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Pellet Grill/Smoker Advice

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I am in the marked for a pellet grill. I am sending one of my offset smokers to the cabin and want to purchase something that will be comparable to the smoker. I don't really have the budget to spend over $1000 for the new equipment.

I guess the biggest concern that I have is having the unit create enough smoke flavor. I am guessing that smoke tubes would help out with that as well. I have a small gas grill for burgers and brats and an occasional chick breast and then another offset smoker that can cook a 200 lb pig. I am just trying fill the void in between. And...there is no such thing as having too many grills lol.

Any advice would be helpful.

Thanks

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I have a Camp Chef......paid around $550 or so. It does a very good job. But as you say.....I use a smoke n tube to get enough smoke taste. My neighbor has a Traeger. Pretty much the same. Excellent for setting and forgetting. But it gets pretty spendy on pellets when you make ribs for 5 hours or brisket for 10 hours. So I basically use the smoker to get the smoke taste, but instead of leaving it in longer wrapped in tinfoil.....I finish it in the oven inside. Saves on buying a lot  of pellets.

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check out the Pit Boss brand at rural king, free shipping from them too.  I like mine

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So I am looking at this

Pit Boss 820 Pellet Grill

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looks to me like a good choise!!  where from?

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Green mountain pellet smokers are good as well

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I have the BigHorn from Rural King. Second choice would have been the PitBoss.

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