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  • GirlGrilling
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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

  • GirlGrilling
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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.
    ; )

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

  • MtView
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    I haven't done enough cooks yet with both modes to make a comparison on the Silverbac.

    When I wrap a brisket, I'll switch to PID mode because the smoking part of the cook is basically over anyway so why use more pellets than I need to? I noticed that with a set point of 225 in PID mode the grill will stay between 220 and 230 with the most time at 225. In Standard/Pro mode the grill will swing between 220 and 235 in order to generate more smoke. I haven't noticed a difference in tenderness.
    Last edited by MtView; October 30th, 2019, 03:26 PM.

  • Potkettleblack
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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).

  • Huskee
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    Mine has the Alpha, which as you know is both. I didn't notice much difference to be brutally honest. I thought I noticed more smokiness (which is very relative in a pellet cooker anyway) in standard mode. Have you seen my review of the Silverbac and the Alpha controller? https://amazingribs.com/ratings-revi...a-pellet-grill

  • GirlGrilling
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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
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    Folks mod their Grillas?

  • Huskee
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    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.

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  • GirlGrilling
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    Potkettleblack — sectarianism. Heh. Frankly I think it’s verging on secularism — but that’s just me.
    ; )

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    ORIGINAL DIGITAL VS. PID — IS THE PID REALLY SUPERIOR?

    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.

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  • Potkettleblack
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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.

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

  • glitchy
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    It can give people a quick way to locate various information about a specific cooker or brand. I know you can search too, but sometimes wading through the results for the whole site or whole channel can be quite a bit to dig through.

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If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

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The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

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The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

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The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

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Griddle And Deep Fryer In One

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The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all!

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The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

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The Undisputed Champion!

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The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. The MK4 includes features that are common on high-end instruments: automatic backlight and rotating display. Don't accept cheap substitutes.

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Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

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The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

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