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#1 workingcinderellaman

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:33 PM

As someone who loves to grill, rotisserie and smoke meat, this is something I've wanted for a while. Traeger started it all,



But now there are other options:



Anyone have a wood pellet smoker/grill?

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:48 PM

I love the food they produce, but don't like to put in the time it takes to smoke meat.  A crock pot seems so much easier.  :P

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 09:56 AM

View Postgoose, on 18 December 2018 - 04:48 PM, said:

I love the food they produce, but don't like to put in the time it takes to smoke meat.  A crock pot seems so much easier.  :P
yeah, a smoker is for lazy people, like me. I think these new pellet smokers auto feed themselves, so you don't have to quite be on top of it all the time.

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 04:04 PM

I love eating but hate cooking. The smoker works great for a bachelor. A BBQ backup kills 2 birds with one stone unless one is just plain frugal. Just don't plan a meal for 20.

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:53 PM

View PostTinwoodsman, on 06 January 2019 - 04:04 PM, said:

I love eating but hate cooking. The smoker works great for a bachelor. A BBQ backup kills 2 birds with one stone unless one is just plain frugal. Just don't plan a meal for 20.

Hunters' dream.
I've had to learn to cook for myself for 2 1/2 years now.  I've learned a lot.  Always been good on the smoker, but I've learned how to make side dishes like squash casserole, baked macaroni, southern style, and scalloped potatoes, etc. I can make a good catfish stew and deer cubed steak and onions.  Thank goodness for the internet !!!  Particularly, Food Network and New York Times recipes.

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 06:07 PM

View PostAikenrooster, on 06 January 2019 - 05:53 PM, said:

View PostTinwoodsman, on 06 January 2019 - 04:04 PM, said:

I love eating but hate cooking. The smoker works great for a bachelor. A BBQ backup kills 2 birds with one stone unless one is just plain frugal. Just don't plan a meal for 20.

Hunters' dream.
I've had to learn to cook for myself for 2 1/2 years now.  I've learned a lot.  Always been good on the smoker, but I've learned how to make side dishes like squash casserole, baked macaroni, southern style, and scalloped potatoes, etc. I can make a good catfish stew and deer cubed steak and onions.  Thank goodness for the internet !!!  Particularly, Food Network and New York Times recipes.

You are doing well! There is no easy recipe. It takes work. I am from a long way away. Good food is good!

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 07:29 PM

Mrs. Hemibeers got me a smoker for christmas, birthday, anniversery, or some gift exchange event, a few years ago. My initial thought was 'why do i need to start cooking dinner 6-8 hours before dinner?'. I think she wanted smoked meats much more than me. If it takes more than 15 minutes on a grill, I lose my patience.

I ended up selling the f***ing thing 3 months later on craigslist, still in the unopened box. Call me a terrible person, but if I don't want to use something, I don't buy it. I just don't like spending money on shit that I know I won't use. Family has finally figured out my raging pragmatism the last few years.

BTW my brother was on The Price is Right a few years ago and won a bigass smoker. Yeah the meat tastes good, but not worth babysitting for hours.

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 10:04 AM

I have an electric smoker and L O V E it! It's basically a small electric oven with a port (on the side so you don't have to open the smoker and lose your target temp) that you add wood chips of your choice (hickory, mesquite, apple etc.) that get deposited on a tray just over the heating element. You add the chips every now and then as much or as little as you want for the amount of smoke flavor you want your food to have. There is a pan for keeping water in and catch drippings. There is the brain box that you set your time and temperature. Put the food in and other than the occasional check or to add wood chips it's about as set it & forget it as it gets! I have done whole turkeys, brisket, chicken, lamb, pork, fish etc. along with a variety of veggies. Some days I will bring it to work and do a "smoker Friday" which is load it up with marinated & injected chicken drumsticks. As long as the smoker is up to temp by 7:30am (we start at 7am) by noon the crew is eating good! My smoker was pretty cheap too! I think I paid about $125.00 (USD) about 3-4 years ago! Definitely got my $$$'s worth out of it! I looked into the pellet type smokers that use compressed wood pellets and automatically feeds them to the burn box. These types of electronic smokers were way more expensive than the one I bought and the pellets were proprietary and waaay more expensive than buying a bag of wood chips. The most I have ever spent on wood chips is about $7. And that was for the Jack Daniels chipped oak bourbon barrels. Oak is personally my favorite smoking wood but something about the oak that is infused with Bourbon just has extra depth and notes! I imagine the grill in the video from the OP uses propriety wood to. Probably not cheap either. But if one is shelling out $900 bucks to have something to cook on, it may not be a bother. Oh on another note I'm still get hell from my "real smoker" buddies but I 'll be damned every time they come over to break bread it's nothing but compliments about my smoked food! Good food is good food and if one can get the same results with minimal effort I am all for it! :lol:

Edited by Crimsonmistymemory, 02 February 2019 - 10:08 AM.





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