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    my name is mike from elk mound wisconsin i have been smoking meat for about ten yrs i have did a few contest and did ok trying to get better looking for help

    Hey PT, Welcome to the Pit. Cant help you much about pellet cookers but someone will be by that can.

    Glad to have you aboard.


      Welcome, a trip up to Wisco for a football games is one of the best trips of the last 10 years. Sorry, I don't know anything about competitions aside from what I see on tv and even less about pellet smokers. Just the welcoming committee I guess..


        Welcome PT! What did you think about the FEC100 Max recommended?


          I cook on pellets. Own enough pellet cookers to be embarrassed by it. I work at a pellet manufacturer. Be happy to answer any questions. I cook competitions on the worlds only pellet Jambo. More important than cooker is what's your hauling capacity? Do you have a trailer? Hard to get some of these cookers around without one! Welcome!


            Welcome to The Pit Mike. You can click here to read reviews on the grills & smokers Max & Meathead have written. In addition to what Pit Boss and Candy have recommended, there have been a few compliments on the Yoder YS640 pellet cooker, seems like that might be a middle of the budget-road cooker, but built well for the long haul. I don't cook with pellets so my hands-on is null.

            Moving on...
            Since this is your first post, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains lots of how-tos and please-dos! Hope to hear & see more from you.


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              Really we need a budget before we can give much more in recommendations. I agree that YS640 is a good pick at a lower price point than the FEC100.


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