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Finally set up my Green Mountain Jim Bowie

post #1 of 7
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After months of begging then followed by months of waiting I finally was able to set up my new grill.  

 

I got the following package at an undisclosed price, but way below retail.  I am leaving it as undisclosed price as the dealer decided to focus on selling pellets only.

 

Package included:

Jim Bowie grill

2 - 28 lb bags of GMG Premium pellets

Cover

Remote upgrade

 

 

Freshly out of the shrink wrap.  I am not sure what that black cover is but it felt like a rubbery plastic and being such a big piece I kept it just in case.

 

 

 

Under the black frabric

 

What was in the smaller box

 

2 months later.....

 

Grill finally out of the box

 

Grill in it new location

 

 

Grill up and running.  Doing its burn off of manufacturer residue and seasoning

 

 

Frist smoke was a marinated tri-tip.  So no prep view as it was pre-done at the meat market.  No final shot either as it finished late in the evening.

 

 

Final result

 

 

The grill runs about 75 degrees hotter than set temp and a I have a 0-50-0 degree temp difference from left to right.  But half the fun is working those issues out.


Edited by BackyardSmokin - 5/13/13 at 10:05am
post #2 of 7
Nice dude I just got my Daniel Boone out on my deck they cook great how do you like the gmg pellets?
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Congrats on the new rig!  I'd be interested in hearing how you like it once you've got it broke in good.  I've been thinking of putting a pellet smoker on my wish list.

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Originally Posted by mackbrad View Post

Nice dude I just got my Daniel Boone out on my deck they cook great how do you like the gmg pellets?

Dunno,  Cash and Carry had Bear Mountain for $9.81/bag so I used that for this.  We are planning a big BBQ once the rest of the backyard is finished, so I will switch to the GMG pellets then.  My wife was nice and bought me the vacuum that attaches to a 5 gallon bucket so I can vacuum out the hopper and switch at any time and store different types of pellets in different containers.

post #5 of 7
Got the same grill. Had the same temp problem. Unit needs a new control panel . Call GMG and they will send you one. Try to take out the baffle plate. This may help even out the temp across the grill..
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Did you remove the plate over the firepit as well as the side plate.

 

I lucked out and my dealer didn't have a JB with remote in stock so he gave me a standard version then mailed me a remote upgrade when they came in.  So now I have the remote control unit and the regular unit.  I am going to put the standard unit back in and see what happens. 

 

 

I am just wondering if I screwed up the temp sensor when I seasoned the unit.  I use a combo of olive oil and garlic powder, and don't know if getting some on the sensor is causing issues as well.

post #7 of 7
No I only removed the side plate. Don't think the sensor is the problem. Call GMG. They are very helpful.
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