Undecided- Feedback Needed Please!

coachescrew

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I have been doing ALLLOOTT (probably too much;) research on as many different Pellet grills I can find.

I have just used my son's Traeger from Costco and Smoked our first turkey for thanksgiving and it was GREAT!

** Pit Boss: Why I am leaning toward them is PRO'S: #1: Ability to SEAR!! and #2: Warranty. CONS: Holding Temp and their App. Everything I am reading is that these two areas have a lot of issues.

** TRAEGER: Probably the only reason I may not go with them is that it's not as easy to SEAR. I have viewed multiple videos on how to accomplish it, so I am still on the fence. Their APP seems to be great and can't find issues about Heat fluxuation, etc.

** Yoder: I ran across this brand and although it cost about 3X more, it seems like it's built like a tank, the App is great, no issues with Heat fluctuation, etc., and the Warranty is 10 yrs on Core and 3 for app, etc.

I would love to hear comments from folks who have gone thru similar process and what led them to their decision.

Thank you in adavance and look forward to your reply!
 

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Did lots of research too; decided on this brand due to price and fairly decent reviews. Like you state you can stand on the high dive and think about all the crap than can happen; or jump in.
I decided to jump in and learn this one. Have learned: screw the book (times), and temp gauge. Set it at the temp you want, take it off when probe says done. I still get impatient, but that's a learned behavior not easily changed.
Not as proficient as I'd like, but learn each time out.
PS: Pork and beef are easy, chicken is a challenge( for me)
 

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Did lots of research too; decided on this brand due to price and fairly decent reviews. Like you state you can stand on the high dive and think about all the crap than can happen; or jump in.
I decided to jump in and learn this one. Have learned: screw the book (times), and temp gauge. Set it at the temp you want, take it off when probe says done. I still get impatient, but that's a learned behavior not easily changed.
Not as proficient as I'd like, but learn each time out.
PS: Pork and beef are easy, chicken is a challenge( for me)
You are correct. At the end of the day, your concerned about the Temp of the meat...period. Even if the temp in the smoker fluctuates, it doesn't matter. It may take longer or not...Thanks for your Feedback!!
 

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This all depends on your budget. There are some great pellet grills out it something you need to figure out which one meets your needs. My Yoder s640 is built like a tank the quality and construction of the grill is amazing. Pit Boss grills are great as well the only draw back on Pit Boss to me is the controller. You can buy a Legacy Pro Series 1100 at lowes for under $400 if they still have them and then buy a Savannah Stoker PID controller for $200. You are getting a grill for $600 that will operate like a Yoder, Traeger, and other top of the line grills.
 

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