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Re: To pellet grill or not to pellet grill...That is the question.
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2018, 06:47:09 pm »
Is this useless if the power goes out?
Nope. Got a generator. LOL
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Re: To pellet grill or not to pellet grill...That is the question.
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2018, 06:52:33 pm »
Could it be converted to a 12v fan?
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Re: To pellet grill or not to pellet grill...That is the question.
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2018, 04:42:59 am »
Not in any practical way for the ones that have igniters (self start the pellets) because they consume too much power. For the basic running of the grill / smoker, a 12 volt power source such as a car battery and an 115 V AC inverter would <probably> work for the controller and the auger and fan that fire the pellets. But honestly I doubt it is really practical, especially considering the long hours of use when smoking.

For other types of outside cooking during a power failure, unless one does have and use a generator already for hours, a propane grill probably makes more sense.

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Re: To pellet grill or not to pellet grill...That is the question.
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2018, 08:09:51 am »
Assuming your question is sincere (might be joking -- I wouldn't know) open flame fires aren't conducive to smoking or  grilling either, as the "fire" is inconsistently hot. Coals are what is needed; these provide the direct heat you're looking for.

And when you're smoking meat, you want it low and slow. I keep my Weber Smoky Mountain smoker at around 200 deg. F., and I've had a pork shoulder in the thing for up to 14 hours. Yields a good quarter inch of bark, and smoky flavor throughout the meat.


I hear you Eupher, what I meant was cooking it with an open top, not closed up.  In the RSA, we burn wood that turns to coals (obviously), but we don't put a lid on it. We throw a piece of expanded metal over the coals, and prepare the meat like that.

Smoking the meat is a different story all together....     We also don't smoke the meat that often here, although I like making warthog sausages with cheese, and preparing them in a hot smoker. I've built a hot smoker just for that our of a 45Gal. drum, using charcoal as the heat source.

Did this quiite a whuile back, but here is the link again on "how to braai".

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Re: To pellet grill or not to pellet grill...That is the question.
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2018, 06:43:53 pm »
Update...Just brought home a Smoke Pro DLX.
Now looking for your fool-proof smokin’ recommendations.
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