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One week in with the pellet smoker.


Joined Feb 19, 2021
OK, so I'm about a week in with my GMG Daniel Boone Prime+, so far I like it a lot. Definitely a different flavor than my old Char Griller stick burner, not a bad thing, just different. Less smokey(wife likes that, she's not a big fan of "smoke" flavor), way easier than the stick burner. Just blew my mind how simple it was, used to constantly adjusting the draft and tending a fire when I'm smoking, with this grill I can just look at the phone and check the meat probe and grill temp. I made a pork loin the day after I bought the grill, honestly it was some of the best pork I've ever cooked.

Now if I was going to do a side by side with food cooked on a stick burner, or even a charcoal grill, I think my preference would come down to what was cooked. I wasn't really expecting a strong "smoke" flavor, thinking it would be more of a wood fired oven. In that regard, it really shines. Mac & Cheese or pizza cooked on it have been outstanding.

I imagine it's about like anything else, I'll keep it clean, keep the heat deflectors adjusted for even heat and feed it good fuel. The results so far have been really nice(even with burgers, although I prefer those off charcoal...had to give it a try), but I'm not getting rid of my Weber Kettle anytime soon. Probably the biggest plus to the pellet grill is that I'm going to build a little "smoke shack" in the back yard for it to live in...one with room for a little expansion...


Smoking Fanatic
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Joined Jun 12, 2019
Looks pretty good there! My wife also likes the pellet grill food better because the smoke profile is less intense.


Master of the Pit
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Joined Nov 9, 2019
Food all looks great! Glad you're liking your new smoker!



Master of the Pit
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Joined Feb 25, 2018
Looks great, while I would prefer a more bold smoke flavor the wife cant do that any more, the Austin is a good compromise imo, it's great to have more than 1 way to cook and my Weber will be the last grill to leave my home

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