Originally Posted by Damn True
I've read in a few places that pellet cookers impart a much much milder smoke profile to the food. Is this a truism? Urban Legend? Easily modded fix?
Milder than what? The fire in pellet smokers burn very efficiently so there is less smoke flavor than a traditional offset, vertical, UDS, etc. at lower temps, but it is about the same as some of the newer offsets where folks are typically cooking at 275+. I've compared food in an FEC-100 against food from a Jambo and there is almost no difference in smoke flavor.
As far as parts, pick one of the better known brands and you have a good chance that they will stay in business. I've been cooking in my FEC-100 for 6 years (maybe 7) and the only failure I have had was the ignitor, which you can live without. It was an easy replacement.
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