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Shawn1112

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Aug 4, 2010
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Streamwood
2hrs on the kettle

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Yaj Yak

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May 24, 2007
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Was at Costco yesterday and they had this smoker reduced to $599. Trying to convince myself to buy…
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these entice me but their quality concerns me.


Find a weber charcoal summit. Mine is awesome


absofuckinglutely

i wish i had more time to use mine and i wish i had some wind protection at my house cuz sweet fuck the wind just rocks my shit at my house.
 

Yaj Yak

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May 24, 2007
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anyone running a controller on their charcoal smoker like a digiq or a thermoworks bellows setup? or the similar?


 

Yaj Yak

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May 24, 2007
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i ordered one of these a little bit ago, should have it this weekend.


i love everything ninja puts out and having a smaller alternative to my charcoal weber summit seems enticing.

 
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GLADIATOR

From Roman Bloodlines
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these entice me but their quality concerns me.
I can say they are built like tanks. Several have mentioned rusting and switch issues. It's very basic and everything very assessable to fix. This is my bridge into the world of smoking. If I can get 2-3 seasons under my belt, I will step up to a Traeger or better.
 

Yaj Yak

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TCG Blue
May 24, 2007
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I can say they are built like tanks. Several have mentioned rusting and switch issues. It's very basic and everything very assessable to fix. This is my bridge into the world of smoking. If I can get 2-3 seasons under my belt, I will step up to a Traeger or better.


i dont understand spending $650 and hoping it lasts 2-3 years. i mean as Flyn Flyn said they rust- that's a known issue.


buy something for a grand that will last 10-15 years at that point.


56 reviews on home depot mentioning rust.

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GLADIATOR

From Roman Bloodlines
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New Lenox IL
i dont understand spending $650 and hoping it lasts 2-3 years. i mean as Flyn Flyn said they rust- that's a known issue.


buy something for a grand that will last 10-15 years at that point.


56 reviews on home depot mentioning rust.

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I got lucky and paid $300. I hope it last
Longer but feel it’s perfect for an entry level noob.
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Yaj Yak

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Was at Costco yesterday and they had this smoker reduced to $599. Trying to convince myself to buy…
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bro you said $599 here
that's what i was running with
i missed on the pic the $300 sign.



$300 fuck yeah send it hope it lasts a while

lookss like they were 2-300 a few months back




 
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Yaj Yak

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Do people just not buy covers for these things? I have a Weber Spirit that people bitch they rust out. I've had it almost 8 years and keep it covered. There's slight paint bubble on the base but no visible rust at all. My plan was to keep it 10 years then but a Genesis and move it to the chain.


the rust reviews say the masterbuilt shit they are using covers

im guessing they use not super high quality steel and the fuckers get hot as absolute fuck
 
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Lead Pipe

See what happens Larry
Nov 4, 2010
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the rust reviews say the masterbuilt shit they are using covers

im guessing they use not super high quality steel and the fuckers get hot as absolute fuck
It's pellet smoker right? I bet if you kept it under 300 and used just as smoker it would be fine. I know a lot of pellet smokers are markets as a swiss army knife but my opinion is if you use them just at smoking temps, they'll last longer. The smokefire I have has a bad reputation for jamming and having grease fires. I think most of that is caused by people searing and having all the grease drip down to the firebox. But I could be wrong, I have had no issues with mine.
 

Yaj Yak

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TCG Blue
May 24, 2007
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Niche score of 2,363
It's pellet smoker right? I bet if you kept it under 300 and used just as smoker it would be fine. I know a lot of pellet smokers are markets as a swiss army knife but my opinion is if you use them just at smoking temps, they'll last longer. The smokefire I have has a bad reputation for jamming and having grease fires. I think most of that is caused by people searing and having all the grease drip down to the firebox. But I could be wrong, I have had no issues with mine.


it's charcoal fueled.
 
The yellow lookin guy is just Dijon mustard slather and steak rub + roast garlic. Both smoked with peach wood. No wrap.

Finished the yellow one with Lillies Q Carolina Gold. Other with Kosmos apple hananero.

Dijon flavor came through. Well received here. Wife thought it had a lot ot white wine flavor to it, she liked a lot. I was kind of inspired by prime rib i had done a few weeks past with dijon as binder.
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