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What do you think of the pellet bbq grills ?

I have been thinking about getting a Traeger grill. Are they worth it,and how well do they work ? And I imagine your stuck buying their pellets. What I would miss is using different woods in my barrel smoker .

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  1. I don't own one but I have read some not so glowing reviews lately. Mostly about holding temp. Definitely check around

    1. Is it kinda a grill/smoker hybrid? I've seen it or something like it at Costco.

        1. I've bought tri-tips cooked/smoked on two different Traegers (one another brand but looked the same) and I didn't much like the flavor for either one. I know that's a very small sample size, but I suggest that you somehow try one before buying to make sure you like the result.

          1. I'd be wondering what was holding the pellets together, because I don't have much info on them. I can see the appeal of using leftover sawdust, etc to make the pellets, but like I said, I'm not too sure how they're made. Are they pure wood? I don't want to look like I'm trying to demonize the pellets, but I don't know what-all goes into them.
            For the time being, I will stick with my Weber grills, two charcoals, one gas.

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            1. re: EWSflash

              From the amazingribs.com website:

              "Food grade pellets contain no binders, glue or adhesives, and when they get wet they revert to sawdust immediately."

              No need to panic, apparently '-D

              1. re: linguafood

                Yup, it's just high pressure that holds them together. I have a friend who has a hydraulic press and makes his own for his bradley smoker.