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    My New Outdoor Helper

    I recently got my Cookshack PG-500 pellet grill.



    It has 5 distinct heat zones (1 direct grill on cast iron grates, a zone above that is about 25 degrees lower, then one to the top and right that is 50 degrees lower, and then one right next to the direct that is the same temp as the digital readout, lastly there is a warming drawer for things like buns and tortillas.





    Here is a pic of a recent cook that I did where I was able to cook beans and brisket at the same time on this cooker.





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    Re: My New Outdoor Helper

    Yum. Looks great!

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    Re: My New Outdoor Helper

    I'm so jealous...we got another blizzard 3 days ago.
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    Re: My New Outdoor Helper

    Well, that leaves little doubt where the next TFP barbecue will be held. With 45,000 members, you can expect a fairly large crowd......will you require RSVP's so you'll know how much beer to get?

    What is the horsepower rating on that elegant beast? 10-15?

    (Seriously, that is a great looking unit and the pics indicate you know how to use it...congratulations)
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    I see that I am woefully behind in cooking technology...............but I loves my electric smoker!
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    Re: My New Outdoor Helper

    That some great looking que

    What did you use for smoke?
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    Re: My New Outdoor Helper

    Thanks for the kind words everybody. I used hickory/oak blended pellets to cook the brisket.
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    Re: My New Outdoor Helper



    That is awesome!!! Good looking brisket too!

    What goes in the drawers? Ash or grease? Never used a pellet pooper.
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    Re: My New Outdoor Helper

    The drawer on the left is ash and the one of the right is a warming drawer (buns, bread, tortillas, etc.).
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    Re: My New Outdoor Helper

    Just noticed 385!? You must've been in a hurry! Do you always cook that hot?
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    Re: My New Outdoor Helper

    That might have been from a burger cook. I do brisket on the pellet cooker around 200 F until I foil (with pellet cookers the lower the temp the more smoke). I then crank it up to 250 after I foil to get the cook done. This cooker will go up to 600 F to put a nice sear on a steak (600 F where the probe is means the flame zone is actually closer to 900 F).
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    Re: My New Outdoor Helper

    [quote="texasbrew"This cooker will go up to 600 F to put a nice sear on a steak (600 F where the probe is means the flame zone is actually closer to 900 F).[/quote]Wow, that is a nice sear temp It would work great for the "reverse sear" technique...which happens to be my newer preferred method of grilling steak.
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    Re: My New Outdoor Helper

    That is mine as well. It keeps me from way undershooting or overshooting my target internal temp for med rare steak and still get a nice crust on the outside.
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    Re: My New Outdoor Helper

    Nice Grill Texasbrew!
    ...wouldn't expect anything less from a fellow Texan
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    Re: My New Outdoor Helper

    I'm getting by with a MES-40 electric smoker and an AMNPS pellet burner. Still have to use my old gas fired grill for high temps, MES only goes to to 275, but puts out great smoked Q.
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    Re: My New Outdoor Helper

    Sweet! Wish I could cook 'em up like that!
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    Re: My New Outdoor Helper

    you guys make me soooooooo hungry lol

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