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dwwright 03-30-2008 12:04 AM

New Pellet Smoker
 
I picked up a Country Smoker CS-450 from Pittsville Supply last weekend. Have used it twice now, first time doing a chicken and a couple of pork tenderloins, yesterday using it as a grill doing some london broils. So far I'm really liking this smoker. The nice thing is that it got up to 600+ degrees in about 20 minutes, after grilling, I kicked it back up for 10 minutes to do a self-cleaning.

Anyone else using these smokers? If so, any advice on using it? As far as smoking, do you crank the heat when the meat is first put on (to sear) then drop down?

I haven't decided that I'll sell the Bandera just yet, but it's not looking good for it.

BBQ Grail 03-30-2008 12:14 AM

Where ya been for the past 2 3/4 years?

Nice to hear about the new smoker. It would have been even better to SEE the new smoker in action.

we'll smoke u 03-30-2008 12:19 AM

I know I love my 570 man that thing will get hot wright now. Great for chicken!!!

dwwright 03-30-2008 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by trp1fox (Post 601538)
Where ya been for the past 2 3/4 years?

I know, I know...been away too long. Have gotten the BBQ'ing itch again lately. Got tied up in other interests (honey do's) and getting to the point I can "enjoy" doing BBQ again. Might even get out and do a competition or two this year.

dwwright 03-30-2008 01:12 AM

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Originally Posted by we'll smoke u (Post 601541)
I know I love my 570 man that thing will get hot wright now. Great for chicken!!!

What flavor of pellets do you normally use?

Norcoredneck 03-30-2008 02:22 AM

We need pics! Welcome back.

Knothead 03-30-2008 02:38 AM

I just bought a 570 a couple of months ago and I love it. Cheatin never felt so good.

MountainMan 03-30-2008 09:52 AM

I just bought a 570 and have done 4 or 5 cooks on it as well.
Just LOVE it so far.......

Smokin Mike 03-30-2008 02:29 PM

I own traegers myself and someone posted about using cookin' pellets, I do have to say it is allot better.

we'll smoke u 03-30-2008 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by dwwright (Post 601561)
What flavor of pellets do you normally use?

I mix Hickory and pecan pellets when doing beef and pork butts. Then apple for chicken and ribs.
I think the pellet smoker gives it a complete different flavor then my charcoal and wood cookers.
Just my opinion

Roo-B-Q'N 03-30-2008 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by we'll smoke u (Post 601541)
I know I love my 570 man that thing will get hot wright now. Great for chicken!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by we'll smoke u (Post 602053)
I mix Hickory and pecan pellets when doing beef and pork butts. Then apple for chicken and ribs.
I think the pellet smoker gives it a complete different flavor then my charcoal and wood cookers.
Just my opinion

And only yesterday your Spicewine Envy was showing and you wanted me to trade you my large Spice for your oven errrr I mean 570. lol

HoDeDo 03-30-2008 06:00 PM

Country smoker? What's that???:rolleyes:

You'll love that cooker man. Been cooking on one since they arrived in KS.
Mine looks a little different for this season... Doing a trial cook on it after all the physical mods. I hope to have the controller working full tilt on it if the weather will hold for a few evenings. :twisted:

dwwright 03-31-2008 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by HoDeDo (Post 602111)
Doing a trial cook on it after all the physical mods. I hope to have the controller working full tilt on it if the weather will hold for a few evenings. :twisted:

What kind of mods?

dwwright 03-31-2008 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by we'll smoke u (Post 602053)
I mix Hickory and pecan pellets when doing beef and pork butts. Then apple for chicken and ribs.
I think the pellet smoker gives it a complete different flavor then my charcoal and wood cookers.
Just my opinion

I tried some pecan last night using it as a grill doing steaks. It was good, but pecan seemed to be very sooty, even at 500 degrees.

we'll smoke u 03-31-2008 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by dwwright (Post 602899)
I tried some pecan last night using it as a grill doing steaks. It was good, but pecan seemed to be very sooty, even at 500 degrees.

Never had a problem with it being sooty I do no that it only gives a lite smoke flavor works well with salmon.

What brand of pellets did you use?


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