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Online patman

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Traeger Grills
« on: October 05, 2018, 03:40:12 PM »
Thoughts and opinions on pellet grills, traeger in particular?

Talked to the sales guy at costco, and I'm intrigued. I need a new grill, and this seems pretty fool-proof since it automatically maintains temp

They had 5 models there, and the small one seemed pretty cool after I saw pics of it at tailgates (slow cooking while wheeling??) and on a built in stand at home.

Next size up ($650) is much more practical, obviously

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Re: Traeger Grills
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 03:58:44 PM »
Iíd be interested in hearing more.  In general what Iíve read and heard is - Traeger has the market name but lacks in features compared to others.  Rec Tec, Green Mountain, and Camp Chef seem to have better features / quality.  Iíve been thinking of picking up a mid sized Green Mountain out of that list. Most of them have good Instagram presences and I would check them out.

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Re: Traeger Grills
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2018, 04:17:58 PM »
I have a high school friend who is a regional rep for them.  I have had food from his grill at a sampling thing he hosted at a couple of events.  The tri tip was awesome, the rest (chicken, sausage, and some other beef cuts) was good.  He offered me a discount on one, but I have too many grills and smokers already to justify another one, even with a discount.

They are easy is what I recall from watching him.  I believe the company is local, maybe Georgia based?
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Re: Traeger Grills
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2018, 05:00:18 PM »
I have 2 cheapazz grill, never use em.
But figure out which model you want to purchase & I'll see if I can get you a better deal at work (Ace).
Can bring to AOP in November.

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Re: Traeger Grills
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2018, 10:23:11 PM »
Thanks, Dave.

Rec tec has a show room near my work, I'll go check them out next week. I had no idea there were so many brands and options haha
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Re: Traeger Grills
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 11:40:34 PM »
I have a buddy that has one and really likes it, but I havenít had anything from it. He knows how to cook, so I trust his opinion.

If you donít have another grill, I always push ceramic. Really versatile, long lasting, and the food is awesome.
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Re: Traeger Grills
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2018, 12:42:51 PM »
Mty brother in law likes his and the food that Iíve had off of it has been very tasty. They are easy to set and maintain temp. Thatís the advantage over most other smokers. The only thing I would say to research is how much the pellets are over charcoal  and how often you go through a bag so you can anticipate your operating cost per something like a ceramic kamado.
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