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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Oregonhunter5, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Question. Costco has some tregars for a good price right now. But, I have heard they are not what they used to be. As usual. I hear Green mt. Grills are sweet. Heard MAK are awesome, but really spendy. Thoughts?
     
  2. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    Love my Traeger. Have not used the other ones so can not give an opinion on them.
     
  3. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    If your grilling style is set it and leave, get a treager, if you're always fiddling, get a wood smoker.

    Edit: grammar
     
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  4. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    MAK is superior to the current Traeger and it's made right here in Oregon.
     
  5. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    We like the idea of a smoker/combo
    The wood idea sounds manly. But maybe a little to much effort. I just want a unit that lasts a long time. The MAK look sweet. But boy there proud of there products.
     
  6. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, I do the manly method when we are camping and I do ribs..Maybe twice a year. Other than that I am in love with my Traeger and cannot speak for any other manufacturers as it is all I have known. Every time I have a BBQ someone ends up buying a Traeger after trying the meat from it! It makes the "art" of smoking such a simple task.
     
  7. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    My ancestors would roll in thier grave if I bought one of those automated thingys...
     
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  8. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    Mine are looking down saying "That thing is amazing. We wasted so much time with our method".
     
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  9. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Lol.
    What would they say about a high powered scope?
     
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  10. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    Ha I remember my Grandpa saying all the time "I never needed no scope. Plain old sights are all I have ever needed".
    Funny old man. He was very set in his ways but I bet I could have got him to use a Traeger!
     
  11. Freakshow

    Freakshow Tualatin Member

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    Get a wood smoker.

    If your busy tending the fire, your wife can't find something for you to do.
     
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  12. WoodyK

    WoodyK West End Of The Columbia Gorge Member

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    I love my Traeger! I bought it used last summer off of Craigslist and I use it all the time. Over the past 4 days it has been used to smoke 3 racks of pork ribs (6 hours), 20 lbs of Tilamook cheese (4 hours), and I just now pulled out some venison stuffed bell peppers! Look on Craigslist for pellets. There is a guy in Damascus that sells the 20lb bags for $12. He also sells the grills & may have a better price than Costco.
    Happy smoking!
     
  13. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    THIS IS A SMOKER !

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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Damn Now I am hungry for Smoked Salmon :/\/
    See what ya did................
     
  15. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    I started defrosting a few steelhead fillets from last weekend this morning! This made me crave Salmon but I have yet to land one this year.
     
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  16. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    Please nobody here be one of the folks that says "go buy some". I have faith that you folks are better than that!
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, Salmon Fever. Had to sell my boat this year so going to be banking it for a while. Normally we would have a dozen fish by now :(
    That boat was a hard one to give up.
     
  18. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    I sold mine the season before last. I know I would have landed some already but I have done well on steelies and will get my share of Chinook very soon...I hope. I have managed most years to get a few good fish on the Clackamas with just my waders. It is the time of year that every morning I think about how I should be fishing right now.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Yep the Clack is a good one to fish on. I like bobbers and jigs there. :)
    I will bank it on the willy for a while then do some trout fishing most likely this yr, and hopefully be able to get back into a boat by next springer season. Just will miss that Dory for a good long time :)
     
  20. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    I do not think I will ever get over the loss of the Northwest Jet. 21ft and could go about anywhere I wanted. I try not to think about the new owner touching her...I lose sleep when I remember her. Probably will see her speed by me while in waders some day..Just needed that money!
     
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