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In Reply to: Smoker advice for novice cousin of mine posted by Bob on April 17, 2011 at 16:02:31:
Pellet cookers can and do produce excellent smoke flavor. A Traeger is old technology and they are now being sold cheap. Beware. Go Memphis, MAK or Fast Eddy/Cookshack (new Yoder is interesting).
Using pellets is not "dumb down". Rather it is useful technology that provides excellent temperature stability with much less work. You still have to be a good cook.
A good cook can do great chow on a $39 K-Mart charcoaler. Think of your cooker as one of your primary tools along with your recipes, sauces, rubs, etc.
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