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Unread 06-04-2009, 11:53 AM   #1
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Default Traeger vs green egg !! Best for ccoking?

I am looking into buying a smoker/grill what is the better unit a large green egg or the traeger lil tex. I have looked at both and watched a demo at a grill store but I need an all around good smoker and cooker.
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Unread 06-04-2009, 12:01 PM   #2
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my advice - make a list of what you want to cook, how much and how often and then ask the question again.
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Ribs pork 4-5 times a month
Brisket 1-2 times a month
Full chickens monthly
and turkeys a few times a year.

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I am partial to the Traeger. It can cook all your favorites with great ease and results.
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Nothing wrong with either - most all of us would be proud to have either of them. But like other things, you may find out that one is better at something then the other - while the other outshines at something else.

They are both great cookers, but each may require slight differences in cooking approach.

Find out how hot you can get the Traeger - that might be a determining factor for grilling.
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I would say the BGE...

My only limitation would be the quantity you can fit on it but there are ways around that problem too...
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I'd vote for the pellet pooper.

I've used a WSM for years and love it, but I find myself cooking much more often on my Country Smoker because it is so much easier.

I wouldn't turn a BGE down by any means, I just think the Traeger would find more use.
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Look at a 5 year old egg and look at a 5 year old Traeger and you will see the difference. Ceramic will last years longer that steel.
Traegers after about a few years of weathering look pretty bad. The quality ain't what it used to be.

You can cook a vatiety of things on an egg from briskets to bread. Pizza? Done. Can't do that on a Traeger.
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I have a Large BGE and a Country Smoker CS-570 (a pellet pooper like the Traeger). If you're going to want to grill (high heat), do pizza, or bake bread, I'd suggest the egg. I cook about equally on both and both are excellent cookers.
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I have both obviously and both work great for different things. Space is the problem with the egg and longevity is the traeger's problem. If I had to choose I most likely would go with the egg, but that's because it's my latest aquisition and it looks so cool ! LOL
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on the egg (or any ceramic) you can smoke for 30 plus hours on a load, bake, grill (at 800 degrees), and anything in between. I think the egg is more versatile, but you are limited (a bit) on space
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You can cook a vatiety of things on an egg from briskets to bread. Pizza? Done. Can't do that on a Traeger.
I can...I must have a magical Traeger!
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Quote:
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You can cook a vatiety of things on an egg from briskets to bread. Pizza? Done. Can't do that on a Traeger.
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I can...I must have a magical Traeger!
Actually, Billy (Fatboyz) and I did a chocolate cake once on a Traeger using pecan... It came out good I have to say (but I still vote for the BGE).
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