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When most people think of a pellet grill, they think of the classic barrel style smoker. It’s usually painted or powder coated black, and it gets wheeled out for low and slow cooking.
Dallas, Texas based Coyote Outdoor Living is changing that paradigm with their 304 stainless steel pellet grills. They’ve recently partnered with Jet Tila and Robyn “GRILLGIRL” Lindars to get the word out.
Built-in Grill or Freestanding
While gas grills traditionally are the most popular option for outdoor kitchens, with Coyote’s pellet grills there’s no reason you can’t enjoy wood fired flavor. They can be built into an outdoor kitchen or used freestanding.
Their pellet grill features a temperature range of 175° to a steak searing 700° on the 36″ model (650° max temp on the 28″ model). With that range you won’t miss the high heat of gas, but you can still cook BBQ.
The Coyote pellet grill comes in two different sizes, 28 inch or 36 inch, with the size denoting the width. The 28 inch model retails for $3,149 (check price on BBQGuys or Amazon) in the built-in model or $3,674 (check price on BBQGuys or Amazon) freestanding with a cart.
Both models are built from 18 gauge 304 stainless steel. That means not only are they built to last, they’ll look great in a outdoor kitchen island.
As a point of comparison the Traeger Timberline XL, which isn’t stainless steel, retails for $3,799.
The Coyote pellet grill’s features aren’t limited to stainless steel construction. They have a long list of premium features to match the good looks of the grill, here are some of the highlights.
- Digital touch screen controller
- Spring assisted hood, so it’s easy to open despite being made of stainless steel
- Double-walled and gasketed hood to lock in the heat
- Interior grill lighting for late night cooks (or early morning if it’s a brisket)
- 3 meat probes to keep an eye on your cook
Dual Fan and Auger Pellet Loading
Pellets as a fuel source for grilling and smoking are new compared to gas and charcoal. It’s been fast growing though, and no longer a niche product with an estimated 20% market share.
Wood pellets are made from sawdust and wood byproducts that are smashed together with a hammermill. They can be a source of sustainable fuel if they’re made from waste materials from a saw mill or they can be created from whole logs, depending on the pellet manufacturer.
As there’s been a continual shift away from gas, pellets are a great option for their sustainability, low emissions, and improved flavor.
A pellet grill traditionally works by having a hopper that the pellets are loaded into. From there, an auger at the bottom of the pellet hopper transports the pellets to a fire pot.
An ignitor is located in the fire pot to burn the pellets while a fan feeds it with oxygen. A controller takes care of this whole process automatically in accordance with the temperature it’s set at, making it simple to use.
In the case of Coyote’s pellet grill, it’s equipped with a 15 lb hopper on the 36″ model, or a 12 lb hopper on the 28″ model. It’s located on the front of the grill, as opposed to the side, as you may see with other pellet grills. Pellets usually burn at 1 lb to 2 lbs an hour depending on the temperature, with a higher temperature requiring more pellets.
The Coyote pellet grill is also unique in that it has a dual auger and fan system, as opposed to the single that’s found on most pellet grill. This helps with the performance of the pellet grill.
Laser Cut Grates and Versa-Rack
Another feature that sets the Coyote pellet grill apart from others on the market is it’s laser cut grates. They match the look of the grill and also perform well for both smoking and grilling.
For extra cooking space, the pellet grill has the Versa-Rack system. Unlike other grills on the market where you can just choose to have a second rack or not, the Versa-Rack allows for multiple configurations.
You aren’t limited to just one height either. The Versa-Rack enables you to choose from different heights depending on what, or how much, you’re cooking.
The main grilling area on the 36″ model is 594 square inches, but with the Versa-Rack you can get up to 1,238 square inches. Similarly, the 28″ model has 450 square inches in the main grill area, with 938 square inches by maximizing space with the Versa-Rack.
Coyote Outdoor Living has created a pellet grill that changes the definition of pellet grills. No longer limited to traditional looking smokers, the Coyote pellet grill can be the centerpiece of your outdoor living setup. It also has the performance ability to grill like gas, with the flavors of a wood fire.