Which one to buy???

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macy517
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Which one to buy???

Post by macy517 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:22 pm

I went to the BBQ festival in Melbourne the other weekend and saw pellet grills for the first time. I saw a demo on the Traeger and thought wow, this is my sort of BBQ. As usual, too much information on the internet so now I am confused, trying figure out which brand is better. Any recommendations on the 'better' pellet grill to look at and why? Not looking at real high end. Just a home BBQ'er. Any advice much appreciated.


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Re: Which one to buy???

Post by KBBQ » Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:47 pm

BUy my ProQ Excel Elite :D

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Re: Which one to buy???

Post by Michael_Dunn » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:36 pm

start by reading the threads in this section of the forum.
many of the available models are talked about (with plenty of pics).

I've not used a pellet grill, but I remember reading a number of posts
from urbangriller about a GMG(?) where you set a profile and it
remembers the profile (set-and-forget). That's what would interest me.

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Re: Which one to buy???

Post by macy517 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:39 pm

Hmm, I like the sound of that!!

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Post by yakabot » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:04 pm

The GMG or Traegar, either would probably suit you for home cooks. Think UG sells both brands. Depending on the price difference, the wifi with the GMG does sound like an excellent feature.

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Re: Which one to buy???

Post by Davo » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:39 pm

Have a look at the Louisiana grills, only recently imported to Australia, totally Australian compliance and some really useful accessories.
My mate Chris bought one of them recently and he's really happy with his choice.
These units are very well built and is quite solid...the controls easy to use. My friend's unit is the LG1100. With quite a few accessories and extra bags of pellets, his investment came to just over 2k. Good value i think.

http://www.louisiana-grills-australia.com.au/
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Post by yakabot » Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:44 pm

Thanks Davo. I'd forgotten about them.

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Re: Which one to buy???

Post by Grill Pro Australia » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:39 pm

Yoder Pellet Grills are another option, more expensive but 100% built in Kansas USA

After cooking on pellet grills for 4 years now and on 3 different brands of Pellet Grills, my advice to anyone is go and have a look at them, see touch & feel. Check out their build quality, auger feed system, underneath the hopper box, if they use a burn grate or a fire crucible ....

Don't ever just buy off pictures on a website. :D

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Re: Which one to buy???

Post by Dave » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:57 pm

Davo wrote:Have a look at the Louisiana grills, only recently imported to Australia, totally Australian compliance and some really useful accessories.
My mate Chris bought one of them recently and he's really happy with his choice.
These units are very well built and is quite solid...the controls easy to use. My friend's unit is the LG1100. With quite a few accessories and extra bags of pellets, his investment came to just over 2k. Good value i think.

http://www.louisiana-grills-australia.com.au/
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Thanks Davo, Ive been cooking on a Louisiana Pellet Grill/Smoker for around 3 months now and they do a great job!
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