Englander 51-SHPG100

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by tweaked, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    CT
    Hello, I was over at the PelletHeads forums but it's like crickets over there. 

    Bit of background... almost 40 years old and have lived in SoCal, TX, and now CT and have cooked on almost every type of grill including burying whole hog in Southern CA. More recently I had a MES smoker that I gave to a buddy and moved to the pellet which I always believed was blasphemy. That couldn't be further from the truth, real wood fired flavor, ease of use, and great smoke production throughout the cook. 

    Picked up the grill late last year from Lowes for $1200.


    Put it together and cooked all sorts of goodies including bacon and eggs.






     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2016
  2. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    CT
    Then I installed my Tappecue under the hopper hood to keep it safe and dry. Besides the hopper holds over 20lbs of pellets which is huge.




     
  3. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    CT
    And this past weekend I went for the brisket.




     
  4. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    CT
    Awesome grill, couldn't be happier. Yesterday I bought the stainless high heat grate direct from CookShack to replace the cast grate the Englander came with. I also added the extra top rack last week for over 1000sq inches of cook space!



     
  5. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    CT
    Still debating on the optional warmer for $200.

     
  6. WOW!!! Very nice cooker!

    That brisket sandwich looks great, I tried eating it through my computer screen!
     
  7. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    CT
    Thanks 78! and for those confused, Englander is licensed to produce CookShacks Fast Eddy's PG500 patented grill. 
     
  8. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    CT
    Redid the Tappecue lines in heat resistant fiberglass shielding as well as got some black magnets designed to be used with zip ties.

     
  9. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hi Tweaked...nice rig!  Looks like you're turning out some very tasty Q on that thing...always admired the setup on those Fast Eddies/Englanders.

    Red
     
  10. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    CT
    Thanks Red. I did do some Carolina style baby backs this weekend. Came out great.


    Before the final hour using the standard 3-2-1 method.


     
  11. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    CT
    Grate from CookShack came in. 10lbs of stainless!!
     
  12. It is a deal fast Eddy has with new englander. So there are some small differences between this and the Cookshack units. It came out right after I got my PG500 so I didn't look too much into the differences.

    Great looking cooks Tweaked. You will have to update on how the stainless great works out. I am still debating on pulling the trigger on one.
     
  13. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    CT
    Yup, something like that. Eddy was answering allot of questions on the Englander forum at the other site. Small differences like painted and not stainless, no warming drawer, two same size doors as apposed to 1 large and one small, different controller, etc.

    Stainless is great as I run it on my Weber Genesis gaser, but those grates are 7mm, and this is nearly 10mm so I expect it to be amazing for searing. Also, I'm confused, you have the PG500, but not stainless the grate? 
     
  14. Yeah not sure what they come with now, but originally the pg500 had cast iron. Fast Eddy started selling the stainless on his own from pelletheads about a year after I bought my grill. Guessing since you got it from cookshack they must have picked up the production/sales.
     
  15. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    CT
    Little shoulder this weekend. Bark came out amazing. 




     
  16. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    CT
    Also got in the CookShack Stainless flame shield

     
  17. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    CT
    Ordered the optional warming box after seeing this review....

    The set up 

    #1 probe middle of cooker 
    #2 probe Right warming box
    #3 Probe Left warming box



     
  18. tweaked

    tweaked Fire Starter

    CT
    After this weekend and sons grad party, I realized I could really use the warmer. Had 30+ people to feed all at same time. Did 12# pulled pork, BB ribs, chicken, spicy sausage, and pit beans all served 30 minutes after everyone's arrival. The warmer would of been perfect for parts of the cook.
     

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