Started by prestonlewisjr, October 22, 2020, 12:10:57 PM

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A Newbie.  If you live in the south, is there a need to upgrade to 900W?

Habanero Smoker

Hi prestonlewisjr

Welcome to the forum.

If you provide more information on what you plan to smoke/cook, and usage; others will be better able to help. Many, even those living in the North or Canada have not found a need to upgrade their element.



Thank you very much.  Mostly i cook 2 racks of ribs, a whole chicken (Spatchcock style).  I want to try pork butt.

cathouse willy

I live on the west coast in Canada and the winter temps here while mostly mild will be much cooler than the southern US. I've cooked lots of large cuts of meat and never felt the need to upgrade the element. Keep in mind the Bradleys are a low and SLOW cooker, a large piece of meat can take 12 or more hours to cook. Keep the vent open and don't open the door, keep the smoker out of the wind and rain. Try it out a few times before deciding.Keep in mind that the mods will void any warranty and there have been a few posts from people looking for help with a botched upgrade


Thank you.  I decided to take your advice.