The Black Olive

smwilliamson Posted By smwilliamson, Aug 3, 2012 at 1:42 AM

  1. smwilliamson

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    Pellet grill that is. Just bought one and became a dealer...mine arrives in Sept. Whoo-hoo!
     
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    I look at that and it just screams pellet version of the Big Green Egg. I wonder if they are owned by the same company?
     
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    Answered my own question. Owners manual says Sherwood Industries, not the same company as the other. Carry on.
     
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    Interesting. What's the end user price point Scott?
     
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    beautiful! let us know how the thing works....can you smoke with it too? I have a Mak 2 star pellet smoker......thing works well......I burn Turmans in it.......
     
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    We saw one of these this summer at a enviro training look way cool :)
     
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    This is something that's going to have to be seen in person. They sure aren't giving away any secrets on the website. Even in the Specifications PDF they hide the numbers in the background photo. Wonder if that's by design or if they had an amateur lay out the brochure...
     
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    Looks sweet.... I wonder what the pricing is also?

    Im betting pretty pricey?? But quality demads $,$$$ ;)
     
  9. smwilliamson

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    List is $1699.00

    I'm going to run a few demo units. If anyone close to me is having a BBQ with 10 or more people, let me know and I'll deliver a grill. The host can make $100 off any units sold. Try it out for a few days. You really need to eat some food off it and use it to understand how awesome it is.

    I have eaten off many Traegers...and while I like them...they are pretty shotty construction and just scream CHEAP...this is by far the best one I've used. Look up Kamado Joe, I think perhaps Sherwood gets the ceramics from them...nearly everything is the same. Green Eggs are bigger on the largest version but a little smaller on the next size down. Unlike Treagers...The Olive allows direct heat over the fire whereas the Traegers are solely convection. You cannot get a Treager as hot as this.
     
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    The Egg is a Kamando stove, been in use in the orient for centuries, some guy after vietnam started importing them in the 70's. The Egg wasn't the first but perhaps the first commercially viable in the US
     
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    Hi Scott

    Russo Products in Randolph MA who is an Enviro dealer down your way also carries them.
    See Black Olive Grill on their web site.
    BOGPL-1
    BOGPXL-1
    Black Olive Pellet Grill
    (includes cover) $1,649 << Their list price in link below.
    http://www.russoproducts.com/otherproducts7.html
    Their price and optional accessories
    http://www.russoproducts.com/pdfs/env_black_olive_pelletgrill.pdf
    Brouchure
    http://blackolivegrill.com/wp-content/uploads/Black-Olive-Pellet-Grill-Brochure.pdf

    When I first heard of Traegers I was very intrigued but when I found out they were just smokers I knew they were not for me! I cannot wait all day to cook a supper!

    So I am very impressed that this grill is not only a smoker but can really grill and sear. That is something I can really use!

    There is some mystery here since the manual does not show the inner workings! I would want to be assured that the dripping grease does not mess up the mechanical parts and it is easy to clean! So maybe you can let us know how they work when you get one Scott?

    Basic Cooking Range:
    Smoking 200OF - 300OF
    Grilling 300OF - 500OF
    Searing 500OF - 650OF

    However the price is up there with the high end grills. I not saying it is too high, the stove shop in Windham NH has high end grills like that. However, they do have a nice showroom and are in a very affluent town.
     

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    There is no drip tray and the bottom comes out pretty easy to clean er up. Very well designed. The only mechanical is the auger which is outside of the grill in a weather protected box.
     
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    I am saddened. I checked with our distributor and we can't get them yet. No Montana distribution for them right now, let me know (as I am sure you would anyways) what you think of them once you have the chance to cook a few times on it.
     
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    Sorry, not in this economy. I'll stick with the Egg. Proven product, no electricity, no moving parts, easy lighting, searing steaks at 900 degrees. Put on a pork butt for pulled pork this morning at 11am, adjusted vents for 200-225 deg cook. Left it for 5 hours, came home and still burning away at 210 degrees.

    No knocking the product as it appears to be promising, but the pricing seems a bit high for my budget .
     
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    How many grills you want...I'll ship out.
     
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    I saw them burn at Empire Distributor and ate some food off of them. As a Green Egg owner myself, I was impressed. The sticker price is a bit of a shocker though. As far as temp is concerned it you're into smoking go for longer pellets. Ie. Traeger pellets are very small and good for grilling only.

    The owner was at the show and they are coming with more improvement when they are shipped. BTW, who is your distributor? Empire covers NE now.
     

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