Barbecue (alt.food.barbecue) Discuss barbecue and grilling--southern style "low and slow" smoking of ribs, shoulders and briskets, as well as direct heat grilling of everything from burgers to salmon to vegetables.

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Hi everyone. I'm new here, although, looking through the archives, it looks
like you guys have some great recipes, so I think I'll stay subscribed! :-)
With luck, we'll have some of our own to share soon.

We would like to get a wood pellet grill, and are trying to decide between
the Traeger Deluxe and the Louisiana Greenwood. Most of the reviews I've
found have been about the Traeger, and they are quite good, so I'm inclined
to go with the "tried and true". My husband, OTOH, said he read that the
Traeger auger can get blocked, and that the Louisiana has a design that
addresses that issue. He also doesn't like the black metal, he wants
stainless steel.

Can anyone chime in on this? Any satisfied customers of either? Any people
who wish they hadn't bought it/them?

All information is greatly appreciated.

Sheila



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WhansaMi wrote:
:: Hi everyone. I'm new here, although, looking through the archives,
it looks
:: like you guys have some great recipes, so I think I'll stay
subscribed! :-)
:: With luck, we'll have some of our own to share soon.
::
:: We would like to get a wood pellet grill, and are trying to decide
between
:: the Traeger Deluxe and the Louisiana Greenwood. Most of the
reviews I've
:: found have been about the Traeger, and they are quite good, so I'm
inclined
:: to go with the "tried and true". My husband, OTOH, said he read
that the
:: Traeger auger can get blocked, and that the Louisiana has a design
that
:: addresses that issue. He also doesn't like the black metal, he
wants
:: stainless steel.
::
:: Can anyone chime in on this? Any satisfied customers of either?
Any people
:: who wish they hadn't bought it/them?
::
:: All information is greatly appreciated.
::
:: Sheila

I you are set on using pellets, you should look at the Fast Eddy by
Cookshack. Tried, tested and turns out a good BBQ.
http://cookshack.radius3.com/shoppin...php?id=88&=SID

No, I'll never own one, but I have friends that do, and they are very
happy with them.

BOB


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WhansaMi wrote:

Can anyone chime in on this? Any satisfied customers of either? Any
people who wish they hadn't bought it/them?


I have not used a pellet stove / grill of any kind, but I do have a few
customers who use Traegers who come in for my 'Q.

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WhansaMi wrote:
We would like to get a wood pellet grill, and are trying to decide
between the Traeger Deluxe and the Louisiana Greenwood.
Can anyone chime in on this? Any satisfied customers of either? Any
people who wish they hadn't bought it/them?


I don't own neither nor plan to but here's my take anyways.

Either used as a grill means the meat bein cooked ain't gonna be over
the wood pellets long enough to take on much of the smoke flavor.
OTOH, either used as a smoker should allow plenty of time for the
smoke to do its thing. BUT...

The Traeger Deluxe only has 525 square inches of cookin space and at a
price of $1,129.00 that means you're payin $2.15/square inch of cookin
space. The Louisiana Greenwood has 408 square inches of cookin space
and at a price of $2,257.35 (your hubby's SS model) you're payin
$5.53/square inch of cookin space.

If your main intent is to grill, I would go with a good propane grill.
A Weber Genesis Silver A (525 square inches of cookin space)will run
you about $400. That's $0.76 per square inch.

If your main intent is to smoke, you can't go wrong with a Weber
Smokey Mountain Smoker. At 468 square inches of cookin space and
costin around $200, that's $0.43 per square inch of cookin space.

My conclusion - Buy the Weber Genesis Silver A and the Weber Smokey
Mountain Smoker. Total price for both = ~$600. That's a little over
half of what you'd pay for the Traeger Deluxe alone and about a fourth
of what you'd pay for the Louisiana Greenwood alone. You'll get just
as good (or better IMO) results.

Hope this helps.
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Hi everyone. I'm new here, although, looking through the archives, it
looks
like you guys have some great recipes, so I think I'll stay subscribed!
:-)
With luck, we'll have some of our own to share soon.

We would like to get a wood pellet grill, and are trying to decide between
the Traeger Deluxe and the Louisiana Greenwood. Most of the reviews I've
found have been about the Traeger, and they are quite good, so I'm
inclined
to go with the "tried and true". My husband, OTOH, said he read that the
Traeger auger can get blocked, and that the Louisiana has a design that
addresses that issue. He also doesn't like the black metal, he wants
stainless steel.

Can anyone chime in on this? Any satisfied customers of either? Any
people
who wish they hadn't bought it/them?

All information is greatly appreciated.

Sheila



I have used a Traeger for over two years and never had a problem with the
auger. The units are not grills (although Traeger now has a pellet grill
available), they are barbeques or smokers - all indirect.
Customer Service has been excellent.

John in Salinas, CA




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WhansaMi wrote:
Hi everyone. I'm new here, although, looking through the archives, it looks
like you guys have some great recipes, so I think I'll stay subscribed! :-)
With luck, we'll have some of our own to share soon.

We would like to get a wood pellet grill, and are trying to decide between
the Traeger Deluxe and the Louisiana Greenwood. Most of the reviews I've
found have been about the Traeger, and they are quite good, so I'm inclined
to go with the "tried and true". My husband, OTOH, said he read that the
Traeger auger can get blocked, and that the Louisiana has a design that
addresses that issue. He also doesn't like the black metal, he wants
stainless steel.

Can anyone chime in on this? Any satisfied customers of either? Any people
who wish they hadn't bought it/them?

All information is greatly appreciated.

Sheila


Sheila, it's a misnomer to call the Traeger a "grill." Although you can
grill with it, it is, first and foremost, a smoker. And, it's a fine
one, imo.

I own the Texas model and I love it. When I first bought it, I did have
a small problem with the auger, but it was my own fault. I failed to
follow the instructions. I've not had a problem since then (I've owned
the unit for about 5 years).

The only accessory I've added is the residential thermostat, which is a
must, imo. It allows for more accurate temperature control and works a
charm.

On the down side, the pellets can be expensive (about $35 for a 40lb
bag), but you should be able to find a local dealer who will sell them
to you for considerably less. If you live close to Traeger (Oregon), you
may be able to cut a deal with them by buying in bulk of 10 or so bags.
It's always a good idea to have a good stock of pellets. I found a local
dealer and the 10 bags have lasted me 2 years so far.

The best feature of an electric wood pellet smoker is that you can smoke
overnight (or any other time) without tending it. Pop your brisket in at
midnight and go to bed (keep your windows closed or the wood smell will
keep you up all night drooling). When you want to cook something more
quickly (grill), the temp will get up a bit over 400 degrees. Not
exactly ideal for searing a steak (they do come out fine), but perfectly
fine for a spatchcocked chicken. (I also own 3 charcoal grills -- 2
Webers and 1 cheap Home Depot model which is my favorite.)

Someone else pointed out the difference in cost per square inch of
cooking space between the Traeger and the Greenwood. I don't know
anything about the Greenwood, but that difference should be enough to
give the edge to the Traeger.

All in all, I'm very pleased with my smoker and recommend it highly.

--
Stan
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Stan (the Man) wrote:

Sheila, it's a misnomer to call the Traeger a "grill." Although you
can grill with it, it is, first and foremost, a smoker.


Well, I would call it a pit, myself. To me a "smoker" conotes a device --
like the lil chief -- that is specifically for smoking, which is a
non-cooking preservative process, and different than cooking bbq.
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On Mon, 22 May 2006 10:35:05 -0700, "Dave Bugg"
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Stan (the Man) wrote:

Sheila, it's a misnomer to call the Traeger a "grill." Although you
can grill with it, it is, first and foremost, a smoker.


Well, I would call it a pit, myself. To me a "smoker" conotes a device --
like the lil chief -- that is specifically for smoking, which is a
non-cooking preservative process, and different than cooking bbq.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You know who else believes that? Kent.
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Thanks to everyone who answered. After reading here, and doing some more
research online, we went with the Traeger Deluxe with the new residential
pellet grill, for searing.

We should get them in a few weeks. Now on to looking for more recipes! I
have already run off the recipe for the spatchcock chicken, and the hints
for making a good brisket.

Thanks again for all your help.

Sheila


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Denny Wheeler wrote:
And you'll get the unparalled joy of learning to tend the fire,
instead of just loading the pellet hopper and then relaxing or
otherwise occupying yourself during the cook.


Golly, messin with the fire is half the fun of cookin out. Plus it
helps keep ya outta the house where the Mrs can snap off Honey-Do
commands faster than you can crack the top off another beer and go
back out to check the fire. Dood, this IS relaxin. lol
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frohe wrote:
Golly, messin with the fire is half the fun of cookin out. Plus it
helps keep ya outta the house where the Mrs can snap off Honey-Do
commands faster than you can crack the top off another beer and go
back out to check the fire. Dood, this IS relaxin. lol


One other thought - if ya want a fuel-fed smoker, get one of Stump's
smokers.
http://www.stumpssmokers.com/index.htm

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Denny Wheeler wrote:
And you'll get the unparalled joy of learning to tend the fire,
instead of just loading the pellet hopper and then relaxing or
otherwise occupying yourself during the cook.


Golly, messin with the fire is half the fun of cookin out. Plus it
helps keep ya outta the house where the Mrs can snap off Honey-Do
commands faster than you can crack the top off another beer and go
back out to check the fire. Dood, this IS relaxin. lol
--


Nah... my hubby loves the idea of automating everything. He owns a
Robomower. ;-) The one thing he insisted upon was getting the thermostat,
so he can put stuff on, walk away, and not come back until it is ready!

Sheila (who tends to put together very few Honey'Do lists!)


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"frohe" wrote in message

:: frohe wrote:
::: Golly, messin with the fire is half the fun of cookin out. Plus
it
::: helps keep ya outta the house where the Mrs can snap off Honey-Do
::: commands faster than you can crack the top off another beer and go
::: back out to check the fire. Dood, this IS relaxin. lol
::
:: One other thought - if ya want a fuel-fed smoker, get one of
Stump's
:: smokers.
:: http://www.stumpssmokers.com/index.htm
::
:: --
:: -frohe
:: Life is too short to be in a hurry

Have you seen the video?
You need "quick time video player", and it takes a looooong time to
download if you're on dial-up, but well worth it.
http://homepage.mac.com/copyconn/iMovieTheater29.html

BOB
btw...the GF 222 CM is the model that I bought



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On Mon, 22 May 2006 08:14:10 -0400, Stan (the Man) wrote:

a spatchcocked chicken. (I also own 3 charcoal grills -- 2 Webers and 1
cheap Home Depot model which is my favorite.)


Hi Stan,

What cheap one do you have? I am looking for a cheap grill.

Thanks,
Steve


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"SteveSch" wrote in message
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On Mon, 22 May 2006 08:14:10 -0400, Stan (the Man) wrote:

a spatchcocked chicken. (I also own 3 charcoal grills -- 2 Webers and 1
cheap Home Depot model which is my favorite.)


Hi Stan,

What cheap one do you have? I am looking for a cheap grill.

Thanks,
Steve


Boy... I started that thread nearly a year ago! How long were you looking
through the archives to go back THAT far???

Sheila




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