- Joined Dec 13, 2012
I purchased a Char Griller Pellet Smoker from Lowe's last weekend! I wanted to upgrade my Masterbuilt 30" smoker but I couldn't justify dropping $850 on a Traeger. I stumbled upon this Char Griller by accident and was shocked to see how close in design it is to the Traeger Lil Tex Elite. I assembled it in around 30 minutes, seasoned it and was smoking 2 racks of baby backs on it that night. They were AMAZING! I did do a two hour test run to figure out the temperature fluctuation and also how much smoke to add. Yes, there is a 0-7 smoke setting that allows zero smoke to a lot of smoke but adding more smoke does make the internal temp of the chamber drop 15-20 degrees but it recovers quickly. After one smoke I was THRILLED with the results! I got a very nice pink smoke ring on the ribs and the smoke flavor was spot on. If you're like me and want a solid pellet smoker without schilling out a lot of dough, this is a PERFECT smoker!
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