Who Grills in the Fall? Tips for Smoking on Your Grill.

Just because it’s October, and we’ve officially moved into fall, don’t close up your grilling shop yet! Smoking on your grill is a great activity as the weather gets cooler.

If it’s not so covered in snow you can’t lift the hood, we think you should still grill!

Sure, you might not feel like burger and hot dogs are the best menu items out there, since it might leave your neighbors wondering if you know which month we’re in. Even so, there are lots of things you can put on the grill that are totally seasonally appropriate.

How about some smoked goodness? Doesn’t that sound autumn-esque? Check out the post we have on smoking on your grill here. There are lots of foods just begging for the additional smoky flavor a slow cook on your grill provides. One of the things you’ll need is smoking chips. We have a whole page dedicated to smoking accessories for your gas grill.

Consider a low and slow cook on some pork or beef ribs right there in your gas grill. It can be done! If you want to do something larger like a pork butt or pork picnic, just remember to give yourself enough time! Most smoking authorities allocate 10-12 hours for a pork butt. Get some smoky flavor into your next batch of chicken wings or even throw a dozen bratwursts on the grill at a low temperature. The smoky air created by the smoking chips and the low temperature will give your brats a flavor far richer than straight out of the package. Don’t forget the famous beef brisket. Here’s a highly rated recipe from the Food Network for a smoked brisket. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Oklahoma Joe’s Smoked Brisket Flat

Happy Grilling! -GG

What’s a Gas Grill Model Number?

THIS gas grill model number ARTICLE WAS UPDATE JUNE 2021.

When you look online for replacement parts, or call the friendly sales rep at GrillPartsSearch.com, the first thing you’ll need is your gas grill model number. Having been that friendly rep, I can tell you that if you don’t know what a model number is or where to find it, that makes you and about a million other people.

In other words, you are not alone.

First, let’s define “model number.” It’s the number or letters, or combination of the two, given to the exact style of your grill. This means there may be hundreds or thousands of the same model grill made and sold. This is the reason replacement companies use model numbers to sell parts. All the grill of the same model will use the same parts. Usually, there is a certain way each manufacturer uses a model number. The manufacturer Nexgrill has seven digit numbers that start with a 7 and are written like this: 720-0061, while Brinkmann starts with an 8 and look like this: 810-2700. Charbroil also uses all numbers but always starts with a 4 and is nine digits long – 463240904.

Now, buckle up because it doesn’t get more simple from here. There are also a lot of manufacturers that use letters in their model numbers as well. A very common one is Member’s Mark. Their model numbers look like this: Y0202XC.

That’s basically how model numbers are structured. Every manufacturer uses a different system so they always know exactly which grills are theirs.

Do you see a LP or an NG hanging off the end of your model number? Nothing to worry about, that just denotes the kind of gas your grill uses. LP stands for Liquid Propane while NG means Natural Gas. Sometimes the LP or NG is a part of the model, sometimes not.

So, how do you find this model number? That’s a little trickier.

  • First, try looking on your original owner’s manual. Usually the model number will be listed on the bottom of each page.
    (I know some of you are looking at the screen in disbelief at the idea you’d still have that old grill manual. Ok, read on)
  • Some grills have small metal plates or labels with certification information on them, including your model number. These plates are usually on the back of each grill.
  • Can’t find it on the back of the grill? Did you look down really low? Try inside the door, on the side of the control panel, under the control panel.

You found a serial number!? Yahoo!!! That’s not the same as a model number and no one lists parts using serial numbers. Sorry. Keep looking.

Still nothing? Or you found it but can’t read it? Well, that’s alright. You don’t have to dump your grill yet. Just measure the parts you need to replace and call 678-272-2451.

Someone will help you.

Stay tuned for tips to get accurate measurements and therefore, THE RIGHT PARTS!!

Toodles. -GG