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Pulled the trigger

Postby TX1911 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:25 pm

Since the cook-off incident, I've been missing having a pit on the back porch. I decided on a pellet pooper so that I can experiment more than, due to ease and wife-pleasing (she loves the results, but hates the time it takes to use the offset).

Well, I found a deal on the one I've been eyeing. Field and Stream (Dicks Sporting Goods, I guess) had the Camp Chef DLX on sale for $100 off. Signed up for e-mails and got another 15% off.

Now, the waiting begins!
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Re: Pulled the trigger

Postby Txdragon » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:51 pm

Congrats! Looks like a good investment, and great deal as well! Now you know we need many pictures of all cooks on it!!
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Re: Pulled the trigger

Postby OldUsedParts » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:54 pm

Welcome to the Club, Counselor, looks like a real nice unit so get ready to get hooked on pelletizing :tup: :salut: :cheers:
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Re: Pulled the trigger

Postby TX1911 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:23 pm

Thanks y'all. The bride can be a little, ah, persnickety when I cook. She likes to eat BBQ but not put up with everything that goes along with it.

This seemed like a workable middle ground. We'll have to see.

Didn't feel like using any of the discount I got on shipping, so I took the free shipping option. Should be here in 10 days or so. Thing I like about this particular model is that it has an ash cup so you don't have to take the guts out to clean it, and it has clean out for the unused pellets.

Time will tell how well it works.
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Re: Pulled the trigger

Postby Txdragon » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:46 pm

Maintenance free always looks good on paper lol
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Re: Pulled the trigger

Postby TX1911 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:19 pm

Txdragon wrote:Maintenance free always looks good on paper lol


Right up there with "some assembly required"
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Re: Pulled the trigger

Postby Russ » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:22 pm

Look forward to a pic of your purchase, then a pic of your finished products. My wife doesn't cook at all so I know where you are coming from. She's first to line up though,lol

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Re: Pulled the trigger

Postby Russ » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:23 pm

TX1911 wrote:
Txdragon wrote:Maintenance free always looks good on paper lol


Right up there with "some assembly required"


Lol, always screws n nuts left over, I just say they supply extras,lol.

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Re: Pulled the trigger

Postby OldUsedParts » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:50 pm

After you use it, if you decide you need more smoke flavor and start thinking about one of these
http://www.amazenproducts.com/product_p/amnps5x8.htm - - don't order one because I'll send you mine
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Re: Pulled the trigger

Postby bondobill » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:45 am

Welcome to the club 1911.
Once ya get the hang of a pellet cooker your stick burners may just grow cob webs. :lol:
For more smoke I use the amazing 12" smoker tubes.They take up a lot less room on the grille. They'll run about 4 hours. I actually have 3 of them. When one runs out I'll just fire up another one.
I've also ran a couple at a time.
You can also run Mojo bricks on top of the deflector plate for added smoke flavor.

Good Luck :cheers:

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Re: Pulled the trigger

Postby TX1911 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:52 am

I appreciate the advice. One of the things for me about this grill was they have some options that others don't. They have a "High Smoke" option which cooks at 225 (allegedly) with increased smoke when compared to the actual temp settings on the dial. If that makes sense.

Time will tell!
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Re: Pulled the trigger

Postby Gator » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:00 am

I acquired a Traeger about 5 years ago, never missed a good nights sleep ever since. 8)
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Re: Pulled the trigger

Postby txsmkmstr » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:18 am

TX1911 wrote: Should be here in 10 days or so.

Ha... ten days beats ten months. :thap:

Congrats - looking forward to seeing the results.
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Re: Pulled the trigger

Postby Papa Tom » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:13 pm

You're gonna love it.
Been pellet cookin' for most of 20 years now and other pits have come and gone but I still have my original Traeger plus a couple others.

I don't really get the "not enough smoke" argument, Although I've tried supplemental smoke devices just for grins, they only get used for cold smoking sausage and cheese and such.
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Re: Pulled the trigger

Postby OldUsedParts » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:41 pm

Papa Tom has always been my go to Guru ever since I got my Pit Boss Pellet Grill and, once I started doing things the correct way, I've also found there was NO SMOKE FLAVOR LACKING in my Cooks as long as I used the Smoke setting for what it was meant for "adding Smoke flavor" which is low and slow. I'm sure most of them are different but yet the same. :dont:
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