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Offline mipper

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How long does a bisquette last? No, really... how long?
« on: June 03, 2017, 05:48:01 pm »
I used my new smoker for the first time today, and advanced the pucks every 20 minutes like recommended.  Then afterwards, I looked at the residue - I was expecting the majority of the puck to be consumed, but there was a ton left over!

It's not the cost that concerns me as much as the inconvenience of having to stop what I'm doing to press the button every 20 minutes.  (Yes, I know there's an auto-feeder model, but I didn't feel it worth the extra cost.)

What has been your experience with using the pucks for longer than 20 minutes?  Perhaps there is a different calculation that can be determined based on temperature and possibly also based on type of wood in the puck?


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Re: How long does a bisquette last? No, really... how long?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 01:01:27 am »
I used my new smoker for the first time today, and advanced the pucks every 20 minutes like recommended.  Then afterwards, I looked at the residue - I was expecting the majority of the puck to be consumed, but there was a ton left over!

It's not the cost that concerns me as much as the inconvenience of having to stop what I'm doing to press the button every 20 minutes.  (Yes, I know there's an auto-feeder model, but I didn't feel it worth the extra cost.)

What has been your experience with using the pucks for longer than 20 minutes?  Perhaps there is a different calculation that can be determined based on temperature and possibly also based on type of wood in the puck?
All the Bradley Smokers soled in South Africa are fitted with automatic puck pushers and set at 20 minutes. My bisquettes after 20 minutes is burned out about 95% or more.
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Re: How long does a bisquette last? No, really... how long?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 02:07:59 am »
I used my new smoker for the first time today, and advanced the pucks every 20 minutes like recommended.  Then afterwards, I looked at the residue - I was expecting the majority of the puck to be consumed, but there was a ton left over!

It's not the cost that concerns me as much as the inconvenience of having to stop what I'm doing to press the button every 20 minutes.  (Yes, I know there's an auto-feeder model, but I didn't feel it worth the extra cost.)

What has been your experience with using the pucks for longer than 20 minutes?  Perhaps there is a different calculation that can be determined based on temperature and possibly also based on type of wood in the puck?
All the Bradley Smokers soled in South Africa are fitted with automatic puck pushers and set at 20 minutes. My bisquettes after 20 minutes is burned out about 95% or more.

+1; with the addition that all Bradley models sold anywhere have the automatic bisquette advance.

Your generator should automatically feed your bisquette every 20 minutes. If it is not automatically feeding the bisquettes you have a problem with the generator. Call Bradley customer service, or post the problem here, so that others can help.


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Re: How long does a bisquette last? No, really... how long?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 08:40:57 am »
That is very interesting to hear... I have a smoker with an "advance" button that I have to push manually.

https://www.lowes.ca/smokers/bradley-smoker-bs611-original-electric-smoker_g1545973.html

Any other thoughts?

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Re: How long does a bisquette last? No, really... how long?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2017, 11:54:50 am »
Does it do anything after 20 minutes?  It is either broken or there's a wire loose inside the SG box that is preventing it from automatically feeding a puck every 20 minutes.