The Silverbac's Stunning First Impression | A Sizzling Sight of the Supreme Grilla Grill
Attention, grill enthusiasts! If you're looking for a game-changing addition to your backyard BBQ arsenal, look no further than the Grilla Grills Silverbac.
With its sleek design and cutting-edge features, this grill is taking the market by storm. But does it live up to the hype? In this post, we'll take a close look at the Silverbac and give you our first impressions. Get ready to ignite your taste buds and revolutionize your grilling game! By the end of this article, you should know if this is the grill for you.
Let's get into it!
Specs of the Silverbac
Pictured above is my NEW Grilla Grills Silverbac AT. The AT stands for All-Terrain because of the cart (which we will get into a little later). The Silverbac is the second pellet grill that Grilla Grills released. In a very crowded market, the team at Grilla Grills (located in Holland, MI) tried to make a grill that stands out.
First, here is a quick rundown of the specs of the grill.
Dimensions: H53 xW47 xD30
Cooking Space: 507 square inches (main), 185 square inches (upper), 692 square inches (total)
Cooking Height: 9 in
Grill Temperature Range: 180-500°F
Grill Grates: ¼-inch stainless steel rod
Hopper Capacity: 20 lbs
Probe Ports: 1 port, 1 meat probe included
Warranty: 4 years
Price: $1099 (for the model shown and reviewed in this post)
I see two models on their website. What is the difference?
Great question. There is the Silverbac Alpha and the Silverbac AT. The Alpha model comes with the standard lower cabinet with two locking wheels.
The all-terrain (AT) comes with four solid rubber wheels, a handle with almost 180º rotation, and a lower shelf. It is built to withstand the more rugged yards and make its MUCH easier to move around. Unlike myself, if you move your grills from in the garage to the patio or around the yard, the AT is the way to go.
The Alpha model will be a little harder to move around the yard and over rugged terrain, but does have the benefit of the closing doors lower cabinet.
Packaging and Delivery
The delivery took a total of eight days from when I got notification of the shipping label to delivery at my door. This is for a few reasons. The first is that it was shipped on a pallet (since the grill is SO heavy duty).
Second, it was delivered via FedEx and I had to schedule a time to be home so they could deliver it to my house. I could have had it a day or two earlier, but my schedule did not work out with the available times. Over my anxiousness to get this grill, it was very fast and packaged extremely well (as you can see above).
The Time and Build
The grill is massive AND heavy. This stands with the quality that you are getting in this smoker. When I received my package from FedEx, I wanted to start putting it together RIGHT AWAY (which I did).
The cart took me just over an hour to build by myself. The directions were clear AND, me being innovative, I used the grill box as a table to build the cart at an easier height. I would recommend doing this, unless you have a proper work bench to build it on yourself OR don't mind bending down.
I had to get a second helper to lift the grill body onto the cart. From there, I attached the body to the cart, added the front shelf, and took a picture. Overall, this took me about one hour and twenty minutes to have the grill ready to roll outside to the grilling deck.
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There are a FEW things that stuck out to me when I was building this grill. One of the first things was all the stainless steel components. From the THICK 1/4 in steel rod grates to the stainless steel heat deflector, you can tell that a lot of thought and precision went into building this grill.
Inside the chamber, the metal that is not stainless steel is powder coated. You can also see the welds to hold things together. For a grill in this price range, this is not something you see too often. I was/ am impressed.
The Pellet Hopper
Moving to the left of the chamber is the pellet hopper. The hopper can hold 20lb bags of pellets. This is convenient because MOST pellet bags come in 20lb options.
I have run a complete bag of pellets through the hopper and did not have one feed issue. Another great feature was that the angles of the hopper fed the auger PERFECTLY. At the end of the bag, there were no leftover pellets in the hopper.
On the backside of the hopper is a pellet dump. It works, as it should, but I do have one "gripe" that I would love to see addressed in future builds. There are a lot of pellet dumps that magnetic. It is not a big deal, but does make it easier to hold the bucket and make sure you're catching all the pellets coming out.
The Cooking Chamber
The cooking chamber on the Silverbac is rather large. In total, you can get 692 sq/in. This translates to 507 sq/in of just the lower grate in place. This is enough space to be able to cook for the whole family and have a little extra room.
The height of the chamber is nine inches, which gives you a lot of clearance for the larger cuts of meat such as the turkey for thanksgiving or those beer can chickens.
(Courtesy of: Grilla Grills)
The Control Board
The control board is on the front of the pellet hopper. Unlike most pellet grills, this board has a button design. Others have a dial that goes in 25º increments. The beauty of this control panel is that the buttons go in 5º increments! This is a great way to get an even more precise cooking temperatures.
The control board comes with one port for the single meat probe that is provided when you purchase the grill.
One feature that helps this grill stand out is the pause feature. This is a button that is designed to pause the pellet feed for five minutes. The functionality of this allows you to work inside the chamber (i.e. flip over wings or stir the pot) without the over feeding of pellets that can cause a large temp spike or swing during the cook.
The Grilla Grills App
The app is another feature I want to point out. The user interface is VERY easy to use and allows a lot of control for the grill. You can power off OR on your grill, change the temp, monitor the food probe, and even set timers.
Another setting that makes this grill near the top of the list for contenders is the PID or Pro Mode Settings.
PID Mode: This mode is a setting that will have a very accurate and scientific approach to your cook. This will minimize the smoke that is used, but give you a precise cooking temp for the time of your cook.
Pro Mode: This mode is set to mimic a real fire. It will give the most smoke for your cook but will also allow temp swings.
I will be using the pro mode more in my cooking in the future, as I like to think smoke is an ingredient and flavor.
Overall, I am VERY impressed with this grill. I believe it is going to be on my grilling deck for years to come! Check out my FULL deep dive in my video below. Hopefully this article and video will help you make the determination for yourself, if this is the right pellet grill for you.
Until next time, make sure to eat well, do well, and serve good food!
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