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  • CRIA1576
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    Thank you for the replies guys, I appreciate it!

    IA 9249 AY
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    I have a green mountain pellet grill I like, but to use it as just a grill there are some things I think charcoal does better. As a smoker it is tough to beat.

    If you are willing to increase your budget wal-mart has the Pit Boss K22 Kamado grill for $471. To smoke you would need to add a heat diffuser but you would have a unit that can grill, smoke, or whatever in the worst weather. I am thinking hard on one. This is basically a big green egg copy for half the price. A heat diffuser could be a pizza pan or a ceramic plate made for the grill. They have one assembled at Sears in CR if you want to look at it.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pit-Boss-Kamado-22-Ceramic-Charcoal-Grill/46716275

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    I have multiple grilles and smokers heavy wall construction from a simple Weber to thick wall two chamber smoker and the Pit Barrel is by far the best and most user friendly hands down!!! I use them all but cant go wrong with the pit barrel!

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    Re-visiting this thread… I want to get a smoker this fall for smoking deer hindquarters. IMO, this is the best way to prepare venison for the masses, even those that “dont eat deer meat”. Moreover, I just hate grinding so much into bologna and sausage when the meat can stand on its own. Dried/smoked deer is nearly identical to dried beef, and absolutely delicious.

    My BIL uses a Bradley smoker with the self-feeding fuel biscuits. A lot of guys in this thread recommended pellet grills. Focusing on smoking venison first and the occassional pork butt second, what is the forum’s recommendation for a guy with a $300 budget that doesn’t want to babysit the smoker?

    I’ll save you $300. Come over to my place and smoke it on my Trager XL. 836 square inches of smoking room.

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    I’m gonna buy a traeger but if I was closer to Jefro I would take him up on that.

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    I’ve never had anything but a gas grill. 2 wks ago I won a Green Mountain “Daniel Boone “. So far I’ve done steaks, whole pork loin, and smoke- baked a pecan pie and a Dutch apple pie in it. I’m hooked.

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    I went and looked at Traegers at a local store. The guy there loves the things and convinced me to buy one. I didn’t buy one yet, but I’m going to. I’m trying to come up with a way to frame the conversation about how buying a $1000 grill is a good idea. Maybe I will tell her that all the deer I am going to shoot will justify it. That outta win her over, amirite?

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    I’m gonna buy a traeger but if I was closer to Jefro I would take him up on that.

    Anyone who has a Simpson’s quote as a sig line would be welcome!

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    Had an epiphany this weekend and am going to change to a different model Traeger smoker. If anyone is looking for a Traeger XL, see my ad in the classifieds.

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    Quote by: Jefro

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    I’m gonna buy a traeger but if I was closer to Jefro I would take him up on that.

    Anyone who has a Simpson’s quote as a sig line would be welcome!

    Oh man, are you sure you want Teamasgrow lingering around?

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    Quote by: TeamAsgrow

    Quote by: Jefro

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    I’m gonna buy a traeger but if I was closer to Jefro I would take him up on that.

    Anyone who has a Simpson’s quote as a sig line would be welcome!

    Oh man, are you sure you want Teamasgrow lingering around?

    My user name on Clash of Clans and Clash Royale and other games is Max Power :)_

    TeamAsgrow
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    Quote by: Jefro

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    I’m gonna buy a traeger but if I was closer to Jefro I would take him up on that.

    Anyone who has a Simpson’s quote as a sig line would be welcome!

    Oh man, are you sure you want Teamasgrow lingering around?

    My user name on Clash of Clans and Clash Royale and other games is Max Power :)_

    Did you get that name off a blow dryer?

    I have sometimes been referred to as “Handsome B Wonderful”…

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    Quote by: Mr.Seaguar

    I went and looked at Traegers at a local store. The guy there loves the things and convinced me to buy one. I didn’t buy one yet, but I’m going to. I’m trying to come up with a way to frame the conversation about how buying a $1000 grill is a good idea. Maybe I will tell her that all the deer I am going to shoot will justify it. That outta win her over, amirite?

    traegers are the the innovative company that sticks with their decent product but there are other companies that have just passed them by in features. louisiana, Green Mountain, yoder. all just blow them away at about the same price tag.

    my wifes family were all traeger 3 years ago. today there isn’t one left. all like 6 of them have 1 of the 3 mentioned above. they get their pellets in bulk on pallets. (they are all farmers on the same farm)

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    Always dreamed of a vertical grill. Can you tell me which rookie is right for you? I don’t want to spend much. Are these worth mentioning?

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