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Old 08-13-2021, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default RecTeq 590 Delivers Tuesday!

I've been reading about pellet smokers for years on here and finally decided to bite the bullet. Based on numerous recommendations and a fantastic warranty I decided on the Rec Tec 590. Arrives on Tuesday I'm super excited to get broken in and start trying some various meats. Not sure what all smoke first, pork butt, ribs or a $100 brisket. Need some pellets too. I'm told walmart carries a great selection. I would appreciate any advice or tips help me have success this week.

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Old 08-14-2021, 12:13 AM   #2
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I've been reading about pellet smokers for years on here and finally decided to bite the bullet. Based on numerous recommendations and a fantastic warranty I decided on the Rec Tec 590. Arrives on Tuesday I'm super excited to get broken in and start trying some various meats. Not sure what all smoke first, pork butt, ribs or a $100 brisket. Need some pellets too. I'm told walmart carries a great selection. I would appreciate any advice or tips help me have success this week.

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In my experience stay away from the Pit Boss pellets.

Use Lumberjack, B&B or Bear Mountain. Much better smoke and flavor.


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Old 08-14-2021, 12:27 AM   #3
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Quality Pellet grills will ruin you.
So easy to make good food without staying on top of it.
We use ours 3-4 times a week.
As of now Lumberjack hickory pellets are my favorite.
Get you some sear plates if you haven’t already.
Seared steaks and pork chops at over 500 degrees are awesome.
We have been on a pizza kick lately…
You will love it. I haven’t fired up my stick burner in over a year…
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Old 08-14-2021, 12:28 AM   #4
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Love my 590! I just ordered a shelf to add to give me more cooking space. You’re going to love the grill!,
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Old 08-14-2021, 01:38 AM   #5
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I use a smoke tube in mine for extra smoke.
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Old 08-14-2021, 01:38 AM   #6
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Quality Pellet grills will ruin you.
So easy to make good food without staying on top of it.
We use ours 3-4 times a week.
As of now Lumberjack hickory pellets are my favorite.
Get you some sear plates if you havenít already.
Seared steaks and pork chops at over 500 degrees are awesome.
We have been on a pizza kick latelyÖ
You will love it. I havenít fired up my stick burner in over a yearÖ
I need to do pizzas again
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Old 08-14-2021, 05:52 AM   #7
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Had my Rec Tec for 4 years now love it!!! Smokes perfectly and no temp swings.
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Old 08-14-2021, 06:14 AM   #8
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I use a smoke tube in mine for extra smoke.
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Old 08-14-2021, 06:25 AM   #9
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Thanks for the ideas. Looking for grillgrates now.

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Old 08-14-2021, 06:40 AM   #10
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Apparently the grill grates but I need for my Rec Tec 590 are back ordered everywhere. I need the three panel 19.25 inch hit with a tool. I also noticed a number of fake sites out there selling grills and grilling accessories.

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Old 08-14-2021, 08:44 AM   #11
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I'm assuming I don't need grill grates to cook brisket, chicken, pork butter and ribs do I?

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I'm assuming I don't need grill grates to cook brisket, chicken, pork butter and ribs do I?

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No.
You can cook anything without them. They just help with searing.
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Old 08-14-2021, 09:24 AM   #13
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You will love it. I (it) makes the best baby back ribs!
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Old 08-14-2021, 09:40 AM   #14
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I have had my 590 for about 16 months. Most of my cooking/smoking is done between 180 and 300 degrees. My pellet usage at those temps is not bad, but if you plan on grilling steaks at 500 degrees your pellet consumption will increase drastically. B&B and Bear Mountain and Rec Tec pellets are the pellets I have used and liked them all. If you doo grill at 500 degrees, you need to let it cool back down to 200-225 before shutting it off. The pellets tend to keep burning if you shut it down after cooking at higher temps without letting it cool back down. I even set mine @ 180 for 5-10 minutes after cooking @ 300 degrees before shutting mine off. Enjoy it.

If you`re looking, You`re not cooking.


Lots of good info on this forum. Check it out.
https://www.recteqforum.com/
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Old 08-14-2021, 07:51 PM   #15
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Welcome to the RecTeq family! We bought the next size up, the Bull 700 and their kettle style smoker a few months ago. I have owned Bradley, Masterbuilt and a Green Mountain Grill and HANDS DOWN the RecTeq has been my absolute favorite! Much better quality, perfect temp control and great customer service. If you are into FaceBook, do a search, and you can find several FB pages for RecTeq groups and recipes. So far, finding pellets has been easy. LumberJack and Bear Mountain are my favorite. You can get them at Atwood’s, Tractor Supply, Dicks and last week, I picked up some mesquite pellets at HEB that I really liked. Just remember, the higher temp you are cooking at, the less smoke you will get. Under 225 for briskets, ribs, pork butt, you will get awesome smoke flavor. If you are cooking something like chicken at a higher temp. For a crispier skin, you can always add a smoke tube for more smoke. You will have so much fun and will find this your new addiction. As we speak, I spent time thus afternoon prepping things for a deep dish pizza and will be throwing it on tonight. 20 -30 minutes at 400 degrees and they say it is awesome.
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Old 08-14-2021, 08:43 PM   #16
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Camp Chef makes a propane/natural gas sear box that some are fitting on the side of their pellet grills.
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Old 08-14-2021, 09:45 PM   #17
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I have the 700 and love it. I use B&B pellets and it works like a champ.
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Old 08-14-2021, 10:35 PM   #18
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Just cooked some pork tenderloins on my 590 tonight and they were fork tender. Too easy.


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Old 10-07-2021, 01:35 AM   #19
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I just ordered the 590 due to them running a $100 off special right now. I'm looking forward to trying it out. They also have the Bullseye on $50 special right now.
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Old 10-07-2021, 08:13 AM   #20
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Iíve started using Double Down Protein pellets...
You can start with a 12lb brisket and by the time itís ready to harvest itíll easily be 18lbs !
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Old 10-07-2021, 08:29 AM   #21
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I’m fixin to order one I just don’t know which RecTeq to get. I’m wanting a large one and I heard they have an attachment where you can smoke even more stuff. Is this true.
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Old 10-07-2021, 08:39 AM   #22
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You ignorant pellet guys

I went with a Yoder this year and itís been a pleasant addition addition to my other smokers but their all good as far as Iím concerned. Have fun with the new smoker Iím planning on turning a couple deer into jerky this year.
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Old 10-07-2021, 10:07 AM   #23
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Iím fixin to order one I just donít know which RecTeq to get. Iím wanting a large one and I heard they have an attachment where you can smoke even more stuff. Is this true.
you want the 700, its what I have. It has the smoke box you can add to the side
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I just ordered the 590 due to them running a $100 off special right now. I'm looking forward to trying it out. They also have the Bullseye on $50 special right now.
First time I have seen them have a sale on their smokers only. I have the 590 and love it. 100 dollars off now.
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you want the 700, its what I have. It has the smoke box you can add to the side
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I was going to buy a Recteq smoker but have read reviews that say that it lacks smoke flavor..so I was not convinced
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Old 10-07-2021, 11:38 PM   #27
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First time I have seen them have a sale on their smokers only. I have the 590 and love it. 100 dollars off now.
Same here and the $100 off is what got me to go ahead and order it. I'm keeping my stick burner for now to see how much I like brisket and ribs on the Recteq. The ease of cooking is going to be great
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I was going to buy a Recteq smoker but have read reviews that say that it lacks smoke flavor..so I was not convinced
It works great for me.
I get plenty of smoke flavor.
Can I get more smoke flavor from my stick burner? Probably, but I donít have to babysit my recteq.
I have had bbq from other folks stick burners that donít compare to what I can make on my recteqÖ
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Old 10-07-2021, 11:46 PM   #29
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The Kingsford pellets are good, as are the b&b.
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I’ve got a traegar and wanting to upgrade to either a Rec-tek or Yoder, tired of the tempature fluctuating on the traegar even after cleaning.
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I did the smoke tube tonight with mine for some ribs and it worked amazing

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Iíve got a traegar and wanting to upgrade to either a Rec-tek or Yoder, tired of the tempature fluctuating on the traegar even after cleaning.

The Yoder is a tank but they require ongoing maintenance to keep them from rusting. I think they provide you a can of spray paint when you buy for that reason. Lol

The Recteq is stainless. Internal components are 304 SS. The outer drum is a lower grade SS. If it has a roof over it, you donít have to cover. I love the app. When I did my research I found the Recteq the best bang for my buck.


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Old 10-09-2021, 09:48 AM   #33
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Iím looking at the 700 vs 1250. From what I gather, the only difference is, second grate, cast iron fire pot diffuser, and front shelf. Is this worth $400 more?


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Old 10-09-2021, 11:04 AM   #34
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Also, vertical vs horizontal? I have a nice Webber gas grill for my high temp grilling?


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Old 10-09-2021, 11:54 AM   #35
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Iím looking at the 700 vs 1250. From what I gather, the only difference is, second grate, cast iron fire pot diffuser, and front shelf. Is this worth $400 more?


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I really like my 700, but if the 1250 was available, I would have bought it.
The 1250 also has a faster auger. Should help for high temp sears and pizza.
Pizza with wood smoke is life changing.
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quote=jdavidson;15858370]iíve started using double down protein pellets...
You can start with a 12lb brisket and by the time itís ready to harvest itíll easily be 18lbs ![/quote]

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