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Steve H

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Old is relative. If you can get off your calloused backside to flip a rack of ribs. You qualify! Welcome aboard!
 

Brian Trommater

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I have used charcoal with wood for most my life. I am a old guy myself. Recently bought a pellet. They are extremely easy to use but the smoke can be fairly milder. I have kind of got used to it trying to look at the smoke as more of a seasoning. The pellet does produce the best smoke rings for me. I just bought a Guru controller for my old charcoal smoker and firing it up this weekend. Want to see now how pellet compares to charcoal. I think I know the answer.
 

SmokinGame

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From Indiana, Welcome!

I am slowly working on the "old" status, but still not there. So far my mind is winning versus the body ... so far!!
 

SmokinAl

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Welcome to the forum!
Happy to have you join in.
Al
 

chef jimmyj

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Welcome...One thing we got is PLENTY of us OLD GUYS! You're among your own.
And, if one of these guys can't answer your questions, they will refer you to or contact someone who can help!...JJ
 

banpaeng

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Would like to say thanks for the welcome. I am leaning hard to the Recteq 340 Any reasons I should go with the Masterbuilt Gravity 560
 

chef jimmyj

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Just $.02 from a Old Guy that looked at both. The Rec Tec has been around a couple of years and is virtually bug and mod free. Control boards, fans and assorted parts die and have to be replaced, but they seem trouble free overall.
While I like the MB Gavity, as it gets hotter over a wider surface for searing lots of Steaks or Burgers at one time. From looking at reviews on YouTube, it seems there are a half dozen or so, mods that people are doing to get it right. I no longer have the physical ability to be messing with modifications. I need Good to Go out of the box. Personally, it is my plan and if you are leaning toward the MB may agree, I'm holding out until Spring to see if a Gen 2.0 comes out that is less needy...JJ
 

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