Recommend me a pellet smoker

Want a ‘faff be gone’ heresy auto temp pellet smoker, would prefer one that lasts and that spares can be obtained as I had skipping stuff for no good reason.

Any makes that a meatman would recommend?

Would prefer to spend no more than £1k.

I would have thought Traeger would the only option.

Mine is a Louisiana grills, but it was a Costco thing. Parts are available via the USA.

Ta, I’ll have a look.

Or in AA tradition, get a Yoder smoker.

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This one has a V8 in it.

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Any idea how good the Komado Joes are for smoking?

Just wondering if it was worth the extra to get a grill as well.

Very good from all accounts, but I have never tried one.

That’s another thing Costco often have.

24” £589 inc vat last time I was there.

Looks like a billy bargain but no stock at the moment and I want to use whatever I get on Saturday.

So as usual I have not planed ahead.


Calling @Jim - this thread needs one of your valuable contributions. :poop:

Don’t laugh, it is what always happens and always costs me loads more!

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Yes very disappointing esp given that he was once a chippy!

Slight variation on a theme this time, ran out of time and bought a Weber kettle, seared steak last night and have a pork shoulder in there now, low and slow.

Can anyone recommend a quick and dirty bbq sauce recipe to go in the pulled pork buns?

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1 onion, chopped, fry till translucent, add a carton of Passata, add a couple of tablespoons of sugar and some honey. Salt, black pepper, garlic, smoked paprika, a bit of balsamic vinegar, fresh orange juice. Reduce till sticky. Chuck in some wine if you fancy.


Cheers, might give that a go.

In fact, I might get a FOL to make it as I still have a hangover, incoming glass of wine will hopefully help. :grinning:


This is the sauce I make for ribs (if you were at Lopwell it was on those ribs) but it also works well with pulled pork.

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 can cola
  • 1/2 teaspoon 5 spice
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Fry the onions and then add the ketchup and cola, then the rest of the stuff and simmer for around an hour.


that looks reasonably unsweet or does the cola+ketchup reduce to a sugary gloop?

It’s an American recipe so the original had molasses, sugar and honey as well.

It’s quite sharp with some sweetness but works well with fatty meats like pork.

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I think I prefer a less sweet sauce, besides a tin of coke and the ketchup have loads of sugar