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Iron
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Besides Trad shooting and fishing, i also do bbq, i have a couple diferent smokers..i just thought you guys who are interested in this might like one of my other favorite sites..

www.smokingmeatforums.com

i hope its not against the rules to promote another forum, if it is just delete this.

if its ok, then i think all the answers are here...its kinda the "Trad gang" of the smoking world. super nice people a live chat to ask real time questions.. and trust me they can have a first time guy cooking edible stuff real quick.

any smoker mods, and build alongs are also here.

just thought you guys might get some good advice here.

Jason

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highpoint forge
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Good to see this thread still alive. I just made 2 excellent dry rub racks of babyack ribs for my ANniversary dinner on the 18th with the DIY BGE. After about 2 years of filling it with grease, I decided to pitch it and probably get a large BGE, used. My DIY egg would climb right to 200F for four to five hours no prob. What did occur though was having an upper and lower rack, the lower rack tended to be "crispier" when all was said and done. That said, we usually didn't eat two whole racks, so no big there. I did get tired of rolling it around on a little flowerpot cart and my lid isn't hinged so you would have to hoist it. Just not very convenient, but very effective.

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Ranger58
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I've got a large Egg and I'll never go back to propane or the briquets. Lump is the only way to go! The longest/slowest cook I've done so far is just over 12 hrs and it was awesome. I'm working my way up to a brisket in the 16-18hr range.
I bake in it, roast in it, sautee in it (with my griswold cast iron pans), and steaks or burgers can't be beat on it. If you want the best pizza you've ever tasted try one on an egg! I whole heartedly recommend it to everyone. The price is up there; but, it definitely will last longer than any of the propane grills out there!

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I've had a large BGE for about 8 years now and it's by far the best cooker ever! From slow and low, to high heat sears, and everything in between hands down the best. My wife bought it for me as a surprise one Christmas, she says every year "I'll never be able to top that present" and she's RIGHT.
I smoked a 12 lb brisket all day at 225 degrees earlier this week and never touched it once after I put the meat on.
Set it and forget it. The Kamado style cooker holds moisture in meat better than any other cooker.

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How the years go by. I started thisthread in 2007 when I was planning on building a elevated deck on my house. Well that never happenned do to the county codes i had to deal with that would have made it the size of a bathtub so i had a large patio installed last year and plan on getting the EGG in the next month or so. I found a How to on the web on how to build the table so that will be done first. Can't wait to get started.

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Terry Green
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Mint...have you looked at the Traeger Pellet grills?

I sold my green egg after I ate off the Traeger for a week in hunt camp and bought the Deluxe. Never looked back.

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bretto
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Terry, Does the Treager self load like the Bradley smoker or do You just build a fire like in a charcoal grill? Also are You limited to using the pellets or can charcoal be substituted?

I'm going to replace My grill sometime this year and am not real sure of what to get yet

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Terry Green
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I don't know about the smoker...but all you do is turn it on to the temp you want....pellets are fed by an auger....

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Thanks Terry I'll check these out in person when it's time to buy a new one.
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Steve in Canton
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I have a treager but like my egg better, treager does not get hot enough to put a great sear on a steak, treagers are great for smoking but my egg does everything better.
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Terry Green
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Steve....don't know what kind of Traeger you got...but mine gets up to 400. I cook all sorts of stuff on it....just don't want folks to think its just a smoker....far far from it. It IS a grill.

And with the indirect heat, you really don't need a sear on a steak....that process is used to seal one side of the steak to keep the juices in on direct heat cooking, and as you know, both the grills are radiant heat which greatly increased dry out of meats. Of couse, if you have other reasons for a sear...

BTW...just how do you sear a steak on a green egg?

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JockC
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I lined the bottom of my Treager with firebricks and bought a thermal blanket from another manufacturer for the top, and I can get to 450 degrees easily and quickly in a Montana winter. Having the grill out of the wind as much as possible helps also. If you go to one of the Treager websites you will see discussions of removing one or both heat baffles for a direct flame sear. People who know more than I say there are no problems with grease buildup with the baffles removed, but I'm leery of that in bear country.

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bretto
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I went to check out the Treager grills at the place where there website said they are sold near me. They haven't carried them 2 years.

Do You fellers that own the Treagers store them inside? Or is it possible to cover them and leave them on a deck?

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I bought mine at a Costco promotion, and it came with a really nice cover.

There is an electical connection for the auger, so you likely need to take care not to let it get wet.

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Thanks Jock.
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