Bought the Cookshack Fast Eddy PG-500 from a local dealer in the Memphis area In January 2023. I had gone to his shop to look at the Yoder Competition Grill set up but told him I was concerned with a grill that comes with PAINT. Thats when he showed me the PG-500!! Never knew this grill even existed, Sure glad he pointed out all the features!! ALL stainless steel, super simple settings, bake, smokes, grills (over flaming fire), holding pan to keep food warm (what other set-up has this feature?? :)), simple ash drawer, easy peasy grease management system, pellets are dropped 6-8" above into the fire box so not much chance of an auger fire :), I did not expect this PG-500 to produce much smoke but I was WRONG....At low temps this PG-500 looks like an old steam locomotive churning out billowing smoke.
I use Royal Oak Charcoal Pellets (No moisture issues jamming the auger if this is a concern), B&B Championship Blend and Lumberjack Competition Blend. (These are just my personal favorites).
All in all the PG-500 does everything a pellet grill should do but does it better!!! Since Oct. 2022 I had been doing research on what type of pellet grill to purchase. #1 it had to be American Made. #2 it had to be Stainless Steel (as mine is kept outdoors in a high humidity zone), #3 It had to have a grease management system that actually slanted the grease away (seriously this must have been a key decision from Cookshack because I have never seen a slope for grease this crazy…