New Traeger

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pit 4 brains, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The wife and I were doing some shopping at Costco when we came by this wheeler-dealer peddling Traeger grills. I said "watch this, this guy is going to try and sell me a pellet smoker. Now keep in mind, I have shown these to her before at a sporting goods store and when she saw the price, she said, "dream on" which is her standard no-way!

    So the guy pinned me a man's man and started his routine. I was watching him actually pitch this thing to my wife while talking to me. He was stating how fun it is for kids to learn... blah blah blah, etc. I had no intention on buying a pellet smoker but she wanted one for her to use to get ribs, chickens, etc. done a little earlier in the day. She's ok at best with a grill but has no idea how work the UDS or the kettle with charcoal. So she's hooked. 

    We ended up with the Century 22 for $699.00. I think that's about $100 off retail but I haven't looked into it. I had no intention of getting an electric smoker of any kind but I was NOT going to let this opportunity to buy one without argument slip by.

    Now I have a new implement to learn..

  2. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Congratulations on that nice clean new shiny smoker.

    I can see good things coming out of this.

    Mrs. Pit cooking the 'que while you drink beer. [​IMG]

    May you have many great and fun smokes on her.

  3. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    It didn't take long! She got cancelled from her second job tonight and went to town on some banana bread muffins.

    I like banana bread!!
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Congrats on the newest addition to your arsenal!

    It's cool that your wife will be smoking stuff too.

    My wife doesn't have a clue how to use any of my smokers.

    She's a tremendous cook, but when it's cooked outside it's automatically my job!

  5. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    I'm in the same boat with Al.
    Will be nice having a smoker you and the wife can use.
    Enjoy your new smoker!!
  6. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Especially since 80-90 percent of our proteins are done outside. I'm not going to be on the hook everyday after work!
  7. betaboy

    betaboy Meat Mopper

    Congrats on the nice new unit! I would agree that any time a new toy can be had without argument is a good deal!

    I'm sort of with Al. The smokers are all my job, but my wife knows her way around the gas grill! Not sure if she'll ever get into the smokers but time will tell.

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