Thanks for the port info.
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Thanks for the port info.
Cool, and thank you. I ran it a few times just to test it out. I did a few chickens. Last weekend I did some spare ribs and country style ribs I had in the freezer. It works really well. The pellet burner produces an incredible amount of smoke considering it is a pellet burner. I have heard, and noticed, that they burn very cleanly. Once at temp, and maintaining temp, she really belches out some beautiful TBS, and that resulted in great smoke flavor and produced an incredible smoke ring. I did supplement with an AMNPS, but probably wouldn't have to. Because it is extremely well insulated, it holds heat very well. Almost too well. While it uses very little fuel, the lowest temp it will go down to is, luckily, in the 225 range. No lower. I will be exploring different controller options as the current controller that came with the pellet burner, while a very nice controller, might not have as tight a control algorithm as a PID unit. I might also mess with rheostats that control speed of the combustion air fan and/or the auger. That may be all it needs. It heats so easily that I need to tone down the heat a little by either controlling combustion air or limiting fuel, but not too much that allows the flame to extinguish. More fiddling, but that is what I love to do.....tune the shit out of everything. i will be smoking 3 racks of BBs and some more CSRs tomorrow, about 25 lbs. total. I will do my best to get some q view and maybe a video. I'd like to post a video, it's fun to watch this thing work.
Thanks, geerock. Thanks for the kind words. I know..........food porn, right?
Welcome to the group! Those Yoders are nice rigs!
My wife got me a Rec Tec for Father's Day. I love it. I've cooked pork butts, ribs, chicken, steak, burgers, dogs, different types of sausages, bacon wrapped pork tenderloin, beans, corn, bacon and a bunch of homemade jerky. My mind is always thinking about smoking something. I want to do a brisket next but I haven't been able to find a packer, just the flat. Even Costco hasn't been carrying a packer, just the flats. I'm nervous about screwing up either of them. I need to man up and just do it.
I bought a Traeger Texan At Costco for $799, and I bought the demo model just over a week before the road show was to end; picked up at 5:30 p.m. Sunday the last day of the roadshow. Because I bought the demo model, they threw in two bags of pellets, a cover, jar of rub and a recipie book, and it was already assembled.
Have smoked a Turkey, a gazillion chicken thighs for a party, a chicken on a throne and doing a chicken tonight. Just getting started. The smoke isn't as intense as my old propane/wood chip smoker, but you can set it and forget it where I had to keep replacing the wood chips in the tray as they would burn up too fast even on the lowest setting.