First Pro 575 meal

Tallyman89

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Got my 575 a week ago. Seasoned it yesterday and my first meal last night. Started simple with burgers and corn on the cob.

For years grilled with charcoal/propane. Smoked with lump charcoal. My smoked meats were pretty darn good. This will be a new learning experience. Looking forward to a low and slow smoking. I like the app to control the unit remotely.

The burgers were moist, corn and burgers yummy.
 
Welcome! You’ll find many great folks on here willing to help answer questions and giving great advice. One thing you may want to read about on here is smoke tubes, if you’re expecting a good rich smoke flavor you’ll have to use them. I have a 780 pro and I really like using it, set and forget. You will need to use a third party temperature monitor because the Traeger ones aren’t very reliable. However you can read all about this and learn so much as you read through the information on here. You are going to love it and we love seeing pictures of what others cook. Looking forward to seeing yours as well!
 
I have cold smoked cheese, salmon and others using a tube. But great idea. Thanks for the temperature control suggestion.
 
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Welcome! You’ll find many great folks on here willing to help answer questions and giving great advice. One thing you may want to read about on here is smoke tubes, if you’re expecting a good rich smoke flavor you’ll have to use them. I have a 780 pro and I really like using it, set and forget. You will need to use a third party temperature monitor because the Traeger ones aren’t very reliable. However you can read all about this and learn so much as you read through the information on here. You are going to love it and we love seeing pictures of what others cook. Looking forward to seeing yours as well!
I am amazed to read this in support of this product. It is a smoker which doesn't adequately smoke foods, and the temperature monitor doesn't work properly. For a device which costs $1000+, this is ridiculous.
 
Welcome to the 575 world. I got it at right after they came out. Never had any problems. Keep it clean and do your maintenance. Don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun.
 
I am amazed to read this in support of this product. It is a smoker which doesn't adequately smoke foods, and the temperature monitor doesn't work properly. For a device which costs $1000+, this is ridiculous.
Fortunately I was given mine by a buddy that owns a couple restaurants. I was using my BGE for well over 30 years and he made me a challenge that I hated at first. No good smoke flavor at all, the Traeger’s temperature was consistently going up and down and the probes (meat and ambient) are useless. However after many trial and error attempts, calling my buddy several times telling him I was giving it back. Then I learned about the smoke tubes as well as got me a third party temperature monitor (I now use METER Plus) along with realizing the fluctuations in the ambient temps wasn’t important. I cook butts without keeping any monitoring devices in my bedroom and I don’t get up and go outside checking on them. I put them on at around 10 pm, go to bed, wake up around 7 and check my phone for meat temperatures, check my pellets, go to my shop behind my house to work on things waiting on a 200-203 alarm. I wrap, put in yeti and done. Consistently for over a year now. I mainly do low and slow so I set my Traeger at 235 and let it go. I also learned from my restaurant buddies that cooking to a deadline can be much easier with the help of Sous Vide and a vacuum sealer. I cook day, weeks etc ahead when it’s good for me. The food tastes like I just cooked it. Many restaurants do this. So with all of this said, about any decent grill/smoker cost close to a thousand bucks, they all have quirks but they all have reviews. I’ve read Traeger’s reviews, what you mentioned is in the reviews as well as much more. Personally if I was to buy a pellet smoker I would spend the money for a upgrade Yoder. But my Traeger is too good to think about kicking it to the curb not to mention $6k for a custom Yoder. I cook a ton of ribs and butts from time to time to help my buddies with functions. Nobody complains but many have good complements. Anyway if you still have it, experiment with it, put key words like smoke tube or probes in the search feature and do some reading. Ask any questions you have, many good folks willing to help. Sorry you’re aggravated but it could be worse and you can make it better.
 

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