I was recently referred to this site by a coworker who had a large hand in getting me hooked on smoking (the hardwood kind not the plant kind ).
My smoker is a Traeger Junior that I purchased about 6 months ago. It has since been greatly modified and I smoke a cut of meat every chance I get (wallet permitting)
Modifications I've made:
- Replaced S-M-H controller with Ortech digital
- RTV gasket for door
- Thermal battery (pro sounding name for a big foil-wrapped block of sand that lays in the bottom of the grill for heat recovery when I open the door)
The goal of the mods I've done has been to improve temperature control on the little guy and it's come a long way from the 50+ degree temperature swings it had stock. I'll definitely upgrade my smoker in a couple years, but for now it's serving great as training wheels.
See Y'all around.