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I am in love with this timberline.  There have been a few growing pains with the timberline, but the good news is that it has been all controller.  They are about to release a new software version thi

Actually @Charcoal Addict The closest to a traditional smoker offset is the yoder. They use the design of their offsets to produce the closest smoke profile.     Mak is a fine grill, @rwalte

So with John and Bosco getting these pellet grills, I have been doing a lot of research and really liking what I have read so far and both these grills have me very intrigued.   I like how r

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On 2017-11-04 at 7:03 PM, SmallBBQr said:

Been following this thread with a lot of interest.  I am also looking at the Timberline 850.  I hate to say it, but depending on how my Uuni Pro works out, I may end up with just a pellet and the Uuni.

 

I just finished my initial burn-in of my Uuni Pro (with KJ charcoal) and even though it's -10C here today, it still easily coasted around 700 degrees once it warmed up.  Dropped in a wood chunk and it immediately jumped to over 900...

 

 Doing some pizza tonight for the inaugural cook.  Picked up two cast-iron sizzler trays as well so that make for some interesting steak cooks!

 

When I first got into the Kamado game, I loved that my grill was an all in one.  A Swiss Army knife so to speak.  It replaced my kettle, wsm, and gasser.  

 

Then an I learned that owning two Kamado grills opened up so many more options. 

 

I still enjoy the kamado, however, I truly have learned that having the right tool for the right job is relevant in bbq.  I have also learned that there are many ways to skin a cat so to speak.  

 

With that said... 

 

I absolutely love my Timberline grill.  This thing has blown my socks off time after time.  I do recognize where it lacks, however other cookers will excel in its deficiencies.   I too have been eyeing pizza ovens and have narrowed down to what I will likely be adding to my backyard in the spring.  

 

If you already own a Kamado I don’t see why you would get rid of it.  That lineup of Kamado, pellet, pizza oven will be a dangerous trio!!!

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17 hours ago, Stile 88 said:

the trager that bosco has seems like the way to go at first i thought yoder but that particular timberline i can see why bosco likes it so much

 

I have no experience with a yoder so can’t offer too much opinion. The timberline has some issues when hey first came out.  They are now stable and they have fixed some deign issues and software.  

 

I went with with a Timberline over the yoder for a few reasons.  Lack of dealer support was the biggest.  i also Read many issues with rusting and repainting needed with the yoder. The technology hasn’t been updated on yoder and has no wifi. No door gaskets was a concern too.  

 

Overall, I just didn’t like the look of the yoder.  It didn’t look polished enough for my liking.  

 

When the timberline line was announced it was powder coated and looked very appealing.  The over sized door gasket, double wall steel, wifi and app, down draft technology, internal drip basket and hidden exhaust, 500° temps was an added bonus.  I also liked that I had 1300 sq in of grilling out of the box with 304 stainless grates.  This grill has a massive cooking chamber and it hardly takes up and space. 

 

Did I go through issues?

100%. I’m fact I was sent a replacement unit after Traeger identified some design issues with their first run. 

 

Once the new grill and software ware was sorted out, I have been problem free and cooking on it daily.   

 

I just read read a comparison on fuel consumption and have attached a screen shot of the post. 557402FA-0CA9-4AB0-A9A9-20E055EE9B07.thumb.jpeg.97f209e4afdb095d63528b6320f5b4dd.jpeg

 

i would not not hesitate to purchase a Timberline again. It does not have a direct searing area but I just add a cast skillet or grill grates and get everything that I would need.  

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4 minutes ago, bosco said:

 

I have no experience with a yoder so can’t offer too much opinion. The timberline has some issues when hey first came out.  They are now stable and they have fixed some deign issues and software.  

 

I went with with a Timberline over the yoder for a few reasons.  Lack of dealer support was the biggest.  i also Read many issues with rusting and repainting needed with the yoder. The technology hasn’t been updated on yoder and has no wifi. No door gaskets was a concern too.  

 

Overall, I just didn’t like the look of the yoder.  It didn’t look polished enough for my liking.  

 

When the timberline line was announced it was powder coated and looked very appealing.  The over sized door gasket, double wall steel, wifi and app, down draft technology, internal drip basket and hidden exhaust, 500° temps was an added bonus.  I also liked that I had 1300 sq in of grilling out of the box with 304 stainless grates.  This grill has a massive cooking chamber and it hardly takes up and space. 

 

Did I go through issues?

100%. I’m fact I was sent a replacement unit after Traeger identified some design issues with their first run. 

 

Once the new grill and software ware was sorted out, I have been problem free and cooking on it daily.   

 

I just read read a comparison on fuel consumption and have attached a screen shot of the post. 557402FA-0CA9-4AB0-A9A9-20E055EE9B07.thumb.jpeg.97f209e4afdb095d63528b6320f5b4dd.jpeg

 

i would not not hesitate to purchase a Timberline again. It does not have a direct searing area but I just add a cast skillet or grill grates and get everything that I would need.  

 

The Timberline is insulated, the Yoder isn’t.  The results aren’t too shocking.  Heck, you’re not even cooking in sub zero temps.  I’m sure at -14 Celsius,  the results would have been more dramatic.    

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1 minute ago, Charcoal Addict said:

 

The Timberline is insulated, the Yoder isn’t.  The results aren’t too shocking.  Heck, you’re not even cooking in sub zero temps.  I’m sure at -14 Celsius,  the results would have been more dramatic.    

 

I’ll let you know in another month lol

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23 hours ago, bosco said:

 

I have no experience with a yoder so can’t offer too much opinion. The timberline has some issues when hey first came out.  They are now stable and they have fixed some deign issues and software.  

 

I went with with a Timberline over the yoder for a few reasons.  Lack of dealer support was the biggest.  i also Read many issues with rusting and repainting needed with the yoder. The technology hasn’t been updated on yoder and has no wifi. No door gaskets was a concern too.  

 

Overall, I just didn’t like the look of the yoder.  It didn’t look polished enough for my liking.  

 

When the timberline line was announced it was powder coated and looked very appealing.  The over sized door gasket, double wall steel, wifi and app, down draft technology, internal drip basket and hidden exhaust, 500° temps was an added bonus.  I also liked that I had 1300 sq in of grilling out of the box with 304 stainless grates.  This grill has a massive cooking chamber and it hardly takes up and space. 

 

Did I go through issues?

100%. I’m fact I was sent a replacement unit after Traeger identified some design issues with their first run. 

 

Once the new grill and software ware was sorted out, I have been problem free and cooking on it daily.   

 

I just read read a comparison on fuel consumption and have attached a screen shot of the post. 557402FA-0CA9-4AB0-A9A9-20E055EE9B07.thumb.jpeg.97f209e4afdb095d63528b6320f5b4dd.jpeg

 

i would not not hesitate to purchase a Timberline again. It does not have a direct searing area but I just add a cast skillet or grill grates and get everything that I would need.  

PICKING UP MY TIMBERLINE 850 TONIGHT!!!   SOLD!

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well that all depends on your requirements and budget.  The 850 is 850 sq inches of grilling compared to the yoders 640 sq. inches.  You get a ton of Realestate in a smaller foot print.  

 

The 1300 is only 12" longer.  Instead of a 22" you are getting 34".  

 

I love my 1300 for the size.  I can do larger batches of jerky all at once. 

 

I am not sure of the American costs, but up here in Canada you are paying less than 300 CAD for an extra 450 sq inches of grilling space.  

 

 

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1 hour ago, bosco said:

well that all depends on your requirements and budget.  The 850 is 850 sq inches of grilling compared to the yoders 640 sq. inches.  You get a ton of Realestate in a smaller foot print.  

 

The 1300 is only 12" longer.  Instead of a 22" you are getting 34".  

 

I love my 1300 for the size.  I can do larger batches of jerky all at once. 

 

I am not sure of the American costs, but up here in Canada you are paying less than 300 CAD for an extra 450 sq inches of grilling space.  

 

 

$1699, or $700 for the 850 an $1999 for the 1300.

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