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Old 06-07-2019, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default Anyone own a wood pellet fueled grill?

I'm thinking about shit canning the gas grill I have for a wood pellot burning grill. I saw a demo at Home Depot on Memorial Day and I was impressed with their Traeger pellet grills.

What do you guys know about wood pellet grills? What's your experience and which models do you like?
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:59 PM   #2
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I'm a traditionalist and a bit of a cheapskate, so I don't own one.

But my cousin has one and he absolutely loves it. I think it's a Traeger, but I have no idea what model it is.
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I never thought of spending more than $300 on a gas grill... but after watching one cheap flimsy grill rust away after the next I'm considering a more expensive high quality unit. I was going to just buy a Weber and call it a day... but then a Traeger rep showed me how great their pellet grill is and I was truly impressed. You plug it into a 110V outlet and every time you want to start the damn thing it starts right up... when you shut it down the pellets stop burning so they'll be ready for the next session. Even has a temp control and will double as a smoker.

What's not to love?
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SIL has one...

He uses it all of the time
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I never thought of spending more than $300 on a gas grill... but after watching one cheap flimsy grill rust away after the next I'm considering a more expensive high quality unit.
Old friend of mine lives in a small cabin in the East Texas woods. He cooks most meals outside to keep the inside of the cabin cool.

He has a grill graveyard. Most of them are cheap small grills, but he did have a couple custom build smokers (one made from a cast iron RR signal box) & grills.
Seems to me a pellet grill gets you buying pellets. Personally I'd be looking @ cost of pellets & what exactly they are made of.
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Old friend of mine lives in a small cabin in the East Texas woods. He cooks most meals outside to keep the inside of the cabin cool.

He has a grill graveyard. Most of them are cheap small grills, but he did have a couple custom build smokers (one made from a cast iron RR signal box) & grills.
Seems to me a pellet grill gets you buying pellets. Personally I'd be looking @ cost of pellets & what exactly they are made of.
Two best food tasting grills in town here. The VFWs old huge smoker and my neighbors refrigerator he turned into a smoker.
Mullet are in and we will start smoking them now.
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Two best food tasting grills in town here. The VFWs old huge smoker and my neighbors refrigerator he turned into a smoker.
Mullet are in and we will start smoking them now.
Best thing about old Ralph's place is there are plenty of decent woods to smoke with just his property. Hickory, pecan & oak are generally started with lump hardwood charcoal. Last steak I ate was up @ his place. Another buddy asked if I wasn't going to salon the steaks? I let the wood flavor the meat & I never heard any complaints.
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Just read a bit about Pres. Eisenhower raising his own cattle and cooking steaks. He tossed the raw steaks right in the fire 5 minutes a side. Got em nice and black wiped em off and finished em on the grill to desired doneness.
Nobody complained and they came back for more.
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My neighbor has a pellet grill. His statement,"You can warm something up or burn it. Once you set the temp, it stays there. I love mine".
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I bought a king daddy sized Traeger pellet grill. I'll post a pic when able
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Have a traeger and use it all the time, really like it. Pellets get expansive. Bought the blanket for it, use it in winter, takes a little longer but even at 10 degrees cooks good.
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I bought a king daddy sized Traeger pellet grill. I'll post a pic when able
Good for you AWT they must be good as their selling them as fast as they can stamp them out.
"King Daddy" hell yeah the name says it all. None of that junior stuff when in doubt go with the King.
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Seems to me a pellet grill gets you buying pellets. Personally I'd be looking @ cost of pellets & what exactly they are made of.

Sawdust and a carcinogenic glue made from cowplops.
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So...when is supper?...
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Sawdust and a carcinogenic glue made from cowplops.
Or made out of treated wood....watch for that.
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