I'm thinking about getting a pellet smoker. I started with a WSM and it made great food but it was a real pain to operate. I've been using a MES for about 3 years and it already failed once. It makes pretty good food but I still have to baby it with wood chips. I also have a Weber gas grill.
I saw Traegers for $100 off at the Costco roadshow and it peaked my interest. I nearly pulled the trigger on the Texas Elite but thought I'd read up on pellet smokers first.
I like the idea of getting a pellet smoker to use for smoking and grilling. Are these acceptable for grilling burgers/steaks/veggies etc? I don't care much about grilling marks.
After reading reviews on Traeger smokers it sounds like the quality has gone down recently?
I'm considering Traeger, Rec Tec and GMG. The Rec Tec looks fantastic but the price is hard to swallow.
How is the smoke flavor on these units at low temps? Comparable to the MES?
If I were to buy one I'd get rid of both smokers and the grill. My wife won't let me have 4 outdoor cookers.....