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ScottR
04-07-2014, 04:19 PM
This grill came home with us from the ISE show in SLC.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MJPA1UK1boM/U0MHgN7PNfI/AAAAAAAAItU/8CyYSVXiG7Q/w528-h297-no/IMG_20140407_124156832_HDR.jpg Ike has gotten to use it a few times and plans to use it from the camper during antelope season.

What game meat would you cook on this grill? How many of you have used one for game meat? If you don't use a Traeger, what do you cook on your gas/charcoal grill?

Umpqua Hunter
04-07-2014, 04:28 PM
I love pellet grills! I went with the Green Mountain Grill because it has a digital temp controller and digital temp readout. It is adjustable in 5 increments. You can also cook at lower temperatures than most pellet grills, as low as 150F for smoking salmon.

That's a pretty cool portable looking one.

OregonJim
04-07-2014, 06:01 PM
I love pellet grills! I went with the Green Mountain Grill because it has a digital temp controller and digital temp readout. It is adjustable in 5 increments. You can also cook at lower temperatures than most pellet grills, as low as 150F for smoking salmon.

That's a pretty cool portable looking one.

Me too Jim,

I know the owners and they are great folks.
They just about have me convinced to enter my first competition using their grill.
Treagers are awesome products as well, I just happened to eat pulled pork off the GM first!!!!!
I use it as my smoker now by adding a cold smoker chamber.

ScottR
04-07-2014, 06:02 PM
Me too Jim,

I know the owners and they are great folks.
They just about have me convinced to enter my first competition using their grill.
Treagers are awesome products as well, I just happened to eat pulled pork off the GM first!!!!!
I use it as my smoker now by adding a cold smoker chamber.

What would you be cooking in the competition?

OregonJim
04-07-2014, 06:19 PM
What would you be cooking in the competition?

The competition I was talking about is a small one here on the OR coast.
I believe Tri tip, Brisket, Ribs, & pork butt are the meats.
I know the folks at Green Mountain have a booth in Reno at a big competition as well.

My best meat so far has been pork ribs "slow and low".
Did a pretty awesome turkey last month.
Those small units are awesome for hunting and camping.
I don't use gas or charcoal anymore since I attached a cold smoker to the GM.

ScottR
04-07-2014, 07:16 PM
What is your rib recipe? Deer ribs I need to try....

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Musket Man
04-07-2014, 07:29 PM
Traded a case of beer for my gas BBQ! I mostly cook whatever I am successful at putting a tag on which has been deer and antelope the last few years and I steer we fed out last year! I really prefer a good hard wood for things like tri tip over the gas though!

OregonJim
04-07-2014, 07:31 PM
What is your rib recipe? Deer ribs I need to try....

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PM headed your way........ guard with your life!!!!!!:o

Umpqua Hunter
04-07-2014, 07:49 PM
The competition I was talking about is a small one here on the OR coast.
I believe Tri tip, Brisket, Ribs, & pork butt are the meats.
I know the folks at Green Mountain have a booth in Reno at a big competition as well.

My best meat so far has been pork ribs "slow and low".
Did a pretty awesome turkey last month.
Those small units are awesome for hunting and camping.
I don't use gas or charcoal anymore since I attached a cold smoker to the GM.

My best is baby back ribs. They are ridiculous. We can't even eat ribs out anymore cause we're spoiled. We are making them this weekend at my daughters request for her birthday.

Another favorite is BBQ chicken thighs. Very easy recipe. We used to do it on charcoal, but it is so much easier to maintain the temp on the pellet grill.

Also my wife's "Unbelievable Chicken". It is a breast meat recipe.

Also my wife does a herb whole chicken that is soooo good too. I'm getting hungry just thinking about this.

The list goes on and on.

dustin ray
04-07-2014, 11:03 PM
I love my Traeger just cooked up sum Elk cut into 2''round about 8'' long wrapped with bacon also baked potato rub olive oil and roll in corse salt smash the salt into the potato no foil and acorn squash cut 1/2 thick rings olive oil salt & pepper.

WapitiBob
04-08-2014, 03:57 AM
Had my traeger for a few years now. Love it and use it every few days.

ScottR
04-08-2014, 08:54 AM
PM headed your way........ guard with your life!!!!!!:o

Got it, secret hidden away.....

ScottR
04-08-2014, 09:25 AM
Take some pictures and share here guys, we really want to see what all of you guys are cooking.

CrossCreeks
04-08-2014, 11:12 AM
I cook everthing I hunt on a gas grill , deer, elk , antelope, rabbit, squirrel , quail, dove ect.. My favorite deer tenderloin after marinading sliced open and grilled with cheese , onions, peppers and mushroom ! This Thread makes me hungry !

ScottR
04-08-2014, 11:13 AM
I cook everthing I hunt on a gas grill , deer, elk , antelope, rabbit, squirrel , quail, dove ect.. My favorite deer tenderloin after marinading sliced open and grilled with cheese , onions, peppers and mushroom ! This Thread makes me hungry !

I second that....getting hungrier as I read.

ScottR
04-08-2014, 11:49 AM
To get the meal pictures of game and maybe even some fish, here you guys go.
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=d637619358&view=fimg&th=1454239ecda42296&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=1464834917622874112-1&safe=1&attbid=ANGjdJ_XzhkT3R0J9R_oYQ9y9UywSG2lnSNhyuLz4Gp nnsP-gUcwVX6Lhl6etRU10fI7bOzpTttObdchTBo6edJ11uct4YZlL5 F1zPWIRU50wpAZh9ZamAv_N8G6foE&ats=1396975616440&rm=1454239ecda42296&zw&sz=w1758-h696

ScottR
04-08-2014, 11:49 AM
Elk Steak from the Grill!

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=d637619358&view=fimg&th=1454239272869fd5&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=1464834874244531631-1&safe=1&attbid=ANGjdJ8vGvt5O3sQfv2N6WPuSVWAscBxj0LakkyP67y Mnqhwt6Q_I6FDTYcaLswtc7WsU8m97Imv6aJ71GxYgYPYR-j1PR_LwAuNTeepn-r1V1i-YIZRU0mkZ1iMutU&ats=1396975617519&rm=1454239272869fd5&zw&sz=w1758-h696

ScottR
04-08-2014, 11:50 AM
I am a big fan of the crock pot!

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=d637619358&view=fimg&th=145423896f2650a0&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=1464834840708775936-1&safe=1&attbid=ANGjdJ_9vEuijCZZiZpT_07VjT4zSqliG4xhNBXIpUl Wf_IYVHBG5VNN27ATlo-M2bs7Y37ilYcPAw5oKVOFWQ4UlDPHzYijQK7KMMaZFp1nHMsTM a2UQUcJMOpOKzQ&ats=1396975617565&rm=145423896f2650a0&zw&sz=w1758-h740

Musket Man
04-08-2014, 07:08 PM
I am a big fan of the crock pot!

I made some mean deer and beans in the crock last year! Deer steak, Ranch style beans, onions, jalapenos, garlic, bell peppers, chili powder, ravens all purpose seasoning, garlic salt, black pepper, Wild Turkey American Honey (cant stand to drink it but adds a heck of a flavor to ranch style beans!). Cooked all day in crock pot:)

Musket Man
04-08-2014, 07:34 PM
Smoked antelope sausage!

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t18/Musket-Man/DSCN0656_zps39ae0a8d.jpg (http://s156.photobucket.com/user/Musket-Man/media/DSCN0656_zps39ae0a8d.jpg.html)

CrossCreeks
04-09-2014, 09:37 AM
I am gaining weight just looking at these pictures, the antelope sausages look incredible , how long you smoke'm ?

Musket Man
04-09-2014, 10:31 AM
I am gaining weight just looking at these pictures, the antelope sausages look incredible , how long you smoke'm ?

I mostly watch the internal temp until it gets to 160. Usually smoke them around 3-4 hours and rotate treys at about 2 hrs. If they reach temp but dont look smoked enough I turn off the heat and cold smoke them a bit longer.

CrossCreeks
04-09-2014, 03:05 PM
I have Antelope Bratwurst with jalopena in them but I have only grilled them not smoke'm. Thanks I going to smoke some with hickory chips maybe.

Musket Man
04-09-2014, 06:29 PM
U usually smoke about 1/2 of the sausage I make and keep the rest fresh. Nice to have some of both!