per puck.  So a set of (3) pucks through Y&P on ebay would cost you $39.80!!!

The cheapest source continues to be the regular ebay offering of a set of (3) pucks for $25.99 plus $6 shipping, for a grand total of $31.99 shipped.   

So who is doing the raping on the price of pucks AND shipping?  ::)

Hint:  it ain't the ebay sellers!
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: acords on May 29, 2008, 10:25:50 am
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Hint:  it ain't the ebay sellers!

Hint:  Yard and Pool is owned by a LONG TIME forum member
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Tiny Tim on May 29, 2008, 10:31:02 am
There are many ways to do business over the internet, including ebay and personal websites.  Some businesses reduce the product price and hit you with higher shipping and handling charges, some mark it up more and give a reduced rate on the shipping with no handling charge, and others (like me) keep it the same price as walk in customers and try to get the shipping charges to be what it actually costs.

I'm not in the "Bubba Puck" business (not feasible for me to compete and still turn a profit), so I can't say who is screwing people over and who is not.  I will say this though, when I'm buying something, I search around for the best deal including shipping, then check into their customer satisfaction (if it is posted somewhere), and make my purchase.  I'll also let them know why I chose them, and if I don't get good service, why I won't be choosing them in the future.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Lefty_Smoker on May 29, 2008, 10:32:15 am
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Hint:  it ain't the ebay sellers!

Hint:  Yard and Pool is owned by a LONG TIME forum member

I know that.

Like I said, I don't mind anybody shilling for them as long as they are being truthful in doing so. 
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Kummok on May 29, 2008, 11:20:43 am

....The cheapest source for bubba pucks is by far ebay.

....The cheapest source continues to be the regular ebay offering of a set of (3) pucks for $25.99 plus $6 shipping, for a grand total of $31.99 shipped.....

Most long term forum users know that I developed the original 'Bubba Puck' a few years ago, based upon a suggestion from a fellow forum user, then partnered with Chez Bubba (hence the name 'Bubba Puck' ... 'Kummok-Puck' was just all wrong!  ;) ), to make it available to all. This forum and the forum users were instrumental in making the 'Bubba Puck' the solution it has become for many Bradley users, whether forum regulars or not. Although I no longer have a dog in the "Who's least expensive" fight, it is important to correct the improper use of name, 'Bubba Puck'. The folks from Michigan & Iowa that copied the original Bubba Puck (and advertising format) and started selling them on eBay at least didn't rip off the 'Bubba Puck' name too. There is only one original Bubba Puck that was developed by and for users on this forum and that's the one still sold by the regular forum user via Yard & Pool. The history and association with the forum and its users won't mean diddly to some, but its important to many others.

And before I get accused of shilling, I simply offer the above as a historical perspective on the use of the original Bubba Puck name. When LS used is when referring to copycat's version, it had the same sound to me as fingernails on the chalkboard :o ....kind of in the same way many used to call all small motorcycles "Hondas" back in the 60s, regardless of the actual brand name.  ;)   Although you can tell I have a disdain for unoriginal thinkers, I don't have any problem with shrewd thinkers trying to make a buck through invention, making a better product, or making the same quality product less costly to the smart buyer.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Wildcat on May 29, 2008, 11:20:51 am
I ordered mine from the Yard and Pool guys, cause I got a bunch of dead links looking. The ebay people wanted to rape you on shipping charges.


Through their website, Y&P charges $8.95 shipping for a set of (3) pucks, plus the $25.95 price.  Total $34.90 shipped.

I now see that Y&P has started selling pucks on ebay too.  Guess what they charge for shipping through ebay?  $9.95 per set!!!  Thats in addition to the $9.95 price per puck.  So a set of (3) pucks through Y&P on ebay would cost you $39.80!!!

The cheapest source continues to be the regular ebay offering of a set of (3) pucks for $25.99 plus $6 shipping, for a grand total of $31.99 shipped.   

So who is doing the raping on the price of pucks AND shipping?  ::)

I do not know much about internet selling.  I have made some purchases, but have never sold.

I submit that Y&P may have extra expenses involved by selling on e-bay.  I do not know but that could explain why his products cost $4.90 more on e-bay.  At the same time, you mentioned that the cheapest price on e-bay is $31.99.  Perhaps that is a larger outfit that gets a larger break at the factory and perhaps even from e-bay (assuming that e-bay charges).  From my view point, I prefer to spend the extra $3.91 at Y&P to help out a fellow forum member.  I have not yet purchased from Y&P nor have I purchased from Tiny Tim yet.

Perhaps you are a little pre-mature with your judgement of Y&P and accords as well.  Most forum members support each other and since Y&P is not much higher in price than the "cheapest out there", I do not think there is any wrong doing or undue support taking place here.

Let us all remain friends.  ;)
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Kummok on May 29, 2008, 11:33:30 am
....The history and association with the forum and its users won't mean diddly to some, but its important to many others......

Obviously you are in the latter group of my earlier post, Wildcat! ;) :)
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Smoking Duck on May 29, 2008, 11:45:09 am
Well, my 2 cents for what it's worth (and no, I'm not employed by Y&P, nor am I a family member) is this:

I've done business with Y&P and they have always gone above and beyond the call of customer service.  They are great forum members here who will do anything to help.  I've never, ever been ripped off by them and I'd rather support someone I know than someone I don't.

I cannot say the same for Ebay sellers.  I have been ripped off by Ebay as a buyer and a seller and I have 100% positive feedback on over 500 transactions.  They charge you a price to list the product and then they charge you a percentage of the product sold as well.  God forbid you should pay via Paypal as they (also owned by Ebay) then get a percentage of that.  You don't see all the costs associated with Ebay as the buyer; only the seller does.  All things being equal, I buy from my friends (I really don't care if it costs a little more; I know when I order from Y&P, it's gonna be done right).

If that makes me a schill, I'll be a schill all day long and twice on Sundays.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Smoking Duck on May 29, 2008, 11:59:09 am
Let me add this story:

When I first got started smoking, I didn't know bupkus about spacer pucks and made the rookie mistake of only ordering one.  Y&P called me to let me know of my mistake and said that normally people order two pucks.  They knew I was a newbie at this and instead of having me pay for a second one, they sent me a second one at no cost to me. 

Try to find that on E-bay.  If someone asks me where to purchase something, I like to know that the business I send them to is going to be reliable.  I don't want to send someone here to an unreliable business and for my money, Y&P is as reliable as they come.  Sure, you may be able to find things a little cheaper.  But, with Y&P, you know that you'll be well taken care of. 
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Lefty_Smoker on May 29, 2008, 01:01:22 pm
Guys, I have absolutely no problem with Y&P, from everything that I hear, they are very fine folks indeed.  I never meant to imply that they are overcharging for anything, as they are free to charge whatever they want for their products and services.  I simply took issue with somebody saying that the ebay sellers were "raping" buyers with their shipping charges, which I simply showed was not the case.   

I begrudge nobody for spending a few extra dollars to support the fine folks at Y&P, just as long as you know you are doing so.

For those that prefer to save a few bucks (and many do!), I'll continue to point them to ebay. 
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Kummok on May 29, 2008, 01:20:27 pm
...The history and association with the forum and its users won't mean diddly to some, but its important to many others....

Like I said..  ;) ;)        No harm/No foul LS ....thanX for not calling "the other guys" copies 'Bubba Pucks' in this last post!  ;) :D :D

Now back to doing what we do better...Sssmooookin'  8)  Still trying to get my OBS Triple Play installed in my shop....my wife's "flowers that need planting" keep getting in the way, since her flowers are here in AK and she's still in WA...  :-\ :'(
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: huhwhatliar on May 29, 2008, 01:27:09 pm
...The history and association with the forum and its users won't mean diddly to some, but its important to many others....

Like I said..  ;) ;)        No harm/No foul LS ....thanX for not calling "the other guys" copies 'Bubba Pucks' in this last post!  ;) :D :D

Now back to doing what we do better...Sssmooookin'  8)  Still trying to get my OBS Triple Play installed in my shop....my wife's "flowers that need planting" keep getting in the way, since her flowers are here in AK and she's still in WA...  :-\ :'(

Looks like you need to hire someone to help you.. I'll work for room and board for the next, lets say 5 years  ;)

Domenick
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Wildcat on May 29, 2008, 01:49:05 pm
I begrudge nobody for spending a few extra dollars to support the fine folks at Y&P, just as long as you know you are doing so.

For those that prefer to save a few bucks (and many do!), I'll continue to point them to ebay. 

I like seeing posts of people price shopping.  This way we all know the going rates for different things.  Personally I will pay a couple of extra bucks for excellent customer service.  ;)
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Tiny Tim on May 29, 2008, 01:51:28 pm
Good to hear, let me know when you need something, Cat. ;) :D :D :D
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Wildcat on May 29, 2008, 02:02:19 pm
Good to hear, let me know when you need something, Cat. ;) :D :D :D

 :D  Tiny, you already know that the first time that I need something that you carry I will make the purchase with you.  I also plan to shop at Y&P.  I just will not need any wood pucks for awhile since I got so many from Chez when he closed shop.  I probably got a good deal when I did so.  Never checked.  I was trying to help him unload inventory.  Sure wish he still posted and hope all is well with him and his family.  They are good people.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Tiny Tim on May 29, 2008, 02:15:08 pm
I know...just saw the opportunity for a joke and jumped on it.

Wish I would have been around when Chez was posting, so I could have gotten to know him like the rest of you have.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Kummok on May 29, 2008, 03:51:20 pm

Looks like you need to hire someone to help you.. I'll work for room and board for the next, lets say 5 years  ;)

Domenick

Come on up Domenick....but hurry; I've still got what-seems-like 20 acres of grass to finish mowing too. My wife (the one in Seattle right now!) is the grass mower in our team (she LOVES it!) Fertile ground, too much grass, and looooong hours of sunshine means I just get done mowing and then gotta start all over again. Kinda like the clean-one-gun-per-day philosophy....not enough days in the year, especially when you take a few months off to head south...  ;)
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Smoking Duck on May 30, 2008, 04:25:06 am
You know, I've never met Chez Bubba as I joined this party after he had left.  The ironic thing is that I live but only 15 minutes from him.  When I first got started in smoking, I did a search of places that sold smoking stuff in my local area and his store came up in the search.  I drove around for 30 minutes trying to find his place, never could and then later learned he was out of business.  Dang shame....living this close to him, I may have been able to gleen much knowledge from him.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Kummok on May 30, 2008, 08:33:37 am
Dang....kinda weird to hear the talk about CB as if he's dead. He's still around, still cool, still busier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs, and still married to a better gal than he deserves.  ;)  If I was 15 minutes away Duckman, I'd go knock on his door with some fresh smoked "stuff", introduce yourself, tell 'im "ThanX" for all he's done for the forum members and be prepared for some good ol' smoking & gun talk! I'll bet the knowledge "gleening" would run both ways!  But that's just me.... ;)
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: iceman on May 30, 2008, 09:24:43 am
Dang....kinda weird to hear the talk about CB as if he's dead. He's still around, still cool, still busier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs, and still married to a better gal than he deserves.  ;)  If I was 15 minutes away Duckman, I'd go knock on his door with some fresh smoked "stuff", introduce yourself, tell 'im "ThanX" for all he's done for the forum members and be prepared for some good ol' smoking & gun talk! I'll bet the knowledge "gleening" would run both ways!  But that's just me.... ;)

Gotta agree with Kummok. I'll send you his address if you want to take a drive by.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Smoking Duck on May 30, 2008, 09:41:54 am
I would love to.....never talked to him before so wasn't sure if he was a private person or what and I like to honor people's privacy.  But, if you and Kummok will vouch for me, I'd love to be able to introduce myself and shoot the chit with him.  I wouldn't want to take any of my smoked foods over.....it'd be like my 7 year old taking a finger painting to Van Gogh with all the good stuff I've heard about him.

SD
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Kummok on May 30, 2008, 11:45:47 am
....I wouldn't want to take any of my smoked foods over.....it'd be like my 7 year old taking a finger painting to Van Gogh with all the good stuff I've heard about him.

Yer selling yerself too short, Duckman. If you take him some smoked Spam, I'll bet that he won't be able to compare it to his own smoking experiences!?!?  ;) ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: begolf25 on May 30, 2008, 12:46:41 pm
I ordered mine from the Yard and Pool guys, cause I got a bunch of dead links looking. The ebay people wanted to rape you on shipping charges.

Through their website, Y&P charges $8.95 shipping for a set of (3) pucks, plus the $25.95 price.  Total $34.90 shipped.

I now see that Y&P has started selling pucks on ebay too.  Guess what they charge for shipping through ebay?  $9.95 per set!!!  Thats in addition to the $9.95 price per puck.  So a set of (3) pucks through Y&P on ebay would cost you $39.80!!!

The cheapest source continues to be the regular ebay offering of a set of (3) pucks for $25.99 plus $6 shipping, for a grand total of $31.99 shipped.   

So who is doing the raping on the price of pucks AND shipping?  ::)

Hint:  it ain't the ebay sellers!

Not quite sure how to respond to this post or if I even need to. But I would like to clear up some inaccurate information. We sell a 3 Pack of Bubba Pucks on eBay for $25.95. The same price we sell them for on our web site. Shipping and handling on eBay is $7.95 for a total of $33.90, not $39.80. There are various reasons for the difference in the shipping costs that I don't need to explain.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bubba-Pucks-Bradley-Smoker-Woodsaver-Set-of-3_W0QQitemZ310044003407QQihZ021QQcategoryZ20725QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247


I just don't want people to read this post and think we are in the business of ripping people off. We do our best to provide our customers with the highest level of customer service possible.

Bryan
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Smoking Duck on May 30, 2008, 01:50:02 pm
I don't think that anybody on this forum that has ever done business with you has ever thought you were in the business of ripping off people, Bryan.  I know I sure as heckfire never thought that.  To the contrary, I know that you have lost money dealing with me and my ignorance sometimes (I don't recommend that as a good business plan, however  ;D)

Marc
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: iceman on May 30, 2008, 02:23:17 pm
I don't see any reason for concern Bryan. Glad you posted the correct prices though. Your running a first class and competitive operation and that in itself says it all. Word of mouth from satisfied customers such as myself will always tell the real story.  :)
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Tiny Tim on May 30, 2008, 03:05:53 pm
I agree with Ice and Duck.  Though I'm not a customer of yours (actually a competitor  :o ), I know good customer service and overall business sense when I see it, and you have it.

I hope you didn't take my earlier post to mean that I was supporting the misinformation (whether intentional or not) that was posted in the thread, I was only stating what some businesses do.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Wildcat on May 30, 2008, 04:44:50 pm
You have my confidence Bryan.  I did not know what your prices were, but even if the prices stated had been accurate, there was not that much of a difference for most to bother considering.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Smoking Duck on May 30, 2008, 05:09:40 pm
You have my confidence Bryan.  I did not know what your prices were, but even if the prices stated had been accurate, there was not that much of a difference for most to bother considering.

Right on, Cat.  I'd rather spend an extra $5 to help a friend than save $5 and support someone I don't know.  Maybe that makes me a fool, but I sleep better at night just the same.  Not to say that there's anything wrong with those who want to go the cheapest route at all and if I don't have a dog in the fight, I'll go the cheapest route as well.  But, when you're supporting a friend, it's a good investment, IMHO.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Lefty_Smoker on May 30, 2008, 06:36:05 pm
Bryan, I apologize again for the way my post came across.  I was simply responding the the other poster saying that the ebay sellers are raping folks with their shipping charges, I never meant to imply that anybody was raping anybody with any charges.  I simply refuted them by quoting some shipping charges that I found.  Like I said, you along with anybody else can charge anything you need/want, and don't have to justify it to anybody.

And if I misquoted your ebay shipping prices, again, I apologize.  When I searched ebay, I typed in "bradley smoker", and the only auction of yours for bubba pucks I found was for a single puck, which I simply changed the quantity to (3) for thee pucks, it said shipping was $7.95 for the first item and $1 for each additional item.  It automatically upped the shipping charge to $9.95 when I changed the quantity to (3).  That is how I cam up with the price I quoted.  I never saw an auction of your's for (3) pucks, but if you say there is one, then I stand corrected and again I apologize to you and the board.

edited to add:
I did just search for "bubba pucks" on ebay and did find your auction for (3) pucks, so again, I apologize. :-[
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: La Quinta on May 30, 2008, 07:14:00 pm
Hey Lefty...probably good idea to just let this go? Just a suggestion?...looks like it's all been cleared up...truthfully I had a couple of the same questions...but I PM'd Bryan and he explained it to me...

I'm sure he understands your point...and appreciates your perspective...it made me look into it...
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: begolf25 on May 30, 2008, 07:26:05 pm
Lefty,

No problem, I have no problem with people finding the best deals they can get, especially the way things are now. I just wanted to make sure our prices were properly represented.

Unfortunately, the way eBay works prevents us from listing items certain ways. For example, I can't have one listing for a 48 Pack of Bisquettes and once someone buys them they let me know what flavor they want. eBay makes you list every single flavor out in separate auctions so that way they can collect their money. That’s why I list the Bubba Pucks in three different auctions with the appropriate price for each.

Either way, everything is cleared and everyone can get back to smoking. Besides, based on your name we have something in common and us lefties need to stick together. We are already discriminated against enough as it is  :D :D

Bryan
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: La Quinta on May 30, 2008, 07:59:30 pm
Hey...I'm a lefty as well!!!
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Smoking Duck on May 31, 2008, 02:52:59 am
Hey...I'm a lefty as well!!!

Now it all makes perfect sense  ;D :D ;)
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Tiny Tim on May 31, 2008, 07:18:18 am
Judging from the ones that have already admitted to it ( ;) ), I'm not sure I want to, but I'm a lefty as well. :D
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Old Vermonter on June 29, 2008, 11:57:12 am
I ordered mine from the Yard and Pool guys, cause I got a bunch of dead links looking. The ebay people wanted to rape you on shipping charges.

Through their website, Y&P charges $8.95 shipping for a set of (3) pucks, plus the $25.95 price.  Total $34.90 shipped.

I now see that Y&P has started selling pucks on ebay too.  Guess what they charge for shipping through ebay?  $9.95 per set!!!  Thats in addition to the $9.95 price per puck.  So a set of (3) pucks through Y&P on ebay would cost you $39.80!!!

The cheapest source continues to be the regular ebay offering of a set of (3) pucks for $25.99 plus $6 shipping, for a grand total of $31.99 shipped.   

So who is doing the raping on the price of pucks AND shipping?  ::)

Hint:  it ain't the ebay sellers!

Not quite sure how to respond to this post or if I even need to. But I would like to clear up some inaccurate information. We sell a 3 Pack of Bubba Pucks on eBay for $25.95. The same price we sell them for on our web site. Shipping and handling on eBay is $7.95 for a total of $33.90, not $39.80. There are various reasons for the difference in the shipping costs that I don't need to explain.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bubba-Pucks-Bradley-Smoker-Woodsaver-Set-of-3_W0QQitemZ310044003407QQihZ021QQcategoryZ20725QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247


I just don't want people to read this post and think we are in the business of ripping people off. We do our best to provide our customers with the highest level of customer service possible.

Bryan

Thank you for posting your link. We're just seasoning our new smoker now, and as I was lurking around on the Forum here I saw mention of "Bubba pucks." I searched until I found out what they are--and we'd already noticed such a thing might be necessary. Reading this thread, thinking "yeah, yeah, gimme, gimme" I finally got to your post with your link.

Just placed my order. Glad to know you're so highly recommended by so many folks.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Gizmo on June 29, 2008, 12:13:25 pm
Welcome Old Vermonter.  Great group of folks here in many ways.
Check out the recipe site as well.  The link is at the bottom of my post here.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: FLBentRider on June 29, 2008, 01:21:03 pm
W E L C O M E to the forum Old Vermonter!

Lots o' knowledge and good people here.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: westexasmoker on June 29, 2008, 01:34:19 pm
Welcome to the forum OV

Lots of good people here.....Once again welcome aboard!

C
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: La Quinta on June 29, 2008, 08:47:30 pm
Welcome OV...nice to have you with us...post some "stuff" and let us know how you're doing with your new toy!! :)
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: chrispy on July 12, 2008, 05:36:47 pm
Welcome Old Vermonter.  I am an ex-Vermonter myself.  It's a great place to be from.  Hope to see more of your postings soon.

Chrispy
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: dcpendarvis on August 31, 2008, 03:11:04 pm
Hey guys, I just picked up an original Bradley and am curing it now.   Looking at Bubba Pucks, and have a practical question: how many do you need?  Looking at the description it seems like 2, but everyone seems to package them as 3.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Mr Walleye on August 31, 2008, 03:15:26 pm
Welcome to the forum DC!

3 are perfect but 2 will work if you load another wood puck on top of the 2 bubba pucks. Personally I use 3.

Mike
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: beefmann on September 03, 2008, 08:35:29 pm
welcome  to the forum OV

beef
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: BoozeMonkey on December 16, 2008, 09:58:31 am
Howdy!

I just wanted to mention that after reading these forums a bit, I ordered three Bubba Pucks from the gmail account at the top of this thread for my newly acquired BOS.

The response was immediate, pleasant, and the Pucks arrived quickly. Very nice experience.

Now I just need to pick a recipe to get started!  ;D

Cheers!
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Tenpoint5 on December 16, 2008, 10:52:26 am
Welcome aboard BM!! I'm sure you might be able to find a recipe to try somewhere on this forum. When you do if you have any questions just ask. There's always somebody that has been there, done that, and is more than willing to help you out.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: drano on January 29, 2009, 10:44:34 am
Auber Instruments now has the Bradley Smoker Bisquette Saver, (3 pack of aluminum pucks)
http://auberins.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=14&zenid=702966c894ccdd3a458f90a6f3881ef4

Intro price of $19.50 + 6.50 shipping.

Throw in a Plug N Play PID w/ the order, install a fan from Grainger, and you're somokin!

drano
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: scotts87 on July 14, 2009, 01:47:10 pm
Has anyone used those rings? I need to make a decission.....order the solid tried and true pucks, or go with the rings.

Thanks
Scott
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Kummok on July 15, 2009, 12:11:05 pm
Good place to ask this question, Scott....hopefully those with experience with both the Bubba Pucks and the Auber Instruments product will weigh in with their comments.

As the inventor of the original Bubba Pucks, I can tell you that the non-coated finish of the BPs was intentional. I subscribe to the belief that advancing spacers can be better "approved as clean" when the smoke residue can be seen rather than "hidden" ( I throw mine in the dishwasher once in awhile if I SEE any build-up). I also tested the BPs through many, many cycles, have used them for about 5 years now, and have never experienced any "crash damage on the bisquettes" ( ??? ).  I originally considered several designs and materials, including rings, and rejected all in favor of the final design of the BPs due to its simple, bulletproof design and performance. I no longer have any involvement with the BPs so can't answer questions about costs, shipping, etc but I do know from experience that the Yard and Pool folks have earned a stellar reputation for service, based upon the comments on this forum.

I hope that none of these comments are taken as negative toward any other advancing spacer producer...there is none intended. Rather I'm just attempting to give your question objective feedback regarding the BPs and trust your final decision to be what's best for you and your needs... Smoke On!!
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: scotts87 on July 16, 2009, 11:12:09 am
I decided to go with the Bubba Pucks rather than the rings. Hopefully they will arrive in the mail this weekend. I really look forward to using them, because it is a shame to needlessly waste wood. Clever little invention Kummok!!
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Kummok on July 21, 2009, 11:36:21 am
..... Clever little invention Kummok!!

Would love to claim the invention credit but, truth be told, I seem to recall that it was a product of early discussions on this forum years back. This is a great place for turning needs/challenges into solutions!
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: buttburner on July 25, 2009, 02:43:41 pm
I used a wood puck and a bubba screwdriver to advance the last puck

works for me LOL
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: oakville smoker on August 05, 2009, 12:53:14 pm
I have thought about this approach
I was thinking a hardwood dowell would do the job.  Maybe even a phenolic material as I think it has a high resistance to heat
Right now though it is the old screwdriver for final advancement
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: crestman on October 06, 2009, 11:59:33 am
This bubba puck is a great idea. I just made some on our CNC router out of 1/2" aluminum, gave the edges a 1/8" fillet and wallah!!! They work great!
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Quarlow on December 05, 2009, 11:11:29 pm
All these guys with CNC machines just sitting around. I am jealous.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: BigJohnT on June 09, 2010, 12:13:16 pm
Quarlow you can borrow mine next time your near Swamp East Missouri and make some like this.

JT Pucks

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f163/johnplctech/Smokin/JT%20Pucks/MEPucks.jpg)

JT
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Quarlow on June 09, 2010, 03:05:18 pm
kewl  8)   ;D
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: mtim on September 09, 2010, 08:16:23 am
I just ordered 3 yesterday from yardandpool.com. They were 25.99. for all 3  They also sell the bisquettes cheaper than anyplace else that I have seen.  I ordered them after 5 yesterday and I get a notification that they are out for delivery from ups already.  I see that they are in MD and I am in northern PA
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: pensrock on September 09, 2010, 03:05:25 pm
I'm in central PA and I get my orders from Y&P very quickly. Great service from Bryan and the gang.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: ShutUpNFish on December 15, 2010, 10:58:42 am
I have a question....I'm new to these digital auto feeding puck smokers.  Can someone please tell me how pucks are waisted if they never reach the burner?  Or do they acually burn while in the chamber or something??  Just curious.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: TestRocket on December 15, 2010, 11:10:29 am
The puck that pushes the one that is on the burner is in contact with it and on the edge of the burner. It too starts to burn a little!   ;D
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: West TN Smoker on January 28, 2011, 12:57:44 pm
I got mine from Auberins.com when I ordered the stuff for my PID modification, they work great.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: smoker pete on January 29, 2011, 09:04:12 am
Quarlow you can borrow mine next time your near Swamp East Missouri and make some like this.

JT Pucks

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f163/johnplctech/Smokin/JT%20Pucks/MEPucks.jpg)

JT

Those are just tooooooo pretty to use in my nasty old smoker  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: RFT on January 29, 2011, 02:46:07 pm
NICE.. Being a CNC machinist myself Those look like  a lot of programming went into those.  Turning center??
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Quarlow on January 30, 2011, 09:17:47 am
BigjohnT did a nice job on them for sure!
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: BigJohnT on February 02, 2011, 03:57:19 pm
NICE.. Being a CNC machinist myself Those look like  a lot of programming went into those.  Turning center??

LOL, I did them on my old BP Series 1 with and Anilam 1000M 3 axis controller. And yes it was an exercise for me to learn OneCNC cam  software and make something cool.

What kind of machines do you run?

John
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: OU812 on February 02, 2011, 06:12:41 pm
NICE.. Being a CNC machinist myself Those look like  a lot of programming went into those.  Turning center??

LOL, I did them on my old BP Series 1 with and Anilam 1000M 3 axis controller. And yes it was an exercise for me to learn OneCNC cam  software and make something cool.

What kind of machines do you run?

John

Now THAT just made my head hert.  ;D
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: freakaccident on June 25, 2011, 08:42:11 pm
Auber makes them too.  Not sure if it was mentioned and I don't want to read 7 pages to see.   ;D

I'm not sure if they are as good as the solid ones but they seem to work well for me.  The website says that they hide the smoke marks better which I disagree with.  The one closest to the burner changes color drastically after one use.  I just swapped them out until all three were the same color.   ;D

Here is the link.
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=111
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: TedEbear on June 25, 2011, 09:21:11 pm
Or just find some scrap pipe and make your own for free.  Get some 2-inch diameter thick wall pipe, cut some 1/2-inch wide slices off it, bevel the edges so they slide easier and there ya go. 

Puck savers do not have to be solid all the way through in order to work.  My homemade ones work just fine.   I guess they're not as pretty as some of the commercial ones available but no one sees them except me and the price certainly was right.  ;)

Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: freakaccident on June 25, 2011, 09:39:09 pm
Or just find some scrap pipe and make your own for free.  Get some 2-inch diameter thick wall pipe, cut some 1/2-inch wide slices off it, bevel the edges so they slide easier and there ya go. 

Puck savers do not have to be solid all the way through in order to work.  My homemade ones work just fine.   I guess they're not as pretty as some of the commercial ones available but no one sees them except me and the price certainly was right.  ;)



PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DON'T USE GALVANIZED PIPE FOR THIS!!  Poison!
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: muebe on June 25, 2011, 10:31:13 pm
Or just find some scrap pipe and make your own for free.  Get some 2-inch diameter thick wall pipe, cut some 1/2-inch wide slices off it, bevel the edges so they slide easier and there ya go. 

Puck savers do not have to be solid all the way through in order to work.  My homemade ones work just fine.   I guess they're not as pretty as some of the commercial ones available but no one sees them except me and the price certainly was right.  ;)



PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DON'T USE GALVANIZED PIPE FOR THIS!!  Poison!

Ditto! Use black pipe. It is cheaper and will not release toxic particles when heated...
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: TedEbear on June 26, 2011, 07:49:11 am
Actually, I used copper pipe.  I know it would normally cost more than some alternative materials but they were tossing it out at work and it was free.  Copper must be OK to heat since they make tea kettles out of it.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: muebe on June 26, 2011, 08:15:19 am
Actually, I used copper pipe.  I know it would normally cost more than some alternative materials but they were tossing it out at work and it was free.  Copper must be OK to heat since they make tea kettles out of it.


Copper is fine. The problem with galvanized and aluminized pipe is the particles that can be released while heating them.
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: coolsmoker on August 29, 2011, 05:59:07 am
Or just find some scrap pipe and make your own for free.  Get some 2-inch diameter thick wall pipe, cut some 1/2-inch wide slices off it, bevel the edges so they slide easier and there ya go. 

That's what I did, but every time my stack got down to the last wood Bradley bisquette, it wouldn't feed out properly onto the burn plate all the way.  It would only feed half-way onto the heat plate, and then stop.  I kept being left with a half-burned (wasted) bisquette and a mess on the drive guide to clean/scrape up after each smoke.    I found it easier to just order a set of proper pucks off Ebay.   That was the cheapest source for them I could find.  I've never had a problem since. 
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: RFT on October 18, 2011, 06:51:11 pm
NICE.. Being a CNC machinist myself Those look like  a lot of programming went into those.  Turning center??

LOL, I did them on my old BP Series 1 with and Anilam 1000M 3 axis controller. And yes it was an exercise for me to learn OneCNC cam  software and make something cool.

What kind of machines do you run?

John

Sorry took s long to reply.    I  run Okuma Captain lathes.  Pretty sweet machines. programmable C axis. ONly thing I wish it had was an Y axis.  I used to run Tornos  Bechler Screw machines, each tool had and adjustable X,Y,Z. 
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: viper125 on February 07, 2012, 07:14:39 pm
Just wondering what three are worth used. Can't hurt them much these are good. But I now have 6.

Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Chez on July 01, 2019, 11:01:42 pm
I did a search for the spacer pucks and this was the most interesting thread but its from 2012... I went to amazon and there are many different types of spacer pucks, is there a difference between them? Are any better than the others
Title: Re: Your new source for Bubba Pucks
Post by: Habanero Smoker on July 02, 2019, 04:35:49 am
I have both the solid aluminum disk, and the rings. I prefer the rings over the solid disk. To me they just seem easier to handle, and much lighter. Though I don't believe the heavier disk type placed any additional wear and tear on my generator. When I purchased the rings I just chose the least expensive set.