Brother finally stepped up from his traeger

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Brother finally stepped up from his traeger

Postby Copasspupil » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:44 pm

He bought a pitmaker vault. Delivery day is tomorrow and sadly I won’t get his 5 am calls anymore on smoking meat. Anybody know much about them? Looks like a decent smoker and looks pretty. He’s happy for sure.
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Re: Brother finally stepped up from his traeger

Postby Copasspupil » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:14 pm

He sent me this a 5” pork chop he did and pulled off about 5 minutes ago. Looks pretty good looking. I’d eat it.
If I could figure out how to rotate it since on my phone it appears the right direction but not here.
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Re: Brother finally stepped up from his traeger

Postby Copasspupil » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:21 pm

Wrapping his ribs.
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Re: Brother finally stepped up from his traeger

Postby OldUsedParts » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:26 pm

More great Q from the Pellet Poopers :tup: :salut: :cheers:
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Re: Brother finally stepped up from his traeger

Postby bsooner75 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:46 pm

OldUsedParts wrote:More great Q from the Pellet Poopers :tup: :salut: :cheers:


I believe this came form his vault. No electricity required:)

I have a R&O Fatgirl that is very similar to the pitmaker vault. Very fuel efficient. I’ve run 14 hours with fuel to spare on one load of lump and wood chunks.

Nice looking Q!


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Re: Brother finally stepped up from his traeger

Postby OldUsedParts » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:49 pm

bsooner75 wrote:
OldUsedParts wrote:More great Q from the Pellet Poopers :tup: :salut: :cheers:

I believe this came form his vault. No electricity required:)
I have a R&O Fatgirl that is very similar to the pitmaker vault. Very fuel efficient. I’ve run 14 hours with fuel to spare on one load of lump and wood chunks.
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Re: Brother finally stepped up from his traeger

Postby Copasspupil » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:18 pm

He had a hard time getting his pitmaker up to temp. Outside temp was mid 50’s to start. Last I heard it was 225 or so. They enjoyed it.
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Santa Maria Grill names GrumpyD'sBBQ
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Re: Brother finally stepped up from his traeger

Postby bsooner75 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:59 am

Copasspupil wrote:He had a hard time getting his pitmaker up to temp. Outside temp was mid 50’s to start. Last I heard it was 225 or so. They enjoyed it.


I use a weed burner to get the cabinet warm. If not it can take 2 hours to get to temp. I also follow Pittmakers coal configuration on mine. Found a PDF on their website that makes an L shape and then add wood chunks ever so often.


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Re: Brother finally stepped up from his traeger

Postby Copasspupil » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:25 am

I just talked to him again. He said that he did preheat the meat area of the smoker then lit the coals with the torch. I guess more fuel to the firebox then to heat it up faster. How does one preheat the wood prior to adding it to the firebox?
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Santa Maria Grill names GrumpyD'sBBQ
Weber stainless gas grill when I want to cook a hotdog
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Re: Brother finally stepped up from his traeger

Postby bsooner75 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:45 am

One more thing is I leave all vents WIDE OPEN until within 75 degrees or so of my desired temp then start trimming down.

To warm chunks I stack them up in the front right corner of the firebox. (Learned that from TXSmokemaster) Since I use an L shape they don’t come in contact with the coals until I move them over.

It took quite a bit of trial and error along with tips from the previous owner, google searches and YouTube videos to find what worked best for me.


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Re: Brother finally stepped up from his traeger

Postby Copasspupil » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:27 pm

Thanks I’ll let him know
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Santa Maria Grill names GrumpyD'sBBQ
Weber stainless gas grill when I want to cook a hotdog

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