better than masterbuilt? please?

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by susieqz, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. susieqz

    susieqz Smoking Fanatic

    you know, these weird swings that topics here take. are charming.

    someone said something about ''hijacking''. that's silly.

    i love that people here just speak their mind about stuff that comes into their mind.

    i do that n i think it's fun.
  2. susieqz

    susieqz Smoking Fanatic

    hahaha. comments like that make this site.

    wish i could try actual moonshine.

    especially if it's tax free.
  3. a g k

    a g k Fire Starter

    Suzie,   I have tried some moonshine recently that was called Midnight Moonshine that was purchased from a local liquor store. After a small taste of it, decided it was the kind of stuff you would give a small taste to your friends & a LARGE taste to your enemies. It remains in its mason jar.

  4. susieqz

    susieqz Smoking Fanatic

    agk, did it taste like high proof vodka?
  5. a g k

    a g k Fire Starter

    Suzie,  I'm no expert on hi proof vodka, but moonshine is not aged at all & is rather sharp tasting.

  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How did you come to figure racism in this post..... I'm confused.....
  7. susieqz

    susieqz Smoking Fanatic

    i didn't see racism either.
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Unedited post ......
  9. Guess it's just me then. Feel free to disregard or remove the post then.
  10. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    Did someone seriously suggest my post was racist? You are joking right?
  11. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Need to get back on track. Better than a Masterbuilt?
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2014
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OK..... I think the phrase..... "Parasites people......" was misinterpreted... is the only thing I can come up with....

    I know it refers to the possibility of parasites in the fish, not that the "people are parasites.... "

    HEY, I get dyslexic... and confused.... and interpret stuff differently than others.... I'm calling it an HONEST mistake...

    OK..... I'm gone to get a beer to celebrate our truce....

  13. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We bought several jars of that in the summer while we were in Monte Rio, Ca. It was surprisingly smooth. We still have half a jar left. The one with the strawberries in it was really good. I don't think my eyesight has been affected too much...
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2014
  14. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just read your post and the response. There was nothing racist in what you stated--nothing. Gramatically, there should have been a comma between "Parasites" and "people" just for clarity for some people.  I read your comment and immediately got what you meant. Don't know if the person who accused you of squinting your eyes and making fun of whole races of people was serious or only joking. Either way, it was an inappropriate response which indeed can be edited to take out what I deem is an offensive comment to you. I frequently edit my posted comments. Very easy to do.

    These forums are for sharing info and helping people, not for personal attacks, humorous or otherwise.
  15. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You just made me homesick. We moved from Sonoma County to Washington state 14 years ago. I haven't heard mention of Monte Rio in all this time. It's one beautiful place down there along the Russian River, right next to Guerneville. Where we live now is beautiful but I sure miss that area--and all those wineries and vineyards in the County.
  16. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Let's get back ontrack here....

    The OP is asking about electric smoker options, not moonshine

    Lots of people use CookShack, Smokin-It or Smoking Tex Smokers

    Bradley makes a good unit too

    For $500 - $600 you can get a pretty darn good smoker

    Why can't you use your Traeger?

    Another option is to cold smoke your ham for a couple hours, and finish it off in your Traeger or oven

  17. susieqz

    susieqz Smoking Fanatic

    todd, the main problem with the traeger is that i can't get it to work well under 225.

    others here think 225 is fine for everything but i believe that cured meats need temps under 200.

    also, i posted a review of traeger the company. they have the worst customer service on this continent.

    their philosophy is screw the consumer, ignore the law.

    every word i posted about traeger is true.
  18. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your controller should go down to 180°

    Smoke Mode is actually 160° or so

    Is there a little hole in your controller, just above the digital readout?

    Some Traeger controllers can be adjusted with the "P Setting"

    This changes the timing of the auger when it dumps pellets, and will change the temp of your smoker

    I can get my Treaeger Texas down to 140°- 160° depending on the ambient temp

    I understand how frustrating customer service can be sometimes

    Traeger has a new owner, and their philosophy is quite different than before

    From what I've seen, it's a very positive step in the right direction for them
  19. susieqz

    susieqz Smoking Fanatic

    no, todd. i purchased it in july. they tried to get me to fix a unworking unit myself. they refused to replace it til i had visa stop payment.

    this is not  lawful. we have a doctrine of implied merchantability in the usa. it must work right out of the box or be replaced.

    they only get away with this because most people won't bring suit over $400' i stand by my statement they have the worst customer service i've seen.

    they only sent a new unit after i stopped payment.

    i am still admitted to the nys bar. i know the law.

    as to smoking under 225, i tried an ovrernight smoke at 180. for 1 hour, it was 190. then for 4 hours it was 110. at hour 6 it ran up to 365.

    when i called traeger, they told me not to use 180. try smoke n call back if that doesn't work.

    typical traeger.
  20. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW...That's Crazy!

    Makes you wanna drive to their office and throw the unit thru their window!

    So, now you're stuck with an "Ugly Step Child" that you really don't want to love....Correct?

    I would suggest you either find a way to make it work, or dump it on Craigslist, and start over

    I can tell you from my own experience with pellet grills, that I really like the things

    Heck, I own 3 of them!

    Do you want to take a swing at making your Traeger work?

    Do you have access to good pellets?

    Last edited: Dec 31, 2014

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