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HELP!! My electric smoker told me to go F myself, need a new one

Old 02-16-2019, 06:38 AM
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I just bought a pit boss 820D pellet smoker and added a PID controller from Savannah stoker and I love it! Smoked a shoulder the other day for 14 hours and it came out perfect! I went from coal to gas to electric, to this. I'll never go back. We grill and smoke everything on it, it even has a spot where you can sear things. You can run it from 150 to 500degF, you can also add a pellet smoke tube and cold smoke with just the fan on.
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Old 02-16-2019, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
If it's a MasterBuilt drill out the rivets on the back aluminum panel. If I recall close to the center there is a wire that gets burned, it is very easy to see and to fix it. Also check the wires on the element ( I would do this first) they are also a know problem. Disclaimer I have never had a problem with mine. The one with the broken wire in the back was a friend of mine that I fixed it for him. It was an older unit.
This happened to mine. I cut the wire, and crimped a new connector on. Worked like a champ. The moisture from the meat gets in the walls of the unit and corrodes everything. I am due a new unit probably sooner than later and going back electric, it is so easy.
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Old 02-16-2019, 11:40 AM
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I have a Masterbuilt. It worked great the first year and then the digital control panel died. It is garage kept, cleaned/covered after every use. When I spoke with someone at Masterbuilt, they suggested I remove the control panel and take it inside after use. REALLY? They offered to sell me a new for $30. I put a negative review on a consumer review website and lo and behold, I received an email offering to send me a new panel. While I appreciate the gesture, it took me complaining on a complaint website for them to make the offer and now I just wonder how long my smoker will work until the control panel dies again.
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Old 02-16-2019, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by SlipperyPelican View Post
Look into a Rec Tec before buying a Traeger. I have 2, a Bullseye and a Mini (new model is the Trailblazer). Love them both. The Bullseye is a grill that can smoke. The Mini is a smoker that can grill. I find cooking hot and fast is easier on the Bullseye. I'd also recommend investing in Grill Grates regardless of which manufacturer you choose if you go the route of a pellet grill/smoker.
X2....I have an injected and rubbed pork butt thats going on the rec tec tonight before we go to bed. This is easily the best, most enjoyable smoker I have ever owned. I dont usually have time to tend to a wood or charcoal smoker. I also hated my last electric smoker. All I have to do is make sure the hopper is full of pellets and then turn it on and set the temperature. Everything I have cooked has been great. Dont let anyone tell you that pellets dont cook well or produce enough smoke, my buddy does professional competition bbq and one of his smokers is a large pellet smoker and he does very well and so do alot of other pros.
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:32 PM
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Thanks to everyone that offered opinions, I never considered the pellet grill prior but after 4 or 7 beers and some googling the rec-tec stampede is in my cart, seems like a pellet grill would be perfect for our needs and easy for the wife to use on her own
Originally Posted by SlipperyPelican View Post
Look into a Rec Tec before buying a Traeger. I have 2, a Bullseye and a Mini (new model is the Trailblazer). Love them both. The Bullseye is a grill that can smoke. The Mini is a smoker that can grill. I find cooking hot and fast is easier on the Bullseye. I'd also recommend investing in Grill Grates regardless of which manufacturer you choose if you go the route of a pellet grill/smoker.
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X2....I have an injected and rubbed pork butt thats going on the rec tec tonight before we go to bed. This is easily the best, most enjoyable smoker I have ever owned. I dont usually have time to tend to a wood or charcoal smoker. I also hated my last electric smoker. All I have to do is make sure the hopper is full of pellets and then turn it on and set the temperature. Everything I have cooked has been great. Dont let anyone tell you that pellets dont cook well or produce enough smoke, my buddy does professional competition bbq and one of his smokers is a large pellet smoker and he does very well and so do alot of other pros.
either of yalls have any feedback on the Stampede?


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Old 02-16-2019, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by DFreedom View Post
I have a Masterbuilt. It worked great the first year and then the digital control panel died. It is garage kept, cleaned/covered after every use. When I spoke with someone at Masterbuilt, they suggested I remove the control panel and take it inside after use. REALLY? They offered to sell me a new for $30. I put a negative review on a consumer review website and lo and behold, I received an email offering to send me a new panel. While I appreciate the gesture, it took me complaining on a complaint website for them to make the offer and now I just wonder how long my smoker will work until the control panel dies again.
bro same story here, they told me to take the display off when not in use, wtf?
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
Rusty goo sound kind of strange.
do you store the smoker outside in the weather?

What did you hope to accomplish by jumping the thermocouple?
it is a temp measuring device not a switch
yes stays outside, I dunno man I drink a lot of beer, seemed legit at the time prolly wasn't even the thermocoupler but what ever it was I bypassed the thing like nobody's business
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:59 PM
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Never heard of the stamped but if rec tec makes it you will be happy. I had a couple small issues with mine after a year and they sent me a brand new lid to take care of it.I just put my pork butt on mine and I can't wait till tomorrow night to eat it. You will be impressed. I have cooked steaks onl mine, I'm sure your outside temperature makes a difference, imI'in Florida and I can get this thing almost 600 degrees.
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Old 02-16-2019, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by MistaBobDobalina View Post
Thanks to everyone that offered opinions, I never considered the pellet grill prior but after 4 or 7 beers and some googling the rec-tec stampede is in my cart, seems like a pellet grill would be perfect for our needs and easy for the wife to use on her own




either of yalls have any feedback on the Stampede?
I don't have a Stampede or know anyone that has one. I got my father-in-law a Trailblazer last year which works great. Similar to my Mini but with some upgrades on the newer models (WiFi, stainless steel barrel, etc). If you can spring it, the Bull is larger and carries a 6 year warranty vs I believe 3 for the Stampede. The Trailblazer is nice because it's portable. No matter what your choose, Rec Tec customer service is top in the industry and the owner provides his cell number. Look at all the reviews online and I think you'll be hard pressed to find a better bang for your buck, not even including the added benefit of customer service. I guarantee you won't be let down with whatever model you choose if you go Rec Tec.
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