Don’t want to rub it in (pun intended) but I love my EX6

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Really sucks to hear all the negative responses from some of you, I totally feel for you. I’d be crushed to have issues like those after the excitement of waiting, assembling and getting your first cook to be a disappointment. Bummer. Really hope it works out, cause this grill (for me so far) has been exactly as advertised.

Received the grill on Friday (2/14 happy Valentines Day for me) woke up early the next day and assembled the grill. Some of the instructions were a little vague and I can see some potential mistakes that can easily be made, but took my time and got it done. Only gripe I have with assembly are the flame shield “flavorizer bars” - the two pieces that hold them all up can easily slip off. Anyway, got through the updates, pairing with phone, and first initial burn at 600 degrees on Saturday - and I got to say...the smell of wood burning paired nicely with my morning coffee/cigar. Also wanted to note that for me, I was able to reach 600 degrees in about 20 minutes - gotta love those California winters 🌞

Prepped for the first cook which I’ve planned in advance the week of - menu consisted of:

- St. Louis Ribs (3 racks)
- Elotes (Mexican Corn)
- Green beans
- French Fries
- Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies


Everything came out 😚👌🏽 if interested, you can check out some clips I’ve posted on my Instagram story: @yellowshepherd
DM me if you have any comments, questions, suggestions, tips or to send a 😍 emoji

ribs cooked for 4.5 hours total @275 degrees - bone side down for 2.5 hours and then foil wrapped meat side down for 2 hours. Probably could have taken them out a little sooner cause meat was falling off the bones while cutting. I like my rib meat in tact, juicy and with some bite, but that’s me.

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I’ve cooked corn before on charcoal and gas, but this was by far better - Corn had an extra touch of flavor with that nice hickory smoky flavor.

green beans I just wrapped in the foil that was used to cook the ribs (brown sugar, butter, honey, seasoning) and it was amazing. Don’t think I can eat pan fried green beans on the stove again. Probably will though cause its quicker and I can save some pellets, but I’ll smoke em any chance I get.

The chocolate chip cookies with a pinch of sea salt was the biggest shocker to me. Didn’t think cookies baked in smoke could be so damn good. Added a complexity in the taste, with the smoke, sea salt and sweet chocolate chip - it was savory sweet.

ok some minor things I noticed during my first cook:

- heat is hotter center of grill than on the sides (some of you are rolling your eyes and saying “duh”) but I thought with convection, the heat would be evenly distributed providing even heat to all 3 racks of ribs

- a bit of spark and ash fly around at hotter temps (500+)

- found some ash in the grease pan, and some on and around the grill. A little concerning with the chance of grease fires.

and finally my one complaint...pellets were depleted after only one cooked meal. Need to buy another bag of Grillmaster pellets but Weber seems to be sold out and there’s no where else to pick it up. I’m hoping they get it on Amazon so I can prime the shipping, but I’m starting to look at other pellet brands (traeger) as replacement.

other than that, the grill is a success. Was contemplating getting Traeger for a year until I heard rumors of Weber coming out with a pellet grill and after owning a kettle for as long as I did, I knew Weber would deliver a quality product. Also after seeing that they had an answer to all my quarrels with the Traeger (not able to sear, has a little table included with grill where you don’t have to pay extra for - so lame btw, pellet feed is conveniently on the back, 22lbs capacity for pellets, pellet auger construction, etc.) the Weber doesn’t disappoint...so far 🤞🏽

next cook will be reverse seared NY strip steaks to test the sear capability...will keep you all posted.

In the meantime...grill on bros!

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Did my first cook yesterday and worked great! (EX6) Pork ribs turned out great! I have been fowling reviews online and youtube but didn't have any problems keeping temp or hot spots. Hopper issues are real and hope for a fix from weber. Would like the app to be improved as well. Overall happy with new grill.
 

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I also did my first cook yesterday. Nowhere near as planned out as JASONKENNEDY, just done before ribs - wife's favorite... They turned out hear. I smoked at 250 for about 3 hours and wrapped with butter/worchsteshire/soy sauce for about 1.5 hours. They turned out great and i didn't have any issues with the cooker or the hopper assembly. The app on the other hand is pretty terrible on Android. Ribs aren't an option and I'm bout able to make any temp adjustments from it...
 

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I've done turkey breasts and pulled pork and both turned out great. I'm not sure I would have ever thought to do cookies, but on my list of things to try now! Thanks for sharing, and that all looks great.
 
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Did my first cook yesterday and worked great! (EX6) Pork ribs turned out great! I have been fowling reviews online and youtube but didn't have any problems keeping temp or hot spots. Hopper issues are real and hope for a fix from weber. Would like the app to be improved as well. Overall happy with new grill.
Agreed, app needs some improvement. (compared to Traegers) would like to see more recipes and cook tips
 
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I also did my first cook yesterday. Nowhere near as planned out as JASONKENNEDY, just done before ribs - wife's favorite... They turned out hear. I smoked at 250 for about 3 hours and wrapped with butter/worchsteshire/soy sauce for about 1.5 hours. They turned out great and i didn't have any issues with the cooker or the hopper assembly. The app on the other hand is pretty terrible on Android. Ribs aren't an option and I'm bout able to make any temp adjustments from it...
Haha 😆 yeah I was excited...I do hope they improve the app, tried turning on the grill from the kitchen while putting the rub in the ribs and it didn’t work. I’m sure Weber will address it!
 
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I've done turkey breasts and pulled pork and both turned out great. I'm not sure I would have ever thought to do cookies, but on my list of things to try now! Thanks for sharing, and that all looks great.
Saw that they did Chicago style pizzas during their influencer invitational, I might try that with a deep dish cookie this time (BJ’s style with some ice cream on top) let me know how yours turn out!
 
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I’ve been fortunate too. I had some trouble getting to temp (maxed @ 570) for the first burn in. Second attempt it worked. Have several cooks on it so far, including ribs, fish, pizza, and even a hot and fast seared steak. So far the grill has been everything I’d hoped. Yes, the hopper is an issue, but admittedly I’m used to that from my Traeger. The app worked well, just too limited at this point, but that will improve with time as they add more to it.
 

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Really sucks to hear all the negative responses from some of you, I totally feel for you. I’d be crushed to have issues like those after the excitement of waiting, assembling and getting your first cook to be a disappointment. Bummer. Really hope it works out, cause this grill (for me so far) has been exactly as advertised.

Received the grill on Friday (2/14 happy Valentines Day for me) woke up early the next day and assembled the grill. Some of the instructions were a little vague and I can see some potential mistakes that can easily be made, but took my time and got it done. Only gripe I have with assembly are the flame shield “flavorizer bars” - the two pieces that hold them all up can easily slip off. Anyway, got through the updates, pairing with phone, and first initial burn at 600 degrees on Saturday - and I got to say...the smell of wood burning paired nicely with my morning coffee/cigar. Also wanted to note that for me, I was able to reach 600 degrees in about 20 minutes - gotta love those California winters 🌞

Prepped for the first cook which I’ve planned in advance the week of - menu consisted of:

- St. Louis Ribs (3 racks)
- Elotes (Mexican Corn)
- Green beans
- French Fries
- Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies


Everything came out 😚👌🏽 if interested, you can check out some clips I’ve posted on my Instagram story: @yellowshepherd
DM me if you have any comments, questions, suggestions, tips or to send a 😍 emoji

ribs cooked for 4.5 hours total @275 degrees - bone side down for 2.5 hours and then foil wrapped meat side down for 2 hours. Probably could have taken them out a little sooner cause meat was falling off the bones while cutting. I like my rib meat in tact, juicy and with some bite, but that’s me.

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I’ve cooked corn before on charcoal and gas, but this was by far better - Corn had an extra touch of flavor with that nice hickory smoky flavor.

green beans I just wrapped in the foil that was used to cook the ribs (brown sugar, butter, honey, seasoning) and it was amazing. Don’t think I can eat pan fried green beans on the stove again. Probably will though cause its quicker and I can save some pellets, but I’ll smoke em any chance I get.

The chocolate chip cookies with a pinch of sea salt was the biggest shocker to me. Didn’t think cookies baked in smoke could be so damn good. Added a complexity in the taste, with the smoke, sea salt and sweet chocolate chip - it was savory sweet.

ok some minor things I noticed during my first cook:

- heat is hotter center of grill than on the sides (some of you are rolling your eyes and saying “duh”) but I thought with convection, the heat would be evenly distributed providing even heat to all 3 racks of ribs

- a bit of spark and ash fly around at hotter temps (500+)

- found some ash in the grease pan, and some on and around the grill. A little concerning with the chance of grease fires.

and finally my one complaint...pellets were depleted after only one cooked meal. Need to buy another bag of Grillmaster pellets but Weber seems to be sold out and there’s no where else to pick it up. I’m hoping they get it on Amazon so I can prime the shipping, but I’m starting to look at other pellet brands (traeger) as replacement.

other than that, the grill is a success. Was contemplating getting Traeger for a year until I heard rumors of Weber coming out with a pellet grill and after owning a kettle for as long as I did, I knew Weber would deliver a quality product. Also after seeing that they had an answer to all my quarrels with the Traeger (not able to sear, has a little table included with grill where you don’t have to pay extra for - so lame btw, pellet feed is conveniently on the back, 22lbs capacity for pellets, pellet auger construction, etc.) the Weber doesn’t disappoint...so far 🤞🏽

next cook will be reverse seared NY strip steaks to test the sear capability...will keep you all posted.

In the meantime...grill on bros!

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i Have been loving mine too!!! Awesome pics.
 

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Awesome write up and photos! How are you cooking the corn? I have yet to master that on a pellet grill?
 

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Really sucks to hear all the negative responses from some of you, I totally feel for you. I’d be crushed to have issues like those after the excitement of waiting, assembling and getting your first cook to be a disappointment. Bummer. Really hope it works out, cause this grill (for me so far) has been exactly as advertised.

Received the grill on Friday (2/14 happy Valentines Day for me) woke up early the next day and assembled the grill. Some of the instructions were a little vague and I can see some potential mistakes that can easily be made, but took my time and got it done. Only gripe I have with assembly are the flame shield “flavorizer bars” - the two pieces that hold them all up can easily slip off. Anyway, got through the updates, pairing with phone, and first initial burn at 600 degrees on Saturday - and I got to say...the smell of wood burning paired nicely with my morning coffee/cigar. Also wanted to note that for me, I was able to reach 600 degrees in about 20 minutes - gotta love those California winters 🌞

Prepped for the first cook which I’ve planned in advance the week of - menu consisted of:

- St. Louis Ribs (3 racks)
- Elotes (Mexican Corn)
- Green beans
- French Fries
- Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies


Everything came out 😚👌🏽 if interested, you can check out some clips I’ve posted on my Instagram story: @yellowshepherd
DM me if you have any comments, questions, suggestions, tips or to send a 😍 emoji

ribs cooked for 4.5 hours total @275 degrees - bone side down for 2.5 hours and then foil wrapped meat side down for 2 hours. Probably could have taken them out a little sooner cause meat was falling off the bones while cutting. I like my rib meat in tact, juicy and with some bite, but that’s me.

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I’ve cooked corn before on charcoal and gas, but this was by far better - Corn had an extra touch of flavor with that nice hickory smoky flavor.

green beans I just wrapped in the foil that was used to cook the ribs (brown sugar, butter, honey, seasoning) and it was amazing. Don’t think I can eat pan fried green beans on the stove again. Probably will though cause its quicker and I can save some pellets, but I’ll smoke em any chance I get.

The chocolate chip cookies with a pinch of sea salt was the biggest shocker to me. Didn’t think cookies baked in smoke could be so damn good. Added a complexity in the taste, with the smoke, sea salt and sweet chocolate chip - it was savory sweet.

ok some minor things I noticed during my first cook:

- heat is hotter center of grill than on the sides (some of you are rolling your eyes and saying “duh”) but I thought with convection, the heat would be evenly distributed providing even heat to all 3 racks of ribs

- a bit of spark and ash fly around at hotter temps (500+)

- found some ash in the grease pan, and some on and around the grill. A little concerning with the chance of grease fires.

and finally my one complaint...pellets were depleted after only one cooked meal. Need to buy another bag of Grillmaster pellets but Weber seems to be sold out and there’s no where else to pick it up. I’m hoping they get it on Amazon so I can prime the shipping, but I’m starting to look at other pellet brands (traeger) as replacement.

other than that, the grill is a success. Was contemplating getting Traeger for a year until I heard rumors of Weber coming out with a pellet grill and after owning a kettle for as long as I did, I knew Weber would deliver a quality product. Also after seeing that they had an answer to all my quarrels with the Traeger (not able to sear, has a little table included with grill where you don’t have to pay extra for - so lame btw, pellet feed is conveniently on the back, 22lbs capacity for pellets, pellet auger construction, etc.) the Weber doesn’t disappoint...so far 🤞🏽

next cook will be reverse seared NY strip steaks to test the sear capability...will keep you all posted.

In the meantime...grill on bros!

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"Only gripe I have with assembly are the flame shield “flavorizer bars” - the two pieces that hold them all up can easily slip off."

Jason, I had the same issue, but then looked more carefully at the instructions and saw that the frame pieces are supposed to be pushed down between the little tab that yours are probably sitting on and the cooker itself. The pic shows red down arrows indicating push down. Fixed it for me. Hope this helps.
 

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Yeah I was disappointed with what I thought was a bad design until I went back for another look at the instructions which were clear. I just missed it. I have owned enough Weber grills to know better.
 

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You can grill them with the husks in tact or I just put them directly on the grill - came out great
when I've done corn directly on my gasser it always turned out chewy. Maybe I overcooked it. Need to try again.
 
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"Only gripe I have with assembly are the flame shield “flavorizer bars” - the two pieces that hold them all up can easily slip off."

Jason, I had the same issue, but then looked more carefully at the instructions and saw that the frame pieces are supposed to be pushed down between the little tab that yours are probably sitting on and the cooker itself. The pic shows red down arrows indicating push down. Fixed it for me. Hope this helps.
You know what, you're right - I totally missed that part. I feel like a lot of the issues (not all, but a lot) are caused by error in assembly. I went back and checked to see if I installed it properly and I did end up pushing the frame pieces down in initial installation - thanks for pointing that out!
 

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