Author Topic: 4 rack vs. 6 rack - pros/cons...?  (Read 5075 times)

Offline beyondclarity

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4 rack vs. 6 rack - pros/cons...?
« on: January 06, 2010, 08:16:57 am »
Hey all -

I have the 4 rack and love it.  After recommending Bradleys to a co-worker, she asked whether the 6 rack is any better or worse than the 4.  Does anyone have any opinions on pros/cons of the different smokers?

Also - the pictures on Cabela's website show what is a different smoke generator on the 6 rack than what the 4 rack shows - do these different models actually have a different smoke generator or is the picture incorrect?

Link:  http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat602009-cat570001-cat20120&id=0041321517303a&navCount=12&podId=0041321&parentId=&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=IA&rid=&parentType=&indexId=cat20120&hasJS=true

If you click the little image below the main image it switches between the two types.

Thanks a lot!

Troy

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Re: 4 rack vs. 6 rack - pros/cons...?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010, 08:20:08 am »
The two smoke generators are identical.

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Re: 4 rack vs. 6 rack - pros/cons...?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2010, 08:24:32 am »
Everything is the same except the extra space for the two racks.

Smoke generator, heating element, etc.

If you need the capacity, get the six.

I can do ~32lb of pulled pork in mine, so far good for me.

If you want to hang sausage, the six will let you make them longer.
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Re: 4 rack vs. 6 rack - pros/cons...?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 10:59:02 am »
I'd seen other posts in the past regarding air flow and the bottom couple of racks getting hotter than the top couple of racks - is this issue greater in the 6 rack?

I think some guys went as far as to build in a 3rd party fan to increase hot air flow...

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Re: 4 rack vs. 6 rack - pros/cons...?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010, 11:07:01 am »
A fan is a cool add on.

But if you load that baby up you will be rotating the racks for even cooking and then the bottom rack is no big deal.

I use the 2nd or 3rd rack up from the bottom if I'm smoking small loads.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2010, 11:08:39 am by MPTubbs »
If your so cool....where's your Tattoo.

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Re: 4 rack vs. 6 rack - pros/cons...?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2010, 12:26:20 pm »
Go for the 6 rack.
Everytime my 4 rack is full to the brill (customized to 7 rack now) I wish I had bought a 6 rack.

Go Big ;D

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Re: 4 rack vs. 6 rack - pros/cons...?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2010, 12:37:44 pm »
I've got a 6 and I went with it 'cause I wanted extra space.   When I make sausage I only hang them from the top.   IMO keeps them away from the heat source and temps around the sausage is more even.

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Re: 4 rack vs. 6 rack - pros/cons...?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2010, 12:46:18 pm »
Thats another reason. You can hang longer sausages.

Lumpy