Let us know what PG'S your considering . Many variables when considering a new grill. Sounds like the Cookshack is one of the best coming from commercial cooks and guys that compete. I never seen one but that's guys that where using Memphis PG's to compete. The only thing I can say bad about my Memphis is the cost. Like said Iv run many thousands of pounds of pellets through with zero problems and the same with friends using then for years.I have a GMG DB WiFi that is five years old. It has produced some great cooks. I haven't had any problems with jams but I do hear some ferocious crunching on occasion. That being said it hasn't been smooth sailing all along. I replaced the fan and the ignitor due to tripping breakers (aggravating when you have a prime brisket ready to go). Occasionally the WiFi will not connect and the DB has to be reset to correct the issue. I replaced the drip pans due to some rust. The shelf and hopper lid were replaced under warranty due to rust and the new ones they sent did the same, just not as badly. The lid has some surface rust that started early on that I just live with. The DB is under a covered patio with a GMG cover and is out of the wind, rain and sun. The problem I seem to be fighting consistently is grease leaks. Everything has been deep cleaned including the smoke stack. The grease pans are installed properly but it still drips underneath after a couple of cooks. It's been a nice run but I think it might be time to move along and find a replacement. I am going to do a lot of research before my next purchase.
I don't sift anything, my Camp Chef just eats'um up with no problems whatsoever.My Camp Chef 24 has had no issues, I'm around 40 cooks and 4 years in.
In addition to a bunch of ribs and pork butts along with hot and fast briskets, I've done several 24 hour runs on super low and slow briskets that came out great.
Of course I do empty the bin and auger after each cook so maybe that's why it's reliable.
Got it running. Also took apart two auger motors. The plastic gear off the main motor drive is stripped on both. Pretty weak design on the motor mfg. Anyone find one that's got an improved gearbox?And the hopper motor is dead. Once I have this in hand I’ll pretty much have a new smoker….
I’m not sure if the plastic gear is a universal thing with all auger motors…
It’s definitely a 110v.Your reducing gearbox may be interchangeable with a SmokeDaddy. If you send Dennis some pics he can probably say for sure or let you try it out with a return possibility.
But I'd caution about the drive motor itself. A lot of GMG products use 12-volt DC based electricals, even when they're plugged into the wall for power, since some of their models and meant for tailgating and 12V cigar lighter power. SD products (including auger motors) are probably 120Vac powered.
You may also be able to harvest the gearbox from one of the chinese auger drives that are now under $20:
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