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Old 07-12-2019, 04:40 PM   #1
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Default My wife wants me to throw out my UDS...

So we recently moved back to New Mexico and just closed on a new (old) house. With her mind on remodeling, she said, "Can't you buy a new smoker and get rid of that?" Seems she is concerned about how it looks. My offer to give it a custom University of Arizona or Denver Broncos paint job didn't change her mind.


I threw out my old gasser when we moved, so I am considering a pellet grill. I like to Sous Vide steaks, so I am interested in a unit that will smoke, grill, and provide a high temp sear.


I had a friend with a Camp Chef with a sear box and he really liked it, but the price is a bit more than my budget.


I'd like to stay around $450 or under?


Any recommendations? Is there anything good that meets my criteria?
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:07 PM   #2
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What kind of price range you got? I would get rid of a UDS in a heartbeat if the replacement allowance was enough.
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:12 PM   #3
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What kind of price range you got? I would get rid of a UDS in a heartbeat if the replacement allowance was enough.

$450 or under is preferred. Could squeeze a little more out, but doing a major house remodel right now, so I have to try and stay lean....
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:16 PM   #4
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keep the UDS ... put a cover over it .... and keep it under that nice new covered bbq pergola
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:17 PM   #5
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I would walk around for a few days and act depressed. When she asks whats wrong tell her you love your UDS (maybe poke yourself in the eyes and tear up a bit). It's worth a shot.
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:40 PM   #6
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Should have got a new wife instead of house. Glad my wife doesn’t care at all about how many cookers I have. But in all seriousness just get a cover and tell her to deal with it.
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:57 PM   #7
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Keep the UDS and put the $450 towards bills.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:08 PM   #8
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Your UDS can’t be that ugly! Do you have a photo?

I went the cheap $450 pellet smoker route last year and now wish I spent 3 times that amount to get a RecTec. The flavor profile in a $450 pellet cooker is going to be anyway near your UDS and the temps were not steady like a more expensive model with a pid controller would be.

If you want to get a good looking smoker that will perform like your UDS just get a WSM 22. It’s $439 delivered from amazon Prime.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:20 PM   #9
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First thing I would do is ask the wife what she is getting rid of that she really likes!!!!! Another thing, does she like to eat the food that you cook on it? If so than what is her real issue. I guess I am lucky that my wife supports my many hobbies. But then again I support hers so it is a give and take. Maybe time to have a discussion with her on how you feel about getting rid of the UDS. Good luck.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:36 PM   #10
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#standyerground
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:18 PM   #11
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Ask her to get rid of a pair of shoes!! It works for me when she asks me to thin the herd.
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:01 PM   #12
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https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/a...927944436.html

I know, not a pellet grill - If I didn't already have one, this would be mine.
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Old 07-13-2019, 12:23 AM   #13
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Hide the UDS. Buy a Weber kettle for grilling. And in a couple of months, "find" the UDS.
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:08 AM   #14
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Get this
https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Company...s%2C162&sr=1-8
She will never know it's there.
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:24 AM   #15
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Get this
https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Company...s%2C162&sr=1-8
She will never know it's there.


Brilliant!! LOL!
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