- Sep 6, 2020
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- Lanigan Saskatchewan Canada
I have the PitBoss Copperhead 7 and afar from only 2 issues a few months after I bought my CH7 has been working great have had it for around 3 years now,if you want a good smoke flavor try this after the startup lower your temp down to the smoke setting and leave it at that setting for 3 hours I only use a smoke tube for cold smoking cheese and certian kinds of fish. And finally and you may do this already clean out your vertical smoker after every cookOk here’s a question probably most of us have asked ourself. Especially new to pellet guys like me.
I know I’ve pondered over this a few times myself. And from a lot of the posts we see In here, I’m sure there’s a few that would have some input.
If you knew what you do now. Would you have bought it. And maybe more importantly would you have bought a different model than the one you got?
First off I’m not posting this for it to become a bashing thread! If it does I would like a mod to just take it down.
There’s a lot of things about pellet cookers that newbies don’t know till it’s too late. And also different features and models. For myself there’s a lot of things I didn’t know about, to consider.
Who knows. Maybe somebody lurking around thinking about getting in the game might stumble on this and get a little educated about them.
I’ll start by saying I was infatuated with the pellet smokers in general and ran across a very good deal on a floor model. Price on mine at Lowe’s was 459 I believe and mine went out the door for 320 bucks and tax.
At first I was about ready to take it back because of the lack of smoke. Especially since the sales guy told me these things were the smokiest available. My first few cooks were, well lacking. The ease of using it was great. But the lack of smoke was almost a deal breaker. I ran across a couple of websites and watched a million YouTube’s like most do. And especially in here I learned two things. The first being they do NOT deliver the smoky flavor as say my offset or chip burner. And the second thing I learned I didn’t know what the hell I was doing lol. Low temp smoke session and most of the time a smoke tube. And experiment with pellets.
Now I’m pretty happy with it. I use it a few times a week. And can get satisfactory smoke when I want it. And have even used to cook when I didn’t necessarily want heavy smoke. Kinda like an outside oven if ya will.
As far as buying one. Knowing what I do now. Yup I certainly would.
But the same one ??? I’m on the fence there. I see the 850s and others with their grill like capabilities and actually thought about replacing this one. I have a couple of son in laws that I’m sure would like it.
But it ain’t going nowhere right now. Lol. But man I do like the idea of the other options on the others.