As the Creator and Editor in Chief of GRILLGIRL.COM, I get a lot of questions on what grills I recommend. I cook on all types of grills, and usually have at least 10 at my house at any given time, but I always recommend that people get a Pellet Smoker if they don’t have one because Pellet Smokers deliver smoky flavor to the masses, while being incredibly easy to use. And if you are going to get a Pellet smoker, I HIGHLY recommend Green Mountain Grills.
I’ve been working with Green Mountain Grills for many years now and I’ve created a ton of memories on my Green Mountain Grill. It has withstood the Florida elements very well, which is a testament to any grill because the sun and humidity here are hard on grills!
While many people can find Traeger at Big Box stores, you can only find Green Mountain Grills at dealers, which is better for you. Why? This means you have a relationship with your dealer and can work with them if you ever have questions or need assistance with your grill. Plus, with contactless delivery, you don’t even have to leave the house, you can have a grill delivered to your doorstep!
I’ve had a great experience with my Green Mountain Grill through the years when I have needed assistance over the years, and our Chief Grill Reviewer, John Solberg, can attest to the fact that they are always quick to help when you reach out to their customer support line!!
So, to back up why I love and recommend my Green Mountain Grill, here is a quick review of the Daniel Boone Prime, the super sexy Wifi-Enabled Pellet Smoker that has the cool looking green wheels!
Daniel Boone Prime Pellet Smoker:
If you are thinking about a Pellet Smoker, you do want to ensure that you have enough surface space to cook multiple racks of ribs or a whole brisket, which you can easily do on a Daniel Boone Prime. I’ve cooked a small, 35lb whole hog on mine, showing it is fully capable. If you do a lot of catering or large cookouts for more than 30 people at a time, this goes without saying,but you will want to think about getting the larger model like the Jim Bowie.
Things to Consider:
Surface Area: 458 sq inches, enough for 7 racks of ribs
Height of Cooking Surface to Lid: 13.5 inches- enough to stand up a chicken
Construction: 13-14 Gauge Steel
Hopper Capacity: 18 lbs, pellet door for removing pellets or clean out
Voltage: 12 volts
Wifi Enabled with APP: smoke on the go and maintain temps from anywhere with the app. It does just about everything but babysit your kid for you or take out the trash.
The Green Mountain Grills app makes it easy to smoke meat from your couch!
Here are some things they’ve added as standard equipment on the Prime that are a game changer:
12V direct power makes for better temp control, fuel economy and faster start up
Dual Meat Probes- smoke multiple protein types at once
USB port for charging devices- so you can charge while hanging out by your grill and drinking beer
Adjustable/moveable firebox for temperature control /grill management
Ash Vac system- there is now a hole for vacuuming out ash, in addition to the system that helps effectively remove ash and pellets from the auger when it is in fan mode
If you’ve never had a Pellet Grill before, one thing to be aware of is that it is recommended to vacuum them out pretty often to keep them running properly. They need more maintenance and clean up than a gas grill does. This is why the ash vac system is a smart addition.
I recommend buying a portable shop vac (wet/dry vac) shop vac (affiliate link) to clean out your pellet grill if you don’t have one. This makes clean up easy and I use this on all my grills, not just my pellet grill, though doing this is most important on a pellet smoker due to their nature of having a lot of moving parts (figuratively and literally speaking!).
At $699, the Daniel Boone Prime is a great value for everything included such as Wifi, surface area, all terrain wheels, sturdy construction and smart design to keep it running smoothly for many years to come. And it comes with a limited 3 year warranty.
If you want to pick my brain on the Daniel Boone Prime, feel free to reach out to me on instagram @grillgirlrobyn OR firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES: This post was made in partnership with my friends at Green Mountain Grills. I only work with companies I use AND recommend!
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I'm Robyn, The GrillGirl behind GrillGirl.com. My focus is on healthy, simple and creative recipes on the grill. I encourage women to learn to grill as it is a great way to create healthy, flavorful dishes without all the fuss and clean up in the kitchen.