Pellet Grills

Topics that do not fit anywhere else. Absolutely NO discussions of religion, race, or immigration!

Moderators: carlson1, Charles L. Cotton

User avatar

Grundy1133
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 873
Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:18 pm
Location: Gainesville

Re: Pellet Grills

#46

Post by Grundy1133 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:26 pm

txglock21 wrote:I bought a Pit Boss 820 D Wednesday as a 50th birthday present for myself. They were on sale at Lowe's for $450 (regularly $500) and used my military discount which saved another $45. Also bought a 40 lb. bag of competition flavor pellets. I have yet to cook on it, but did the initial burn and worked like a charm. Plan to do a brisket and some ribs Saturday. I haven't been this excited about something since I received my CHL years ago! :smilelol5:
[/quote]
EVERYONE you heard it right here! party at txglock21's house this saturday!!! :woohoo :woohoo
Image
NRA Member

User avatar

WildBill
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 4
Posts: 16543
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:53 pm
Location: Houston

Re: Pellet Grills

#47

Post by WildBill » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:54 pm

Abraham wrote:Wow, I'm impressed with all you Chefs!

I know zero about pellet grills.

So, a few questions: I've always loved bbqing on a weber using a small amount of charcoal, after it's burned down to a proper gray ash, add chunks of either Pecan or Oak. Open the damper wide open until the wood catches fire, then closed dampers back enough to keep charcoal going and wooding smoking.

This method works quite well, but yes, it takes fairly constant attention. And, of course, to keep the cooking temperature as consistent as it can be takes a lot of labor. Sometimes assisted with beer...

So question 1. How is a pellet grilling superior to this old fashioned method? And, by the way, I not at all being contentious. I'm truly interested, because if pellet cooking makes not only a great product, but makes it less labor intensive (I'm guessing) it's also fun.

Question 2. I see a lot of advice on temperature controls, as in digital being the best. Is it?

Lastly question 3. Which would ya'll consider the top 3 and how much (ball park) would you guess the weight and cost of one you'd recommend? (I see so many recommendations, I don't which'd be consider the Rolls Royce?

And, thanks!
Abraham - First of all, if I were still 50 years old, I would buy myself a pellet smoker for my birthday. :mrgreen:

I am not going to completely answer your question, but I really like Weber products. A couple years ago I discovered a new way to smoke on my Weber Kettle using the Snake [or Fuse] Method. When I set my grill using this method
I have been able to keep the grill at 250-275 Degrees for four hours without adding charcoal or wood. The longer the fuse, the more time it will hold temperature. Check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtfUnFecw6k


Here is a pork shoulder that I smoked for about 4 hours using the snake method. It made some mighty good pulled pork!


Image
NRA Endowment Member

User avatar

txglock21
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 3
Posts: 741
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:39 am
Location: Garland, TX.

Re: Pellet Grills

#48

Post by txglock21 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:37 am

Grundy1133 wrote:
txglock21 wrote:I bought a Pit Boss 820 D Wednesday as a 50th birthday present for myself. They were on sale at Lowe's for $450 (regularly $500) and used my military discount which saved another $45. Also bought a 40 lb. bag of competition flavor pellets. I have yet to cook on it, but did the initial burn and worked like a charm. Plan to do a brisket and some ribs Saturday. I haven't been this excited about something since I received my CHL years ago! :smilelol5:
EVERYONE you heard it right here! party at txglock21's house this saturday!!! :woohoo :woohoo[/quote]
:lol:: You might want to tap the brakes on that UNTIL we see how it turns out! My last attempt with a brisket on my regular wood smoker was a disaster. I ended up having to grind the entire brisket up into chopped beef for sandwiches. That was one of the main reasons I've been wanting a pellet grill, my friend says it's almost idiot proof, which is perfect for me. "rlol"
"Laugh about everything or cry about nothing."
NRA Life Member & TSRA Member/ Former USAF


twomillenium
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 3
Posts: 1469
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:42 pm
Location: houston area

Re: Pellet Grills

#49

Post by twomillenium » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:04 am

txglock21 wrote:
Grundy1133 wrote:
txglock21 wrote:I bought a Pit Boss 820 D Wednesday as a 50th birthday present for myself. They were on sale at Lowe's for $450 (regularly $500) and used my military discount which saved another $45. Also bought a 40 lb. bag of competition flavor pellets. I have yet to cook on it, but did the initial burn and worked like a charm. Plan to do a brisket and some ribs Saturday. I haven't been this excited about something since I received my CHL years ago! :smilelol5:
EVERYONE you heard it right here! party at txglock21's house this saturday!!! :woohoo :woohoo
:lol:: You might want to tap the brakes on that UNTIL we see how it turns out! My last attempt with a brisket on my regular wood smoker was a disaster. I ended up having to grind the entire brisket up into chopped beef for sandwiches. That was one of the main reasons I've been wanting a pellet grill, my friend says it's almost idiot proof, which is perfect for me. "rlol"[/quote]
Nothing wrong with CB sandwiches!
Texas LTC Instructor, NRA pistol instructor, RSO, NRA Endowment Life , TSRA, Glock enthusiast (tho I have others)
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is knowing not to add it to a fruit salad.

You will never know another me, this could be good or not so good, but it is still true.


mrvmax
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 2
Posts: 1580
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:16 pm
Location: Friendswood
Contact:

Re: Pellet Grills

#50

Post by mrvmax » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:28 am

For you guys that are veterans pm me and I’ll send you info on how to get some great discounts on the Camp Chef pellet grills .

User avatar

carlson1
Moderator
Posts in topic: 9
Posts: 9408
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:11 am

Re: Pellet Grills

#51

Post by carlson1 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:38 pm

Placed on pellet smoker this morning at 9:00. Nine hours later "so good." :cheers2:
Image
Image

User avatar

WildBill
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 4
Posts: 16543
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:53 pm
Location: Houston

Re: Pellet Grills

#52

Post by WildBill » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:55 pm

[quote="carlson1"]Placed on pellet smoker this morning at 9:00. Nine hours later "so good." :cheers2:
:thumbs2: Looks good enough to eat! :mrgreen:
NRA Endowment Member

User avatar

carlson1
Moderator
Posts in topic: 9
Posts: 9408
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:11 am

Re: Pellet Grills

#53

Post by carlson1 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:53 pm

WildBill wrote:
carlson1 wrote:Placed on pellet smoker this morning at 9:00. Nine hours later "so good." :cheers2:
:thumbs2: Looks good enough to eat! :mrgreen:
I forgot to take a picture after it was done. Beautiful bark and great taste. This was my first time using an injection. I injected it and let it set overnight. It was moist and tender. I usually by my meat at Sams or Rudolph’s in Dallas. This was from Kroger’s and I guess the injection made this one turn out.
Image

User avatar

WildBill
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 4
Posts: 16543
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:53 pm
Location: Houston

Re: Pellet Grills

#54

Post by WildBill » Thu May 03, 2018 4:41 pm

carlson1 wrote:
WildBill wrote:
carlson1 wrote:Placed on pellet smoker this morning at 9:00. Nine hours later "so good." :cheers2:
:thumbs2: Looks good enough to eat! :mrgreen:
I forgot to take a picture after it was done. Beautiful bark and great taste. This was my first time using an injection. I injected it and let it set overnight. It was moist and tender. I usually by my meat at Sams or Rudolph’s in Dallas. This was from Kroger’s and I guess the injection made this one turn out.
I have been tempted to try using an injection, but never have. Well, it came out good, so that is what is important. I agree that Sams has very good meat.
NRA Endowment Member

User avatar

mojo84
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 8237
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:07 pm
Location: Boerne, TX (Kendall County)

Re: Pellet Grills

#55

Post by mojo84 » Fri May 04, 2018 1:05 pm

Maybe there should be a ban against this one. Read the description and look at the color of the grill.

https://www.traegergrills.com/shop/gril ... 29PLB.html

User avatar

txglock21
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 3
Posts: 741
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:39 am
Location: Garland, TX.

Re: Pellet Grills

#56

Post by txglock21 » Mon May 07, 2018 6:25 am

mojo84 wrote:Maybe there should be a ban against this one. Read the description and look at the color of the grill.

https://www.traegergrills.com/shop/gril ... 29PLB.html
:iagree: It's for the kids! "rlol"
"Laugh about everything or cry about nothing."
NRA Life Member & TSRA Member/ Former USAF

Post Reply

Return to “Off-Topic”