Memphis Grills Beale Street Pellet Grill Review

Memphis Grills Beale Street Pellet Grill

$2,000
8.8

Construction Quality

9.5/10

Temperature Control

9.0/10

Smoke Production

8.5/10

Usability

9.0/10

Capacity

8.0/10

Pros

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Wide temperature range
  • High quality controller
  • Heavy cooking grates

Cons

  • Smaller capacity
  • Comparatively expensive

Specifications

  • 558 square inches of total cooking space
  • 180 to 550 degree F temperature range
  • 12 pound hopper capacity
  • 430 stainless steel construction
  • Full enclosed cart with storage
  • Stainless steel cooking grates
  • Full Wi-Fi capability with a proprietary app
  • 5-degree increment PID control settings
  • Four meat temperature probes
  • Fire Pot ash clean out
  • Made in China for Memphis Grills

Full Review - Memphis Grills Beale Street Pellet Grill

When everyone else jumped into making pellet grills they looked to Traeger for their inspiration in design and functionality. Memphis Grills choose a whole new path. Their grills are designed to look like more traditional gas grills. They use all stainless steel construction. And they choose to make their grills more efficient through heavy insulation and a sealed lid. This doesn't look like a normal pellet grill and that's because it isn't supposed to. The Memphis Grills Beale Steet Pellet Grill is designed to be attractive and look like professional cooking equipment.

One of the first things you will notice about this grill when you look at the specifications is the size of the pellet hopper. At only 12 pounds it is one of the smallest on any full sized pellet grill. But it doesn't need to be any larger. On a normal summer day, this grill will hold a temperature of 350 degrees F for 18 hours on a full pellet hopper. When doing low and slow cooking, this pellet grill can run for 24 hours without any attention. At its maximum temperature of 550 degrees F, it will burn through fuel a lot faster however. The insulation also helps keep this pellet grill hot when it is cold outside.

While the Beale Street Pellet Grill is the lowest end of the Memphis Grills line, it has all the superior engineering. The WiFi enabled app is reliable and will even text or email alerts directly to you. Personally, I don't think getting an email from your pellet grill is all that useful, but there are certainly applications for this.

Bottom Line

If you have the money (around $2000USD) and want a pellet grill that cooks great but doesn't look like a pellet grill, then this is the model for you. Memphis Grills has been in business for many years. They build and support a great product. All in all, they build some of the best pellet grills on the market. The stainless steel in this unit is a lower grade, but it is thick and well made. I wholeheartedly encourage you to consider this pellet grill when shopping. It isn't inexpensive, but then it isn't cheap either.

One thought on “Memphis Grills Beale Street Pellet Grill Review

  • July 2, 2021 at 2:08 pm
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    Construction Quality

    1.5

    Temperature Control

    8

    Smoke Production

    5

    Usability

    4

    Capacity

    2

    Have owned a Memphis Grill (Advantage) for over 10 years. Decided to purchase a “Beal Street” since it is Memphis Grill the Premium Grill on the Market.
    Was totally disappointed with the controller and grill quality. The “wireless” controller can’t turn the grill on remotely. Therefore, if you’re not using their temperature probes, the wireless function is of no use. It was extremely cumbersome to set up. Especially since the communication card wasn’t plugged into the controller card.
    The quality control of the grill has gone to the bottom. There was some kind of silicone applied to the corners/edged in the hopper which looked like a third grader did it and lost interest. The seams weren’t covered in some places. This is not the quality expected from a premium grill. It looks like they have cheapened the manufacturing and not changed or improved any of the design in the last 10 years.

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