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Old 10-12-2016, 11:30 AM   #21
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The GMG has a built in probe and wifi that will signal you when it hits a desired temp, whether it's the grill or the food. You can also control the grill from your smartphone.


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Pretty cool app! Let's me know when it is down a stage.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:43 PM   #22
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Picked up a Traeger Junior for a good price at a Costco Road Show. Looked at the "suitcase" portable model and just did not feel like the cooking area was big enough. Loved the size though: it looked like one of the very few that might actually fit in my front storage compartment.

Figured the Junior was the sweet spot between size and portability. I need something I can lift in/out of the back of a 4x4 truck to take camping. Sportsmans Warehouse sells this model with a bundled 400W inverter so you can power it of a battery when boondocking (I already had such an inverter so it was good to know this would run it). From what I understand the draw during startup is 300W and drops to 50W once the burner is lit.

First thing, during the initial burn in, I discovered how awful the design of the pellet hopper is when I ran it out of pellets with pellets remaining in the hopper. I have now added sloped walls to the 3 sides of the hopper that did not have them. A bit of galvanized tin and aluminum duct tape fixed *that* problem.

My next mod was to install nutserts and knobs for the leg mounts. Traeger sells a model called the Tailgater which is a Junior with folding legs. With folded legs it can sit on a table. Well with my knob mounted legs... I can just remove the legs to do the same thing.

Dittos on the Pelletheads - Index forum site.

Have not found the controller to bother me yet, but I just may not know any better. So far everything I have cooked has come out well. It added a nice extra to the bacon one morning.

I have seen a mod to add an inside liner to help hold heat better. This seems like a VERY good idea and I may give it a try sometime. I may also put bigger wheels on it so it rolls better but the jury is still out whether I need this mod or not.
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:19 PM   #23
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I have a Green Mountain and it is excellent.

However, if you want a smoker that is good for a one hour or so grill/smoke job, rather than a low long smoke BBQ over many hours, just use an old wok. Place some lump charcoal inside and a simple round grill over it.

Alternatively, consider buying a smoke gun for about $100. It will allow you to smoke anything and easily put any flavors like hickory or apple on your product. A lot of Chefs are using smoke guns to impart smoky flavors on just about anything you want a smoky flavor. Basically you put in about a teaspoon or so of wood chips in it...not to be done inside your RV, of course.

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Old 10-12-2016, 03:09 PM   #25
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Picked up a Traeger Junior for a good price at a Costco Road Show. Looked at the "suitcase" portable model and just did not feel like the cooking area was big enough. Loved the size though: it looked like one of the very few that might actually fit in my front storage compartment.

Figured the Junior was the sweet spot between size and portability. I need something I can lift in/out of the back of a 4x4 truck to take camping. Sportsmans Warehouse sells this model with a bundled 400W inverter so you can power it of a battery when boondocking (I already had such an inverter so it was good to know this would run it). From what I understand the draw during startup is 300W and drops to 50W once the burner is lit.

First thing, during the initial burn in, I discovered how awful the design of the pellet hopper is when I ran it out of pellets with pellets remaining in the hopper. I have now added sloped walls to the 3 sides of the hopper that did not have them. A bit of galvanized tin and aluminum duct tape fixed *that* problem.

My next mod was to install nutserts and knobs for the leg mounts. Traeger sells a model called the Tailgater which is a Junior with folding legs. With folded legs it can sit on a table. Well with my knob mounted legs... I can just remove the legs to do the same thing.

Dittos on the Pelletheads - Index forum site.

Have not found the controller to bother me yet, but I just may not know any better. So far everything I have cooked has come out well. It added a nice extra to the bacon one morning.

I have seen a mod to add an inside liner to help hold heat better. This seems like a VERY good idea and I may give it a try sometime. I may also put bigger wheels on it so it rolls better but the jury is still out whether I need this mod or not.

The Green Mountain is RV Friendly. Pine Rock installed a 12 v outlet on the side of his trailer and plugs the cigarette plug into. Very handy guy he is!
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The Green Mountain is RV Friendly. Pine Rock installed a 12 v outlet on the side of his trailer and plugs the cigarette plug into. Very handy guy he is!

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