Originally Posted by c farmer
It's not about just saving 20%... I've jumped on deals before only to discover they didn't fit my plan so to speak. I have no doubt Todd's products are great products... major retailers like Cabela's wouldn't carry them if they weren't. But I would rather discuss things with him personally before deciding what I choose. I don't want to be "bound" to using pellets because that's what many of the rest of you have chosen. Most of my smoking is currently done with chips, (sometimes chunks) and I have access to numerous hardwoods and fruitwoods locally that I can use for FREE! I've also used kiln dried hardwood sawdust with favorable results although I prefer chips, but pellets?? When I think pellets I think of pellet burning woodstoves and when you run out, you're screwed. You can't put chips, sawdust or chunks in them, you're at the mercy of the manufacturer. For example... I use a modified soup can with wood chips when I do a few steaks or chicken qtrs. or burgers for that matter on my gas grill to add some excellent smoke flavor for next to nothing and the smoke time is directly related to the amount of chips I use in the "modified" can. If I had to use pellets and ran out, I'd have to tell my friends and/or family, "Sorry, but I ran out of pellets so there's no nice smoky flavor this time".
I think you understand what I'm trying to say here, and if Todd has read this, I guess it will make our conversation go by that much easier.