Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Victory pellet smoker review

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Victory pellet smoker review

    Has anyone bought a Victory 35" pellet smoker? I am looking for a budget pellet smoker and am seriously considering either the Victory 35" pellet smoker and the Pit Boss 820. Looking for advice, reviews, comments, etc. Thanks.

    #2
    Hmm. That Victory line looks interesting.

    https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleas...ith-new-grills

    Max Good

    Comment


      #3
      I do not buy the first generation of products. Let others work out the new product problems.

      Comment


        #4
        We will review Victory product ASAP but may have to wait until the new year. We may start with their gassers. I've overdosed on pellet grills once again.

        Comment


          #5
          Thanks. Gives me something to think about.

          Comment


            #6
            My new Victory Pellet Grill arrived last week. Very well packaged and easy to assemble. Very solidly built. It is a lot of grill for the money. I am new to pellet grilling, so still learning. So far I have cooked chicken, St. Louis ribs, and a Boston butt. The chicken was outstanding. Crispy skin, super moist, and a kiss of smoke. The ribs were a bit disappointing. A bit dry and lacking smoke. The dryness was my fault. The smoke I attribute to the pellets I used for that cook (Pit Boss competition blend) and that it is a pellet grill and does not put out the smoke that my Kamado Joe does. For the Boston Butt I used Pit Boss Hickory. Much better, but still a bit lacking in smoke. Super moist and tender though. Going forward I will most likely continue doing long cooks (Boston butts, brisket, etc) on my KJ. I have purchased a smoke tube and will be testing ribs more ribs next week using it and hickory pellets. And, of course, pay much better attention to my technique.

            Overall, I really like the Victory and, as I gain experience, see it being used a lot for a wide variety of cooks. It is well built, super convenient, and the pellet hopper is huge (29 lbs). It holds the pit temp spot on and the food probes are very accurate (read the same as my calibrated instant read thermometer). I will post more after a few more cooks.

            Comment


            • IFindZeroBadCooks
              IFindZeroBadCooks commented
              Editing a comment
              Would be curious to see what you think of its searing abilities!

            • CLB3
              CLB3 commented
              Editing a comment
              I do not believe the Victory will provide much of a sear. There is no option for a direct flame and it has an upper temp limit of 500F. That’s fine with me, for I did not buy it for that purpose. I have my Kamado Joe for searing. That thing is a searing machine!

            #7
            Hello again! I wanted to provide you with an update to my previous post. Since that post I have cooked chicken wings, another whole chicken, meatloaf, and salmon. All with excellent results. Yesterday I decided it was time to try another rack of ribs. This time I nailed it! I trimmed a rack of St. Louis ribs (my favorite) and rubbed them with my go to for pork, Bad Byron’s Butt Rub. I used hickory pellets with a smok tube for this cook. I first smoked the ribs at 200F for 3 hrs. I then bumped the temp to 250F, wrapped the ribs, nd cooked for another 2 hrs. I then finished by unwrapping the ribs, coating them with a bit of Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet & Spicy sauce and cooked until they passed the bend test (about 40 more minutes). I have posted a couple of pics bellow. They don’t really do the ribs justice. They were moist and tender, good bark, nice little smoke ring, and, most importantly, tasted great!

            the more I use the Victory and hone my skills at pellet cooking, the more I really like this grill. I am anticipating many years of great service and a lot of wonderful food coming off of it. I recommend it without reservation.

            Click image for larger version

Name:	0F2373E7-F63F-48DC-B7CD-A22F77ADC95E.jpeg
Views:	459
Size:	243.4 KB
ID:	1167788 Click image for larger version

Name:	B0A0D53C-AE2C-4758-80BA-B7DF97C15EB7.jpeg
Views:	348
Size:	115.4 KB
ID:	1167789

            Comment

            Announcement

            Collapse
            No announcement yet.
            Working...
            X
            false
            0
            Guest
            500
            ["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
            false
            false
            {"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
            Yes
            Rubs Promo

            Spotlight

            These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

            These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

            Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

            A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs


            Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

            3 burner gas grill

            The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

            Click here to read ourcompletereview


            Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


            Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

            Click here to read our detailed review and to order


            GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The InfraredZone


            GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

            Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


            The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy


            The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

            Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


            Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker


            This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.

            Click here to read our detailed review


            Blackstone Rangetop Combo: Griddle And Deep Fryer In One


            The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, grilled cheese, and so much more. And why deep fry indoors when you can avoid the smell and mess by doing it outside!

            Click here to read our detailed review and to order


            Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

            Green Mountain Grills Trek smoker

            Green Mountain Grills Trek smoker

            Green Mountain’s portable Trek Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it’s also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Trek from your smart phone or laptop.

            Click here to read our detailed review and to order