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SteveB
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I work for a dealler that sells pellet grills.
I tell everyone looking you have the ease and cost of a gas grill with the flavor of wood cooking. And no flare ups.

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you also owe it to youreself to try homemade Canadian bacon! boneless backstrap brined in a cup of 50/50 tenderquick,brownsuger and a gallon or two of water.smoke and then finish the meat at internal temp of 175.

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Trad-Man
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A friend of mine...Doctari (i think I spelled his handle correctly) has a treager and he talks about it non-stop. You would think he was having a love affair with it!
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doctari
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Ok Brian, I have had mine more than a year now and do enjoy cooking on it. Best prime rib and Pizza's too. The best side to make is stuffed halopenos with cream chesse and wrapped in boars hog bacon. We call em atomic turds. Check out there website if you are interested. The costcos by me had them for a promotion and sold out in two days. Everything Taste better on a Treager. [thumbsup]

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Missing Impossible
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How many hours of smoking can you get from a bag of pellets?
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SteveB
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On the lowest setting, 16 hrs or a little more. This is for 20 lb bags.
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quote:
Originally posted by doctari:
Ok Brian, I have had mine more than a year now and do enjoy cooking on it. Best prime rib and Pizza's too. Everything Taste better on a Treager. [thumbsup]

LOL...Mark, there has not been one time that I have talked to you that you have not at least mentioned the word "Treager". Even yesterday...I'ma gonna make stuffed halpinos, have a cigar and some cognac...LOL...and all this time I thought you were married to the Treager and Anna was your GF! [Wink]
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I made 24 stuffed poppers and 20 crab stuffed mushrooms for a dinner party yesterday. It was all gone in less than 30 minutes. Very funny Brian. [Razz]

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I know...it's all good! Remember...you had made some for me and Debby last New Years! I'm just say'in...you love your Treager like I love my KME gear!
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Mint
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If you go to some of the BBQ forums they have some good comparisons of the Traeger and the Big Green Egg showing the pros and cons for both.

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Dave Bulla
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I've never seen a Treager in person but I've had food off them made by two or three different people and honestly wasn't impressed. In all cases, it didn't have much smoked flavor. The brisket in particular tasted like it was baked in a kitchen oven rather than on a grill.

What I don't know is the skill of the cook. They all talked about how amazing their grills were and how they could set it and walk away. They also, to a man, were big on monitoring internal temps of the meat and taking it off as soon as it hit the target temp. Maybe that doesn't give it enough time to get smokey?

When I do a brisket it takes me about 18 to 20 hours. I put it in the smoker before bedtime with charcoal and firewood coals and a good bit of mesquite chunks. In the morning the fire is weak, the meat looks awsomely smoked but it's still not done all the way. I could continue in the smoker but since it's got all the smoke flavor it needs, I wrap in foil with about 2 or 3 Tbsp of water and put it in the oven at 250-275 for another 8 or 9 hours. Never check temps of the meat. It'll be so tender you have to be careful when cutting it or it will fall apart.

I'd like to play around with a Treager myself but don't know anyone who has one close by.

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My local Costco has them on promotion right now.

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Terry, Treager should give you a commission. I bought one of the Costco promo units, though I kind of wish I had looked at Green Mountain Grills. The food produced is supposed to be identical in quality, but the GMG has some nice additional features. On the other hand, Treager will likely always be around for parts, and GMG is a newer, smaller upstart.

I did a little research on the smoke intensity issue, Dave. First, the BBQ nut crowd (and they make TradGang look a little casual and non-committal) have a low opinion of Treager pellets. Second, they recommend a period of low initial heat (more smoke produced, and it sets into moist meat). Third, and this may be most important, is the role of moisture in making the smoke adhere. The Treager guy told me to keep a spray bottle filled with apple juice and a little real maple syrup by the grill and spray when you can.

Heading off today to buy an insulating blanket that GMG sells that fits the Lil Tex Elite I bought; supposed to cut pellet use down by up to 50%. Eight degrees here this AM; I don't want my pellets heating the outdoors!

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sinawalli
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Was going to buy one until I saw it was made in china!! Not spending that kind of cash on a chinese product. Am going to go with a Country Smoker, which is made just down the road from here!!

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treager was made in usa moved all to china..there are alot of usa made pellet grills look at louisana smokers..just do your work an read about them all on the internet..
Dave..the pellet smokers do not give the smoke that a wood smoker will give but using low heat for first half of the cooking will do alot better..
one of my best friends makes his living doing this everything he cooks is with hickory but he did tell me if it was for his own use he would buy a pellet grill..an the apple juice in a spray bottle a couple times while cooking makes a BIG difference

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