03-26-2014, 05:20 AM
I finally got another smoker after waiting 9 months following our move to Florida. Yes, it's a pellet pooper but really good bang for the buck. I challenged it pretty hard to see what it could do and tried to get as much smoke flavor as possible using 100% hickory pellets. Put on a 16lb packer and 2 butts at about 2200 Saturday night, went to bed, got up Sunday morning (0430) and put on some ribs (spares and country style) at 1030. I found that the grill has a hot spot where I had the brisket (see pics) but it came with baffles that I can install to remedy that issue. The burnt ends were outstanding, pulled pork is excellent, spares were a little dry but tasty, and country ribs were really good. Overall, I'm very impressed how well it held temp within 5 degrees throughout the cook. Pleasantly surprised at the results. Here's some pic's.