The Bottom Line
There have been a flood of pellet grills on the market recently (thanks to the expiration of Traeger patents) and Green Mountain Grills is yet another company looking to break into this glutted market. What the Jim Bowie Pellet Grill has going for it is an excellent price and some nice features that make it safer and more functional than some other models out there. While simple in some ways, there is a lot of thought that has gone into this pellet grills.
What this smoker/grill gives is a wide temperature range that is easy enough, while versatile thanks to its control unit.
- Turbo heat up system gets to high temperatures in cold climates
- Excellent temperature control
- Wide cooking range
- Large capacity pellet hopper
- Thin metals don't hold the heat
- Maximum temperature of 500 degrees F
- 658 square inches of primary cooking area
- 170 to 500 degrees F/75 to 260 degrees C temperature range
- 17-pound capacity pellet hopper mounted on the side
- Stainless steel cooking grates
- Fully programmable electronic temperature control (remote available)
- WiFi capability
- Baked on enameled steel construction
- Made in China by Green Mountain Grills
Guide Review - Green Mountain Jim Bowie Pellet Grill
Green Mountain Grills has one of those typical stories. It starts with a man with a pellet grill who knew that he could make it better. Years went by and the Green Mountain Pellet Grills were perfected.
Made in China, these pellet grills are first and foremost reasonably priced. The additional features are designed to correct the common issues that people had with earlier pellet grills (aka Traeger).
Like most any pellet cooker, the Green Mountain Jim Bowie has an enclosed cooking chamber and a side mounted pellet unit.
The pellet unit has a 17-pound capacity hopper (where the pellets go) an auger to feed the pellets into the fire pot, a fan to boost combustion and control temperature, and a control unit. This pellet grill has a temperature range of 170 to 500 degrees F. and can be adjusted in 5 degree intervals. Of course this is an electrically powered unit.
The unique features of the Green Mountain Pellet Grills include a hopper alarm that goes off when the pellet supply gets low, a positive pressure fan to keep sparks out of the auger (and start the dreaded hopper fires), and a cold weather booster to get the grill up to temperature when and outside air is cold. These are the attention to detail sort of issues that make for a good product, of which this is one.
This model comes with a stainless steel lid option as well as a WiFi enabled app option for monitoring and controlling the unit via a tablet or smartphone.
Green Mountain Grills are sold exclusively through independent dealers (look here for a dealer near you).