The World of Grilla Grills: Explore the Jungle
Grilla Grills is the brand of grills made to help you explore the jungle of cookin’. Founded by two fishing buddies one day while grilling over a wood pellet grill, Grilla has become a well-known name in the grilling world. In 2010, they started with their pellet grills, which was a type of grill not previously well-known in the market. They made the pellet “cool” and approachable, bringing that rich smokiness into their clients’ lives. Since then, they’ve also designed a charcoal kamado for a faster and higher-temperature cook, adding rich flavor to even grill-baked items.
Let’s talk about what makes Grilla special, the grills they offer, and how to decide if Grilla Grills are right for your BBQing lifestyle. It’s time to explore the jungle!
What makes Grilla special?
Grilla Grills are durable grills that are carefully crafted and thoughtfully designed. They’ve thought of everything, from the easy pellet removal process to the swinging lid to prevent heat loss, to the rounded shape so corners don’t get too hot or cold. The Grilla pitmasters definitely knew what they were doing in their design, and they’re always working to improve their look and functionality with each update.
The names of their products reflect what you get with a Grilla. The Grilla Grills Silverbac, like its gorilla namesake, is the patriarch of the Grilla family. It’s more than just a barrel grill; this pellet packs a punch. The Grilla Kong, meanwhile, is the King Kong of kamados. Grilla grills are some of the fiercest grills on the market.
We also like that Grilla delivers a quality product at the lowest-possible price. They utilize a direct pricing model by “cutting out the middleman,” so great grills are more accessible. That’s why you can only buy their grills online and won’t find them at local dealers.
What are the types of Grilla Grills?
- Grilla Grills Grilla
- Grilla Grills Silverbac
- Grilla Grills Chimp
- Grilla Grills Kong
You can check out their grill comparison chart here.
Grilla Grills Grilla
Grilla’s OG grill is a pellet pro-smoker. Pellet grills have increased in popularity recently because they’re super easy to use and clean, and they have a convection-like smoking process that creates a bold, rich flavor. Learn more about pellet smokers here.
Some features that make the Grilla unique from other pellet grills:
- 11GA top with 18 GA body shape
- Insulated burn chamber
- Upper and lower racks
- Small in size but with a large yield
- Patented design
- Great for pro BBQers and backyard enthusiasts alike
- Easy-to-use automatic start
- Digital temperature controls
- Meat probe
- Pellet dump
Pellets can be left in the Grilla hopper for up to two months, as long as they don’t get wet. If you’re like us and want to get the most out of your pellets, this is a life-saving feature!
How much could you cook on this Grilla grill? This grill will fit:
- 20lb turkey,
- 3-4 racks of ribs,
- 2 pork shoulders, or
- 3 whole chickens.
Grilla Grills Silverbac
Wood Pellet Grill
The Grilla Silverbac is a traditional pellet grill with a barrel design for greater cooktop space. It provides the ease of the Grilla, but with about 50% more cooking surface. The Silverbac is the best move for serious grillers who would love to spend an entire weekend grilling for their friends and family, or for those who attend grilling and BBQ competitions.
Some features of the Silverbac include:
- 12GA stainless steel lid with 16GA body
- Insulated burn chamber
- Stainless steel, built to last
- Built to “feed an army”
- Additional storage compartments
- XL hopper lid
- Pellet dump (new feature of the Silverbac)
- Easy cleaning (remove honeycomb guard and scoop pellets out)
- Chimney for convection cooking
The yield of the Grilla Grills Silverbac is:
- 3 whole briskets,
- 6-8 racks of ribs,
- 5 pork shoulders, or
- 12 whole chickens.
With such a large cooking space, you may want to section your food based on cook type. We recommend the large or XL KAB adjustable divider for lump reduction as well as indirect and direct grilling at the same time.
Grilla also offers a Silverbac All-Terrain (AT), which is a competition-style pellet barrel grill. It’s made to survive even the toughest terrain and weather, so you can grill in even the wackiest scenarios. For serious grillers, this is a durable, tough, and rugged option with incredible heating technology, expansive cooking space, and additional safety features.
Grilla Grills Chimp
Portable Pellet Grill
The Grilla Grills Chimp is a portable version of the Grilla. Its mobile, compact frame retains awesome Grilla features, like:
- Dual temperature control technology (Alpha Smoke)
- Large cooking area
- Versatility in design
- Additional storage
We love that this pellet grill is small enough to bring to your tailgate, while the cooking space is still big enough to feed everyone at the tailgate!
The Grilla Kong is a kamado grill that grills and bakes, as opposed to smoking. The Kong uses lump charcoal to heat up fast (unlike the pellet, which is low and slow). The dome of the kamado is used to lock in heat and moisture, which provides a juicy, tender bite. The Kong also has a ceramic diffuser stone, so you can use it to grill the unexpected such as pizza, desserts, and more!
- Direct fire with lump charcoal
- Fast cooking
- Juicy, moist meat
- Can use diffuser to smoke
- Bamboo side trays
- Two split-level cooking grates
Use the Kick Ash Basket Firebowl to make cleaning your charcoal easy and convenient— so you can get back to grilling.
Image by Grilla Grills on grillagrills.com
Is Grilla the right grill brand for me?
There are a lot of grills on the market, so it can be challenging to figure out what type and brand is right for you. First, you’ll want to decide what grill type will work for you. Check out this resource to find the grill that fits your cooking style.
If you’ve chosen to go for the ease, convenience, and smoky flavor of a pellet grill, the Grilla might be the right brand for you. Grilla Grills Silverbac often makes top-10 pellet grill lists because of its incredible features like huge grilling space, stainless steel construction, and dual controller. (Did you know that Kick Ash Baskets are also made of stainless steel to reduce thermal expansion?) Grilla offers their grills a reasonable price, especially when you take into consideration the quality of the products.
What we love about the Grilla Grills for a wood pellet grill:
- Premium quality: stainless steel, rubber wheels, powder coated exterior
- Mobility (on wheels)
- Lots of storage
- Keep-heat swing lid
- Gorilla-shaped viewing port
- Technology for the perfect cook every time
- Great warranty
- Medium to large cook space
The Grilla Grills Kong is a less popular kamado grill, compared to the Big Green Egg, Vision Grill, or Kamado Joe. Still, a lot of folks become so enamored with the Grilla brand that they’ll purchase the Grilla Kong to go along with their beloved pellet grill.
Finding Your Next Grill
Although our Kick Ash Baskets were originally and primarily made for charcoal grills, we’ve had clients tell us they use our products in their Grilla wood pellet grills, too. The adjustable dividers are a hit for different cooking zones, and the heat-resistant gloves are a great way to stay safe when handling wood pellets.
Reach out to us! We know that choosing the right grill might seem daunting. Everyone has an opinion, and you don’t know what will really work for you. We love talking about all things grilling, and we’d be happy to help give you an idea of what sort of grill would work best for your lifestyle. We’re always down to chat about grilling!
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