I'm new her, so don't flame me if pellet questions are not allowed under wood smokers. I have never had one, always used a stick burner, but I want something for the home that I can cook for my neighbors and friends on the weekend and not be passed out by the time we serve...
Looks like the FEC100 rules the competition circuit, but I am not too sure of some of the judging outside of certain parts of Texas anyway (LOL, please have a sense of humor folks). The Country Smokers Whole Hog looks like a pretty versatile unit for the money, but I haven't seen the same kind of results posted for it by the competition guys. On the smaller side, the MAK grill seemed to have fans.
Looking for anyone with experience with these or similar units. I understand the philosophical differences, but I am not going to use this for competing, and probably agree that a well tended offset burner can do a better job. I'm looking for something consistent to do on the weekends at home.
IF ANYONE KNOWS OF A FAN, DIVERSION BYPASS HEAT CONTROL, THERMOMETER CONTROLLED SYSTEM that uses raw split logs, that is my preference. I haven't found one.