This pellet grill has been designed for those who want the convenience of heating up their gas grill quickly. Though gas grills heat up very fast, they are not the best choice as far as palatable flavor is concerned. However, Louisiana Pellet Grill can light up very fast and get your food ready in 30 minutes. The food quality produced by a pellet grill burning pure, natural hardwood cannot be achieved by any charcoal or gas grill. Hence, Louisiana Pellet Grill provides a great flavor to your steaks, burgers and it smokes.
As a general rule pellet grills don’t produce heavy smoke regardless of brand. For many people this is a feature. It is easy to have too much smoke. If you want more smoke, get a charcoal grill with wood chunks for flavor. But I happen to like the balance of smoke flavor. Things to check if having problems are pellets, airflow, & proper temperature control. There are other possibilities, but those are the big ones. So far my unit has worked as advertised. The sear box allows a proper reverse sear which allows for more even cooking & a great crust.
Its 570 square inch grilling area is very much similar to what you would find on mid-tier options like the Smoke Pro DLX and XT. Although this is a bit smaller than what we expected to see in a top-tier pellet smoker, the Woodwind offers almost all the features that have become synonymous with Camp Chef pellet grills. This includes the LED temperature readout, Smart Smoke Technology, dual thermometer probes, an automated auger, warming rack, side shelf, bottom utility shelf, as well as ash and hopper clean out. A grease management system has been added to boot so that you don’t have to deal with grime when it comes to cleaning your pellet grill.
I just put a roof with lighting over a big chunk of my deck so I could shoot pics at night and keep myself and my grills dry. As they were running the power for the lighting I added an extra outlet near my grills, so cons 1 and 2 are no big deal for me, but they may be issues for some. If you don’t have a roof to keep it under, make sure to get a cover. The start up and shut down takes a little practice to master, but it doesn’t take long. Oh, one more thing. There was a 4th thing I didn’t like about this grill. The grill grates didn’t make the prettiest grill marks. Well, then I flipped the grill grates over and realized that I put the grill grates in upside down. So if the grill marks look like crap, it’s not the grill’s fault. Flip the grates over.

This type of smoker is known for being an easy to use option which features many automatic functions, as well as a general simplicity. They offer portability due to their size and weight, automatic fuel feeding and automatic ignition. They also tend to be good at maintaining temperature and have a reputation for being easier to clean than other options.

Renegade Pro is built to suit all your cooking needs; it can cook, braise, broil, char, sear, bake, smoke, roast, grill, and barbecue your food to that “melt-in-the-mouth” perfection. To bring about this versatility, it offers different temperature settings, such as “Hot and Fast” and “Low and Slow” that can be controlled using its Digital Pro Controller.
This burnished bronze 60,000-BTU propane barbeque gas grill has 666 square inches of total cooking space. It features four stainle...ss steel straight burner tubes, a stainless steel side burner, two cast iron enameled cooking grates, four steel enameled heat tents, a steel wire-enameled warming rack, a bronze metallic lid assembly with a double-wall liner to retain heat, cast aluminum end caps for stability, a temperature gauge with a decor ring and an electronic start push-button ignition. read more
We have already mentioned this product in our review once and we’re talking about it again. Whenever you are thinking of Green Mountain Grills, Daniel Boone should always be your first choice; it’s simply the best among the GMG products. Due to having other products at much lower prices with the same features, we could not include Daniel Boone in this review. We have, however, included the Davy Crockett in our review as our Budget Pick.
People will always love barbecue and enjoy having new ways to cook it. There are many great companies out there who offer pellet smokers for beginners all the way up to experts. This type of smoker is gaining popularity, which likely means more features will be coming as time passes. Hopefully, until then, you can find a unit that fits your needs by perusing this list.
The Davy Crockett smoker is a competitively priced, comes with a lot of great features and offers a great BBQ experience: when you buy this smoker, you can rest assured that you money is well spent. The portability and the power source of this smoker make it the ultimate grill for tailgating! So let’s take a closer look at some of the features that this smoker has to offer:
My family and I moved into a new home in December. I own a dozen grills, but the only one I had access to at the new house when we first moved in was my old kettle. It was snowing so of course I was grilling. I slathered some ribs with some jerk seasoning and slapped them on the kettle. I hadn’t cooked on that grill in at least 5 years so I’d forgotten how much I had to fiddle with it. I was so used to setting up the kamado and not having to check on anything except the temp of the meat for the entire cook. Well, I went out to check on my ribs and I had the vents open to much and I burnt them pretty bad. I don’t have the time or inclination to stand over a grill and keep tweaking vents and air flows and adding smoke wood and moving the meat around, etc. When I got my first kamado, I actually missed that aspect, but now my schedule and responsibilities (e.g. my four kids all 8 years and younger) don’t allow me to do that.
If cleaning after your mess is what you dread most when it comes to grilling, that won’t be a problem with the SmokePro XXL. Whether it is cleaning grease or ash, this pellet smoker was designed with low-maintenance in mind. It has Camp Chef’s grease management system with an included steel bucket to prevent spillage on the floor. And, you just need to open a lever to rid the firepot of ashes – no removable ashtray to fidget with or resorting to a vacuum cleaner.

Second on my priority list- the ash clean out and hopper clean out features. I use my pellet grills 4-5 times a week (sometimes more) and that means I spend quite a bit of time maintaining and cleaning my grills. Having the ability to pull a lever and clean out the remaining ash in the firepot without disassembling the entire unit is such a fantastic benefit. I still break the grill down to vacuum out excess ash in the body of the grill once a month or so, but I used to be doing that every other week. So, that one feature has cut my cleaning time in half. I love it. The hopper clean out feature is less crucial, but still great to have available. Basically, if your hopper is full of mesquite pellets because you just did a really bold steak but you want to swap pellets out for something more mild, like an apple or hickory, you can just open a little trap door and empty the hopper. Then it’s simply refilling the hopper with whatever type of pellets you want to use next. This is just an example of Camp Chef thinking through the grill from the perspective of a regular user. Great feature!

The Traeger Pellet Grill BBQ155.01 19.5K BTU Pellet Grill is one of the most trusted pellet smoker grill available in the market, and you can pick this one if you are looking for a large wood-pellet grill. It has dimensions of 44” x 19”, which come together to give you a cooking area of 836 square inches. This area is sufficient for holding 16 rib racks, 40 burgers or 12 chickens at once without any difficulty! The Trager Pellet Grill comes with an electronic auto-start feature, which runs on regular 110V AC household current. The users only need to press a switch to ignite the grill.
With a temperature probe for the meat inside the chamber, this allows you to keep an eye on the temperature of your meat without opening the grill. Nothing ruins a brisket or roast faster than the griller who constantly fiddles with the meat on the grill. Opening the chamber lets the heat out and that can quickly make for some tough meat. This handy feature takes the guesswork out of how ready your meal is, helping you get the best outcome.
Take on your next grilling or smoking session with ease with the Camp Chef SmokePro SG Pellet Grill. With the digital temperature display, simple temperature settings, and an exclusive ash clean out system, this grill will have you spending less time needing to monitor your grill and more time enjoying the outdoors and a delicious meal. This SmokePro SG is constructed of durable powder coated steel with a black finished lid and a stainless steel fire box, and it features a 429 square inch primary cooking area and a 382 square inch upper warming rack. This gives you a total of 811 square inches of cooking space, all heated by 25,000 BTUs of cooking power. With the simple temperature selection system, the grill can be set to temperatures as low as 160 degrees for smoking and up to 500 degrees for the perfect sear. The SmokePro SG also features Slide and Grill technology, which allows you to switch between direct and indirect flame cooking with just the pull of a knob. Once you have chosen your desired temperature, the digital display can be toggled between showing the grill temperature and internal food temperature, which is monitored by the included stainless steel meat probe. Smart Smoke technology keeps your Camp Chef pellet grill with 15 degrees of your selected temperature. The automatic auger dispenses pellets as needed from the high capacity hopper, which holds up to 22 pounds of pellets at once. A continuous fan insures that your grill stays evenly heated and smoky, so every bit of food is perfectly cooked. When you are done cooking, clean up is easy, thanks to the exclusive Camp Chef ash clean out system. Simply pull open the trap door with the side knob and empty the ash cup underneath the grill. This grill also features a pair of large, heavy-duty wheels for easy rolling, a pellet clean out door so you can keep your unused pellets protected and dry between uses, a powder coated steel side shelf, and a bottom utility rack.
Wood pellet grill is a two-in-one mixture of a smoker and a grill. It doesn’t provide direct flame for your steaks or meat as a grill would which eliminates flare-ups. Since there’s no direct flame, searing meat isn’t an option and there’s a better choice if this is your desire. However, if you desire a great smoky flavor with an easy cooking process then a pellet smoker is an excellent choice.
The exterior of this pellet grill smoker is made of a durable and high-temperature resistant powder coat finishing, along with stainless steel handles. It has 4 tool hooks as well as large shelves on its sides and bottom to be more functional. Its lid stoppers are fail-proof and help lock and secure the lid firmly. Moreover, its hopper lid can be used as an additional warming surface. This lid also comes with handles that allow you to grip more easily.
It is possible to tune some smokers so the heat is consistent front to back and side to side but usually, there’s some differences and that’s just part of knowing your smoker. I learn my hot spots and I just use that to decide meat placement. You will find this to be the case even in your kitchen oven. It’s rarely right on target and the temperatures fluctuate from rack to rack and in different locations on each rack.
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I’m looking to replace my Bradley 4-rack, analog temperature control smoker (the small ice-box style) with this grill/smoker primarily for it’s smoking ability versus grilling. The Bradley has served me well but it has limitations on size/length of cuts and it’s a royal pain to clean up. Do you have any qualms replacing a traditional smoker like the Bradley with this? I have a higher end Weber gas grill for my day-to-day grilling and a 22″ and 32″ (not sure on size – they have not been sold for many years) Weber charcoal grills that I use occasionally to get the real grilled flavor at times.
PG24 by Camp Chef has a weight of 124 lb with a pellet hopper that has 20-pound capacity. That’s so large, you won’t need to worry of getting more before your meal is done. This approach allows you to have the ultimate cooking experience. When the temperature drops, one wood pellet is released. This convenience can’t be found in other grill types, like gas or charcoal.

Scott Thomas, the Original Grillin’ Fool, was sent off to college with a suitcase and a grill where he overcooked, undercooked and burned every piece of meat he could find. After thousands of failures, and quite a few successes, nearly two decades later he started a website to show step by step, picture by picture, foolproof instructions on how to make great things out of doors so that others don’t have to repeat the mistakes he’s made on the grill.

While the Traeger Lil-Tex does offer similar features as our top pick, such as a digital LED temperature control system and an auto-dispensing auger, there was one missing feature which we thought was necessary. This product has a smaller grilling area and lacks a removable upper rack, which gives you less grilling and prep space. I should mention that the unit does come in a bigger 700 square inch version for $200 more, as well as a smaller version that costs less. If this smoker is too big or too small for you, there are always other options available. Compared to our top pick, it’s also more expensive despite offering similar specs. Aside from that, this is a very efficient and reliable smoker – might even have been the best if our top pick wasn’t available on the market.
Apart from the aforementioned problems, you might face some minor issues like the smoker staying hot for hours in the end even after your cooking is over and it’s turned off? It’s better to check out the backdraft preventing cooling fan for your grill. Although this wouldn’t cause any major issues with your grilling experience, it’s a safety feature that is always worth checking out and fixing.

Personal review of the Traeger: The auger fed the pellets after the fire pot went out making a large pile up which caused it to catch fire and burn up my grill. I had to use a fire extinguisher to put out the flames and prevent my house from catching fire. I sent Traeger the description of damages with photos. After much waiting and no response from the management team regarding my Traeger grill we gave up. The service team was very responsive but lacked any authority to make decisions to fix the grill. We worked with the service team for awhile having a different person each time respond and request information and photos that were already provided. Then, we got passed up to the management which is highly ineffective because we never heard from them, even after an email requesting an update. We really did like our Traeger grill and had high hopes that since it was under warranty and caught fire due to a failure we would have the grill repaired. Because of the terrible unresponsive service of Traeger we took our money and purchase a Green Mountain Grill.

Renegade Pro is built to suit all your cooking needs; it can cook, braise, broil, char, sear, bake, smoke, roast, grill, and barbecue your food to that “melt-in-the-mouth” perfection. To bring about this versatility, it offers different temperature settings, such as “Hot and Fast” and “Low and Slow” that can be controlled using its Digital Pro Controller.
If you’ve ever wanted an 8 in 1 wood pellet grill that you can just “set and forget”, then this grill makes a perfect unit for you. It was the best smoker we’ve used in terms of hassle-free use which is why it had to be one of our top picks. Digitally-controlled, this smoker ignites the unit and uses a Smart Smoke Technology™ to heat it up from 160 to 450 degrees F. This pellet smoker comes with 513 square inch grilling area, plus a 2nd cooking rack! While it doesn’t have any auto/one-touch cleanup system, its auto-shutdown feature makes it worth the value.
Sick and tired of bad BBQ? Well, so are your friends, neighbors, and family members. With the Woodwind SG wood fire pellet grill, put the bland chicken and burnt steak behind you, and become the grill master you were born to be. With digital temperature control, the Woodwind does all the work for you. All you have to do is turn it on, set the temperature, and let it work while you play—no more babysitting.
This isn't our first pellet grill - what we were attracted to about this one - is the ease of clean-up with the trap door cleanout. Our first pellet grill you had to remove the Grill rack, grease tray and firebox cover - empty the ashes with a spoon and then put it all back together - even though we loved the food that came out of it - we dreaded using it. Now we just pull the trap door - empty the ash cup and cook all over again. My wife has pretty much took this new grill over now - she says she can't burn anything in it and the kids think she is a master bbq chef now. Here is a picture of a few things she cooked up for labor day.
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