Dwayne Zimmerman of Ephrata, PA was the lucky winner of our famous Green Mountain pellet grill giveaway last month. Dwayne sent us the following story with photos of his first two cooks on his brand new GMG Daniel Boone pellet grill, so we're sharing them here for everyone to enjoy!
I want to take a moment to express my appreciation to all of you for the Green Mountain Pellet Grill that you gave to me, and also for your customer service and advice. I have been in your store multiple times in the past years and you have never disappointed me in any way.
My father bought his Big Green Egg at your store quite some time ago, and I learned to grill on the egg while growing up. I purchased my own Big Green Egg from you in December 2016, and have used it often in the past two years. I guess I would call myself an avid Egghead.
Because of all the hype about pellet smokers in the past few years, I certainly knew they existed but didn't know much about them. That all changed when Jesse told me I had won the Green Mountain Grill from the online drawing. I could hardly contain my excitement! I rushed off to Meadow Creek Barbecue Supply to start my wood pellet grill smoking adventures.
Here are a few pictures of the first two uses of the Daniel Boone. First, I smoked a batch of chicken wings and then a 3-pound tomahawk steak.
I seasoned the wings with a batch of my homemade wing dry rub. The exact recipe varies each time I mix it, but I like to use salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and chili powder.
The controls are very easy on my new Green Mountain Grill, and it requires no babysitting. Just turn it on, set the temperature, and walk away!
I fired the grill at 225 degrees F and put the wings on the grill until they reached 165 degrees internal temperature. About three-fourths of the way through, I brushed them with hot sauce, and then turned the grill up for the last 10 minutes to crisp the skin.
The wings were amazing!
My second smoke on my Green Mountain pellet grill was a 3-pound Prime Grade Tomahawk Ribeye.
First I season the steak with salt, pepper, and garlic, and let it get to room temperature before setting it on the Daniel Boone at 225 degrees.
I let the steak smoke until the internal temperature is 120 degrees then take it off and raise the grill heat to 500 degrees and sear both sides. It was a perfect medium rare and was full of flavor.
I am so excited to try brisket, ribs, pork shoulder, and all kinds of food on the pellet grill. Thanks again for the great gift! It will be well used. The Green Mountain will fit right in with my family of grills from Meadow Creek Barbecue Supply!
Would you like to add the convenience of a pellet smoker to your deck or patio?
We carry pellet grills from Green Mountain and Yoder Smokers in our retail barbecue store at 140 W Main Street in New Holland, PA. You can also contact us or visit us during business hours to discuss which type of smoker would be best for you.
About the Author: Lavern Gingerich is the marketing director and a content producer at Meadow Creek Barbecue Supply.