Rec Tec grills

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Rec Tec grills

Post by epsc » Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:37 pm

Hi folks, as a newbie I'm trying to work out what my best approach is in terms of what woodpellet grill to get. I've done some research and read about the Rec Tec grills, but can't seem to find any posts which mention them one way or another on this forum. I assume they are not being imported by anyone here yet. They look/sound good, though - any feedback from experienced pelletters out there?


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Re: Rec Tec grills

Post by edgy » Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:29 pm

Not that I am aware of.

Currently you're Australian pellet options are:
  • Traeger
    Yoder Smokers
    Green Mountain Grills
    Cookshack
    And soon, Louisiana Grills

My advice, go kick the tyres on all of em and see what you like best.
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Re: Rec Tec grills

Post by epsc » Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:37 pm

Sound advice, I agree. :D

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Rec Tec grills

Post by wedwards » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:02 pm

I wanted the Rec Tec as well but had to import it myself. Ended up with a GMG then a Yoder. Would still go with that approach if I had to do it again, however haven't seen the Louisiana which looks to have some nice bells and whistles. Go check them all out - they all have their pros and cons, and there isn't one that's better than all the others in every single aspect.


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Re: Rec Tec grills

Post by Gumb » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:45 pm

I'd forget trying to import anything. Not worth the hassle when your needs can be covered by the brands readily available here. As the other have said, it is a personal choice and there are arguments supporting all of them. I'm not sure where you live but if there's a retailer close by, that's the place to have a look. The best option however is one of the BBQ events around the place. You'll see them all there.

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Re: Rec Tec grills

Post by ozwaz » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:10 pm

I like gumb's suggestion about a BBQ event, where are you located.

I've only used Traeger and GMG, but really the food is going to be the same from all of them, so I guess is depends on what other features you are chasing.
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Re: Rec Tec grills

Post by epsc » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:22 am

Much appreciated, all. Now got to track down some cookouts where I can do a taste test!

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Re: Rec Tec grills

Post by Gumb » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:06 am

i doubt that you'd be able to tell the difference between any of them doing a taste test. It's more about ease of use, maybe pellet consumption, added features etc. They all cook tasty food.

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Re: Rec Tec grills

Post by epsc » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:42 am

Yes, but it would be fun to do a fact-finding mission! Actually, one of the reasons I was drawn to the Rec Tec was that I was going to get their mini (got as far as paying for it with a delivery fee of $US99 all the way to Oz, which their website allowed me to do, to my absolute amazement - how sad that they realised their site shouldn't have accepted my order, and canceled the sale, after having taken my $$). We don't cook for crowds, so the Mini was appealing both in terms of size and cost - $US499 was a good price, I thought.

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Re: Rec Tec grills

Post by edgy » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:47 am

epsc wrote:Yes, but it would be fun to do a fact-finding mission! Actually, one of the reasons I was drawn to the Rec Tec was that I was going to get their mini (got as far as paying for it with a delivery fee of $US99 all the way to Oz, which their website allowed me to do, to my absolute amazement - how sad that they realised their site shouldn't have accepted my order, and canceled the sale, after having taken my $$). We don't cook for crowds, so the Mini was appealing both in terms of size and cost - $US499 was a good price, I thought.

So if that's what you're after size wise, you can look at Traeger Junior (if you don't need it to be portable) or GMG do a portable.

Traeger has a new rep in AU I am told, not sure how that affects consumers or product dealers but should be positive! They really do go hard on the marketing stateside.
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Re: Rec Tec grills

Post by Bentley » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:54 am

They are almost identical in size to the Traeger 075. They get a tad hotter, and have a massive 19Kg hopper on the back. Digital controller, but they are not a managed air system, but even with a constant combustion fan, pretty good temperature control and pellet consumption.

If you like the RecTec mini, have a look at the GMG Davy Crockett that UrbanGriller sells, and when Grill Pro Australia gets his shipments of Louisiana Grills/Country Smokers in, see if he will be stocking the CS-300 Tailgater...Gave one to my Sponsor, great little unit! Get real hot for some good charring, just like the Davy Crockett!

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Rec Tec grills

Post by wedwards » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:48 pm

What's the size of the SC-300 compared to the davey Crockett? I was going to get the Crockett for camping but if the 300 is same size it looks way better


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Re: Rec Tec grills

Post by Bentley » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:59 pm

They are the same size, DC has WiFi, Micro Char grill, managed air system and is about $300 less...but if you like the 300 better, you will probably enjoy it, as they are about the same size. I do not believe the 300 will work on DC power like the Davy Crockett if power is ever an issue...
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Rec Tec grills

Post by wedwards » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:31 pm

Awesome thanks!!


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Re: Rec Tec grills

Post by epsc » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:42 pm

All mouthwatering - the feedback and info is very much appreciated!


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