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Unread 08-25-2010, 10:55 AM   #3
The drunken pig
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My opinion would be to avoid Traeger and to go with Louisiana grill or better yet Green Mountain.

I will tell you why.

Traeger has really not improved their temperature control and it pisses me off from an engineering standpoint. Really there is no excuse for their current set up, I want a smoker that is set it and forget it. The Traeger has temp swings of 75 degrees, what happens is once your set temp. is reached it goes into a timer setting and dumps pellet regardless of temp. and is set by what they call the P-time. Also the fan is not controlled at all. Something as simple as a PID controller could solve this problem in not time.

Green Mountain lock in temps. much better and they only are of by 5 degrees or so which is plenty accurate.

Another thing too is Traeger is shipping stuff in from China and using cheep metal, China can go jump and anything made there is inferior to things made in the US.
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