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BobBrisket 02-11-2013 04:37 PM

Turning your Kettle into a Pellet Pooper!

Saw this on Craigslist. Have any of you all seen this or even have one? Interesting set up.


dmprantz 02-11-2013 04:50 PM

I think these came out about three years ago. I was pretty interested in them, thought about getting one for my Cajun Bandit, and thought they'd catch on. They didn't. I remember hearing good things about them, but that was a while ago.


Pyle's BBQ 02-11-2013 05:46 PM

It is called a Stoven. Here is a link to their site.

caseydog 02-11-2013 06:23 PM

Looks interesting. If I had the money to risk, I'd give it a try. But, for 350 bucks, I wouldn't want to be the first person I know to buy one.


hamiltont 02-11-2013 07:40 PM

Looks similar to these:

motoeric 02-12-2013 01:40 AM

Those look pretty cool. I'd be really interested in hearing from anyone that's used one.


woodpelletsmoker 02-12-2013 01:44 AM

A canadian company has kamado grill with same pellet burner.
The Canada imported 7000 pieces of parts from China in 2012.

J'ville Grill 02-12-2013 02:34 AM

I wouldn't waste my money on it.

stephan 02-12-2013 07:45 AM

Looks interesting but pricey. Anyone have any experience with one or one like it?

el_matt 02-12-2013 09:09 AM

I remember seeing those a couple of years ago. Never really impressed me. I don't want to sound like I'm bad mouthing this thing, especially since I've never used one. However, for that price, I think I'd just get a Traeger Junior. Kettles are for charcoal, not pellets.


Rib-Man 02-12-2013 09:10 AM

The problem with pellet smokers is the cost of the pellets. A 1LB bag at Walmart is $5.99.
So by the time you do the smoking, it could cost quite a lot. I am able to get a 1kg bag of hickory sawdust for $4.90 which is more reasonable for my location. I would say that the wood cost is one of the most important things to consider for buying any smoker.

jmcrig 02-12-2013 03:04 PM

Reading the instructions for lighting it, seems like a pain in the butt. Also, not showing a picture of the control surface makes me a little leary.

The_Kapn 02-12-2013 03:17 PM

I have been a 100% pellet guy since 2007 and have never looked back.

But...I can not see any advantage to converting a Weber to pellets!!
Charcoal/chunks is a wonderful way to cook.
Really hard to improve on that, IMHO,

I would "pass" on any such conversion.

If ya wanna cook with pellets--just buy a pellet cooker--don't "Jerry Rig"! 8)


mbshop 02-12-2013 03:20 PM

yea, they started showing up in sacramento craiglist and then expanded out.
not sure why a kettle needs something like that but the price is a turnoff.

wazzou 02-12-2013 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by Rib-Man (Post 2364728)
The problem with pellet smokers is the cost of the pellets. A 1LB bag at Walmart is $5.99.


I can buy Traeger pellets in 20lb bags for a little over $8.00 per bag.
That's 40 cents a lb. Even at full retail, the Traeger pellets are under $1.00 per lb.

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