Green Mountain Grill

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by aschmiesing, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. aschmiesing

    aschmiesing Fire Starter

    I have a question about the wifi on the Daniel Boone model. Does anyone know how far the wifi reaches or if its connected by blue tooth? Does it only reach the area your router at home reaches? Also I heard if u are connected to the app on your phone, u can not use your phone for anything else. Trying to figure this all out before purchasing, thanks for the help.
     
  2. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Ok, I'm not a technical guru, not even close..lol. I have a gmg DB with wifi. Yes when hooked through your home router, your phone will not be able to go online, or send, receive emails. You can text or call normally. As far as range, I can get 75' or so from my grill before it looses the signal.

    You do not have to use the wifi feature to use your grill. There is a way to run it remotely, and theres info on another forum. PM me for that info. I have heard GMG is working on a program so you can monitor your grill while away from your grill. There will be restrictions. I guess you will not be able to raise the temp while using this program.

    I've smoked everything from ABT's to brisket in mine. Absolutely love this smoker.

    I will say one negative thing, and I have heard this complaint from many ownwer of pellet grills of many different makes. Including myself.

    If you are used to a stick burner/ traditional type smoker, you MAY be disappointed with the lack of smoke flavor a pellet grill puts out. I use a ampts in mine every time. I use it to impart more smok flavor. Without it, I taste zero smoke flavor, and never had a smoke ring. For me, the amnts is a must.

    I've been accessed (on other forums) that I was accustomed to over smoked, poorly cooked bbq because I expressed my disappointment. Yes pellet smokers are winning many competition's. And they put out great food. Not saying they don't.

    I set mine and I can go do something else for a couple hours without any worries. Don't know where your located, but if it gets cold where you are, get the thermal blanket. Well worth the money, and will pay for itself in pellet savings.
     
  3. aschmiesing

    aschmiesing Fire Starter

    Thanks for ur insight. What is the amnts?
     
  4. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

  5. aschmiesing

    aschmiesing Fire Starter

    That's very interesting. How does the amnts work with the db gmg? Do u put pellets in the tube and set the whole tube inside the grill?
     
  6. aschmiesing

    aschmiesing Fire Starter

    Can I put the amnts in my masterbuilt propane smoker and cold smoke fresh side bacon with the pellet tube and not even turn the propane smoker on?
     
  7. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Yes on both answers. The amnts works well with pit temps up to 225*
    I use the amnts to cold smoke bacon as well as cheese in my masterbuilt propane smoker.
    I have a mailbox mod on mine. It keeps the heat the amnts or amnps put out away from the food.
    Not a big deal when its 30*, but if your doing cheese and its 70* outside, every bit helps.

    Here's a pic of some cold smoked cheese and eggs using the amnps.

    In this pic you can see the amnts behind the brisket smoking away in the gmg.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2015
  8. aschmiesing

    aschmiesing Fire Starter

    Does the amnts really help to achieve the smoke flavor in ur gmg? I really want to buy a pellet smoker but am a little afraid I'll be dissatisfied with the smoke flavor and smoke ring after having a masterbuilt propane smoker for a few years and having that baby dialed in using wood chips.
     
  9. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

  10. rc4u

    rc4u Fire Starter

    I have a propane smoker and still use lump charcoal.. I have the 44" smoke hollow.. I many times use one burner and on other side use a 10" cast iron deep pan and fill with the pure lump charcoal and put wood chunks on top and depending when I may cover with foil...or just none for smooth heat and the smoke from it and pan on other side....on my last smoke for Christmas I actually had full charcoal starter with the oak lump coal and put under the smoker at one of the 3 large holes on bottom of smoker...the starter fit perfect with half inch to spare and I could keep temps perfect it the very cold weather...and can put chunks in it and the draft just was perfect draw on the hole... there are lots of options with all the smokers.i am sure there is a way to do the same or adapt for a pellet.....jeff

    If you are used to a stick burner/ traditional type smoker, you MAY be disappointed with the lack of smoke flavor a pellet grill puts out. I use a ampts in mine every time. I use it to impart more smok flavor. Without it, I taste zero smoke flavor, and never had a smoke ring. For me, the amnts is a must.

    I've been accessed (on other forums) that I was accustomed to over smoked, poorly cooked bbq because I expressed my disappointment. Yes pellet smokers are winning many competition's. And they put out great food. Not saying they don't.
     
  11. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Go with the AMNTS Tube. It will work in the grill or the gasser. The Maze won't. Look for the Tube that Extends. It gives more smoke time options...JJ
     

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