Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The New Toy - PG1000

I've had 2 different Cookshack electric smokers and have always been very pleased with their product.  A couple of years ago I saw a new product by Fast Eddy (Ed Maurin, founder Fast Eddy's BBQ) called a pellet grill.  Recently Cookshack took over production of this grill.  There are several pellet grills out there, but what made this one stand out was the unique design which combined a direct heat, pellet fired grill and indirect cooking areas all in the same package.  The grill is able to produce temps in excess of 600 degrees and the temperature at the grate level can reach 900 degrees.  Perfect for searing that juicy steak.  It's also able to handle temps as low as 170 degrees for low and slow smoking.  You can get more info on this grill from the Cookshack website. 

I have been "learning" this new grill for the past couple of weeks.  So far I have slow cooked some Pork Butts, and Tri-tip, and have grilled some Chicken Thighs and Breasts and Hamburgers.  I have also tossed a pizza stone on the indirect area and cranked up the heat  for some great Grilled Pizzas.

Here are some pics of the new grill.  I highly recommend it!

Just before its first seasoning.

Flames on the "Direct" side with indirect upper and right areas. 
On our way to 600 degrees

Made it!  Just under 10 min to heat to 600 - Peaked at about 650


  1. Ten minutes to achieve 600 degrees seems fast. REALLY fast. Enjoy... but I need to stay away from this blog. It's making me crave food I shouldn't be eating at 11:00 p.m.! :-)

    Congrats on your new grill!!

  2. Hopefully you can share more of your experiences with this unit. I have had a Traeger pellet grill for 5 years and love the wood smoke cooking but it is all indirect heat so no searing steaks. Its a great smoker though and chicken is a no-brainer. Sure do like the direct heat on yours.
    Good eats to you!