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Louisiana Pellet Grill LG900 (Tested Nov. 2018)

The Louisiana Pellet Grill LG 900 is your classic barrel-shaped pellet grill. It is just like the heavy duty BBQ of past years, however it has been crafted with some new technology and even outperforms some of the most expensive pellet grills on the market.

This unit has the modern technology with a strong and sturdy build. We found it was an extremely versatile unit that could do everything from smoke slow & low to char broil a steak. The results for each different style of cooking were fantastic. My wife compares the cook to our favorite smokehouse.

What makes this even better is that this is all done with just a push of a button. When we tried it, all we had to do was load up the pellets set our desired temperature and it handled the rest. The unit regulated the temperature and successfully maintained it for hours without adjustment. 

We noted it had a 5-degree increment digital controller, with a meat temperature probe built in. Something you don't typically see in this price range.

Let's see if the Louisiana Pellet Grill LG 900 is the one you have been searching for!

Louisana Pellet Grill

The Louisana Pellet Grill was made for those who love to cook for a lot of people, and need a versatile grill. With a wide temperature range from 180 - 600°F you can use it for everything from cooking a brisket low & slow, to broiling steaks and even cooking pizza. The LG900 is a large unit that performs as well if not better than other smaller pellet smokers out there.  

Key Features

  • Digital Control Center: The digital control center in the Louisiana pellet grill allows you to set the temperature between 180°F to 600°F. This is undoubtedly a superb temperature range for grilling all kinds of meats and vegetables. Everything from smoking your brisket low and slow to cooking a pizza on a pizza stone is possible. The built-in digital display is very easy & clear to read and allows for an accurate temperature reading each and every time.
  • Strong and Sturdy Construction: The grill is built with heavy duty 14 gauge steel and is extremely durable. The stainless steel has been powder coated, this helps fight against general wear & tear and rust. You can really feel how sturdy this unit is when wheeling it around. With other smokers that are around the same weight you can feel the steel start to move and bend, however, the Louisiana feels solid. I think this is also thanks to the bottom storage tray that works like a brace. With the correct maintenance and storage, this grill should last for 10s of years.ment
  • Searing Option: The Louisiana Pellet Grill is an incredibly versatile pellet smoker. It gives you the opportunity to also sear & grill your, these two additional options are perfect for giving the finishing touches to your low and slow cooks, searing steaks or quickly cooking a batch of chicken wings. It is also a great place to cook your vegetables for side dishes. The high temperature range is one of my favorite things about this unit, and it truly does allow you to cook many different styles of food, and even replace several of your other backyard units.
  • Utensils
    Spacious Cooking Area: With a spacious cooking space, we didn’t have to worry at all about cooking for a crowd. The cooking surface measures 913 square inches. That breaks down into 633 square inches of main cooking space and 280 square inches upper secondary cooking space.
  • Utensils
    Large Hopper with Option to Extend: We have found that the size of the hopper can affect the set and forget style of some pellet smokers. Some smokers need to be refilled multiple times through a long cook which can defeat the whole purpose of set and forget cooking. The Louisiana Grill LG 900 has a 14 lbs. pellet hopper that can fuel up to 8 hours of cooking, which is long enough for most of the cooks that I have done. If this is not quite enough cooking time for you there is an optional hopper upgrade that gives you a few additional hours of cooking time.
  • Utensils
    Accurate Temp Reading With Meat Probe: After testing the accuracy of the smoker, we also tested the meat probe. We found it was completely accurate with + - 1 degree compared to my ThermoWorks Thermapen.
  • Utensils
    Porcelain-Coated Cast Iron Cooking Grate: The grates are made of high-quality porcelain coated cast iron. Having porcelain coated grates not only makes it more durable but means the grill was much easier to clean. Even after cooking several steaks and finishing off a rack of ribs slathered in sauce.
  • Utensils
    Cold Smoke Cabinet: You are also able to cold smoke with the Louisiana LG 900. This has an enormous space for cold smoking as well as for warming. It is perfectly positioned on the right side of the unit. This is great for keeping sides warm, or for cold smoking a whole side of salmon.

What I Liked

  • Accurate temperature control over a wide temperature range
  • Durable wheels make moving this big heavy unit around very easy
  • The large cooking area gives you endless options in what you can cook
  • Having a programmable Meat Probe is a huge bonus, you can always ensure you are cooking your food to the exact temperature you love
  • High quality construction 

What I Didn't Like

  • Since it is a large unit it does take a long time to pre heat, however, once it has come to temperature it retains heat really well

Ease of Use

An amateur will appreciate the Louisiana pellet grill because they are relatively easy to get started and maintain. This unit is so easy to use, you will have it out every weekend.

To light this bad girl up, all you need to do is fill the hopper with the pellets, plug your smoker into 110V outlet, push the start button and it is all set. It only took us about 5 minutes to obtain a smoky fire.

Cleaning and Maintenance 

Cleaning and maintenance the Louisiana pellet grill is simple & easy - the way cleaning should be! 

You will find the upper cooking grid is removable. You can put this in the dishwasher with non-caustic cleanser. Being able to remove this rack makes cleaning the inside a breeze. We recommend you just do it after each cook and it will take you no longer than 10 minutes each time.

Removal of the ash after cooking is quite easy all you need do it is empty the drawer and swept it. Unlike most unit uses fewer pellets due to the convection heat feature. We also found that we only every 2 – 3 uses.

Louisiana Pellet Grills LG 900

Warranty Details

The Louisiana Pellet Grill comes with a 5 year warranty period from the purchase date from the manufacturer. However, the warranty is limited against the defects and workmanship on all its steel parts only.

Note: All the electrical components of the unit are given a 3 year limited warranty period.

Do You Get Value For Money?

$100 bill

With top quality constructions and a range of feature, the Louisiana pellet grill absolutely manages to deliver value for money.

It is not the cheapest pellet smoker on the market, however, you do get an extremely solid unit that is loaded full of features to ensure your cook will always go to plan. No matter how many people you are planning to cook for. Not only that you are practically getting a commercial quality (and sized) product at a domestic price.

The combination of quality materials and quality features such as the increment digital controller, with a meat temperature probe built in. Something you don't typically see in this price range.

Final Thoughts

As you know, nothing beats the grilled and smoky flavors of a BBQ.

I would highly recommend the Louisiana Pellet Grill for anyone out there who enjoys easily cooking great tasting food. It doesn't' matter if you are a first time smoker or someone who has grown up around meat smokers, the Louisiana Pellet Grill LG900 will impress you with its easy to use functionality and great tasting results.

This is a very solid and very well built unit that you will be using for years to come. Its sturdy materials and high tech electronics make this grill a real contender for my favorite pellet smoker grill.

For those of you who don't require such a large cooking space Louisiana Grills also offer a slightly smaller unit, or for those of you who require even more cooking space, they offer a slightly larger unit. Unfortunately, I have not tested either of these units, however, I am told that they perform very similarly.

Louisiana Pellet Grill LG Size Range

Model

Louisiana Grills

LG 700

Louisiana Grills

LG 900

Louisiana Grills LG 1100

Dimensions

22 x 29 x 25 in

22 x 37 x 25 in

22 x 43 x 25 in

Cooking Area

707 sq.in

914 sq. in

1061 sq. in


Warranty

From The Manufacturer

Frequently Asked Questions

Question:
is the temperature even across the grate, or does it vary from one side to the other?
Answer:
The temperature is pretty even.

Question:
Does this come with the Full Function Programmable Meat Probe?
Answer:
Yes, it does. You put the probe in the meat, set the internal temperature and it does the rest

Question:
Does this pellet grill require assembly when it arrives
Answer:
Yes, it does. It took me about 45 minutes to assemble. Worth the wait though

Question:
How many BTU's
Answer:
According to the manufactures, web site the Louisiana Grill LG 900 is rated at 48,000 BTUs.

5 (100%) 12 votes

Charlie

You will more often than not find me tinkering around in my backyard. I will have one hand tightly gripped around a can of beer and the other hand tightly gripped around my spatula. Not so long ago (almost 8 years now) I got obsessed with Grilling, smoking and BBQ-ing. I can't get enough of it.. and neither can my family!

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