Weber Smokefire EX6 vs Green Mountain Grills Jim Bowie

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I have several friends that are GMG Grill owners and have been real happy. How do you think the Smokefire EX6 will compare to the Jim Bowie model? Is the Weber worth the extra $400?

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Jim Bowie was where l was going thinking a grill is a grill is a grill. They all seem to use the same approach to get the job done with some miner changes and some with better quality parts thicker steel and such but the smoke fire's auger angle and the way grease is delt with and ash the hopper in back so much innovation if it all works we will be kings of grill if it doesn't ..well that could be bad.. It is heavy enough to be a boat anchor l guess lol .
 
I was impressed with GMG on paper due to the WiFi feature. I also considered a Grilla SB due to construction style and customer support. After my auger jam on the GMG DB WiFi, and poor tech and c/s...I returned it. The EX6 is what I chose for the replacement. The auger design alone is worth any amount of money. Too many PGs have auger jams, this will shut you down from cooking...and make you hate PGs :)
 
The better comparison is the CampChef WiFi 36in pellet grill to the Weber EX6!
 
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I was impressed with GMG on paper due to the WiFi feature. I also considered a Grilla SB due to construction style and customer support. After my auger jam on the GMG DB WiFi, and poor tech and c/s...I returned it. The EX6 is what I chose for the replacement. The auger design alone is worth any amount of money. Too many PGs have auger jams, this will shut you down from cooking...and make you hate PGs :)
The auger is one of the main reasons why I passed on the Traeger and went with Weber SmokeFire. Of all the parts in a pellet grill the auger is the one that moves the most, and therefore is no small thing. My auger failed on my Traeger Texas Elite, so I took it back to Costco and they gave me the money back (good for Costco and me), but left with a replacement I am glad I seen the Weber Smokefire. Should be here soon.
 
I love the fact that I can get parts for my 11-year-old Summit S-670 so easily. I just called Weber to get all new knobs(I don't cover it often) for it along with a grill cover for my Smokefire that arrived today. The way I look at, I will often in one batch put $150 worth of ribs or other meat on my smoker so the few hundred extra dollars is an easy investment for the Weber quality, longevity and the ability to rebuild it 20 years from now at a minimal cost.
 
The best thing about Weber is they are big, have support and a big retail presence. You can get Weber stuff anywhere! Because they are GOOD.
 

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