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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:12 pm 
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Honui Moai
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On a related note, anyone know of a source for affordable fire bricks in New England?

When I built the brewpub, we got the fire bricks at the UBS in Quaker Hill. Some of the United Builders Supply locations are masonry focused.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:13 pm 
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BINGO! You're the best! :thumbsup: It looks like they have everything needed, minus the apron.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:15 pm 
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so, they carry chef's hats? cool! :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 9:38 am 
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Personal Statement: Drink? Jet Pilot!!!
Aloha all!

Resurrecting this thread for some opinions.

I need to replace my smoker. I had an upright Master Pro smoker (propane fired) that used to do a great job smoking everything from Turkey to ribs, brisket and pork shoulder. The bottom rusted out (literally fell out of the smoker).

Now I’ve got a split barrel…propane on one side, charcoal/wood offset smoker on the other. The gas side does a great job grilling but the smoker side is lacking. Uneven heat, smoke and too many grease fires.

So, I’m looking at pellet grills/smokers to replace my current setup. Anyone have any experience? I’ve been on Consumer Reports and multiple BBQ sites (they all seem to have an agenda…no really) and haven’t come up with a good recommendation yet.

What I’m looking for:
Large cooking area (1000 sq in +), even heat distribution, GREAT smoking ability (low and slow) and ease of use, especially cleaning.

I’ve looked at:
Traeger: (said to be the original pellet smoker). Highest review on CR but everyone seems to hate their customer service. Some auger and cleaning issues.
Yoder: Too expensive
Weber: Seems to be good but their Quality Control is lacking. Multiple people have had to have augers and thermocouples replaced within a few months, or even days, of getting them.
Pitt Boss: Good but heat issues. Specifically uneven heating and inability to reach higher temps (for searing or finishing a cook).
There are others Z-grills, Camp Chef, Woodwind.

Thanks for the suggestions.

P.S.: If all else fails I’ll go back to an upright smoker and my grill. Perhaps a pellet grill is “a Jack of all trades but a master of none.”

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2021 1:10 am 
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I have no experience with pellet smokers, but I hear they are great.

I like staying up all night and tending the firebox on my vertical dyna-glo, or indirect heat and smoke in my char broil.

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2021 9:57 am 
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Ended up getting the Louisiana Grills vertical pellet smoker. Burning it in this weekend, hopefully ribs and brisket on Monday, depends on my work schedule.

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2021 10:16 am 
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Looking forward to hearing about how it went!

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