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Offline McLay455

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DIY Bisquettes
« on: April 04, 2004, 11:55:50 am »
I have access to large quantities of whisky barrel oak chips and want to make a few bisquettes of them.
Has anybody done it successfully??? What binder did you use???

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Offline Chez Bubba

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Re: DIY Bisquettes
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2004, 08:32:20 pm »
According to Bradley's box, they use 0.02% Collagen Hydrolised as a binder. To my simple mind, that's unflavored Jello or Knox gelatin.

If you want to try this, I would suggest you try to replicate the same texture of the wood as the Bradley bisquettes. My concern would be that a different form may not burn as the Bradley's are designed to.

My brother-in-law tried making some & was overall successful, but it became apparent to him that it just wasn't worth the time.

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Offline McLay455

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Re: DIY Bisquettes
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2004, 08:36:37 am »
Thanks very much for your reply
I know it will be a pain to make the bisquettes, but I want to do it to replicate the flavour I have achieved as a trial.
I have been smoking in a whisky barrel with whisky barrel oak chips for 25+ years. and havent tried the Bradley yet.
Will let the forum know how good the results are when I succeed.
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Ivan

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Re: DIY Bisquettes
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2004, 06:28:14 am »
I have an idea on how to use other woods in the bradley. However all the woods I have used in the past in other smokers are available in puck form. Does anyone else out there have any other good smoking woods in mind that are not available in puck form. I just don't think it would be cost effective for woods that are available as pucks.

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Re: DIY Bisquettes
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2004, 03:21:08 pm »
Just a thought,
 Before I had a Bradley I used chunks of store bought chips, That is the only other wood I have used. However, I was surfing the smoke ring network and found several places that sold bags of really fine chips,almost like sawdust,maybe that would work. I have no idea where I had seen that but I know it's out there. If I come across it again I'll post the link.Hope this helps[:)]

edit: I found this by accident,seems exspensive.
http://www.askthemeatman.com/hickory_sawdust.htm

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Re: DIY Bisquettes
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2004, 11:20:33 pm »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by msiler</i>
<br />I have an idea on how to use other woods in the bradley. However all the woods I have used in the past in other smokers are available in puck form. Does anyone else out there have any other good smoking woods in mind that are not available in puck form. I just don't think it would be cost effective for woods that are available as pucks.

When in doubt smoke it.
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When I use a charcoal smoker I would use peach wood. That is my favorite. I use to get the wood form a local orchard when they would prune the trees. It was great with poultry, pork and beef. Never tried it on fish.


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Offline PaulMarquis

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Re: DIY Bisquettes
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2004, 04:45:06 pm »
I just happen to have a signed Jack Daniels single barrel whiskey barrel. All I need to do is make a door opening add some racks and a bradley smoke generator in the side. Oh and a heater or 2 .... maybe not such a great idea but whiskey barrel oak pucks would be a great addition to the bradley line. Maybe that old 120 pack machine is for sale?
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Re: DIY Bisquettes
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2011, 07:32:50 am »
I live abroad and I have brought a Bradley Smoker with me in a recent trip. My smoker works great, but the chips become quite expensive by the time they get here.

Has anyone developed a way of making the Bisquettes at home? I have acces to a lot of nice wood chips and I guess will need a press of some kind, and a glutinous material as gelatin or xantam gum.

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Re: DIY Bisquettes
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2011, 01:29:50 pm »
Hi neptuno;
Welcome to the forum.

Where abroad do you live?

Bradley has distributors in the U.K. that covers most of Europe.


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Re: DIY Bisquettes
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2011, 06:16:22 pm »
Well you can by the a-maz-n smoking pan. Its in different sizes and I believe they say the small 6 x 6 lasts 6-8 hrs. Good for cold smoking as very little heat. Made of stainless so almost indestructible. It will set in smoker or SG. I have been thinking of trying one. I have heard a lot of very good things. Also saw dust is easy to make. LOL
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Re: DIY Bisquettes
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2011, 06:18:36 pm »
By the way Bradley now sells oak whiskey barrel pucks if you didn't know.
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Re: DIY Bisquettes
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2012, 02:29:55 pm »
I have an idea on how to use other woods in the bradley. However all the woods I have used in the past in other smokers are available in puck form. Does anyone else out there have any other good smoking woods in mind that are not available in puck form. I just don't think it would be cost effective for woods that are available as pucks.

When in doubt smoke it.

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