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Old 08-12-2018, 12:47 PM
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Traeger: Pros and Conns

So 16 yrs ago my wife came home and told me I needed to buy a truck and a big screen TV (knew I married the right women!). Years later she told me to buy a boat and I did. Then 2 years after that she told me trade it in for a surf boat - did my research and bought the X20 (still loving it). Now she says we need a Traeger (she suggested the Timberline 850). Need TT member help. Pros & Cons?

I have no experience smoking food. Typically don't have the patience to not only sit there but I also lack the pre-planing to prepare meat the day before. So smoking meat/burgers/pizza/veggies etc will be a new skill I will need to acquire. Any advice?

Thanks for any guidance and suggestions anyone wants to give!

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Old 08-12-2018, 01:37 PM
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My advice: she hasn’t steered you astray yet. In fact, it sounds like all her guidance thus far has been spot on! Might as well keep doing what she asks.

I don’t have a traeger, but have buddies that do. Honestly the only drawback that I’ve seen is it needs electricity.
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:46 PM
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So 16 yrs ago my wife came home and told me I needed to buy a truck and a big screen TV (knew I married the right women!). Years later she told me to buy a boat and I did. Then 2 years after that she told me trade it in for a surf boat - did my research and bought the X20 (still loving it). Now she says we need a Traeger (she suggested the Timberline 850). Need TT member help. Pros & Cons?

I have no experience smoking food. Typically don't have the patience to not only sit there but I also lack the pre-planing to prepare meat the day before. So smoking meat/burgers/pizza/veggies etc will be a new skill I will need to acquire. Any advice?

Thanks for any guidance and suggestions anyone wants to give!

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+1 on d-79's post........


The wife is always right... Right or wrong, she's always right. And to your own testimony of the past.......go get the gadget.

Hone your grilling skills is all I can say.....

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Old 08-12-2018, 02:26 PM
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Love my Lil Tex Elite 22 Traeger, no cons for me.

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Old 08-12-2018, 02:50 PM
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Get a Traeger smoker, they are awesome. I have 2!

Consider that a pellet smoker is more like a smokey oven than a grill. I wouldn't do steaks on a Traeger, but ribs, whole chickens, brisket is great. Bacon cooks well on a smoker also. I still keep my Weber gas grill for grilling.
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Old 08-12-2018, 03:02 PM
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My brother and my parents have one... they’re awesome!!!!!
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Old 08-12-2018, 03:23 PM
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Tregers are nice but you should consider a Big Green Egg that can do everything a smoker can do but also sear steaks, cook pizzas, etc. I threw my gas grill out as soon as I got it.
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Old 08-12-2018, 04:55 PM
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Green eggs are cool but from everybody that I know that has them I have yet to find one person that doesn't use it for one year and then go to something like a Traeger just because of the ease of use
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:04 PM
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I have a green mountain, similar to traeger. So easy to use. It will get up to 500 so it grills as well.
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:28 PM
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I absolutely love my Traeger. Wife surprised me last year for Father's Day and we have had a ton of great meat off that thing.

Listen to what she says.

No "Con's" whatsoever!
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