Pellet Grill/Smoker

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At your request @DB-EV .

Pellet grills/smokers are a cheat code for smoking meats. They burn compressed wood pellets that provide both heat & smoke. You set the desired temp & there is a controller that runs a fan and an auger that feeds the wood pellets, so they can very precisely regulate the temperature.

I love BBQ & have used traditional offset smokers for years, but they're a lot of work & knowledge to keep them rolling good smoke & regulating temp.

I'm all about ease of use & excellent end results, so smoking with a pellet grill is my style. I'm on my second one, and highly recommend paying for a quality unit with a PID controller. My first one would have temp swings +/- 15°, but my new one stays SPOT ON with less than 2° variance & even that's rare. New one is a Recteq RT-700 and I can't say enough good things about it.

Oh yeah, it connects to wifi for control & monitoring. You can turn it on/off, monitor or adjust grill temp, and see the temps on 2 "built in" meat probes that come with it, all from your phone over the Internet.

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I'm with you. For 15 years, I used a smoker with a side fire box that burned wood logs and some of the best BBQ I've ever made came off of that smoker. When I was in my 20s, "what are we doing today" was usually riding the motorcycle or smoking some meat. That worked for a long time. Somewhere, adulthood caught up with me and I started using it less and less.

I've got a pellet smoker now, and as long as either my wife or I will be somewhere near the house, I can fire it up and effortlessly make some pretty good quality BBQ. I think I've had it for almost 5 years now, and I doubt I'll ever go back to tending a fire.
 

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I have a Masterbuilt Gravity Series smoker/grill that uses charcoal and wood chucks that also has a remote control feature. It uses a concept similar to pellet grills where it’s an indirect heat that is controlled by an electric fan, and that fan is thermostatically controlled. Add a WiFi connection, and fan thus becomes remotely controllable. It all worked seamlessly out of the box. Just had to connect the cooker to my home WiFi, install the remote app on my phone and then pair them. It also allow for 4 external thermometers to be connected and displays the temp readings from those probes on the app as well.

It has a temperature range from 130-700 degrees, so you can do everything from a cold smoke to a quick sear and everything in between.

Pork shoulder I smoked a couple of weekends ago...

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At your request @DB-EV .

Pellet grills/smokers are a cheat code for smoking meats. They burn compressed wood pellets that provide both heat & smoke. You set the desired temp & there is a controller that runs a fan and an auger that feeds the wood pellets, so they can very precisely regulate the temperature.

I love BBQ & have used traditional offset smokers for years, but they're a lot of work & knowledge to keep them rolling good smoke & regulating temp.

I'm all about ease of use & excellent end results, so smoking with a pellet grill is my style. I'm on my second one, and highly recommend paying for a quality unit with a PID controller. My first one would have temp swings +/- 15°, but my new one stays SPOT ON with less than 2° variance & even that's rare. New one is a Recteq RT-700 and I can't say enough good things about it.

Oh yeah, it connects to wifi for control & monitoring. You can turn it on/off, monitor or adjust grill temp, and see the temps on 2 "built in" meat probes that come with it, all from your phone over the Internet.

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Skyote, do these handles retract when you drive off or only when locking the smoker?! :p😝
 
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Skyote, do these handles retract when you drive off or only when locking the smoker?! :p😝
They seem to be there every time I get close, so maybe they're self presenting...
 

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Big fan of my Camp Chef Woodwind 36". I wanted basically all bells/whistles: WIFI, 4 built-in temp probes, propane attachment called a Sidekick w/removable griddle & removeable grill box. Been fun and works great.

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We have a Memphis Woodfire Pro smoker and love it. Amazing how well It holds temp even in the Chicago winters.
 
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