New Grill / Smoker I need advice

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by cowhead, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. cowhead

    cowhead Newbie

    We'll I just want to start off by explaining what I have and I'm currently using a gas grill and a small electric smoker. I want a new smoker but I like the idea of a grill/smoker. I have been looking at Traeger and Green Mountain and Louisiana Grill. I noticed the Traeger and Louisiana have a separate cold smoker attachment. I would really like to get into smoking cheese and cold smoke salmon. I also want to get into smoking sausage etc. So what does everyone recommend I do? My little electric smoker doesn't get hot enough when it's below 30 and in the summer it doesn't run the element long enough to create smoke. My gas grill is a large 6 burner and it's only two years old.. We do have a large family so space is an issue we have 5 kids and 2 adults and of course the occasional neighbor kids and our friends of course. :sausage:
  2. Hello  .  Welcome.  I see this is your first post.  Please take some time and swing over to Roll Call and introduce yourself so that we may give you a proper "Hello".  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have.  As for your question:  Here is my opinion for what it is worth.  Others will have different advice.  This is only my opinion.  Try adding a smoking tray to that propane smoker before putting out serious cash on a new smoker.  Jeff just happens to have JUST what you need.  Check out the link below.  I think you will be very happy you did.  Good luck.

  3. phrett

    phrett Smoke Blower

    The cold smoking attachments for most pellet cookers require pans of ice to keep the temps under 150°, however, a smoke device like the Amazin Tube or Blazin Grill smoke box that burn pellets can cold smoke. A cheap cold smoke generator can also be easily made to put smoke into a box, plastic tub, cold grill, etc. Visit:

    I'm just beginning to make sausage and am trying to decide how to smoke things in the 100-110° range to start and then up to 150-160° range to finish. I don't think my pellet grill alone will do that.
  4. cowhead

    cowhead Newbie

    What pellet grill has the best temp controller and is the easiest to clean? What does everyone recommend ? What's the best build quality? I guess I don't know of all the different manufacturers is there a list somewhere ?

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