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Offline lamrith

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Re: Pellet grill people input please
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2018, 11:40:45 AM »
I've had a GMG Daniel Boone for about 3 years now and love it.  My best advice to you regarding ANY pellet grill is to always keep it covered when you're not using it.  Wet pellets make for a headache!

To be more specific I'd say keep it indoors or under cover of a roof.  I had the factory vinyl cover and even in the garage I had an issue with condensation on the machine under the cover.  Just storing in the garage sans vinyl cover, everthing OK and no condensate.
YES.  honestly in our climate (at least here on wetside) the cover can be a problem as much as a help.  A friend of mine had his covered and did not use for a couple months.  Took the cover off and everything was moldy.  The covers just hold in any and all moisture, then being typically black, the sun hits them and it gets NICE and warm inside.  Best bet if at all possible is to have the grill under some sort of roof for storage when not in use.
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Re: Pellet grill people input please
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2018, 01:02:35 PM »
MAK 2 Star.
Iíve had it with the made in China crap.  Not buying things twice again.
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Re: Pellet grill people input please
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2018, 03:41:49 PM »
I've had a GMG Daniel Boone for about 3 years now and love it.  My best advice to you regarding ANY pellet grill is to always keep it covered when you're not using it.  Wet pellets make for a headache!

To be more specific I'd say keep it indoors or under cover of a roof.  I had the factory vinyl cover and even in the garage I had an issue with condensation on the machine under the cover.  Just storing in the garage sans vinyl cover, everthing OK and no condensate.
YES.  honestly in our climate (at least here on wetside) the cover can be a problem as much as a help.  A friend of mine had his covered and did not use for a couple months.  Took the cover off and everything was moldy.  The covers just hold in any and all moisture, then being typically black, the sun hits them and it gets NICE and warm inside.  Best bet if at all possible is to have the grill under some sort of roof for storage when not in use.

Why is everyone going so long between uses? Fire those things up! Problem solved  :chuckle:

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Re: Pellet grill people input please
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2018, 04:32:02 PM »
Why is everyone going so long between uses? Fire those things up! Problem solved  :chuckle:

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Re: Pellet grill people input please
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2018, 06:22:00 PM »
Why is everyone going so long between uses? Fire those things up! Problem solved  :chuckle:

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Re: Pellet grill people input please
« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2019, 10:43:03 AM »
Figured I'd bump this topic up instead of making a new one......

I just pulled the trigger on a Pit Boss 700.  Amazon has a good price on them and I've been back and forth on it for about a month.  I don't really NEED a new BBQ but whatever......

Should be here on Friday and I'll give a review over the weekend.

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Re: Pellet grill people input please
« Reply #36 on: March 25, 2019, 11:27:08 AM »
When my traeger wears out I'll get another pellet grill.  The problem with the traeger is that it doesn't get hot enough.  That's fine because I like charcoal anyway, but I'd like a grill that gets hot. 

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Re: Pellet grill people input please
« Reply #37 on: March 25, 2019, 11:38:10 AM »
My Traeger is still running strong but I will now replace the fire box with a new stainless steel one, add a new hot rod and a fan not bad for four years of constant use. The heat blanket really makes a difference in cold weather and the meat comes out the way we like it. Smoked bacon, Canadian style bacon, ribs, chicken and rack of lamb to name a few with no fare ups and singed meat.

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Re: Pellet grill people input please
« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2019, 11:04:38 PM »
Been doing some research on pellet grills, looks like the Yoder can get up to 600 degrees. I want to be able to get the temp up if I need to. They are not cheap, but may be worth the investment

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Re: Pellet grill people input please
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2019, 05:46:04 AM »
I have had my Rectec for 2 years, frickin amazing. My brother has had numerous Treagers and he says the Rectec is a better unit.

That being said, all pellet grills will smoke and cook meat and there is quite a gap in prices. Just like anything in life, whats important to you.
Price
Ease of use
Holding temp
How quick to temp
How much smoke genarated
How big is the hopper
How big is the grill
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Re: Pellet grill people input please
« Reply #40 on: July 03, 2019, 09:10:41 AM »
Been doing some research on pellet grills, looks like the Yoder can get up to 600 degrees. I want to be able to get the temp up if I need to. They are not cheap, but may be worth the investment
Yoders are sweet machines.  Don't doubt they get to 600, but others get over 500 as well.  LOT of it though is pellet quality and ambient temp.

My big Rectec gets mid 500's.  With grill grates the grates are then usually over 600, just takes a while to get that hot due to chamber size.  I bought a Rectec bullseye that I use for my grilling and searing, it is what that unit was made to do and makes a great partner to the big 680.
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Re: Pellet grill people input please
« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2019, 11:28:12 AM »
Long story short, been wanting a pellet grill and I just purchased a Rec Tec.  Aside from some recipes, any other accessories or advice for a first timer?

I did purchase pellets from Rec Tec as a part of a package.

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Re: Pellet grill people input please
« Reply #42 on: July 08, 2019, 12:30:12 PM »
Welcome to the rectec way of life!  Which size one did you get?  I have a 680 and a bullseye.

Hopefully you bought the sear kit?  If not check out "grill grates" that is who makes them.  They are pretty key to use on a pellet grill if you want to get sear marks for high temp grilling vs low n slow smoking.

Beyond that RUN IT!
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Re: Pellet grill people input please
« Reply #43 on: July 08, 2019, 12:45:01 PM »
The insulated thermal blanket if you plan to smoke a lot in the winter months.  I dont have one for mine, but it is on the list.  When you run out of pellets I recommend Lamrith for his pellets.  Great prices and better quality.

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Re: Pellet grill people input please
« Reply #44 on: July 08, 2019, 01:02:24 PM »
I got the RT-340. I did not get a sear kit or a blanket. I would love to support Lamrith once I run out of my current stock.


Does Rec Tec discontinue and add new model numbers?

I notice both your 680 and my 340 or no longer listed on there website, or shown as out of stock.


 


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