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Old 04-19-2021, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Anybody own a “Premium” Pellet Grill? American made

In a mental pickle between Pitts and Spitts and Yoder... also looked at Gatorpit here in Houston. Any of y’all boys have one of these? I’ve been using my current rig 2-3 times a week and have replaced all parts but she’s succumbed to the Texas Weather.....She’s about to be retired and I’m looking for a major upgrade due to how often I use it. Price point is not really the issue, rather the durability/reliability of the unit.
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Old 04-19-2021, 06:59 PM   #2
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My brother has pitts and spitts and it really nice.


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Old 04-19-2021, 07:03 PM   #3
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I have the Pitts and Spitts and I highly recommend them. I did look at the Yoder and Gator but ultimately choose the P&S because of their reputation and ease of getting parts if needed. I have owned mine for 2+ years and have only had to clean it (2-3 time per week of use). Hooked it to my generator during the ice storm and ate like a king!
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:06 PM   #4
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I have a buddy with a pitts and spits and it is the titz.
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:08 PM   #5
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I have the Pitts and Spitts and I highly recommend them. I did look at the Yoder and Gator but ultimately choose the P&S because of their reputation and ease of getting parts if needed. I have owned mine for 2+ years and have only had to clean it (2-3 time per week of use). Hooked it to my generator during the ice storm and ate like a king!

Kinda where I’m at. I may run down there Friday to take a look. Did you ever go down to their HQ?


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Old 04-19-2021, 07:12 PM   #6
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Kinda where I’m at. I may run down there Friday to take a look. Did you ever go down to their HQ?


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No, I was going to but I called Texas Star Grill Shop (local grill store) and they gave me a price over the phone I couldn’t refuse and delivered it the next day.
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:14 PM   #7
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No, I was going to but I called Texas Star Grill Shop (local grill store) and they gave me a price over the phone I couldn’t refuse and delivered it the next day.

I’m going to call them in the morning. Can you PM what deal they gave you? If you don’t mind


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Old 04-19-2021, 07:42 PM   #8
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I have a Pitts & Spitts and really enjoy it. It cooks fantastic food. My only gripe is the app it quite dated and needs a refresh.


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Old 04-19-2021, 07:50 PM   #9
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I have a Pitts & Spitts and really enjoy it. It cooks fantastic food. My only gripe is the app it quite dated and needs a refresh.


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Good to hear. I really like the slide out grates... did yours come with the two different drip pans?


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Old 04-19-2021, 07:55 PM   #10
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I’ve got a Yoder YS640 on the competition cart. No issues and built like a tank. I really like it
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:00 PM   #11
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No, I was going to but I called Texas Star Grill Shop (local grill store) and they gave me a price over the phone I couldn’t refuse and delivered it the next day.
I got a Pitts & Spitts about a month ago. I got the upgraded casters & the trap door drip pan for steaks. You can get it up to 600 degrees. I purchased it from Texas Grill Shop - the Katy Location 22010 Highland Knolls Dr Katy, TX 77450 (832) 913-6310. I have cooked chicken, pork steaks & spare ribs. I will be cooking a brisket in the next couple of weeks. I really like it. My buddy has a Rec Teq & he came over to look at mine & said if he would have known about the Pitts & Spitts he would a bought it instead.
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:10 PM   #12
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I’ve got a Yoder YS640 on the competition cart. No issues and built like a tank. I really like it

It is built like a tank. I like the theory of the firebox being on the left with the stack on the right like a traditional offset smoker


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Old 04-19-2021, 08:14 PM   #13
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I got a Pitts & Spitts about a month ago. I got the upgraded casters & the trap door drip pan for steaks. You can get it up to 600 degrees. I purchased it from Texas Grill Shop - the Katy Location 22010 Highland Knolls Dr Katy, TX 77450 (832) 913-6310. I have cooked chicken, pork steaks & spare ribs. I will be cooking a brisket in the next couple of weeks. I really like it. My buddy has a Rec Teq & he came over to look at mine & said if he would have known about the Pitts & Spitts he would a bought it instead.

appreciate the info. Definitely going to give them a shout tomorrow


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Old 04-19-2021, 08:19 PM   #14
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Pitts and Spitts here for a year and a half now. I like the fact they are made in Houston. I dont think you can go wrong with a Yoder either. It was down to those two for me but being made local was the edge for P&S in my opinion.
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:22 PM   #15
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I’ve got a P&S and love it. One of the features that make it nice is that the lid is not on hinges, it rolls back and doesn’t get in your way. Also it has basically no temp swing. If I set it to 250 it’s going to stay on 250.


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Old 04-19-2021, 08:46 PM   #16
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Another vote for Pitts and Spitts here. The build quality is unmatched in my opinion. I really put way too much time into making a choice on one a couple years ago, but I got to know everything about Yoder and P&S. Will be upgrading to a bigger one and I have a few friends who all want the current maverick.
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:54 PM   #17
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Bought a P&S when they first came out with the pellet smoker (850). Mine is still going strong and should last until I am gone (-electronics). Holds heat well and is also built like a tank. I am going to upgrade the casters soon. If you are on FB - there is a good group dedicated to these smokers.


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Old 04-19-2021, 09:00 PM   #18
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Well, I think I’ve made up my mind lol


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Old 04-19-2021, 09:04 PM   #19
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I’ve heard nothing but good about the pitts and spits. Also lone star grillz just came out with one.
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Old 04-20-2021, 07:15 AM   #20
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I am wanting to pull the trigger on a Pitts and Spitts myself but the price is the only thing holding me back. I know, I know....you get what you pay for. Are there places online that sell for less than the advertised prices? I live in Marshall also so will have to pay for shipping
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Old 04-20-2021, 07:45 AM   #21
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I’ve heard nothing but good about the pitts and spits. Also lone star grillz just came out with one.
Ok just watched the YouTube video about the Lone Star Grillz pellet smoker. Impressive!
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Old 04-20-2021, 08:03 AM   #22
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I’ve had my Pitts & Spitts for 2 yrs and love it.


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Old 04-20-2021, 08:26 AM   #23
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A lot of good info, Good thread! I was leaning toward Rec Tec RT 700, but will be doing more research.
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Old 04-20-2021, 08:43 AM   #24
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Wow, I like that Lone Star Grillz. Just put myself on the waiting list. It’s impressive, and thicker steal than most.
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:41 AM   #25
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I have been researching this for the past few months. I’m leaning toward the gator but with so much positive feedback it makes me want to check into the p&s more. Those lone stars look good as well.
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Old 04-20-2021, 10:34 AM   #26
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Pitmaker is another place in Houston that makes good bbq pits and they offer a pellet grill option now. They sell alot of custom pits to the competition guys out there. It hasn't been mentioned so I thought I'd share the link in case anyone had feedback for the OP.

http://pitmaker.com/product/vin/?vin=88187807
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Old 04-20-2021, 10:38 AM   #27
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Thanks for sharing!

I’ve been on the lone star wait list for 6 months. I figure it it’s that tough to get out, I don’t want to be a part of the first gen models.

I was number 9 on the waitlist


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Old 04-20-2021, 02:48 PM   #28
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I have the Pitts and Spitts and really like it. You wont be disappointed.
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:52 AM   #29
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I have the 700 and love it! You wont be disappointed.
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