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FAQ Subject: Traeger auger fed wood pellet burning Texas Style
Thanks for the great web site.
I've learned a lot.
I've been grilling for quite a while and have used a gas powered water smoker for about 5 years with some success. I think I am now ready for a real barbeque. My friend has recommended that I consider a Traeger auger fed wood pellet burning Texas Style BBQ075.
I have heard that people say that they produce great tasting barbeque....
Have you had any experience they these units?
Do they taste as good as a normal wood burning unit?
If you are not sure about the Traeger unit, what might you recommend. I have seen you suggest the Oklahoma Joe smoker.
Thanks for you help.
Thanks for the kind words.
The advantage of the Traeger or any pellet burner, is that it requires less skill in regulating heat and less attention. The disadvantages are: those pellets are expensive, you have to have electricity, they are not effective for broiling, only smoking and barbecuing. I do not like the taste that they produce.
Personally, I prefer a pit which will allow me to broil, roast, barbecue and hot smoke. CharBroil has revived their CB900 series which is an excellent design, well built and costs around $300. But, before you make up your mind, I suggest that you invest in a copy of "The Great American Barbecue & Grilling Manual" which has chapters on design considerations, construction, and illustrations plus asks you questions to help you decide which grill is best for you. It also teaches you how to become a pro with ease. Click into The Barbecue Store at www.barbecuen.com and check it out.