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Hello my name is Jim . Im new to pellet grills but use to using a stick burner.. I have smoked all my life mostly mullet , I live in Florida and am a merchant engineer. I  am engaged live my fiance' and her two boys. I have a saint bernard, a pet Boar that weighs 135lbs raised from a baby (he just showed up in my yard and never left). Also have a Macaw, Umbrella Cockatoo, and a Goffin Cockatoo.

I bought a Traeger Grill and am not real happy with it as I am having issues.

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Welcome to the forums, Jim! Glad you've joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...grilling and smoking great food! There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable people here who really enjoy helping one another. Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty!

BTW, if you haven't read the SMF "Terms of Service".....please do. There are some things there that every new member should know:


Good luck, and have fun!

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Hi Jim! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 45,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!

If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!



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Thanks red for the nice welcome to the site' I pop in once in a while always out to sea doing what I do best, working in the E.R. we need a pellet smoker on the back 01 level for smoking the steaks, on Saturday's. Red  do u know what can cause a flamout in a pellet grill, before I joined your site, I was briefly on another site trying to learn about different pellet grills, but I guess they don't like new people asking questions unless the grill is what they like to use. That's why I am glad to come across this site people are very happy to help or answer questions, thinking about a yoder ys 640. any thought's on that smoker. thanks  jim aka chewy

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Welcome to the forums! We are happy that you joined the group. You'll find plenty of information here with over 1 million posts! Make the search bar at the top of the page your new friend.  Or, simply post your question in the area that applies. You'll get plenty of helpful advice. 

Also consider enrolling in Jeff's 5 day E course. It gives you lots of great information to start you off on the right foot! Best of all is that it's free!



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Hey Jim. I've never experienced a flame out in my Rec Tec, so it's only a guess, but I suspect it could be caused by fuel starvation...if the auger jams or malfunctions, the fire pot won't get enough pellets to feed the fire. Another cause could be lack of oxygen choking the fire out...have you check your air flow? Just a couple of thoughts for you to think on...

Yeah I really like those Yoders...very solid and well made pits. I thought long and hard about a YS640 before finally choosing Rec Tec...both great rigs, but the RT was a little less money. You'd likely never be sorry for choosing a Yoder.

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texas.gifHello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   



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