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New Rec Tec Stampede

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by skooter, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. skooter

    skooter Fire Starter

    I broke down and bought a pellet grill and couldn’t be happier. WiFi controller with two meat probes. I’ve done a couple overnight cooks and the graph on the phone shows it didn’t vary 2 degrees! Made pizzas on it at 540 degrees in 15 degree weather. I highly recommend Rec Tec if you’re considering a pellet grill.
     
  2. My friend got the bull last year and loves it. I hear Rec Tec has a really good warranty as well.
     
  3. skooter

    skooter Fire Starter

    Everyone raves about their customer service, I haven’t needed anything from them yet myself. Heard lots of people say that they even cover things out of warranty.
     
  4. Grats on the Stampede, I'm real close from choosing the stampede myself. One thing holding me back, the lack of a front or right side shelf.
     
  5. Were u the one between that and the bull from last week?
     
  6. mike243

    mike243 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Congrats,love to have some shelfs my self,reckon I will build some this spring when it gets warm enuf to work outside
     
  7. I was not but I am still thinking between the Camp Chef or the Rec Tec. :)
     
  8. My friend said the warranty cant be equaled and the quality of the bull is great
     
  9. skooter

    skooter Fire Starter

    No, I’ve had mine for a few weeks. I just felt the Bull was overkill for me size wise.
     
  10. skooter

    skooter Fire Starter

    I added a folding shelf to the front of mine with these nice marine Stainless Steel folding shelf brackets from Amazon.
    Amarine-made Heavy Duty Polished...
    I’ll post a picture this weekend.
     
  11. skooter

    skooter Fire Starter

    I just have a piece of 2 x 12 on it right now but I’m finishing off a nice piece of live edge Cherry to replace it soon. This is the folding shelf brackets I mentioned above. upload_2019-1-25_19-0-36.jpeg upload_2019-1-25_19-3-0.jpeg upload_2019-1-25_19-1-52.jpeg
     
  12. I like the shelf, have the brackets saved on Amazon, ordered the Stampede today, now comes the long wait for it to arrive. I live in Washington State so hopefully see it next week.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
  13. skooter

    skooter Fire Starter

    I’ve seen pics of all different kinds of shelf materials. I saw one guy used aluminum diamond plate.
     
  14. FSUguy

    FSUguy Newbie

    Do you have any pictures of some of the ones you found? And also suggestions on places to get them from? I finding diamond plate at Lowes that's 24" x 30", but that seems like you would be standing too far away from the Stampede. Need something about 12" x 30" and don't really have a way to cut diamond plate.

    Thanks!
     
  15. skooter

    skooter Fire Starter

    Yeah I decided that 12 x 30 would be deep enough. As far as a source for diamond plate goes, I would just call a local sheet metal fabricator, they usually have drops left over from previous jobs and are usually glad to cut to size for you for cash.
     
  16. FSUguy

    FSUguy Newbie

    Ok, thanks. I called a fabricating shop and they said the diamond plate that size and 1/4" thick would be about 25-30 lbs and were worried about it rusting with food, etc being put and/or potentially spilled on it. Has that been an issue for you and does the grill become font heavy? They offered a solution of 304 stainless steel 1/16" thick that would run about $50 for 12" x 30", but suggested needing some kind of underbracing, etc so it doesn't bend or warp. They can bend flanges or bracing, but the price goes up substantially. Any suggestions?
     
  17. I'm curious, why do you want a 1/4 inch thick metal for that? I would go with what they recommend and put a piece of wood underneath it to brace it.
     
  18. sandyut

    sandyut Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I went for the Bull. love it! cant be too big - bahahahaha. Love it!!
     
  19. skooter

    skooter Fire Starter

    I would go with 1/8” aluminum diamond plate. 1/4” is a bit of overkill. If you want to go with stainless, the 1/16” would be fine with just the front edge bent down. That should stiffen it up plenty. In fact I think that’s what I may go with after all.
     
  20. FSUguy

    FSUguy Newbie

    OK, thanks for your suggestions. I just asked what this particular fabricator had in diamond plate and they told me they had 1/4".