Ask away, you are spending a lot of money so no one on here is going to complain with you asking, we all had to start somewhere.mirz wrote:I'm getting excited already
Just checked our local outdoor BBQ store in thomastown has demos running over next two weekends. One for weber 330 and other green mountain. I think it would be best to go there with family and experience it.
BBQ store has listed price around $45 for 12.5 kg pellets from green mountain brand.
How expensive pellets are compare to gas cylinders from overall consumption point of view?
Are there other cheaper no brand but good value pellets too?
Apologies for asking too many questions
Definitely go to the demos.
My brother has a GMG DC, and we think it would have a similar consumption to a conventional gas BBQ. Expect to go through a bag around a monthish if using regularly, which would be around a bottle of gas around a month (what I used to go through when I had a 4 burner). So fairly comparable cost wise to a conventional 4 burner, perhaps a touch more. The Ziggy and Weber Q's will be cheaper to run. My pellet burner is a Traeger, but it's a really big bugger and can get a bit hungrier.
The other thing you need to take into consideration is you can really load up the pellet smokers. When you see the Davy Crockett it won't look that big, but keep in mind you can put a second shelf in and potentially double the cooking area, and doing this will not detract from the performance.
My sister uses my brothers DC, and runs it off her phone. She'll set a simple programme for example you could put in a leg of lamb and cook at say 130 degrees, then when internal temp hits 65 degrees you can tell the DC to keep warm, so it will keep the temp at 65. Put the lamb on in the morning, get home from work and it's sitting there at 65 degrees all nicely cooked.
How important is the side burner? If it's not, have a look at the family Q or the ziggy triple burner. I suggest these ones as you said you were after a medium size bbq. If you need the side burner then get a 3 or 4 burner. You are still going to need a gas bbq. There are times you just need to click a button and start cooking. I have a family Q on natural gas, the traeger pellet grill and a charcoal grill. The family Q still gets plenty of work.