I bought a Bradley Smoker. It is a result of my quest to find ways to cook various cust of meat in ways that add flavor and make them interesting without out the use of a high-fat suace.
So how does it work? The big box is about the size of a small refrigerator. It has racks and a heating element. The small box on the left is the smoke generaor. It used wood chips that have been compressed into the shape of a small hockey puck. You can see the feed tube on top of the smoke generator.
Essentially, you put the food into the big box, a stack of pucks into the feed tube, turn it on and walk away.
While it's running, it is making this wonderfully-smelling smoke that escapes through a vent in the top. The backyard (and probably the neighbors' yards too) are rich with the scent of your favorite smoke. My wife's favorite is Hickory.