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  • stanw891
    Club Member
    • Jul 2019
    • 8
    • Rochester, MN
    • My tools...Grilla Silverbac, Webber Kettle, Lumberjack Hickory Pellets, Grill Grates and Labbat Blue

    Hello Grilla page!

    I can't believe I am the first to post on this channel, where are all the other jungle members at?
  • jgreen
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 2751
    • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
    • Cookers:
      Broil King XL
      Broil King Smoke
      Weber Kettle 26
      Grilla Pellet smoker
      Capital 40 natural gas
      Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

      Maverick 733
      Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
      Thermo works DOT (or two)
      Fireboard (probably my favourite)
      Thermworks Smoke (or two)

      SnS (original, plus and XL)
      DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
      and, maybe some other toys as well

    I will join in. Had not seen this before, but i love my Grilla.


    • MBMorgan
      Club Member
      • Sep 2015
      • 6715
      • 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


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      • Potkettleblack
        Club Member
        • Jun 2016
        • 2058
        • 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

        I don't care for the sectarianism among pelletheads, so was not clamoring for a Grilla specific section, even though the Trager folks demanded one. Pellet cooking is pellet cooking, do we need a specific Grilla channel?


        • Randy-Phx
          Randy-Phx commented
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          I own a Camp Chef. Oh sorry, wrong thread.

        • Potkettleblack
          Potkettleblack commented
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          Augers are augers, burn pots are burn pots. There are a couple style of controllers, a couple odd configurations like the OG, but otherwise, a camp chef recipe works on a Grilla and a rec Tec on a Pitts and spitts.

        • GirlGrilling
          GirlGrilling commented
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          Potkettleblack — sectarianism. Heh. Frankly I think it’s verging on secularism — but that’s just me.
          ; )
      • GirlGrilling
        Former Member
        • Oct 2019
        • 13


        Hello, Grilla owners. I understand Grilla rolled out its Alpha Smoke control box w/in last year or so, which includes Grilla’s original, digital controller and a PID. This is the only maker I know of that offers both options in one control box.

        Question: have you played around using the original, digital controller and comparing those results with what you are getting with the PID? If so, did you see different results in quality of smoke, smoke flavor, or meat tenderness? For those with original digital controllers, have any of you tried a PID mod, and which did you prefer?

        I learned on the old digital and recently switched to the PID. Am noticing significant differences (decline) in smoke quality and smoke flavor, as well as meat tenderness, w/PID. Absence of temp swings that comes w/the PID has, at least for me, not turned out to be the bees knees. Wondering if any of you have experienced this or experimented w/original digital vs. PID? Many thanks.


        • GirlGrilling
          GirlGrilling commented
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          Huskee, I will check your review stat. Thx

        • GirlGrilling
          GirlGrilling commented
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          MtView, that’s exactly what I’d do. Let the meat smoke naked for 3-4 hours and then wrap.

        • GirlGrilling
          GirlGrilling commented
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          Huskee, excellent review. Informative & logical. Thx for link. My favorite excerpt:

          “As a safety precaution, Silverbac will shut down automatically if the cooking temp drops below 110° or above 610°F.”

          That was the problem w/my older-model Traeger — it did NOT shut down when it went below 110 & then it would rain pellets, driving the temp up to a dangerous KABOOM high. Once I learned to “alarm” for the drop on my Smoke (happened @ every 4 hours) I could preempt it, but it was a major pain ITA
      • Huskee
        • May 2014
        • 15755
        • central MI, USA
        • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

          Smokers / Grills
          • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
          • PBC
          • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
          • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
          • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
          • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
          • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
          • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
          • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
          • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
          • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

          • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
          • (7) Maverick ET-732s
          • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
          • (1) Smoke X4 by ThermoWorks
          • Thermapen MkII, orange
          • ThermoPop, yellow
          • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
          • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
          • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
          • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

          • Instant Pot 6qt
          • Anova Bluetooth SV
          • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
          • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
          • BBQ Dragon
          • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
          • Weber grill topper
          • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
          • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
          • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

          • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
          • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
          • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
          • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
          • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
          • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
          • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

          About me
          Real name: Aaron
          Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

          • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

        Potkettleblack You're right, pellets are pellets. But, mods, problems, accessories, and customer service are unique to specific makes and valuable I think. plus we're trying to feature a lot of common brands under the different grill and smoker channels, that way when a new person comes here to read about their particular grill they have a great chance of finding it.


        • GirlGrilling
          GirlGrilling commented
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          No Grilla mods? Forgive my mistake, since I was the one who posed the question. I assumed that many pellet grill owners w/original controllers — including Grilla owners — switched them out for PIDs via Smoke Daddy, et al.

        • Potkettleblack
          Potkettleblack commented
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          I have the second controller for the Grilla that came with it. I have no desire to go to the Alpha, but I guess that'd be a mod if I did. Do the comp wheels count as a mod (not that they have OG Comp wheels).

        • GirlGrilling
          GirlGrilling commented
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          Potkettleblack, please be patient w/me. God is not finished modding me yet — so it will be a while before my BBQ lingo is up to par.
          ; )



      2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled - Rescheduled for March 2022

      This summer's 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis IS OFFICIALLY RESCHEDULED FOR March 18-20, 2022. More details and re-booking info here!
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      See less
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