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    Greetings from Kansas!

    New to the forum, been backyard smoking for a few years. Started on a WSM then moved up to a Good-One Open Range. I'm in the middle of researching my next smoker. Torn between a great ceramic (Primo XL Oval or the Kamado Joe Big Joe II) and a great pellet grill. Since those two ceramics are almost 2K with accessories, stands, etc., I'm looking at the same price range for a pellet smoker. Looking at Yoder YS480 and Pitts & Spitts Maverick 850, and maybe MAK 1. I like my Open Range, but after the first 5 hours it takes a lot of tending. I like the idea of the ceramic being able to smoke low and also replace my Weber kettle. I welcome any input on any of these products. And just to muddy the water, if anyone thinks a lower price pellet grill like GMG Jim Bowie, Rec Tec, or CampChef is worth a look, please sound off. Thanks!

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      Welcome to the Pit from the Okanogan Valley of Washington state. Sorry I can't help you with your decision, I'm not a pellet or ceramic user.

      Along with tips, techniques, and recipes about BBQ we have a lot of fun.

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      We are happy to have you along and looking forward to your participation.


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              Welcome from Virginia! Might also want to consider the SNS Kamado.


                Welcome from Maryland. I love my Yoder and I know those who have a MAK do too, but I always believe you should buy the one that makes you happiest.


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                        Welcome from Massachusetts!


                          Huntington Beach welcomes you. Replace the kettle... Never. I just had my first cook on the Primo xl and let me tell you. It’s a thing!!

                          Go Primo!! That Big KJ is really sweet though.


                            Welcome! Ditto on the consideration of the SnS Kamado. It’ll do stuff the others can’t. Eat good & have fun!


                              Welcome to the Pit from the California Delta.
                              Love my YS640 and with the new FireBoard controller they have to be better.



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