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  • Sweaty Paul
    Founding Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 1661
    • Hays, KS
    • Green Mountain Grill - Jim Bowie
      (I've never regretted having too much grate space).

      Weber Genesis Gas grill
      Weber Kettle grills x 2

    #31
    Enjoy!

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    • Potkettleblack
      Club Member
      • Jun 2016
      • 2067
      • Beautiful Downtown Berwyn
      • Grill: Grilla Original / Weber Genesis EP-330 / OK Joe Bronco Drum
        Thermometers: Thermapen / iGrill 2 / Fireboard
        For Smoke: Chunks / Pellet Tube / Mo Pouch
        Sous Vide: Joule / Nomiku WiFi (RIP Nomiku)
        Disqus: Le Chef - (something something something) - it changes

      #32
      Belated Welcome to the Jungle.

      alpha mode is the constant temp pid mode…

      the pro smoke mode is the Grilla original. The byword with Grilla owners before the Alpha came out a couple years ago was “Trust the Swing.” The OG produces a good (for pellets) smoke flavor with the swing. Give it a go… 225 pro mode instead of 200 alpha.

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      • tdimond
        tdimond commented
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        I'm running Pro. I had confused myself and thought that was also Alpha.

      • Potkettleblack
        Potkettleblack commented
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        Whew... yeah, PID used to be called Alpha Smoke. Pro is the smokier mode.

        Using better pellets is key. BBQers Delight, Cooking Pellets, and Lumberjack HMC (that's my jam because I can get it locally).
    • zero_credit
      Club Member
      • Mar 2020
      • 904
      • Near Chicago, IL
      • Current Pride and Joy:

        Masterbuilt Gravity 560

        Joule

        Old (sold) Loves:

        PBC
        Weber 22" Premium

        Thermometers:

        Inkbird
        Thermoworks POP

        Preferred Charcoal:

        B&B Charlogs/B&B Lump

      #33
      Any issues with moving it around over say sidewalk lips?

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      • Potkettleblack
        Potkettleblack commented
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        I find moving it not that bad, over small bumps. It weighs about 180, so it's the wheels or naught. As noted, the landing gear pushes the front wheel down a few inches making it much easier to roll.

        If you're going to be bumping it around a lot: https://store.grillagrills.com/produ...lla-pro-wheels

      • tdimond
        tdimond commented
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        I find even with the landing gear up it tends to get stuck in concrete joints. Otherwise, it's been easy, but where I have it is all flat.

      • Bogy
        Bogy commented
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        You privileged guys with your "landing gear" have it so easy! Why, in my day (last week), I had to move my OG without and fancy schmancy moveable wheels. The wheels were where the guys in Holland put them, and you just had to deal with it. I haven't actually found it to be a problem, one less thing that can break!
    • MBMorgan
      Club Member
      • Sep 2015
      • 6738
      • Colorado
      • > Weber Genesis EP-330
        > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
        > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
        > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
        > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
        to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
        > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
        > Thermoworks Smoke
        > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
        > Thermoworks Thermapen
        > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
        > Anova sous vide circulator
        > Searzall torch
        > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

      #34
      I can’t speak for tdimond but with a little patience and a bit of upper body strength thrown in, I’ve managed to single handedly move my OG up and down a short flight of stairs a few times:
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      • zero_credit
        zero_credit commented
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        Good to know. The wheels looked a little recessed so was not sure.

      • MBMorgan
        MBMorgan commented
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        zero_credit - the front wheel extends an inch or so below the base of the OG when the “landing gear” is down. About 270 degrees of the two rear wheels are always exposed. You can lay the OG completely down on its back without scraping anything.
    • radiodome21
      Club Member
      • Mar 2021
      • 31
      • Evanston, IL

      #35
      Looks awesome. How did it compare to the Chucky? I've never thought about smoking a Chucky and would like to some beef. Just not sure which way to go.

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      • tdimond
        tdimond commented
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        I like both. Make sure it's a well marbled chucky if you go that route. I liked the beef ribs better, but that was a function of figuring out the pellets and running at a lower temperature throughout. I've done chuckies on the PBC and on my kettle and they were both great.
        Last edited by tdimond; June 8, 2021, 05:52 PM.
    • tdimond
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 139
      • Poway, CA
      • Cookers
        Weber Genesis II (4-burner) with GrillGrates
        Pit Barrel Cooker
        Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium with SnS and Drip N' Griddle
        Grilla OG

        Thermometers
        FireBoard Drive
        Thermapen MK4
        Thermopop
        Random, but accurate, pit and leave-in meat thermometers

        Other toys
        PartyQ for Weber Kettle
        BBQ Vortex

      #36
      It was time for a butt! Click image for larger version

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      • Soonerpop
        Soonerpop commented
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        Looks great!
    • tdimond
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 139
      • Poway, CA
      • Cookers
        Weber Genesis II (4-burner) with GrillGrates
        Pit Barrel Cooker
        Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium with SnS and Drip N' Griddle
        Grilla OG

        Thermometers
        FireBoard Drive
        Thermapen MK4
        Thermopop
        Random, but accurate, pit and leave-in meat thermometers

        Other toys
        PartyQ for Weber Kettle
        BBQ Vortex

      #37
      I think future cooks will get their own thread. So here comes a brisket to round out this thread.

      I only managed about 30 hours of dry brine and went with a simple rub this time, half pepper, half garlic. It's a prime whole packer from Costco. Trimmed weight is about 14 lb.

      I'm using the Cookin' Pellets 100% hickory again.

      jfmorris, this is what a whole packer looks like going in.

      It's only 15 minutes into the cook, so we'll see how things look in the morning. Click image for larger version

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      • tdimond
        Club Member
        • Jun 2018
        • 139
        • Poway, CA
        • Cookers
          Weber Genesis II (4-burner) with GrillGrates
          Pit Barrel Cooker
          Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium with SnS and Drip N' Griddle
          Grilla OG

          Thermometers
          FireBoard Drive
          Thermapen MK4
          Thermopop
          Random, but accurate, pit and leave-in meat thermometers

          Other toys
          PartyQ for Weber Kettle
          BBQ Vortex

        #38
        So, do you want to see what a loss of auger feed at 2:45 am PDT looks like?

        I had to dump the hopper, vacuum out the auger, get restarted, and prompt an investigation from my father-in-law about all the weird noises.

        The brisket was in the stall.

        Things are running again, I should be back to cooking shortly. Food temp has dropped about 10 degrees during troubleshooting.

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        • zero_credit
          zero_credit commented
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          Glad you were able to save the cook! What was the cause?

        • tdimond
          tdimond commented
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          It looked like it lost feed, maybe due to some pellet fragments. Nothing was coming through the auger. It's been fine after I got everything set back up.
      • tdimond
        Club Member
        • Jun 2018
        • 139
        • Poway, CA
        • Cookers
          Weber Genesis II (4-burner) with GrillGrates
          Pit Barrel Cooker
          Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium with SnS and Drip N' Griddle
          Grilla OG

          Thermometers
          FireBoard Drive
          Thermapen MK4
          Thermopop
          Random, but accurate, pit and leave-in meat thermometers

          Other toys
          PartyQ for Weber Kettle
          BBQ Vortex

        #39
        And the final results! It was probe tender at about 192° F, and I had to hold for dinner. It's pretty tasty! Click image for larger version

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