Bye...bye z grill. .....hello weber ex6 smokefire.

  • hey there.


    I will not diss the zgrill. It is what It is. And a good basic unit.

    But. Yeah I know there is always a but.


    Been there, done that. With the original traeger for 15 years.

    Thought I had paid my dues and earned the right for a big boy's toy.

    And .... And .... It is a weber.


    OK, I researched and annoyed weber smokefire face book pages, and, I just went ..... Booger it, i want, no ..... I deserve a SF.


    Now, here is the best part.


    I contacted mick ( owner CEO ) of zgrills australia and had a chat, and he was true to the refund if you are not happy.

    We agreed on a refund deal. And have moved on.


    Thanks mick.


    If you are thinking of buying you 1st pellet grill. This company and, mick in particular cannot be out done on customer service.

    Give them a go. You will be pleased ..... For sure.


    now onto the SF.


    I saw, I liked, I bought. I have done some basic cooks and , I am happy with it.

    I have cooked spare ribs, chicken, salmon and one long haul brisket. It performed as a weber should.


    However, I kept some ministry of smoke pellets and used them on the burn in and chicken cook.

    They did their job, but, were rather noisy, I mean scary noisy. Any other SF owners use these pellets?

    I am running weber pellets at present, and they are way less scary. Also I get free delivery. Which is a huge plus when you are not a townie

    The ministry of smoke worked great with the zgrill. The pellets are thicker than the weber ones,

    maybe that's the reason for the noise.


    Any-how gunna use the weber pellets unless It can be proven ministry will not stuff up my SM.


    Once again ..... Zgrills are a fantastic company to get you started on you pellet grill journey.


    Kevin


    I will lay down some photos on future cooks for sure.

    up in smoke.....that's where my money goes.....

    Edited once, last by 420kev ().

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  • What he said. Where are the pics of the new Q?



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  • Nice looking unit Kev. A lot more $$$ than the Z grill.

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  • but ..... but ..... it's a weber


    and, as they say.

    you will only cry once


    counting on the legendary after sales customer service

    to keep those tissues in the box.


    kevin

    up in smoke.....that's where my money goes.....

  • yep they are a great grill and I am glad they sorted out the issues they had in the first units. With pellets not feeding correctly and fat fires.


    420kev do you still have to clean it after every cook to avoid the fat fires ?


    I seem to remember that was an issue with these grills early on and Weber then included that as a part of the user manual. Its no biggie I just seem to recall something about it that's all.


    I would still be very happy with one of those grills.

    Enjoy your "Q"
    James


    Primo XL, Primo Jr, GMG Davy Crockett, Char-Broil Grill2go and Ziggy Portable.


  • Fat fires and the ash blowing back up the fire pot and mixing with the fat in the bottom of the pit seem to be the issues. There are quite a few reviews on YouTube showing the problem.

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  • Jimmy,


    I clean my grills before each use.

    One less worry


    Gumb.


    I think most of those problems were 1st Gen

    And user error. 2nd Gen users don't seem to have those issues.


    I think cheap oversize, excessive dust in pellet bags are the biggy now.

    Also, not updating software and firmware. with the "she'll be right mate" attitude.

    Then diss weber.

    Once again ..... User error


    That is my observation , but ..... I am a one-eyed weber tragic.


    Kevin

    up in smoke.....that's where my money goes.....

  • I think most of those problems were 1st Gen

    And user error. 2nd Gen users don't seem to have those issues.

    Agree Kev, it looks like they have fixed it.

    Big Green Egg - Asmoke Pellet Grill - Weber Kettle - Maximus Pizza Oven - Dragon Hibachi - Ziggy Portable - baby kamado - Grillz 2 burner - Cobb BBQ - Converted Gas Bottle Spit - Charbroil Grill2go - Anova sous vide - Digi Q controller - plus Tip Top Temp - Smokeware cap - Grill Grates

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