I have a New Braunsfels El Dorado smoker that I have had a couple years. About a year ago I bought a pellet pooper (CS TG-300) and have been hooked on the convenience factor and I have been pleased with the quality of food coming off it.
I was planning on selling the smoker and just running with the pellet pooper. My FIL admitted to his brother (in front of my wife) that he preferred the food coming off the stick burner. Since I mostly cook to make others happy (as a lot of us do) I am now torn on whether I sell it. I have a buyer already lined up too.
Any advice? I have a Weber kettle, the CS pellet, and the NB El Dorado.
12-02-2012 10:55 PM
I'd keep it for sure. But, I have 8 grills / cookers and counting.....
12-02-2012 11:14 PM
Personally I would keep it.
12-02-2012 11:24 PM
+1 for keeping it.
12-02-2012 11:48 PM
Keep it Pellet Poopers don't work so good wen the power is out.
12-03-2012 07:13 AM
Definitely keep it, can't have too many.
12-03-2012 07:25 AM
If the money is not an issue, I would keep it. The stick burner will be turning out better tasting food when you decide to cook for a crowd. Use the pellet pooper like a gas grill, for convenience.
12-03-2012 08:16 AM
I agree, unless you need the money or space keep it!
12-03-2012 08:27 AM
Well, I am surprised that none of the Brethren have stepped in to assist you n this dilemma. Since I am an understanding invdividual, you can send me the New Brunfels, and I will keep safe here in the Arizona desert, until such time you make a decision. Now I ask you, is that an offer or what?:flypig:
12-03-2012 08:32 AM
I've had my pooper a couple of years now and when I saw an El Dorado on Craig's List for $20 I bought it. You can never have too many pits, and yeah - no power, no pooper. I got backup game! ;)
12-03-2012 10:09 AM
I can run the pooper on a power inverter (mine had a hot rod switch added by the dealer) so I am not worried about a power outage. Looks like I will keep it though. The crowd has spoken. I will still use my little TG-300 for smokes as it does a very good job, but it still isn't the same as the stick burner.
Thanks for the advice, I figured ya'll had similar feelings about pleasing the crowd.
12-03-2012 02:05 PM
I would keep it. Every grill/smoker I have sold I regretted sooner or later. Now I just sell them to teammates or buddies so i can still cook on them if I ever miss them :wink:
12-03-2012 02:34 PM
You can never have too many cookers, I just parted with one but it was only to help get my buddy interested into the world of cooking BBQ.My contribution to keeping the addiction going.
12-03-2012 04:00 PM
Definitely keep it. The convenience feature of a pellet burner is nice but nothing beats the flavor coming off a stick burner imo. Plus like has been said can never have to many cookers.
12-04-2012 07:15 AM
Keep it . I have a 24 year old new braunfels i just used yesterday to make a smoked meatloaf. STICKBURNERS RULE !