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Unread 06-15-2013, 04:41 PM   #16
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I have owned three pellet smokers in my time, and use them often.

As people before have mentioned, it is definitely up to your tastebuds. It is definitely not a heavy smoke, but always a good clean smoke. I have never tasted any bad smokey flavor on my food like I have off of some other smokers. It is super consistent in its flavor too. All of my friends and family that I have cooked for seem to think it just the right amount of smoke flavor. The brand and type of pellets you use can have a dramatic effect too. So I suggest experimenting with different brands of pellets.

Those of us that use pellet smokers catch a lot of grief from the more traditional people, but it is worth it for the food and ease of use that these things put out every time.
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Unread 06-15-2013, 05:01 PM   #17
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While everyone has different tastes and expectations, my Traeger produces plenty of smoke....never had a complaint about the smoked meats it provides.
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Thanks guys! I appreciate the replies and picture. I'll try wood on the fire pot and expanded metal modification for smoke. As mentioned, I think I need to try different pellet manufacturers too as the flavor on my first run was way different than I'm used to. I used Traeger this time. Those of you that are die hard pellet users, what other brands would you recommend I give a try?
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Unread 06-15-2013, 05:33 PM   #19
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In 7 years cooking with my FEC-100 no one has every commented that the food didn't have enough smoke. Is it the same sa a stick burner? No, unless you're cooking hot and fast like most Jambo cooks do. then the smoke flavor is very close to my FEC.
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