- Dec 5, 2020
- Reaction score
- North Carolina
- Summit Charcoal, 26” Kettle, Genesis Gas & EX 4 SmokeFire
I am a former owner of the Traeger Timberline. After cooking on it for 3.5yrs I can say that the food it produced was a “C” minus. It was nothing more than an oven that produced little to no flavor. I tried smoker tubes, a multitude of pellets flavors and brands, I used “Super Smoke”, I cooked at temps 200 degrees below for extended periods of time, I used water pans and spritzed. I was able to achieve beautiful smoke rings but no flavor. The grilling capability was underwhelming. I used “Grill Grates“ in an attempt to produce grill marks with marginal success. In the end I’d smoke steaks at low temps and then sear them on the Weber kettle. In the end after countless hours of researching, trying different techniques and cooking many different foods I concluded that is was good for cooking veggies, whole chicken and smoking steak for a reverse sear on a charcoal grill. This was not how they portray the Timberline but that what it was for me. That was not enough to keep it in my arsena to expensive to not be a producer.