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Title: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Fair-chase on July 29, 2007, 04:22:36 PM
 Since it's my understanding Chez Bubba has gone out of buisness where can one buy Bubba pucks?
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: acords on July 29, 2007, 05:10:39 PM
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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.

Here is a link
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Skipystu on July 30, 2007, 06:31:12 AM
BubbaPucks@gmail.com is the place to go! Great prices and super quick shipping. Love this guy!
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: bluesin on July 30, 2007, 06:55:38 AM
http://www.chezbubba.com/

Definately says he's out of business...

As an aside, you can purchase some of that 1/2 inch tilebacker lightweight cemet board and just cut out your own with a jigsaw...

Works great...

Bluesin
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Kummok on July 30, 2007, 09:42:55 AM
.......As an aside, you can purchase some of that 1/2 inch tilebacker lightweight cemet board and just cut out your own with a jigsaw.......


Hmmmmmm. ??? I like to improvise and save $$ myself, but always try to weigh out the side effects and compare to anticipated cost savings. Here's a few things I'd consider before using a porous product like cement board.

Cement board is made with Portland cement. From the MSDS for cement board.......

"Ingestion: Portland cement can cause chemical burns to the mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach.  Can cause a
burning sensation in mouth and stomach. Pain and nausea can occur if a sufficient amount is ingested.  In severe cases
gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation of the esophageal or stomach lining may develop.  The effects due to ingestion
can be delayed and occur days later.
"  :o

I also like to be able to clean the Bubba Pucks by tossing them into the dishwasher........

Cement board is usually sold in 3' X 5' pieces, costing a minimum of $10 up here. That means either wasting the remainder, unless you're going to be using it for something else, or storing it to make more advancing pucks when the previous set wears out.

Considering the above, I'd rather spend the extra $20 and end up with the lifetime, safe, clean product from BubbaPucks@gmail.com  ...... ;)
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: LilSmoker on July 30, 2007, 10:19:33 AM
Have to say i totaly agree with Kummok, i have 3 Bubba Pucks kindly sent over to u.k. by Kirk when he was still running Chez Bubba, from my point of view i didn't care about cost, i was just very glad to get some.

Simple design, but very effective indeed, and i reckon they'll last a lifetime, worth every penny/cent imo (http://www.emotipad.com/newemoticons/Big-Thumbs-Up.gif)

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Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: bluesin on July 30, 2007, 01:43:46 PM
LOL,

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"Ingestion: Portland cement can cause chemical burns to the mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach.  Can cause a
burning sensation in mouth and stomach. Pain and nausea can occur if a sufficient amount is ingested.  In severe cases
gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation of the esophageal or stomach lining may develop.  The effects due to ingestion
can be delayed and occur days later." 


How would one possibly ingest portland cement that has ben turned into cured concrete? They are impervious to fire and simply will not burn or smoke at all, so I'm at a loss how one would ingest portland cement using them?

As to the cleaning, it is impervious to water and will wash in a dishwasher just fine, however, I just use two of them at the end of my stack to insure that the last puck burns, so they do not get dirty really, and I really don't see how they could possibly "wear out".

Your right about the 3x5 sheet and waste, I actually had some left over from a permanent smokehouse I built for the propane unit, so it was not a big issue, not sure how much the bubba pucks are but if they are over 10 bucks, your still coming out ahead if you throw it all away. Or you can find a house being built near you and grab some scrap, or a local tile installer will always have scrap...

Anyway, it's just an idea, I have a couple and it works great...
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Skipystu on July 30, 2007, 02:54:23 PM
BubbaPucks@gmail.com  is the guy who made them for ChezBubba ... great guy. I emailed him and within two hours I had ordered and paid for 3 pucks and they arrived a few days later. This was all done about two or three weeks ago and no I am not getting a cut!

I would stay away from construction material! Don't want to have a heating problem or a fire that ends up killing your smoker with contamination.

The bucks are the best way to go and there are plenty of people on this forum selling them. I just happen to have used BubbaPucks@gmail.com  and it turned out great.
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Wildcat on July 30, 2007, 03:34:03 PM
I personally prefer the Bubba Pucks.  Easy to clean (I use a Brillo/SOS pad), they are smooth and slide easy.  Cement should be no problem (health wise).  I have cooked in a fireplace many times, and my uncle in Georgia has a brick smoking pit for doing pigs, deer, etc.
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Arcs_n_Sparks on July 30, 2007, 05:18:37 PM
Need to exercise some care regarding MSDS of raw material versus finished product.

For example, in California, sand is sold with the usual statement in the land of fruit and nuts: WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. That chemical would be silica.

Of course, no one would suggest that handling glass is a problem (at least not yet in California, but that could always change).

Arcs_n_Sparks
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Fair-chase on July 31, 2007, 11:52:54 AM
 After seeing the price I was not going to pay Big Bucks for Bubba Pucks.

 I checked in my shop and found a 2 1/2 " hole saw ( same size as pucks). Then I went to my local metal dealer got a piece of 3" X 1/2" X 1' alluminum bar stock. I got a 1' piece only because I didn't want to bother him with a 6" section.

 Went home put the hole saw in my drill press and in about thirty minutes had 3 pucks with enough material for 1 more. Dressed them up on  a belt sander and they look and work great!
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Habanero Smoker on July 31, 2007, 02:07:54 PM
Just have to add; Bubba Pucks was one of my best investments. It's great if you have the means, and/or resources to make your own.
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Lefty_Smoker on July 31, 2007, 02:18:42 PM
After seeing the price I was not going to pay Big Bucks for Bubba Pucks.

 I checked in my shop and found a 2 1/2 " hole saw ( same size as pucks). Then I went to my local metal dealer got a piece of 3" X 1/2" X 1' alluminum bar stock.

 Dressed them up on  a belt sander and they look and work great!

Have you really tried them in the actual smoke generator yet?!?  I think you'll find your pucks to be too large to feed properly through the bisquette feeder magazine/tube.  If you measure the I.D. of the long feeder tube, it measures LESS than 2 1/2".  So I have doubts whether your 2 1/2 O.D. pucks will work if they are sized as you described them above. 

When you get done making a new set, let us know how much $$$ you have invested in your $ saving DIY project.  ;D

btw, you might also want to double check your proposed puck thickness as well.  ;)
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Tiny Tim on July 31, 2007, 02:25:00 PM
1/2 inch thick works fine...with the original anyway.
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Fair-chase on July 31, 2007, 05:43:19 PM
 I don't know what you consider really trying them , but I ran 1 wood puck followed by the three alum. pucks through 2 cycles and they ran fine.


  A hole saw is made to saw holes. Therefor a 2 1/2 " hole saw cuts a 2 1/2 " hole; the disk that is cut out of the hole ( your puck)  is 2 1/4 " . This is exactly the same size as the wood bisquets.
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Payson on August 01, 2007, 10:23:14 AM
After seeing the price I was not going to pay Big Bucks for Bubba Pucks.

 I checked in my shop and found a 2 1/2 " hole saw ( same size as pucks). Then I went to my local metal dealer got a piece of 3" X 1/2" X 1' alluminum bar stock.

 Dressed them up on  a belt sander and they look and work great!

Have you really tried them in the actual smoke generator yet?!?  I think you'll find your pucks to be too large to feed properly through the bisquette feeder magazine/tube.  If you measure the I.D. of the long feeder tube, it measures LESS than 2 1/2".  So I have doubts whether your 2 1/2 O.D. pucks will work if they are sized as you described them above. 

When you get done making a new set, let us know how much $$$ you have invested in your $ saving DIY project.  ;D

btw, you might also want to double check your proposed puck thickness as well.  ;)

Why is everyone so dead set against anything other than Bubba Pucks? It sounds like Fair-Chase has ingeniously arrived at an affordable solution! Given the price of the two options it sounds as if he should be applauded!
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: LilSmoker on August 01, 2007, 11:00:46 AM
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Why is everyone so dead set against anything other than Bubba Pucks? It sounds like Fair-Chase has ingeniously arrived at an affordable solution! Given the price of the two options it sounds as if he should be applauded!

I don't think everybody is dead set against anything other than Bubba Pucks? (http://www.emotipad.com/newemoticons/Erm.gif)

It's just that those that do own Bubba's realise what a good investment they are, just my opinion but i still say................(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s62/Gitster59/bp.gif)
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Lefty_Smoker on August 01, 2007, 12:18:49 PM
I'm not against anybody making their own pucks, I just figured a 2 1/2" hole saw would make a 2 1/2" O.D. puck, which would be a bit too big for the feed tube.  If his pucks did indeed come out as 2 1/4", then he should have no problems with them. 

It was my mistake assuming a 2 1/2" hole saw made a 2 1/2 bisquit, which I guess it doesn't.   

Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Habanero Smoker on August 01, 2007, 02:08:31 PM

Why is everyone so dead set against anything other than Bubba Pucks? It sounds like Fair-Chase has ingeniously arrived at an affordable solution! Given the price of the two options it sounds as if he should be applauded!

When you say everyone, that would include me, which would make you wrong in this case. What I am stating is that I feel they are a fair price.
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Wildcat on August 01, 2007, 03:24:00 PM

Why is everyone so dead set against anything other than Bubba Pucks? It sounds like Fair-Chase has ingeniously arrived at an affordable solution! Given the price of the two options it sounds as if he should be applauded!

When you say everyone, that would include me, which would make you wrong in this case. What I am stating is that I feel they are a fair price.

Same here, plus they work well.  I say power to the modifiers and inventors.  In my opinion making your own pucks is no different than modification of the BS with a PID.  Many on here do it.  If you enjoy making your own pucks feel free to do so and post the results (preferribly with pictures).  Some of these folks even modify the Bubba Pucks.  There are a lot of tinkering folks here.
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Payson on August 02, 2007, 08:32:51 AM

Why is everyone so dead set against anything other than Bubba Pucks? It sounds like Fair-Chase has ingeniously arrived at an affordable solution! Given the price of the two options it sounds as if he should be applauded!

When you say everyone, that would include me, which would make you wrong in this case. What I am stating is that I feel they are a fair price.
I should have said something less inclusive!  I'm sure they are a fine investment. Thankfully I found a suitable alternative and don't need them. If I did, purchasing them might very well be an option as would trying to make something myself. Glazed and fired clay pucks come to mind.
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Kummok on August 02, 2007, 09:39:39 AM
Believe it or not, Payson, I researched the glazed ceramic/porcelain pucks also. I rejected them because I didn't think they would last as long as I'd like, plus the fact that they are breakable. Please understand that I'm NOT saying that they won't work for someone else's needs, but all readers also need to understand that any/all of my comments on "advancing pucks" design/materials are based upon my own research/testing to launch a product to discriminating Bradley smokers waaaaaay back in 2003. I ended up with the current design for several reasons...ALL dealing with providing a solution to worldwide needs.

The individual Bradley innovator has a lot more "room" to meet their own individual needs, based upon their own materials, tools, etc......  Simply put, the Bubba Puck product was developed as a simple, long term solution to wasted pucks. So far, it has provided that solution with no returns or known complaints. I'd say that those selling Bubba Puck copycats are also proof that the original design is a success (and that innovation isn't necessarily everyone's gift! ::) ).

To the innovators of alternatives, I say, "You are the salt of the earth! Invent On and Keep On Smokin' !!"  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Carter on August 02, 2007, 09:45:56 AM
I have a nifty contraption.  They're called wooden tongs.

I open up my smoker and use them to slide the remaining two bisquettes into place.

Very crafty on my part I'd say. ;D
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: gDub on August 11, 2007, 10:17:02 PM
I like the one's I got from ultra-ind.com ($29.99) The edges are rounded and they are very well machined.
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Smoke_Lover on August 12, 2007, 07:24:59 AM
I have ordered a set of 3 Bubba Pucks this Friday.  I have been wanting to get them since I read about them here, but had to wait <yes I am poor :o :o  ;D> .  Getting the Redi Check Maverick and Icemans sauce and Pork Rub were priority.  Thanks Iceman I am sure I will be needing more.  Dam good stuff, especially the Butt Rub. :)

This forum has been a lot of help and I tend to feel that if the product has the members approval, then you can't go wrong.  I used Icemans Butt Rub on 4 racks of Baby Back ribs along with 4 hours of Maple smoke and no other sauce or seasoning was necassary.  :) :) :)
 There are always other products that may work just as well and may be cheaper but there is something to be said for supporting those that support you. ;) IMHO  I try to keep the door closed as much as possible so the tong idea is not for me, but I have just been wasting wood pucks for a couple of months now, chu-ching.

Just thought I would throw in my 1 cents worth ;D
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Lefty_Smoker on August 12, 2007, 10:16:34 AM
I like the one's I got from ultra-ind.com ($29.99) The edges are rounded and they are very well machined.

Any particular reason why you didn't get them from this ebayer, who sells them for about $5 less, and has a better feedback rating?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290149506139 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290149506139)

Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: gDub on August 12, 2007, 10:21:13 AM
I didnt mind paying an extra 5.00 for them having round edges and a nice finish. They are so flat, they almst stick togather from the suction (hope that doesn't cause a problem).  Plus the lady I e-mailed there, I think Tammie was here name, was very nice & very helpful.
Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: Lefty_Smoker on August 12, 2007, 12:20:32 PM
I didnt mind paying an extra 5.00 for them having round edges and a nice finish.

FYI, they all come that way, no need to pay $5 extra for it.

Title: Re: Where to buy bubba pucks
Post by: gDub on August 16, 2007, 12:37:32 PM
A picture is worth a thousand words....& $5.00, But you know what was a waste of $20.00, was Little Bradley Recipe Book.  I got it because I wanted recipes specifially for the BS because all of my previos experience was with a offset barrel type smoker and it was before I found all of the people on this site and all their wonderful advice and recipes and info and pictures etc.  Guess It will be useful when I take my smoker camping next month. 

Fellow Lefty Smoker  ;D