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Old 08-14-2019, 08:28 PM
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Looking for a pellet grill recommendation.


My propane grill has finally given up the ghost and Iím seriously considering a pellet grill. If youíve had any experiences either positive or negative with them, Iíd like to hear about it. Thanks.
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:08 AM
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My propane grill has finally given up the ghost and Iím seriously considering a pellet grill. If youíve had any experiences either positive or negative with them, Iíd like to hear about it. Thanks.
Iíve got a Traeger and love it, but it does not replace a propane grill. My Traeger doesnít get hot enough to give a good sear, so Iíll use it in conjunction with my Weber and reverse sear. Smoking a piece of meat to 120 internal temp and then crisping it is about perfect.

For more traditional smoking - brisket, ribs, chicken - itís great. I can get 8-10 hours out of the pellet hopper without having to refill. I bought a Tappecue wifi thermometer to keep an eye on everything even if I have to go out and leave the smoker running.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:30 AM
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I also have a Traeger and also love it. I'll mirror everything Fins said. Mine gets to a bit over 400, and it came with a WiFi probe so I can monitor and even change temperatures through my smart phone if I'm away. I also use my Weber propane to sear at the end, but a good cast iron skillet in the oven could do the same.

Smoking though is the real joy of a wood pellet grill. I currently have six 5 gallon buckets each with a different type of wood in them. It is fun to try meats smoked on different woods and taste the subtle (and sometimes not subtle) differences.

They aren't cheap, but I think it was money well spent.
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:59 PM
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Iíve been loving my Rec-Tec for years now. Very sturdy, looks great, and holds a temp better than my indoor oven. Huge pellet hopper. I put in a 16lb brisket overnight, set it and forget it. Highly recommended.
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