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#12848689 - 07/31/18 04:46 PM green egg v traeger grill
Wrangler1 Offline
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Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 169
Loc: montgomery, tx
Opinions for each?

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#12849475 - 08/01/18 09:39 AM Re: green egg v traeger grill [Re: Wrangler1]
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Registered: 03/03/11
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popcorn I'm waiting on these.

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#12849477 - 08/01/18 09:40 AM Re: green egg v traeger grill [Re: Wrangler1]
Woody Wood Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3549
Loc: Kennedale, TX
I have both! They both have their purposes. If your more into set it and forget it, the Traeger is the way to go. The Traeger Timberline is what I have and its great but not really for grilling. The Egg is better for grilling. If your smoking a brisket, ribs or pork butt give me the Traeger all day!!! Burgers, Steaks, etc I like my Egg.


Edited by Woody Wood (08/01/18 09:41 AM)

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#12854164 - 08/05/18 09:19 AM Re: green egg v traeger grill [Re: Wrangler1]
karstopo Offline
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Registered: 05/22/16
Posts: 567
Loc: Brazoria County
I don’t have a traeger but do have a large big green egg. With a Digiq controller, the BGE can be set up and pretty much left alone for hours. Even without the controller, it’s not something that takes a lot of monitoring once you get used to it.

The BGE is very versatile and I do brisket, pork butts, turkeys, chicken, pizza, fish, veggies, steaks. I would recommend getting an aftermarket cast iron grill and use that for most things especially grilling instead of the stainless one that comes with the unit.

The only negative I see is that the cooking surface is pretty limited so you won’t be able to get a lot of food on it at once like what’s possible with an offset.

But overall, it’s been the best cooking grill I’ve ever come across. Barely uses any lump charcoal. A few chunks of whatever wood you like provides all the smoke needed. It’s very economical to operate.

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