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About Grill Newb

Providing honest grill reviews, grilling and smoking tips and savory recipes to the pellet grill owner.

The Grill Newb

Hi, my name is David Strader and I’m the grill newb behind all the great grill reviews, recipes, tips and guides on Why a newb, you may ask? Because I’m no pit master, grill pro or well-known competition smoker. I’m really just your ‘average joe’ who enjoys the outdoors, grilling, trying new things and helping others like me along the way.

On a more personal note, I’m a blessed husband, proud daddy to my beautiful daughter and new-born son, favored minister and student pastor.


I started because after spending months researching pellet grills, I couldn’t find one source, that I trusted, that compared all the major pellet grills in the $600-$2,000 range nor did I find something I would consider a “really good review” of each. Most importantly, I found that everyone was a self-proclaimed “pro” yet didn’t really speak to the pellet grill newbie that I am.

The purpose of is to fill that gap. A resource you can trust and that speaks to you from an everyday consumers perspective. We’ll grill and smoke some REALLY good food together but keep it simple at the same time while helping others getting started along the way.

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