How to Use a Bradley Smoker

Bradley smokers are designed to produce a continuous flow of hot or cold smoke with which to flavor, preserve or cook food.

Original Smoker

The Bradley smoker can be used to smoke or cook a variety of meats.The Bradley smoker can be used to smoke or cook a variety of meats.
The smokers can be set to cold smoke to flavor or preserve food or to hot smoke to cook it. They use compacted wood "bisquettes," which come in a variety of flavors. There are several models available and these fall into the two main categories of "original smokers" and "digital smokers.

Step 1

Fill the drip bowl to halfway with water.

Step 2

Place bisquettes in the feeder tube.

Step 3

Press the "Generator On/Off" switch.

Step 4

Press the "Bisquette Advance" button to push the first bisquette into the burner. Subsequent bisquettes will automatically be advanced every 20 minutes.

Step 5

Place your food onto the cooking racks.

Step 6

Load cooking racks into the smoker.

Step 7

Open the damper.

Step 8

Set the "Heat" switch to the desired temperature if heat is required.

Digital Smoker

Step 1

Fill the drip bowl to halfway with water.

Step 2

Place bisquettes in the feeder tube.

Step 3

Press the "On/Off Smoker" button.

Step 4

Press the ">>>Wood" button. Wait for the bisquette to advance then press the button again to move the bisquette into the burner.

Step 5

Press and hold the "Smoker Timer Set" button until the required smoking time is displayed.

Step 6

Place food onto the racks.

Step 7

Load racks into the smoker.

Step 8

Open the damper.

Step 9

Press "On/Off Oven" if oven cooking is required.

Step 10

Press and hold "Oven Temp Set" to set the heat.

Step 11

Press and hold "Oven Timer Set" to set the length of cooking time.

Things You Will Need

  • Bisquettes
  • Food

About the Author

Paul Travers has worked as a freelance journalist since 1990. He has worked primarily for "Kerrang!," the U.K.'s leading rock magazine, but he has also published online content and in print publications worldwide, from "MusikExpress" in Germany to "Smash Hits" in Australia. Travers holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and media studies from the University of Central Lancashire.