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post #41 of 46
I would say yes for as soon as this guy buys my BrownEgg I am getting it.
post #42 of 46
Yup. Even cooks pizzas
post #43 of 46

If you still have your masterbuilt, you might want to try an a-maz-en 5x8 ( http://www.amazenproducts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AMNPS5X8 - not recommending you buy it there, only giving it as a reference). I got a couple at a trade show a couple of years ago - definitely put out more/better smoke than the masterbuilt's own tray. Todd (owner of amazen) said the 5x8 was designed specifically for the masterbuilt - and it fits perfectly.


I use my pellet smoker most of the time, but we use the old masterbuilt and the 5x8 quite a bit too (keep it at my daughter's house). Sure uses a lot fewer pellets too. Also a great solution for cold smoking fish, cheese, etc.


Nice to have alternatives.

post #44 of 46
Originally Posted by Avins View Post

I am looking to purchase this pellet grill. I have always had a smoker and a separate grill. Is it possible to grill burgers/hot dogs on this as well?

You can, but you may not be thrilled with the result.


Pellet smokers generally work on indirect heat and work best "low and slow". There is an inverse relationship between smoke and heat in pellet smokers. The hotter they run, the cleaner they burn and the less smoke you will get.

So, you can crank up many pellet smokers hot enough to cook burgers/dogs or even pizza - but they won't get much smoke flavor. Also keep in mind that you will have to burn a LOT of pellets in a hurry to get those high temps, so it is not very economical.


Some pellet grills have a "searing" feature/accessory (like this one for a Louisiana Smoker http://www.louisiana-grills.com/shop-lg.html#!/Flame-Broiler-TG300-&-TG300ss/p/48464914/category=17769002 ) that can help make a smoker cook more like a direct grill, but it still won't be like a classic BBQ grill. 


That said, you can slow smoke hot dogs (wonderful flavor) on the pellet smoker, and my kids beg for slow smoked stuffed burgers from the pellet grill - however, if you are looking for "traditional" grilled burgers and dogs, it can be done, but not well (IMHO).


So, personally, I still keep my trusty 15 (?) year old gas grill (the first charbroil stainless - when they offered a real lifetime warranty that they have grown to regret) that I use to burn up burgers and dogs, and we have several pellet smokers (and several other smokers too!).

post #45 of 46
I will maintain my Masterbuilt but really plan on the pellet grill.
post #46 of 46
I recently purchased one at lowes a month ago and have realized that it wasn't producing a lot of smoke so I called customer service and they said that it's not really a smoker more of a convection oven so I am going to try other smoking products to help get more smoke just beware before you buy
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