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PostPosted: Wednesday 7-1-2015 5:58 am    Post subject: Pulled The Traeger Reply with quote

I have a Weber Bullet smoker that I tried over the last year. It is a fine smoker but I never found the sweet spot with it. My native Southerner genes must have been diluted after too many years living in California Laughing
I have a couple friends who have Traeger smokers and have lusted after one when they started to show up at Costco. Last week one of my buddies spotted a floor model on sale at Chef's Toys. I ordered it and picked it up on Monday.
Yesterday I tried it with some bacon wrapped drumsticks and bacon wrapped jalapenos.




Notice some of the jalapenos disappeared while the drums were finishing. The jalapenos lost most of their heat but retained the great flavor

I love this device.
If you are in the LA Area I have a gently used Weber Bullet for sale at a generous price. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wednesday 7-1-2015 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the dark side! Laughing

Traegers are awesome! I love mine. Try as you might, you wont burn anything. Set the thermostat and forget about it.

Keep your fire pot cleaned out and there almost nothing to go wrong. Mine is about 15years old and still going strong.

How much are the pellets out there? I get them for around $12 a bag here.
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PostPosted: Wednesday 7-1-2015 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dennis,

Glad you found yourself a good smoker! Seems like they work a bit different and finding the one that fits your style is the smoker for you. I've had good luck with my Weber Bullet through the years. I have a couple racks of ribs in the freezer just waiting for me to fire up the smoker.

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PostPosted: Thursday 7-2-2015 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pellets run $13-15 a bag for most but there was a demo at Costco with a new "Gourmet" edition for $19. I will not be going that route.

Joanne, Weber Bullet and I could not reach a sweet spot where I loved using it. Anyone interested in it will also get several bags of wood chunks of various flavors thrown in. Gold Tooth Smile:
I believe it is the mid size that usually sells for $299 and will go for lower than that.
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PostPosted: Thursday 7-2-2015 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Thursday 7-2-2015 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dmb90260 wrote:

Joanne, Weber Bullet and I could not reach a sweet spot where I loved using it.


Time for it to head down the road!

My first smoker was a Brinkman. Was NEVER able to get the thing to hold an even temp (operator error no doubt). Folks all over the internet seemed to like them, but it wasn't for me. Fortunately I didn't have much tied up in it, so after a frustrating smoking session it was set out on the curb. I think one of the neighbors got it before the trash guy did. Hope they had better results than I did.

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PostPosted: Friday 7-3-2015 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Weber Bullet will not make the curb. It is too valuable for that and still a fine cooker that must needs a better operator.
I do a fair bit of curbside recycling but there are limits. When I get tired of it sitting there, e-bay or Craig's List will take care of it

In the mean time I am open to offers that do not involve shipping.
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PostPosted: Saturday 8-15-2015 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dennis, looks like you have her dialed in as the chow looks tasty! Enjoy it my friend. All the best.

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PostPosted: Tuesday 8-18-2015 8:53 am    Post subject: Bullet Reply with quote

We like Weber Bullets, and we like to camp. Where will we see you next??? Laughing

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PostPosted: Wednesday 8-19-2015 6:08 am    Post subject: Re: Bullet Reply with quote

The Teardrop Nanny wrote:
We like Weber Bullets, and we like to camp. Where will we see you next??? Laughing

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I do not have any immediate travel plans but do considet winding my way to the far North.
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PostPosted: Friday 8-21-2015 7:44 am    Post subject: Welcome Reply with quote

Dennis, you and the dogs can come camp up here with us anytime.

Although I would not recommend it right now as in the East/North/South there is horrible air quality due to the heavy smoke from wildfires, and suspension of burning permits, & campfires! lol

Seriously though, it's been a long time--Mendocino TD gathering--was the last time. We do need to get together to cook!!
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PostPosted: Saturday 8-22-2015 6:09 am    Post subject: Re: Welcome Reply with quote

The Teardrop Nanny wrote:
Dennis, you and the dogs can come camp up here with us anytime.

Although I would not recommend it right now as in the East/North/South there is horrible air quality due to the heavy smoke from wildfires, and suspension of burning permits, & campfires! lol

Seriously though, it's been a long time--Mendocino TD gathering--was the last time. We do need to get together to cook!!
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Hopefully El Nino will rescue us from the fires and hold back on the mud slides. I do have the large aluminum DO that needs to be broken in.
I can't think of a better crew to help me with that
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PostPosted: Saturday 8-22-2015 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you know what we make in our big aluminum dutch oven?........(wait for it)







Ice cream.....YES! That's all Dean wants to make in THAT particular oven.
We last made it at an IRG event and it is so good, and you can customize flavors. How about you consider attending the next IRG in 2016??? There's enough dutch oven cooking there to carry a person through the entire year.....well maybe for some of us the rest of the summer. Wink


And Thumbs Up to El Nino, we heard it will be coming through this year also. Just don't give us all the water in one weekend Mother Nature!!
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