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The Cosmic Pig 08-20-2013 09:40 AM

Reviews of Traeger "Junior," please!
 
I have an opportunity to buy a new one, half price. Yeah or Nay? Thanks, all!

BBQ-Jim 08-20-2013 09:47 AM

Heck yea !

Al Czervik 08-20-2013 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wearcd (Post 2594972)
I have an opportunity to buy a new one, half price. Yeah or Nay? Thanks, all!

Depends on what you want to do with it... I see you already have an FEC100.

deguerre 08-20-2013 09:50 AM

With or without the digital controller?

The Cosmic Pig 08-20-2013 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Al Czervik (Post 2594986)
Depends on what you want to do with it... I see you already have an FEC100.

Considering competing with it and a couple of WSM's at long-distance comps; hard to load the others in a travel trailer...sigh...

The Cosmic Pig 08-20-2013 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deguerre (Post 2594988)
With or without the digital controller?

I'm assuming without. I've not seen it close-up, only on-line. It has the three-position switch - or appears to. Is the digital like the FEC's where you input the desired temp?

Al Czervik 08-20-2013 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wearcd (Post 2594995)
Considering competing with it and a couple of WSM's at long-distance comps; hard to load the others in a travel trailer...sigh...

Then by all means yes... If you don't end up liking it, you can always unload it and re-coup your investment. :thumb:

deguerre 08-20-2013 10:00 AM

Specially at half price new...200 or less?

Al Czervik 08-20-2013 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wearcd (Post 2594997)
I'm assuming without. I've not seen it close-up, only on-line. It has the three-position switch - or appears to. Is the digital like the FEC's where you input the desired temp?

Not quite... It starts at "smoke", then goes to 180, 225, 250, 275, 300 etc up to 400. You can normally find it on sale for $75 (I think).

nucornhusker 08-20-2013 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wearcd (Post 2594997)
I'm assuming without. I've not seen it close-up, only on-line. It has the three-position switch - or appears to. Is the digital like the FEC's where you input the desired temp?

You cannot with that controller, it runs strictly on a timer. You can upgrade to the digital controller, it's like $100. The new model Juniors come with the digital controller now.

Edit: What Al stated above is the digital controller. The three position is smoke, medium and high in a timer.

plakers 08-20-2013 10:07 AM

Yep, at half price you can afford to upgrade to the digital controller.

As a comp implement I have no opinion.

As a backyard implement its an awesome addition to the arsenal. Mine does great brisket(or any beef roast for that matter). It is a small smoker so you are not feeding a huge crowd. Wife even uses it. Some use it just for chicken, I like charcoal better for that.

WineMaster 08-20-2013 10:10 AM

Great chicken cooker

The Cosmic Pig 08-20-2013 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deguerre (Post 2595004)
Specially at half price new...200 or less?

Yes sir, $200.

deguerre 08-20-2013 10:20 AM

Heck. I'd buy one at that price and I don't even have a need for it.:becky:
































I do like Traegers in general though. One of these days I'll prolly get one.

BMerrill 08-20-2013 10:23 AM

Get it.
Take out the drip pan, leave in the heat deflector.
Place 3 GrillGrates on the left side and on top of the stock grate.
Now you have a grilling machine over a live wood fire.
If the Savannah Stoker II Pellet Grill Controller would fit you could use it, but there isn't enough depth for the controller in the hopper opening. But you can always make a stand-off box. http://www.letstalkbbq.com/index.php?topic=2732.0


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