Hey guys, I'm new on here. My name is Jamy and I live near Yankton, SD. I've grilled for years and own a Charbroil Tru Infrared that I LOVE. Better than the Weber I used to own. I've been thinking about getting a smoker for years now, and finally broke down and bought a Smoke Hollow #4 electric smoker on clearance at Menards about 2 months ago just to "try" it out. We really enjoyed the slow smoked meat out of it. Ribs, brisket, chickens, pork butts, etc. All were delicious. Well the racks in it are only 12" x 14" and I would have to long ribs or briskets in half to cook them, so I started looking at larger units and looking to upgrade.
I bought the Pitboss 820 at Menards and was REALLY happy at first to have a wood pellet smoker-grill for $500. Well the temperature control unit on it does not work very well and I couldn't keep the temperature below 230 at any of the settings. On 200 it would generally stay between 230-260 degrees. I took it back today and ordered a Rectec. Should have it in 4-5 days.
Thank you all for welcoming me to the site! I can't wait to hear some reviews on what wood pellets to buy/use.