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post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by airman3 View Post
 

Will get my Rec-Tec Monday.  I got a smoker for Christmas, the wife a new dining room suite.  Fair in

my book.  Hoping to do a pork shoulder next week and a prime rib either Christmas or New Years.  Any

help would be appreciated as this my first venture into the smoking world

 

Hope you love your RT as much as I love mine!  I've been smoking for years on all kinds of pits, but this one is the best purchase I've made.

 

Here's a couple of links to step by step tutorials for pork butt and prime rib.  Bear doesn't use a pellet rig (his smoker is an MES), but the same basic steps/rules apply.

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/140055/boston-butt-pulled-pork-step-by-step

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/110433/prime-rib-new-best-ever

 

Good luck!  Be sure to post some pics when you get that RT fired up.

 

Red

post #42 of 49

Checked out those two links.  I should not have looked before I get my grill!  Those look

great.  Thanks for the link.

post #43 of 49

Received my rec-tec on Monday but did not have time to put together until today.  Wow!  Easy assembly and all parts were there.  Took me about 1 1/2 hours total and that was by myself.  Very well built grill.  Plan to do the burn in tomorrow and cook a pork shoulder sat.  Wish me luck!

post #44 of 49

Good Luck!  Be sure to post some qview when you get it fired up!  Thumbs Up

 

Red

post #45 of 49

Just got my Rec Tec a little over a week ago and I love it. Have already done spare ribs, chicken thighs (wrapped in bacon), Pork Tenderloin and Bacon (the best I have ever had). Next week for Christmas I am doing a 14 pound Brisket and the next day a Turkey.

post #46 of 49
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Originally Posted by Wileyman View Post
 

Just got my Rec Tec a little over a week ago and I love it. Have already done spare ribs, chicken thighs (wrapped in bacon), Pork Tenderloin and Bacon (the best I have ever had). Next week for Christmas I am doing a 14 pound Brisket and the next day a Turkey.

 

Congrats Wileyman!  Let's see some Qview!  Thumbs Up

 

Red

post #47 of 49

The pellets in the shop section on Rec Tec's website are called "Ultimate Blend" what kind of wood pellets did they send you? Is the ultimate blend pellets just the fuel and if you want other flavors do you have to go out and find maple/cherry/apple ect pellets?

post #48 of 49

Yes the white bag they sell are just a hardwood blend, and they have another blend and a 100% hickory in the packages. If you want different flavors you will need to source them. I would guess the white bag is primarily oak. Get one of Todds Amazin Tubes and some pellets form him on sale now. I have a 12' Tube and a tray I use and ordered an RSI from smokin spice. But to be honest when I use the tube or tray I usually just put the same stuff that is in the hopper in it.

post #49 of 49
If you get a few grate temps probes going and a real time graphing chart you'll find that there are temps swings that are not reflected in the controller temp. The Rec-Tec is a great unit and I have cooked on them, but like all other pellet units, or any unit that has a fire, there is an ebb and flow to the grate temp as the fire dies, more fuel/fan is added and the fire blooms, and then the fire slows down to cycle again. Most controllers display, and use as input, a temp over time average and that is not what actually happens at the grate in real time.
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