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Pellet Smoker #13194566 06/24/19 01:13 PM
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I know this has been discussed before, but why nor one more time.

I love my traditional offset smoker, but sometimes I don't have time to babysit one all day for a cookout. I was looking at adding a pellet smoker to my inventory. My initial thought was to go with Traeger since they were the originals, but after reading some forums and doing a little research, it look like RekTek may be the better unit, in quality and features. So what are the thoughts of the wise OT?


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The main reason for me is ..... Hey, check out that jiggly butt!!!........what was the question again?

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We have one at the ranch and I love it. I have a Pit Boss and it works well. I have never been able to cook a decent brisket or ribs until I got this. is it the best out there probably not but considering only cook brisket and Ribs a few times a year it made more since to $$$ wise.

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I have the Rec Tec 700 and I love it. Rec Tec is the best out there in my opinion. Their customer service is top notch.

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Yoder is the best there is. www.yodersmokers.com

Re: Pellet Smoker [Re: TBS] #13194894 06/24/19 06:01 PM
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Rec has all the internet fanboys beating their chest about them, Im not sure if the hype is real or not. I have a Green Mtn Grill and like it for what it is, I would rather have one gas fired and pellet smoked combo.

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I have the Rec Tec 590. Only thing I haven't done yet is brisket. Chicken, pork butt, ribs.. have turned out great.I really like the controller too. I added a 12" smoke tube for when I do long cooks to get some extra smoke flavor. I didn't really like the Rec Tec pellets that they offer. I'm currently using Lumber Jack and I am liking those a lot.


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Re: Pellet Smoker [Re: TBS] #13194917 06/24/19 06:28 PM
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The only pellets I like.

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Thanks for the input. I'm leaning towards the Rec Tek 700. It's $500 off right now.

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Originally Posted by junbengreat
I have the Rec Tec 700 and I love it. Rec Tec is the best out there in my opinion. Their customer service is top notch.


Why did you need customer service?

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I have A traeger and don't use it.

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Traegers have a history of catching fire. Green Mountain Grill is a better step up. I own a GMG, Daniel Boone Wifi and love it. They have great customer service and quick to help you replace parts if needed. But if I had it to do over, I would have gone with a Rec Tec or Yoder. The later 2 are a much better quality if you have the extra coin.





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I love my Pit Boss. Im sure Rec Tec is just as good or better.


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I have had a Traeger for almost 7 years. Love it, not a bit of trouble, just dont use the Traeger brand pellets. BBQRs Delight or the ones HEB sells. I cook more on it than all of the other pits I built over the years combined.

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Originally Posted by crankn101
Originally Posted by junbengreat
I have the Rec Tec 700 and I love it. Rec Tec is the best out there in my opinion. Their customer service is top notch.


Why did you need customer service?


To shoot the bull with the owner. If you call customer service the ceo/owner of company answers. I call for settings help, pellet reccomendations. When I bought my grill one of the probes wasnt reading temp correctly. I called and they sent me two sets of probes for free. No questions asked. That was the only issue I have ever had.

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Did they send you a hat or a tshirt or something

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Originally Posted by WAWI
Did they send you a hat or a tshirt or something


Both

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Originally Posted by junbengreat
Originally Posted by WAWI
Did they send you a hat or a tshirt or something


Both



A sweet fishing jersey?

I am still figuring out what to get, leaning towards pit boss pellet now........so hard to decide.

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Louisiana Grills makes a very nice pellet pooper.



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I have a Green Mountain Grill that hasn't given me any problems yet. I bought it around Black Friday at a great price ($900 grill bought for $525). If I were to buy another one I would take a hard look at grillagrills.com

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Originally Posted by junbengreat
The only pellets I like.

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+1 use these in a tube w/bradley instead of the biskets .

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Atwood's carries Lumberjack pellets which are really good.

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I made mine out of a 22" Ole' Smokey. Installed a heating element, a couple of different grill grates, water bowl, 2 thermometers and a 12" TUBE for the pellets. I use Pit Bosses Competition Blend. I smoke ribs and chicken mostly and works great. Less than $150.


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Originally Posted by Tritonman
Louisiana Grills makes a very nice pellet pooper.


Hmmm, kind of like

https://louisiana-grills.com/shop/grills/vertical-smokers/lgv7pc1

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Well I just ordered a Rec Tec Bull RT-700.
Can't wait to give it a try.


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Go see Wendall at Dave's stove shop in Weatherford, https://www.davidsstoveshop.com/. He is very knowledgeable and has many in stock. I just purchased the Yoder s640. He can tell you the differences and which works best for you.


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