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Did my initial burn last night, assembly was very easy. Buying sight unseen was a little scary but this smoker is built to last! Had an issue with the blower fan but contacted customer service and was immediately taken care of . Everything i have read regarding their customer service has been spot on!  :icon_smile:

post #2 of 13

Hope you enjoy it!  I love mine.

post #3 of 13

Congrats!! I am having a blast with mine!

Now get some meat on there.:sausage:

post #4 of 13

I enjoy mine as well.

 

I recommend getting a digital therm and putting the probe at the center of the grill.  The controller temp is pretty accurate at low temp, but the higher the temp, the further off it is.  I believe it has to do with the location of the probe.  But just something to be mindful of, as with any smoker.

post #5 of 13

I think a downdraft mod works well for equalizing temps across the chamber.  Either the $80 fabricated mod or a $3 aluminum 90 degree 3" elbow.

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$3 Elbow works great for me. Thanks to the above fellow rec tec'er.
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Originally Posted by LazyDogQ View Post

Did my initial burn last night, assembly was very easy. Buying sight unseen was a little scary but this smoker is built to last! Had an issue with the blower fan but contacted customer service and was immediately taken care of . Everything i have read regarding their customer service has been spot on!  icon_smile.gif

Congrats on that new RT, and welcome to the fun! icon14.gif. Looking forward to seein some of your qview!

Red
post #8 of 13

I am actually thinking of getting the mini. Any words of advice?

post #9 of 13
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Thank you for all the pointers, Im not new to smoking but have never used a pellet grill before. Any helpful tips are always welcome. Have a great 4th!

post #10 of 13

It's not any different, just a matter of learning the grill.

 

The only obvious item that I've learned so far (and applies to all pellet grills from what I've read), is in regards to smoke "flavor".  The type of pellets will obviously impart different flavors, but in regards to the amount of smoke, for more "smoke" lower the temp.  I tend to now start at a lower temp for the first couple of hours, and then increase the temp to help reduce the cooking time.

post #11 of 13
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Boyinjm I just got the smoker last week but I can tell you everything so far has been great. Cooked burgers and dogs Friday, then did a 16 hour smoke on a pork butt (best butt I've ever smoked). Smoker seems to keep a very stable Temp so far. Going to throw some whole chickens on today, I don't think you will be disappointed if you get a RecTec!
post #12 of 13

Hi LazyDogQ, new to this forum and just placed and order for a rec tec, should be delivered in a week. I'm looking forward to hearing how you like yours and any tips you can share.

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