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Old September 13th, 2018, 08:17 AM   #21
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Thank for the mention!

I was looking at those a while ago, but forgot about GM. I was looking at the Daniel Boone, for size and price wise. I would be keeping my propane grill for sure too, like you said, for hot dogs or burgers or something quicker.
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I forgot about this thread, and it makes me sad I never bought a new grill this season, decided to push my old one for one more season.
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I've got a couple expensive things I'd like to buy, and i'm pretty sure the wife will only let me to one of them lol
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I've got a couple expensive things I'd like to buy, and i'm pretty sure the wife will only let me to one of them lol
Just lump them together and your set!
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I did that with a drone and a used boat last year. It somewhat worked, she was twice as mad at first, but got over it in the same amount of time.

I figure that's still a win.
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Dragging this back up. Got the funding for the grill and decided on the GMG Daniel Boone! I contemplated cheaper options, but just want to avoid buyers remorse and have a great grill for years to come.


I've got one question, is the WiFi option worth an extra $100? I really think I'm going to skip this feature, but want feedback in case anyone had some good practical uses for it.


https://greenmountaingrills.com/prod...prime-nonwifi/
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Dragging this back up. Got the funding for the grill and decided on the GMG Daniel Boone! I contemplated cheaper options, but just want to avoid buyers remorse and have a great grill for years to come.


I've got one question, is the WiFi option worth an extra $100? I really think I'm going to skip this feature, but want feedback in case anyone had some good practical uses for it.


https://greenmountaingrills.com/prod...prime-nonwifi/
Wifi is the only way the firmware can be updated.

That said I use my WIFI alllll the time. I can't stand literally babysitting the smoker on a 16 hour smoke though.
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Dragging this back up. Got the funding for the grill and decided on the GMG Daniel Boone! I contemplated cheaper options, but just want to avoid buyers remorse and have a great grill for years to come.


I've got one question, is the WiFi option worth an extra $100? I really think I'm going to skip this feature, but want feedback in case anyone had some good practical uses for it.


https://greenmountaingrills.com/prod...prime-nonwifi/
Sweet. That's really not that bad of a price!
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My JIM Bowie does not have the WiFi. I can see that it could be handy but it runs well on its own after it is up to temp. I find myself checking the meat more that the heat. I have left it for 2-3 hours in between without issue. Hell of a lot better than my old offset wood fired smoker. I’m happy without the WiFi.

Whatever you decide the GMG is a great grill. You won’t be disappointed. Congrats
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My JIM Bowie does not have the WiFi. I can see that it could be handy but it runs well on its own after it is up to temp. I find myself checking the meat more that the heat. I have left it for 2-3 hours in between without issue. Hell of a lot better than my old offset wood fired smoker. Iím happy without the WiFi.

Whatever you decide the GMG is a great grill. You wonít be disappointed. Congrats
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Wifi is the only way the firmware can be updated.

That said I use my WIFI alllll the time. I can't stand literally babysitting the smoker on a 16 hour smoke though.

I haven't really been into "smoking" much in the past, mostly due to the fact I, like you, didn't have time to baby sit a smoker. Also only really had a charcoal grill so most of the stuff I did was under two hours or so total.


The new Prime grills amongst other updates have a USB port, I wonder if software could be updated that way somehow?


The most disappointing thing about the GMG is that they can't really be purchased online and the nearest retailer is an hour away, I guess I better call to be sure they have it in stock before heading out.
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Next topic: Wood Pellets


From what I've gathered the Lumberjack brand is the best, any arguments?


I'm going to order a few samples of pellets, how long does 20lbs of these pellets last?


I think I'm going to order 100% Mesquite, Char-Hickory (80% Hickory, 20% Charcoal), and Competition Blend (Maple-Hickory-Cherry)
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I haven't really been into "smoking" much in the past, mostly due to the fact I, like you, didn't have time to baby sit a smoker. Also only really had a charcoal grill so most of the stuff I did was under two hours or so total.


The new Prime grills amongst other updates have a USB port, I wonder if software could be updated that way somehow?


The most disappointing thing about the GMG is that they can't really be purchased online and the nearest retailer is an hour away, I guess I better call to be sure they have it in stock before heading out.
The other part about the wifi grill is you can 'tune' it. and you can calibrate the temps and food probe. i forgot about that.

You can also run and save 'programs' the grill will run for you.

There is a dealer in Flint that stocks them, and another in Durand that I 'think' stocks them. Still an hour away from you though.

I like the wifi because I can throw the meat on at midnight or 3 am, and I don't necessarily need to get out of bed to check on it

If I am spraying with apple juice I do, but I often don't do this as much as I should.


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From what I've gathered the Lumberjack brand is the best, any arguments?


I'm going to order a few samples of pellets, how long does 20lbs of these pellets last?


I think I'm going to order 100% Mesquite, Char-Hickory (80% Hickory, 20% Charcoal), and Competition Blend (Maple-Hickory-Cherry)

I have run about everything. I run the Cabela's pellets now, they are re-packaged lumberjack. I'll run GMG pellets or the dirt cheap Wal-Mart Pit Boss pellets too.

I don't notice a lot of difference in the pellets myself. Pellet Grills won't have a heavy smoke flavor. I often add a smoke tube, and plan to add a smoke daddy to mine.
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Thanks for the feedback!
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I currently don't have one, but I'm going in 2 weeks to pick one up from Grilla Grills. Based out of Holland MI. Seem to be a great company, people seem to love their products, and the support that I have received without even owning one of their products yet sold me on them. Check them out.

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I have tried many of the different pellets as well. I am also settled on the Cabela’s competition blend. Seem to be the most consistent burn rate for me. I run the smoke tube and that seems to make more difference than different types of pellets.
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I have one of the larger Round Weber Charcoal grills for grilling needs.
I'd always been propane or Nat gas before, just got this last year and am a convert now.

I also got a good deal 1.5 or so years ago on a Propane smoker. Love it! Not as must tending as charcoal, i can dial the temp in, tend to the wood chips when needed, as needed etc and come out with a great tasting meal. I'm sure it's not for everyone, but it's a great combination for me.
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I have one of the larger Round Weber Charcoal grills for grilling needs.
I'd always been propane or Nat gas before, just got this last year and am a convert now.

I also got a good deal 1.5 or so years ago on a Propane smoker. Love it! Not as must tending as charcoal, i can dial the temp in, tend to the wood chips when needed, as needed etc and come out with a great tasting meal. I'm sure it's not for everyone, but it's a great combination for me.
I came from a electric, then a propane smoker to this. I pretty much use this like an oven in summer. It is amazing.
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Life just got a little better for me today!


I decided I'd rather regret the $100 I spent on the WiFi if I don't use it than wish I had it later. I'll report back once I've used this thing a bit!!!
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Congrats! You will be happy!
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