New RecTec

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by lazydogq, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. lazydogq

    lazydogq Newbie

    Did my initial burn last night, assembly was very easy. Buying sight unseen was a little scary but this smoker is built to last! Had an issue with the blower fan but contacted customer service and was immediately taken care of . Everything i have read regarding their customer service has been spot on!  
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2015
  2. westby

    westby Smoking Fanatic

    Hope you enjoy it!  I love mine.
     
  3. smokin218r

    smokin218r Smoking Fanatic

    Congrats!! I am having a blast with mine!

    Now get some meat on there.[​IMG]
     
  4. oddball

    oddball Smoke Blower

    I enjoy mine as well.

    I recommend getting a digital therm and putting the probe at the center of the grill.  The controller temp is pretty accurate at low temp, but the higher the temp, the further off it is.  I believe it has to do with the location of the probe.  But just something to be mindful of, as with any smoker.
     
  5. westby

    westby Smoking Fanatic

    I think a downdraft mod works well for equalizing temps across the chamber.  Either the $80 fabricated mod or a $3 aluminum 90 degree 3" elbow.
     
  6. smokin218r

    smokin218r Smoking Fanatic

     
  7. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Congrats on that new RT, and welcome to the fun! Thumbs Up. Looking forward to seein some of your qview!

    Red
     
  8. boyinjm

    boyinjm Newbie

    I am actually thinking of getting the mini. Any words of advice?
     
  9. lazydogq

    lazydogq Newbie

    Thank you for all the pointers, Im not new to smoking but have never used a pellet grill before. Any helpful tips are always welcome. Have a great 4th!
     
  10. oddball

    oddball Smoke Blower

    It's not any different, just a matter of learning the grill.

    The only obvious item that I've learned so far (and applies to all pellet grills from what I've read), is in regards to smoke "flavor".  The type of pellets will obviously impart different flavors, but in regards to the amount of smoke, for more "smoke" lower the temp.  I tend to now start at a lower temp for the first couple of hours, and then increase the temp to help reduce the cooking time.
     
  11. lazydogq

    lazydogq Newbie

    Boyinjm I just got the smoker last week but I can tell you everything so far has been great. Cooked burgers and dogs Friday, then did a 16 hour smoke on a pork butt (best butt I've ever smoked). Smoker seems to keep a very stable Temp so far. Going to throw some whole chickens on today, I don't think you will be disappointed if you get a RecTec!
     
  12. Hi LazyDogQ, new to this forum and just placed and order for a rec tec, should be delivered in a week. I'm looking forward to hearing how you like yours and any tips you can share.
     
  13. worm304

    worm304 Fire Starter

    Moved to a thread
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2016

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