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Old 10-05-2018, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by olyveoil View Post
Ceramic. Can grill and smoke. Hard to do on a pellet.
Set a Mak 2 Star General with the flame zone on "grill" and it gets plenty hot.
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:18 AM
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No pellets. I always assume there is something carcinogenic holding those pellets together.
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:38 AM
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I've been an eggheaed for a couple of years now and love it. We use it 3-5 nights a week. But i'll be honest, I bought a PK360 for the beach and I might like it even more... It's cast aluminum with SS grates. https://www.pkgrills.com/the-new-pk3...4aAgiqEALw_wcB
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by shalodrf View Post
No pellets. I always assume there is something carcinogenic holding those pellets together.
Yeah, compression.
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:21 PM
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No comparison, get an egg. You are actually smoking meat with wood, Pellets are plugging in a machine to cook for you, and to produce artificial smoke. Learn the craft.
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by shalodrf View Post
No pellets. I always assume there is something carcinogenic holding those pellets together.
They are completely artificial. Sawdust slurry with added who-knows-what then extruded into pellets and tumble dried, then bagged.

I donít think so Tim.
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:59 PM
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I have a Treager, a Vision Ceramic grill, and a Wilmington. The ceramics are being sold. I love the Treager and the Wilmington. The Vision is great but it is a PIA to get going for me. Gas for the quick cooks and the Treager for the long ones.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:09 PM
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I could cook a pellet grill on my big green egg and make it taste good.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:24 PM
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I vote ceramic. I have a vision and really enjoy using when I have time
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Elbow2 View Post
Set a Mak 2 Star General with the flame zone on "grill" and it gets plenty hot.
Put a thermometer to it. Iím curious to know how hot is ďplenty hotĒ.
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:19 AM
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I'm actively looking for a Kamado Joe now.

Did I see that Costco is selling them now?
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Kenny Powers View Post
I've used them all. Pellets are great for ease, but don't get you the true smoke impregnation like lump charcoal/wood. Kamados are great too, but are a PITA (relatively) to get running; and they actually don't push that much smoke due to their efficiency. I bought one of these a couple years ago; and have never looked back. It's like having a pit smoker, charcoal grill, outdoor oven all in one. You can switch between those modes on the fly too. I can go from 200* low/slow smoke to searing a steak at 1300* in an instant..... Which is how i do thick pork chops. 30 minutes rolling heavy smoke, then 1 minute each side putting a crisp on the outside. My wife wouldn't let me cook on a kamado again.
I'd say very small PITA. If you're smoking, you don't want to push a lot of smoke, TBS (thin blue smoke) is what you want.

If you've got a lot of smoke, something is wrong.

Love my Primo XL. As mentioned, their customer service is excellent.
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Primo Oval is the way to go. I have a Large BGE and the Oval Primo, both are the same quality, but the Primo is more versatile due to the shape. I never cared for pellet smokers, the flavor is just not right IMO.
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Old 10-06-2018, 01:44 PM
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Why get a ceramic if you also have a kettle. Can do everything the ceramic can without big price tag.

If I was in your shoes I'd get pellet for smoking and keep kettle for grilling.
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Old 10-06-2018, 02:16 PM
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Never enjoyed the Weber kettle/charcoal experience......then I was given a BGE by a client that was a dealer...best trade off ever. Within a week I was smoking and cooking far above my pay grade. Still have a Weber genesis that the bottom is rusting out of from being exposed to salt air for 5 years that gets used for fast cooks of burgers or chicken breasts. I’m always a sucker for new gadgets (pellet grill etc) but would buy a flat top before I bought a pellet I think
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Originally Posted by Ccamp View Post
I could cook a pellet grill on my big green egg and make it taste good.
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Originally Posted by lazyboi1212 View Post
Why get a ceramic if you also have a kettle. Can do everything the ceramic can without big price tag.

If I was in your shoes I'd get pellet for smoking and keep kettle for grilling.
Ok, now you're just being silly.
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I have a pit boss pellet grill as do a lot of my friends I love it. I cook at least 3 nights a week I have no problem getting it up to 500 degrees granted id rather get to 750 to really wear a steak. But for all around cooking and occasional steak you canít beat a pellet grill. I was doubtful at first but after using it the first few times itís the only grill I will use now other than cooking whole hogs on my big cooker. As to the pellets they are 100 percent natural wood nothing added itís just saw dust pushed threw a die at a few hundred tons. You can light a handful on fire with a lighter and it burns just like solid wood.
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Rec-tec is amazing. I rarely use my Weber now.
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Originally Posted by Muddycreekrunner View Post
I have a pit boss pellet grill as do a lot of my friends I love it. I cook at least 3 nights a week I have no problem getting it up to 500 degrees granted id rather get to 750 to really wear a steak. But for all around cooking and occasional steak you canít beat a pellet grill. I was doubtful at first but after using it the first few times itís the only grill I will use now other than cooking whole hogs on my big cooker. As to the pellets they are 100 percent natural wood nothing added itís just saw dust pushed threw a die at a few hundred tons. You can light a handful on fire with a lighter and it burns just like solid wood.
Didnt you read the other posts? Pellets are made with dangerous chemicals and you dont get any smoke flavor unless you cook on an egg😊
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