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  1. Mike This woodwork is amazing. How do you protect the wood given the salt air that tends to discolor everything Have you ever done any work on boat
  2. My mattress is empty I had my youngest graduate college in may My wife just got her PHD and she turned 50 I'm trying to get a larger boat My grill budget is shot How is the GMG working out. Just so you know , there is a store in the ohio valley called Menards. They are selling the Pit Bo's 820 for $399 as part of there End of summer sale. It's the same size as the Daniel Boone and the Little Tex It is Dansons first entry into pellet grills/smokers for the masses. It is a completely different line than there Country Cookers The best thing. Is that it comes with free shipping
  3. You may want to checkout rcplaner on eBay for SS flavor bars The blue is still looking sharp So how much action does your setup get?
  4. It's not just this forum. I'm in several others and the posting is about the same. For me I'm either working or out on my boat. I still cook a lot but you can only show so much grill porn before you run out of new meals to show. Also a lot of us are still in storm damage mode. I'm still cleaning up after 11 1/2 inches of rain in less than 24 hours last week
  5. Thanks The issue I have is getting the charcoal/ wood chip ratio worked out I think I'm going to start keeping a log I'm not yet sold on a pellet smoker either. I think I will get a Vision at the next road show. My issue with all grills and smokers is the environment in which I keep it. Since I have extremely high humidity and salt air and mist. A cover does more damage than good It never drys The 304SS and Ceramic cookers do not rust. For my environment they have proven to be the best options. My Akorn has been repainted with Rustoleum High Heat Grill paint That's all that's holding it together I knew it was going to be an issue when I got it. Hence the look at a pellet smoker I find it interesting that Traeger actually says to keep the smoker waxed. At least they did address the issue. In the back of my mind I am actually considering a Weber Smokey Mountain and adding the pellet hooper to it if the Traeger can't survive.
  6. Elliott I will let you know I'm going to do some side by side cooks of the Pellet Smoker vs my Kamado Smoker Vanole I went through many types of charcoal in the Akron I only have the Akorn because I missed out on the Costco Road Show earlier when they had the Vision BGE knockoff. There are a couple of things about kamado type cookers that I don't like. Mainly the fact that you have to do a very good job on anticipating how much fuel you will need for a 10 or 12 hour cook. As in order to add more fuel is to remove your meat and then have to set the temp all over again. I was originally going to get a GMG Davey Crockett but I didn't for the following reasons 1. Portable in name only. If you need two people to Carry it, it ain't portable 2. The dealers in DelMarVa are overcharging for the smoker and GMG has no solution for the consumer 3. You can't order parts directly from the GMG website 4. The Traeger JR is larger 5. I got the Traeger 3yr warranty plus the Costco warranty over the 2 yr GMG warranty 6. Because of item 2 the Davey Crockett is being sold for approx $175 to $200 more than the Traeger JR. at Costco 7. I prefer Traeger Customer Service and there integrated website
  7. Now let me make sure I have this straight. You have never met me. You don't know me Yet you somehow feel that I ridicule people. You really need to check your facts I have never personally attacked anyone , however you seem to have no problem attacking me. If you bothered to read the entire forum you would see that I have gone out of my way to help people since this site started. Speaking for myself This site was turning into tech support for some sellers with questionable practices. You have participated here for how long 2 years. Yet you want to call me out and worse of all . You are misinformed. I have been here since the beginning Have you ever stopped to think that some of the people you are talking about don't want to see people waste money When I look at a grill, I look at TCOS. (Total cost of ownership) I base everything on that. The biggest issue when buying a grill is. Are there replacement parts available. If the mfg doesn't support it , then it is a waste of money
  8. Now for starters my Weber gas grill is fine With that said Costco did it to me again I was in Costco and they were having a Traeger grill roadshow I was looking for a small dedicated smoker I had my eye on a WSM to match my gas grill I had tried the Akorn Kooker because I missed the Roadshow Vision sale The Kamodo style cookers are not easily refueled for long cooks Anyway There was a Traeger Junior for $299 just calling my name It came with a cover and some rubs They were also selling pellets for $14.50 for 20lbs With the Costco return policy the deal was too good to pass up I purchased this to be used as a smoker. For that it works well. I can actually fit more food in the JR. Than the Akorn I much prefer burning Pellets to Cowboy Lump charcoal and adding wood chips Yes for smoking I have come over to the Pellet side
  9. Mike What type of filtration do you use to keep the various slivers of everything from being injested?
  10. What grill did you do this too? Did you take any pictures? Where did you get the other burner from?
  11. There is going to be a learning curve for you. The best thing you can do is go to the bookstore/ home improvement store and buy the latest version of the Weber grill cookbook. It will walk you through how to use the grill to its full potential. The best part is there are actually pictures on most of the pages that you can follow
  12. Great job
  13. I live in the MidAtlantic off of the Bay I have never covered my grill and I have no rust. My grill has been in the elements 6 years Its the cover that makes grills rust because the covers never dry
  14. Its all about the service Dont forget to post pictures In spite of what some inexperienced cooks will tell you You can use a gas grill to smoke with You will find that your BGE will get less use once you learn how to control the weber low and slow I dont know if you really want to use the cover My weber has never seen a cover Of course in my area a cover would never dry
  15. Hello There are some things you failed to mention Before you spend your money you need to no the following 1 How often do you cook? 2 How many do you cook for? 3 What is the climate where you live? 4 Will this be your only grill? 5 Do you want Natural Gas, Propane, Pellet, Electric or Charcoal? 6 Are there any HOA restrictions ? 7 What size grill area do you have? 8 How long do you expect the grill to last? Until you can answer these questions You really dont no what you need While cost is important You buy a grill based on need and Total Cost of Ownership