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Old 09-16-2014, 07:55 PM   #11
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Oh yeah, Turkey! While camping last thanksgiving, I smoked two 15lb birds on mine. One was covered with a weave of bacon! Best turkey ever! Your right about burgers too. I cook at a high temp when doing burgers or steaks, but they are still way better than my gas grill or even charcoal.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:23 PM   #12
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If I was going to purchase a pellet grill, I'd likely go with a Louisiana Grill. I've been around them all and they look to be made a little better than the Traeger and GMG and can go to 600*.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:54 PM   #13
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if you wanna drop coin like that there is mak, Memphis, yoder and rec tec too...there are a lot of options these days and the opinions run about as die hard as the diesel vs gasser debates!!

I stand by my GMG advice as a small camping unit....it will hit 550 degrees, has a sear plate, runs on 12v and is under 400$.....

no I don't use it at home much as I have a COLLECTION of grills including a Memphis and a rec tec....I like pellet cooking but some people don't like the smoke flavor....I hardwood smoked in a custom smoker for years......im older and lazier now and the pellet grills are easier to cook on...LOL
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:11 PM   #14
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I love my Traeger. This weekend I did 26 pounds of brisket, Smoked them for 20 hours, WONDERFUL. .Just finished left overs 5 minutes ago. I am sure they all do their job well enough.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:37 PM   #15
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I love my Traeger. This weekend I did 26 pounds of brisket, Smoked them for 20 hours, WONDERFUL. .Just finished left overs 5 minutes ago. I am sure they all do their job well enough.
Mmmmmmm brisket!
You'll have to give me your technique on that if you don't mind sharing!

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Love my Yoder,but at almost 400# a little heavy for camping.I haven't seen a smaller version yet.Love me some smoke!I use a mix of hickory and pecan pellets.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:29 PM   #17
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This is the Traeger Jr we use for grilling/smoking while camping. I installed the tailgating kit on it which removes the legs and adds another set of wheels. It also comes with insulation for the bottom of the grill. I would never go camping without it. I use a Louisiana Grill for home use but chose this one for camping, I paid $299 for it at one of our local Costco stores. We make a lot of campground friends while cooking on it while the smoke pours out of it...
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This is the Traeger Jr we use for grilling/smoking while camping. I installed the tailgating kit on it which removes the legs and adds another set of wheels. It also comes with insulation for the bottom of the grill. I would never go camping without it. I use a Louisiana Grill for home use but chose this one for camping, I paid $299 for it at one of our local Costco stores. We make a lot of campground friends while cooking on it while the smoke pours out of it...
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:45 AM   #19
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Did you buy one?

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Not yet - I have 4 grills now - 2 for home, 2 portable ones for camping. Almost bought one last summer anyway, though. Thought for sure DW would say no way to another grill, but even she was sold on the Traeger. When I replace my smoker at home, that's absolutely what I'm going to get.

I'll probably get the bigger one with all the bells and whistles, but the Jr. elite you are looking at with the portable legs would be perfect for camping or tailgating and using at home.
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I have a Komodo Akorn. They sell for $300 at lowes. I never wood have purchased it just due to the price and not being a fan of mastergrill cookers. I won it in a golf tournament. I love this thing. It will hold good temps and uses very little charcoal. A hand full will hold 300F for several hours and a little more 600F. If anything happens to it I will buy another. You can smoke in it also with the wood chips. I have a Bradley smoker and will only use it for 4 plus hour smoking now, maybe not even then since the smoke portion happens in the first 3 hours anyway, wrap it and put it in the oven after that.
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