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Offline mikecorn.1

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Re: Buying first smoker. What do I need to go with it?
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2009, 01:31:33 PM »
Thanks for your help. I learned everything I know about smoking on this forum in the last 24 hours. Tons of info and nice folks willing to help out. Glad I found you ;D
Remember to post them pics.  ;D
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Re: Buying first smoker. What do I need to go with it?
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2009, 06:41:57 PM »
Don't know if this helps but at 44.00 USD per 120 bisquettes that is 0.36 per bisquette.
Applying smoke for three hours goes through 18 bisquettes that is 6.48 USD per every three hours of smoke.... It doesn't seem terribly expensive to me then again I wouldn't know of a cheaper way to smoke as the Bradley is my first smoker and still new to the "scene".

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Re: Buying first smoker. What do I need to go with it?
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2009, 06:54:42 PM »
Don't know if this helps but at 44.00 USD per 120 bisquettes that is 0.36 per bisquette.
Applying smoke for three hours goes through 18 bisquettes that is 6.48 USD per every three hours of smoke.... It doesn't seem terribly expensive to me then again I wouldn't know of a cheaper way to smoke as the Bradley is my first smoker and still new to the "scene".

Close but  3 hours of smoke only uses 9 bisquettes which would equal $3.30 every 3 hours or $1.10 per hour of smoking

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Re: Buying first smoker. What do I need to go with it?
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2009, 07:02:21 PM »

That's about how I calculate it as well...  ~$1 per hour of smoke.  The rest of the time (20+ hours for a big pork butt), you are just using electricity.

How much of that?  I don't know...   I'm going to borrow a friend's 'Kill A Watt' (link follows) to see how much juice my OBS really uses for a long, overnight  cook.


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Re: Buying first smoker. What do I need to go with it?
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2009, 09:24:10 PM »
Of all the ways I waste money, I am not concerned about the cost of the smoking. Sounds pretty cheap actually for the enjoyment you seem to get out of it.

Mike,

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Re: Buying first smoker. What do I need to go with it?
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2009, 05:00:12 PM »
Oh man did I screw that up lol... thanks for the correction ;D

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Re: Buying first smoker. What do I need to go with it?
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2009, 05:03:19 PM »
Yeah, my point was that I find it to be a great return on investment and all in all its rather cheap.

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Re: Buying first smoker. What do I need to go with it?
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2009, 06:22:38 PM »
Much cheaper than going out - at least twice as good as most commercial establishments - and fun to boot.
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