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Around the world, many people enjoy smoking meat, no matter the kind. Smoking as a form of cooking is almost as old as civilization itself. Because smoking is such a popular and delicious cooking method, investing in an electric smoker might be a good idea for some people. And with smoking, Bradley is one of the best names in the business. Here, we will go over the top ten Bradley smokers you can buy in 2018, 2019 and beyond.

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What Is a Bradley Smoker?

Electric smokers are very different in purpose from a barbecue. While the classic barbecue uses higher temperatures and direct heat, smokers cook food by using a combination of wood smoke and indirect heat, at lower temperatures and over a longer period. This results in evenly cooked meat that has a smoky, rich taste while taking somewhat longer to prepare. Bradley smokers excel at this task with their separated smoking and cooking enclosures. With two separate heating elements that each take care of different tasks inside the smoker, the food is much more evenly and reliably cooked.

Bradley Smoker BTDS76P 990216 Bradley Digital 4 Rack Smoker

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Is There a Need for Smoking Food?

Smokers, whether they are electric, propane or charcoal-fired have a few advantages over more traditional methods of cooking. Unlike barbecue cooking, smoking allows the food in question to be more evenly cooked, so long as the smoker is monitored and tended to. Smoking also has the advantage of keeping pests and flies away from the food. However, one of the best advantages for smoking is that it makes food taste better. Bradley smokers with their wood bisquette system are perfect for giving meat the smoky wood flavor that makes smoking such an attractive choice.

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10 Best Bradley Smokers

  • Bradley BS916 Electric Stainless Steel Smoker
  • Bradley BS611 Original Smoker
  • Bradley BS815XLT Original 6 Rack Smoker
  • Bradley BTDS76P 4-Rack Digital Food Smoker
  • Bradley BTDS108P 6-Rack Digital Food Smoker
  • Bradley BTDS76JB Jim Beam 4-Rack Digital Outdoor Smoker
  • Bradley BS815XLT Designer Series 4 Rack Original Blue Smoker Stove
  • Bradley BS611F 4 Rack Realtree Original Smoker
  • Bradley BS815XLTF Realtree 6 Rack Original Smoker
  • Bradley BTSG1 Generator with Adapter
BRADLEY SMOKERS BS916 Smoker
  • Dimensions: 40.5" height x 24" wide x 14.25" deep
  • Inside Dimensions: 33.25" height x 15.5" wide x 11.75" deep
  • Usable rack area: 780 sq." with 6 racks (included), 130 sq." with 10 racks (additional racks sold separately)
  • Net Weight: 58.75 lb.

Features

Out of all the different smokers that caught our eye, the Smart Smoker from Bradley stands out. This Bradley smoker stands at 39 inches tall and has a frame and exterior made of stainless steel, making it an impressive addition to the deck or patio.

One of the Smart Smoker’s primary features is a touchscreen interface, allowing you to control practically all the smoker’s functions and features. Everything from the rate of consumption of the bisquettes to the desired temperature can be changed with the tap of a screen. The smoker is also Bluetooth-capable, allowing you to monitor and control the smoker from afar using your smartphone or another mobile device via a downloadable app.

The Smart Smoker also offers an impressive volume for cooking, featuring six cooking racks that can meet all of your smoking needs while having slots for an additional four. The loading tray and internal hopper ensure a continuous amount of smoke is present for up to eight hours. The smoker also has removable and easy-to-clean ash and drippings trays, making it a breeze to clean. This is one of the best, albeit priciest, smokers on this list.

Pros

  • Digital touchscreen interface
  • Massive cooking capacity
  • Can be controlled via Bluetooth

Cons

  • Very pricey
  • Bluetooth app may not work with all devices
Bradley Technologies Designer Series 4 Rack Original Smoker Stove, Blue
  • Automatic bisquette advancement
  • Stainless Steel interior
  • Smoke for up to 8 hours without adding bisquettes
  • Bisquette burner is separate from oven element
  • 4 removable racks

Features

The original Bradley Smoker stands at 33 inches tall and is made of stainless and powdered-epoxy steel. The Bradley Original is more than capable of meeting all of your smoking needs with its four cooking racks and Bradley’s smoking bisquettes. This is a no-frills smoker, with just a simple dial thermostat to control the temperature of the unit and an analog thermometer fitted in the center of the smoker’s door. Also, the smoker’s easily removable ash and drippings trays and stainless steel interior are a breeze to clean. And while the lack of an interactive touchscreen and Bluetooth capability might be a turnoff to some, we believe this smoker’s simplicity may be endearing to others.

Pros

  • Fairly inexpensive
  • Powdered-epoxy steel exterior
  • Simple thermometer and thermostat
  • Four smoking racks

Cons

  • No flaws to note
Bradley Technologies Original 6 Rack Smoker Stove
  • Exterior Material: Steel
  • Exterior Material Details: Powder Coated
  • Smoking Method: Dry

Features

This is the six-rack version of the Original Bradley Smoker. Standing at an impressive 41 inches in height, this is one of Bradley’s largest smokers to date. It has the same stainless steel construction and powdered-epoxy steel exterior as the 4-rack version, and the same design of the front-facing door. Both versions of the Original also share the thermostat controls and front-facing thermometer, and the bisquette hopper standard on most Bradley products. Essentially, the only difference is the capacity and a higher price tag.

Pros

  • Powdered-epoxy steel exterior
  • Simple thermometer and thermostat
  • Six smoking racks

Cons

  • Somewhat pricey
Bradley Smoker BTDS76P 990216 Bradley Digital 4 Rack Smoker, Electric, Silver
  • Made of highest quality material. Featuring a powder epoxy steel construction and polished stainless steel interior.This outdoor smoker is easy to clean up
  • Manufacturer: Bradley Smoker;Quick and easy assembly
  • Bradley digital 4 rack smoker
  • Outdoor barbecue smoker with full digital control for temperature, time, and smoke
  • 4 cooking racks for meat, chicken, pork, fish, and more
    Provides 8 hours of controlled cool smoke; controllable up to 320 degrees F
  • Perfect for entertaining and creating gourmet foods in your own home
  • Measures 17 by 14 by 31 inches; 24 inches wide when genertor is attached

Features

The digital version of the Original Bradley Smoker swaps out the analog thermometer and thermostat of its predecessor for a digital control interface. It stands at a humble 31 inches in height, and like the smokers before it, it’s made of stainless steel with a powdered-epoxy exterior. The smoker offers four cooking racks and up to eight hours of continuous heat, making it perfect for just about anything you can throw at it. And like the other smokers so far, it’s every bit as easy to clean. Overall we think it’s a good choice if you’re looking for a smoker that’s easy to use.

Pros

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Digital thermostat control
  • Easy to clean and maintain

Cons

  • Pricey
Bradley Smoker BTDS108P 990223 Bradley Digital 6 Rack Smoker
  • Made of highest quality material
  • Manufacturer: Bradley Smoker
  • Bradley digital 6 rack smoker
  • Ash catcher is easy to remove for quick, hassle-free cleanup
  • Exterior dimensions-17 W x 14 D x 39 H inches. Interior dimensions-15 W x 11.5 D x 33 H inches
  • Full Digital Control
  • 6 Cooking Racks

Features

This smoker is the six-rack version of the Digital Smoker from Bradley. Like the smoker listed previously, this model is nearly identical, save for its larger cooking capacity. Both variants feature the same stainless steel construction, digital thermostat and thermometer, and Bradley’s bisquette hopper system. Whether you choose this smoker over its slightly smaller counterpart depends on your preference.

Pros

  • Good cooking capacity
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Digital thermostat control
  • Easy to clean and maintain

Cons

  • Very pricey
Bradley Smoker Jim Beam BTDS76JB 4-Rack Digital Outdoor Smoker
  • 4-Rack outdoor smoker with user-friendly digital controls
  • 500-Watt stainless-steel heating bar; 125-watt burner
  • Smoke generator automatically feeds wood bisquettes
  • Adjustable time, smoke, and temperature settings.Provides
  • 8 hours of controlled cool smoke; controllable up to 280 degrees F
  • Measures 14 by 24 by 31 inches; 1-year limited warranty

Features

This smoker is more or less identical to the 4-rack Digital Bradley Smoker listed previously. However, the main difference is the readily apparent Jim Beam branding on the door of the smoker. Save for the product placement, the specs of the two smokers are identical. Consider getting this as a gift for that relative that’s an aficionado of Kentucky whiskey.

Pros

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Digital thermostat control
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Jim Beam branding

Cons

  • Very pricey
Bradley Technologies Designer Series 4 Rack Original Smoker Stove, Blue
  • Automatic bisquette advancement
  • Stainless Steel interior
  • Smoke for up to 8 hours without adding bisquettes
  • Bisquette burner is separate from oven element
  • 4 removable racks

Features

Part of Bradley’s Designer Series of smokers, this smoker cooks your food and look good in blue while doing it. Physically, it’s identical to the Original Bradley Smoker. Both smokers have the same stainless steel construction, analog controls, and basic door-mounted thermometer. Ultimately, it’s worth the buy if you like the color blue.

Pros

  • Fairly inexpensive
  • Powdered blue epoxy exterior
  • Four smoking racks

Cons

  • Somewhat pricey
Bradley Smokers Original Smoker, 6 Rack, Realtree
  • Easy to use -- turn it on, load it with wood and set the temperature
  • Ideal for jerky or sausages -- comes with six non-stick jerky racks and four sausage hooks
  • Versatile cooking

Features

Functionally, this Bradley Smoker is identical to the 6-Rack Original Smoker, save for the Realtree-branded camouflage pattern on the front. Essentially it’s the 6-rack version of the smoker listed just above. And like the above smoker, this might be a good gift for hunting aficionados.

Pros

  • Camouflage-patterned exterior
  • Simple thermometer and thermostat
  • Four smoking racks

Cons

  • Very pricey
Bradley Smokers Original Smoker, 4 Rack, Realtree
  • Fully automatic smoke
  • Practical design
  • Versatile cooking

Features

Like the Jim Beam-branded version of the Bradley Original, this variant features a camouflage finish. The camouflage is made by Realtree, a company that specializes in hunting camouflage. And like the previous smoker, it’s virtually identical to the Original Bradley Smoker listed above. This one is a good buy for the person who hunts or wants to support multiple American companies at once with their purchase.

Pros

  • Camouflage-patterned exterior
  • Simple thermometer and thermostat
  • Four smoking racks

Cons

  • Somewhat pricey
Bradley Smoker BTSG1 Generator with Adapter, 7 by 9 by 9-Inch, Silver
  • Easily adaptable
  • Can retrofit nearly any small structure
  • Cooks meat, chicken, pork and fish
  • 9 different flavors of hardwoods
  • 8 hours of controlled cool smoke
  • Cooks meat, chicken, pork and fish
  • 9 different flavors of hardwoods

Features

The last entry on this list of Bradley Smokers isn’t technically a full smoker at all. Rather, this Bradley product is a stripped-down smoke generator intended as a DIY kit. This kit allows anyone to turn a small enclosure into a Bradley smoker. Whether it’s an existing barbecue or a handcrafted, custom smoker, it will benefit from the bisquette system that all Bradley smokers use. If you know someone that would rather build their own smoker than buy one, this might be the perfect gift.

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Simplified controls

Cons

  • Not a full smoker
  • Assembly required
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Conclusion

In our research of Bradley smokers, we realized that this is virtually their entire product lineup, and has something for just about everyone. If you are willing to spend extra money for all the bells and whistles, then the first entry on this list, the BS916 electric smoker, might be worth investing in. Or if you’re on a budget, the Bradley Original might be up your alley. Finally, for the DIY enthusiast, consider our last entry, the BTSG1.

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