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What BBQ Equipment Do You Have?

NU_Alum

All American
2 Year Member
I'm in need of a new smoker and grill. The grill is already toast and the smoker is on her last legs. I'd like to do one piece that combines them all and I'm not looking to spend like mad.

I've read about the Traegers and the RecTec pellet smokers/grills. Thoughts on those?

My typical uses: A good amount of grilling, burgers, brats, chicken, pork, etc... and probably a smoke every 6 weeks or so.

The Kamodo Joe's are on sale at Costco this week and while a bit more than I wanted to spend, they do look pretty amazing. I'm concerned about how long it takes to get the heat up to the 500 range though and will I get too lazy!
 

IBwrong

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
This weekend, whole hog on the rotisserie. Butcher said live weight was 285#. This was after 2 hours. 20160820_085534-r.jpg

20160820_143708-r.jpgThis is when it came off after 7 hours of cooking
 

Smoker

Ed Force One
5 Year Member
I'm in need of a new smoker and grill. The grill is already toast and the smoker is on her last legs. I'd like to do one piece that combines them all and I'm not looking to spend like mad.

I've read about the Traegers and the RecTec pellet smokers/grills. Thoughts on those?

My typical uses: A good amount of grilling, burgers, brats, chicken, pork, etc... and probably a smoke every 6 weeks or so.

The Kamodo Joe's are on sale at Costco this week and while a bit more than I wanted to spend, they do look pretty amazing. I'm concerned about how long it takes to get the heat up to the 500 range though and will I get too lazy!
FB_IMG_1471918163871.jpg you could aways GO this route
 

Smoker

Ed Force One
5 Year Member
I know you're in Nebraska, but I swear my next scheduled trip back I'll buy one from you and haul the damned thing back to South Carolina. Nice work as always.
Let me know when, I will have food on a smoker, and throw a big ass party, cause that's what I do, otherwise the bar is right across the street from my shop, :Cheers:
 

NU_Alum

All American
2 Year Member
I have a family member that has one and loves it. I've been reading about them and the RecTec mini (I don't need the full sized one). They both look pretty good but I was hoping for some more feedback from anyone here that's used one/both.
 

Red_in_Blue_Land

Oh my!
5 Year Member
I have a family member that has one and loves it. I've been reading about them and the RecTec mini (I don't need the full sized one). They both look pretty good but I was hoping for some more feedback from anyone here that's used one/both.
I have:
  • Treager
  • Big Easy
  • Gas grill Weber
  • Charcoal grill Weber
  • Masterbuilt smoker
I use the Treager a lot and and really like it for things like rib roasts, legs of lamb, brisket and stuff that needs to cook for a while and sometimes smoke on it . It has digital temp probes that make cooking that stuff easy.

I use the Big Easy for chicken, turkey and of all things, shish kabobs (they are really easy on it). I have done ribs on it and they turned out really good as well. It really works for cooking things fast and hot.

I use the charcoal grill for all steaks and hamburgers

The Masterbuilt is used for the majority of smoking unless I want to use the Treager

The gas grill is the punt grill when I just want to cook something quick without the fuss
 

Bean

Gray Shirt
5 Year Member
The Treager isn't electric, correct? The heat is provided by the wood pellets?
 

Red_in_Blue_Land

Oh my!
5 Year Member
The Treager isn't electric, correct? The heat is provided by the wood pellets?
The Treager is electric and the heat is provided by the pellets, the electric part drives an auger that moves the pellets, heats a pellet lighter/burning rod (looks like a glow plug), and fan. The heat is controlled by how fast the auger moves the pellets into the burning pot and the fan pushing air to them as they burn.
 
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