New Smoker Added To My Herd

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by tjohnson, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've been looking at pellet smokers for a while now, and finally decided to pull the trigger.

    This one is decent quality and good price

    I burned off the oil tonight, and doing a brisket for the maiden voyage tomorrow morning

    Told my Wife that she needed another smoker [​IMG]

    This did not go over very well!!! [​IMG]

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  2. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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    very nice todd..............when did they start putting on the coolio wheels?
     
  3. hmcm

    hmcm Smoke Blower

    That looks like the Traeger Texas Grill!  Nice rig!  Good luck with the brisket!  I did one last weekend and came out superb.  Photos came out like crap though I didn't post...
     
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tell her that you bought it with all the $$ she saved on the Cali trip
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great Todd,

    Can't wait to see how that first brisket turns out.

    Is it a Traeger?
     
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's not really a Traeger, BUT?????

    Same as as a Traeger, except the "Nameplate".

    A buddy got a load of these and my price was about $300 less than buying it thru a Traeger Dealer, or online.

    TJ
     
  7. Wow, nice deal there Todd. Can't wait to see some Qview from that one.

    Happy Smokin'

    Mike
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, Todd----Does Mom let you use her smoker???

    Hoping you'll give us a tutorial on the use of this thing (with pics), along with the Brisket smoke post.

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  9. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There's a learning curve to every smoker, and trying to figure this one out.

    Temps vary from front to back about 20°

    I'm taking lots of pics

    Todd
     
  10. striper

    striper Meat Mopper

    Hey Todd,

    Welcome to the world of Pellet Poopers.  I'll be waiting patiently to see how it works out for you.  Ok not really patient but waiting.

    Joe
     
  11. Congrats. If I ever get the change I'm getting a FEC100. Love the convenience of pellets.

    However, I get my oak cheap - free - around here when neighbors have their trees trimmed so I can't complain about costs for my stickburning Kingfisher trailer rig.

    SWMBO would have my butt if I drug home another cooker right now!! 
     
  12. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Change???

    Heck, the FEC100 $4,000!

    TJ
     
  13. Yeah, true! But, it's all a matter of perspective. [​IMG]

    I use a gasser for grilling. Any pellet pooper I buy is going to be for que and volume - hence the FEC100 (Actually, I want the 500 but way too many zeroes at the end of the price!). Seems I need the volume pretty often for friends and church events. Currently I use my Kingfisher stickburning rotisserie and can to up to about 275 pound of pork butt.

    So, I'm being a bit "casual" about the "change" comment. I'll probably not ever buy one - but the FEC would be my choice for my next "large" cooker.
     
  14. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've got (2) friends that have the FEC100 and think they are the best smokers made.

    One uses it for competition and the other for personal use.

    I would like to make one out of a proofer

    Todd
     

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