Just finished modifying my Bradley Smoker (OBS) to use a 2nd 500 watt heating element which converts the OBS from a 500 watt smoker to a 1,000 watt smoker. First let me say that this is NOT in any way sanctioned or authorized by Bradley Smoker, Inc. You can visit OBS-Element-Modification to see the instructions that I used to modify my OBS. Please read and understand the disclaimer which among other things states ” … This article is for my own personal interest only. It is a step by step of how I modified my Bradley. Should you decide to make this modification you acknowledge all risks are solely yours. Again, if you decide to make this modification you do so at your own risk. … “.
WOOOOWZA I be lovin’ that modified OBS. Today’s ambient temp is nasty by our standards in the Central Valley of California – 54ºF, windy, and showers. I feel for you guys in the blizzard areas and all our Northern neighbors. I dare say that I am impressed with the 1,000 watt OBS controlled with an Auber PID. Up to 250ºF temp in 20 minutes, recovery is fantastic, and no problems staying at ± 1ºF.
Here’s the money $$hot of the modified OBS test with a Spatchcock Chicken using 2 hours of Pecan at 250ºF. Pulled the yard bird when the IT hit 165ºF in the thickest portion of the breast. Rest assured that it tasted as good as it looks!!