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Rec Tec Pellet Smoker

Still in the "looking" phase, but I really like what I am seeing with the rec-tec smokers.  I see from the search function, several on this group have bought them - @SPRIGS , @oldmandawg , @mkc , @Big_Green_Craig

My concern is the lack of smoke flavor I hear on other forums, as compared to other traditional smokers.  I really enjoy the smoke flavor the egg gives to the meat.

For those that have both - what say you?  I really like the space and convenience of the rec-tec's, the customer service sounds like they are AMAZING, but just wanted to hear from folks who have both....


  • GoooDawgsGoooDawgs Posts: 1,044
    I got a pellet smoker a couple weeks ago and had planned a brisket and butt cook for this past weekend.  When the time came, I couldn't bring myself to put my brisket on the pellet grill and the BGE got the call.  I felt like I was cheating on my first love, so brisket and butts went to the ol' faithful egg.  The pellet grill was regulated to keeping side dishes that the neighbors brought warm. ;) 
    Milton, GA 
    XL BGE & FB300
  • mahenryakmahenryak Posts: 1,323
    Hello.  The Savannah controller on my Smokin Brothers grill allows me to program a smoke phase temp of 160-180, with a reduced fan speed, in an attempt to try and address  the issue of lack of smoke.  I find that it works fairly well.  For example, with ribs I typically go with 180 for about 1.5 hours, or so, before ramping up to 270.  I've posted a link to a ribs cook I did a while back if you're curious. I have a plated picture in there which shows a little bit of a smoke ring on them.

    I'm guessing Rec Tec has a similar feature but don't know for sure.  Some just have a 'smoke' setting that you can dial up for this purpose.   If not, there are always after-market controllers available, including the Savannah.

    Good luck with your decision.  
    LG BGE, KJ Jr, Smokin Bros. Premier 36 and Pizza Party Bollore

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