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    Default What is your prefered off the shelf smoker?

    Looking to step up my game on smoking fish so I am casting the following question out...

    What smoker (not custom built - don't have the room for my dream smoker in my yard) do you use?

    Looking for something that controls heat down to 80 Degrees (or lower) and has 5 or more shelves.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Smoke Vault

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbitten View Post
    Smoke Vault
    Yup

    Some technique involved for low temps- foil bowl of chips directly over flame, proper venting, etc. 80 is on the cool side for it but doable.
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    I have a Bradley and like it a lot. It uses wood biscuits instead of chips so a bit more expensive, but the convenience is worth it to me. You can put in a stack of biscuits and it will go for hours. Bradley has an accessory for cold smoking that remotes the smoke generator so temps under 80 are very doable.

    I have a 4 rack model. I bought 4 extra racks and by inverting a rack on top of another i get a total of 8 shelves. It holds a lot of fish...
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    Thanks to all for the input !
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    I upgraded to the Bradley as well. Works great for smoking salmon and we use it year round to smoke brisket, chicken, ribs, etc.

    If you are looking for something bigger,
    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/bfs/5129859124.html. This smoker will work.
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    Love my Bradley. I also picked up the cold smoke adapter for doing salmon and it works great.

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    Quick update - I opted for the six rack Bradley...

    I felt guilty after one bite of the tail pieces of the sockeye I smoked today. For a moment I thought about writing an apology letter to all of the folks I gave smoked salmon to for the last 10 years... I should have upgraded years ago!!!

    Today's batch (first one in the Bradley) was the best batch of smoked salmon I have ever made - hands down.

    Thanks for all the input!
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