Getting Ready to Pull Trigger on $1000 pellet Grill. Any last minute advice.

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by mrad, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. mrad

    mrad Smoke Blower

    After many months ( and many posts/ questions on this site), I am getting close to pulling the trigger. I am starting to lean toward the Rec-Tec. I originally was thinking the Louisiana LG 1100. I liked the meat probe and 600 degree temp options and that it comes with searing grates. However, after reading some reviews, I am a little concerned on temp control/even temps in the grills and have read of some issues with the temp computer. I also researched the GMC's and came away with the impression that they were not well built and kind of flimsy. 

    Are there any other grills in the $800-1,100 range I should be looking at. I think the yoder is going to be more than I want to spend after getting all accessories.

    I am guessing the Rec Tec will come in closer to 1,300 by the time it is shipped and I get the accessories I want/need so that may eliminate them as well.

    For those that have pellet grills that hit 600 degrees, is it an option you are glad you have, or do you feel it is not needed?

    Please send any ideas or suggestions my way. My OCD makes any large purchase a bit difficult with all of the research involved.

    I would like to thank Seen Red for the PM's he has sent me with info about the Rec Tecs
  2. loock28

    loock28 Fire Starter

    You may want to check out blazin grill works. they are very similar to yoders but have front shelf and upper grate standard. they also have an easy pull out firepot for cleaning. They may have other things included talk with tim and he will give you the low down. I have the grand slam which is the smaller one of their 2 grills and I love it. just another option to muddy up the water
  3. mrad

    mrad Smoke Blower

    Thanks for pointing out another brand. I want to make sure I've looked at all grills in my price range before purchasing .
  4. I bought a smokin tex. It uses only 4 oz per smoke. One half a cup of wood for 25 lbs of meat to be smoked.

    It is unbelievable how easy it is to use this smoker roll in a rub, put in the fridge, stick in the smoker on the way to work.

    Good luck on your decision, the pellets seemed like a proprietary obligation I didn't need ....just my opinion.
  5. icyhot

    icyhot Smoking Fanatic

    I have the rec tec and couldn't be happier. Built like a tank and holds temps rock steady.
  6. colorthumb

    colorthumb Fire Starter

    One more for the rectec 680. Don't regret it one bit.

  7. Looks like you are set on the RecTec so go for it.  I personally have the GMG Jim Bowie and it is built stronger than it looks.
  8. lilsmoker

    lilsmoker Newbie

    Why not go for the offset?  Yoder  Witchita is a great smoker, I like watching the wood burn never had an interest in pellets. The Cheyenne in your budget and is traditional.
  9. oddball

    oddball Smoke Blower

    I just purchased a Rec-Tec myself.  I've only had a chance to use it twice so far.  But I've been pretty happy with it.  Much easier then trying to maintain temps with charcoal.

    Have someone handy to assist with moving it about and getting it assembled as it is quite heavy.

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