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  1. #11
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    I looked all over last night trying to get info on them, and I just couldn;t figure out why there was no info on them at the FEC site......Then my memory started working and I recalled being told that Eddie is doing this thing on his own w/o partnering with the folks that build the FEC cookers.

    I believe that if you check, it is an FE 100, and not a FEC 1000. I would imagine there are contractual issues there.

    I have a call in to verify this and see what I can find out about them. I should know more by tomorrow.

    I looks to me to be about the same thing as indirect charcoal grilling only powered by pellets.

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    I guess we're both partially wrong. I clicked on the owners manual link on the page & the correct model number is FE 1000 PC
    Any way let me know what you think of this unit. is it something you could do all with?
    Lou
    I want what your Smoking!!
    GMG Jim Bowie
    Have Traeger will Travel
    1 Yellow Thremapen

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    There appear to be size limitations for my purposes,and I really can;t say very much about it because I haven't seen one in person, but it does appear to be very versatile. I noticed on their flare up test, they were cooking indirect in the video. I wonder if it would be the same if they put the chix on direct high heat.

    Personally, I'm like you, I would have to cook on one before I would spend that much on one.

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    In the drawing in the right bottom corner it says they are manufactured by Dansons.

    http://www.pelletcooker.com/

    Here is Dansons.But I don't see FE.

    http://www.dansons.com/bbq-pellet.htm

    Hope that helps.
    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokyOkie View Post
    There appear to be size limitations for my purposes,and I really can;t say very much about it because I haven't seen one in person, but it does appear to be very versatile. I noticed on their flare up test, they were cooking indirect in the video. I wonder if it would be the same if they put the chix on direct high heat.

    Personally, I'm like you, I would have to cook on one before I would spend that much on one.
    Interesting point on the size limitations. Got me checking. The main grilling area (indirect) is only 17X17 1/2 My Traeger is 22X17 so I would actually be losing grilling area. The purpose of me upgradeing is for more space as I like to cook for camping & family cookouts.
    The GMG I'm looking at has a grilling area of 35.5X20. If I buy an extra drippan & heat deflector & can make it do the same as the FE 1000 pc.
    Because of the firepot being off center I'm thinking I can drill holes in the extra heat deflector for searing & cut the extra dripan down to a 3/4 size for grilling after searing. And still use the original equipment for the full grilling area when needed.
    Lou
    I want what your Smoking!!
    GMG Jim Bowie
    Have Traeger will Travel
    1 Yellow Thremapen

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    Now Lou, I want to make sure you don;t take this the wrong way, but you might consider buying an inexpensive well built charcoal grill for searing. something like a Weber kettle or such. I know it would pain you to use charcoal, but it would be a much less expensive and time consuming solution to your searing needs.

    We could keep it our secret.

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    No offense taken Tim that's a very good idea!
    I went over to MAK's webpage yesterday,
    http://www.makgrills.com/ Nice unit but, Still I wouldn't be gaining any grill space. Shopping sure is fun. Probably be about a year before I'm in the posithin to buy. So far the GMG Jim Bowie it the leading candidate.
    In the mean time I'm still looking.
    Lou
    I want what your Smoking!!
    GMG Jim Bowie
    Have Traeger will Travel
    1 Yellow Thremapen

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver-bullet View Post
    Interesting point on the size limitations. Got me checking. The main grilling area (indirect) is only 17X17 1/2 My Traeger is 22X17 so I would actually be losing grilling area. The purpose of me upgradeing is for more space as I like to cook for camping & family cookouts.
    The GMG I'm looking at has a grilling area of 35.5X20. If I buy an extra drippan & heat deflector & can make it do the same as the FE 1000 pc.
    Because of the firepot being off center I'm thinking I can drill holes in the extra heat deflector for searing & cut the extra dripan down to a 3/4 size for grilling after searing. And still use the original equipment for the full grilling area when needed.
    Danson's makes the grill for Fast Eddy and he is marketing it himself. Danson also makes the lousianna grills. If it were me, and I was looking for a pellet cooker to smoke and grill. I think you going to find it hard to the cook space. In order to get the grill space you have to up or wider. All the previous listed cookers have wider. Personally I would go vertical with the FEC.

    Lou what do you plan on doing with it. Are you want to cook for large crowds, like you work? A FEC will be easier for you to move around. I used my traeger in comps with other cookers mind you. Moving it around was a bear. Mike has a FEC and I have seen him load it in his truck a couple of times. It definately looked easier than me loading my traeger. You could always go with a charcoal smoker like a backwoods chubby . You can grill on it , and smoke on it. A chub and guru would be about 1200 +/- ..
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    Simply put, I am a pellet head. I like the idea of being able to put a Butt on @3:30 am, run my am mail route, take my am nap & not have to worry about tending to a fire.
    The main reason for wanting another pellet pooper is this. My Traeger has broke down 4 times. First it fried the temp control board then the fan motor the igniter & last the auger feed motor. Tha service has been super yet its a pain in the a$$ to load it on the trailer & haul it to my dealer 35 miles away. On cold days it has temp issues. George @ Traeger says if I have any more problems with is he will send me a whole new guts for the unit.
    There is a couple times I could of used more space.
    So my plan is to save for the next year & half & hopefully replace my Traeger when the warrenty is up. And just keep it as an overflow grill & camping outings. I Have decieded it will not be another Chinese made grill. So that leaves the GMG out.
    Also I want my next purchase to be my last. I have lots of time to reserch my next purchase.
    Today the leading candidates are the FE 1000 & the MAK.
    There is a fellow on pelletheads.com that lives 50 miles from here has ordered a MAK. I'm going to take a look at it when he gets it
    Lou
    I want what your Smoking!!
    GMG Jim Bowie
    Have Traeger will Travel
    1 Yellow Thremapen

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver-bullet View Post
    Simply put, I am a pellet head. I like the idea of being able to put a Butt on @3:30 am, run my am mail route, take my am nap & not have to worry about tending to a fire.

    That's nothing you can't do with a Backwoods. Why do you think all the competition cookers use them, plus, you can get a lot more smoke flavor with one as well. Plus with the insulated cookers, there are no outdoor temp issues, period.


    The main reason for wanting another pellet pooper is this. My Traeger has broke down 4 times. First it fried the temp control board then the fan motor the igniter & last the auger feed motor. Tha service has been super yet its a pain in the a$$ to load it on the trailer & haul it to my dealer 35 miles away. On cold days it has temp issues. George @ Traeger says if I have any more problems with is he will send me a whole new guts for the unit.
    There is a couple times I could of used more space.
    All issues that you would not have with a Backwoods. Plus, anyone that has ever owned one will tell you that they are lifetime units. You never need to replace them.....unless you do something really stupid.

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