Memphis | VGB0002 ELITE BUILT-IN | Owner`s manual | Memphis VGB0002 ELITE BUILT-IN Owner`s manual

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MemphisOwner’sGuide
Elite,Pro,Advantage,Select,EliteBuilt‐In,ProBuilt‐In
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READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE INSTALLING AND USING THIS APPLIANCE
 SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
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Congratula ons on your purchase of the Memphis Wood Fire Grill. With proper care and maintenance, your
grill will give you years of trouble‐free opera on. Please review the following informa on carefully for useful
ps and informa on that will help you u lize your grill’s extensive features and benefits.
Keep in mind that your Memphis Wood Fire Grill is so much more than a grill. It’s a 3‐in‐1 outdoor cooking
center that provides the convenience, wood‐fire flavors and versa lity of three appliances: high temperature
grill, low ‘n’ slow smoker, high‐performance convec on oven.
Fueled by cer fied 100% natural wood pellets, the Memphis has a digital Intelligent Temperature Control (ITC)
that automa cally maintains your desired cooking temperatures, just like you indoor oven. The result is a
simple "set it and forget it" way to cook, bake, roast, sear or low and slow smoke; just set the desired
temperature, sit back and enjoy.
We all have our favorite recipes and cooking tricks. We suggest you experiment with your new grill to discover
just how many ways it adds to your outdoor cooking experience. With a li le me and effort you'll amaze your
friends and family with your impressive culinary skills. Like many others, you'll find that your Memphis Wood
Fire Grill will become your cooking appliance of choice for barbecuing, smoking, and a secondary oven source
for holidays or social gatherings.
Please complete the below informa on for quick and easy reference for your records. Addi onally, complete
the online Warranty Registra on using the below informa on to validate the Warranty. At the end of this
Owner’s Manual is a printed copy of the Warranty Registra on if you choose to mail in your form. Your model
and serial number are located on the s cker under the hopper lid.
Thank you for choosing the Memphis Wood Fire Convec on Grill! Model_________________________________________________
Model Number: VG ________________
Serial Number: (last 4‐5 digits) ____________________
Date of Purchase_________________________________________
Purchased From _______________________________________________________________
Hearthland Products, LLC.
9111 Grand Ave South
Bloomington, MN 55420
888‐883‐2260
h p://www.memphisgrills.com
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Contents General Warning: Read all Safety Informa on Prior to Opera ng Grill …………………………..
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How Your Memphis Wood Fire Grill Works…………………………………………………………………...
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Read Prior to Ligh ng! …………………………………………………………………………………………………….
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Intelligent Temperature Control ‐ Overview ……………………………………………………………………
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Using Your Memphis Wood Fire Grill ……………………………………………………………….……………
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Opera ng Instruc ons …………………………………………………………………………………………………….
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Memphis ITC Meat Probe ……………………………………………………………………………………………….
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Memphis EZ‐Access Flavorizer…………………..…………………………………………………………………….
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Memphis Direct Flame Flavorizer Insert………………………………………………………………………….. 11
Informa on About BBQ Cooking Pellets ………………………………………………………………………….
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Periodic Grill Maintenance ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
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Recommended Grilling Accessories ………………………………………………………………………………..
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Food Handling and Safety ……………………………………………………………………………………………….
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Grilling Times and Temperatures ……………………………………………………………………………………. 17
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Smoking Guidelines ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
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Smoking Sugges ons …………………………………………………………………………………………………..….
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Troubleshoo ng …………………………………..…………………………………………………………………………
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Limited Warranty ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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Warranty Registra on Form ……………………………………………………………………………………………
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General Warning: Read all Safety Informa on Prior to Opera ng Grill
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Please read this en re manual before installa on and use of this wood pellet fuel‐burning appliance.
Failure to follow these instruc ons could result in property damage, bodily injury or even death.
Contact local building or fire officials about restric ons and installa on inspec on requirements in
your area.
Save these instruc ons.
For outdoor use only. Do not use in any enclosed area.
Keep grill 30” (76cm) or more from any combus ble surface.
To prevent grease fires, clean your grill on a regular basis. This includes the flavorizer and grease tray.
Should a grease fire occur, turn off the grill, remove food (use your judgment), and leave the hood closed un l the fire is out. DO NOT unplug the grill unless absolutely necessary; fans will con nue to run un l the fire is ex nguished. When cooking excep onally greasy foods, put a foil pan below the food to catch the grease. Do not put anything flammable in the storage area under the grill.
Do not leave sealed containers of food on or near the grill.
Keep the grill’s rear ven la on slots clear of obstruc ons.
It’s recommended that you regularly check your Memphis Grill for burn pot obstruc ons to make sure
proper air flow is maintained. See Periodic Grill Maintenance in this manual for correct procedures.
Accessible parts of the grill are very hot. Keep young children away while in use.
Exercise reasonable care when opera ng your grill. When children are present, adult supervision is recommended.
Do not use lava rocks or charcoal in your grill.
Never use gasoline, gasoline‐type lantern fuel, kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid, or similar liquids to start or ‘freshen up’ a fire in this appliance.
Keep such liquids well away from the appliance when in use.
Ashes should be placed in a metal container with a ght‐fi ng lid. The closed container of ashes should be placed on a non‐combus ble
surface, well away from combus ble materials, pending final disposal. When the ashes are disposed by burial in soil or otherwise locally
dispersed, they should be retained in the closed container un l all cinders have thoroughly cooled.
To avoid the chance of serious burns, never lean over an open grill or place hands or fingers on the front edge of the cooking box.
Do not use accessories not specified for use with this appliance.
The grill should be plugged into a GFCI (Ground‐Fault Circuit Interrupt) outlet.
When not in use the grill should be unplugged.
The grill is to remain plugged into a GFCI during the cool down cycle.
Use heat‐resistant barbeque mi s or gloves when opera ng this unit.
Do not move or clean your Memphis Wood Fire Grill while opera ng or while the grill is hot. Make sure the fire is completely out, and that the
grill is completely cooled before transpor ng or cleaning the grill.
If the power cord becomes damaged, do not operate the grill.
Do not use aerosols, liquids or damp‐materials on or near the grill while it is hot.
Do not cover the en rety of the cooking surface when grill is hot. Leave at least 2 inches of clearance from the sides and back of the grill body.
Any modifica ons (holes, screws, sheet metal changes) to the grill will void warranty.
Always operate the grill with the grill hood in the closed posi on, unless the grill is in a direct flame mode.
The grill is never to be operated in a direct flame se ng without the op onal Direct Flame Flavorizer Insert (VG4407). The EZ‐Access or Direct
Flame insert must be in place during opera on.
Direct flame cooks should be performed with the hood in the open posi on. A closed hood during direct flame cooks may result in an ER‐1 error
message. This error message means that the grill has reached too high of a temperature causing the grill to shut down avoiding any damage to
the unit.
Never leave your grill una ended during a direct flame cook.
Follow the guidelines listed below to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.  Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning: headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomi ng, sleepiness, and confusion. Carbon
monoxide reduces the blood’s ability to carry oxygen. Low blood oxygen levels can result in loss of consciousness and even death.
 See a doctor if you or others develop cold or flu‐like symptoms while cooking or in the vicinity of this appliance. Carbon monoxide
poisoning, which can easily be mistaken for a cold or flu, is o en detected too late.
 Alcohol consump on and drug use increase the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.
 Carbon monoxide is especially toxic to mother and child during pregnancy, infants, the elderly, smokers, and people with blood or
circulatory system problems, such as anemia, or heart disease.
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AVERTISSEMENT GÉNÉRAL: LIRE TOUTES LES CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ AVANT D'UTILISER LE GRIL 
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S'IL VOUS PLAÎT LIRE CE MANUEL EN ENTIER AVANT L'INSTALLATION ET L'UTILISATION DE CE WOOD PELLET À COMBUSTIBLE APPAREIL. NE PAS SUIVRE LES
INSTRUCTIONS PEUT PROVOQUER DES DÉGÂTS MATÉRIELS, DES BLESSURES OU MÊME LA MORT.
CONTACTEZ LE SERVICE DES SERVICES D'INCENDIE SUJET DES EXIGENCES D'INSPECTION D'INSTALLATION DANS
VOTRE RÉGION.
CONSERVER CES INSTRUCTIONS.
POUR UTILISATION EXTÉRIEURE SEULEMENT. NE PAS UTILISER DANS UN ENDROIT CLOS.
GARDEZ LE GRIL 30 "(76CM) OU PLUS DE TOUTE SURFACE COMBUSTIBLE.
POUR PRÉVENIR LES INCENDIES DE GRAISSE, NETTOYER LE GRIL RÉGULIÈREMENT. CELA INCLUT LES FLAVORIZER
ET PLATEAU DE GRAISSE.
SI UN FEU DE GRAISSE SE PRODUISAIT, ÉTEIGNEZ LE GRILL, RETIREZ LES ALIMENTS (UTILISEZ VOTRE JUGEMENT), ET DE
LAISSER LE CAPOT FERMÉ AVANT QUE LE FEU SOIT ÉTEINT. NE DEBRANCHEZ PAS LE GRILL SAUF SI ABSOLUMENT
NÉCESSAIRE; VENTILATEURS CONTINUENT À FONCTIONNER JUSQU'À CE QUE LE FEU EST ÉTEINT. LORSQUE LA CUISSON
FOODS EXCEPTIONNELLEMENT GRAS, METTEZ UN PAN DE FEUILLE DESSOUS DES ALIMENTS POUR ATTRAPER LE
GRAISSE.
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NE METTEZ RIEN INFLAMMABLES DANS LA ZONE DE STOCKAGE SOUS LE GRIL
NE LAISSEZ PAS DES RÉCIPIENTS SCELLÉS DE LA NOURRITURE SUR OU PRESQUE LE GRIL.
CONSERVER LES CRÉNEAUX DE VENTILATION ARRIÈRE DE THE GRILL DÉGAGÉE DE TOUT OBSTACLE.
IL EST RECOMMANDÉ QUE VOUS VÉRIFIEZ RÉGULIÈREMENT VOTRE GRILL MEMPHIS DES OBSTRUCTIONS POT DE
COMBUSTION DE S'ASSURER DE FLUX D'AIR APPROPRIÉE EST MAINTENUE. VOIR ENTRETIEN DE LA GRILLE DE NOTATION DANS CE MANUEL POUR LES PROCÉDURES
CORRECTES.
LES PARTIES ACCESSIBLES DES GRILL SONT TRÈS CHAUDS. ELOIGNEZ LES JEUNES ENFANTS PENDANT SON UTILISATION.
EXERCER UNE DILIGENCE RAISONNABLE LORSQUE VOUS UTILISEZ VOTRE GRIL. EN PRÉSENCE D'ENFANTS, UN ADULTE EST CONSEILLÉE.
NE PAS UTILISER DES PIERRES DE LAVE OU DE CHARBON DE BOIS DANS VOTRE GRIL.
N'UTILISEZ JAMAIS D'ESSENCE, DE TYPE ESSENCE LAMPE, DE KÉROSÈNE, DE LIQUIDES ALLUME OU DE LIQUIDE SIMILAIRE POUR DÉMARRER OU RAFRAÎCHIR UN FEU
DANS CET APPAREIL. GARDER CES LIQUIDES LOIN DE L'APPAREIL EN COURS D'UTILISATION.
LES CENDRES DOIVENT ÊTRE PLACÉES DANS UN CONTENANT MÉTALLIQUE AVEC UN COUVERCLE HERMÉTIQUE. L'CONTENANT FERMÉ DEVRAIT ÊTRE PLACÉ SUR UNE
SURFACE NON COMBUSTIBLE, LOIN DE TOUS MATÉRIAUX COMBUSTIBLES, EN ATTENDANT L'ÉLIMINATION FINALE. QUAND LES CENDRES SONT DESTINÉES À ÊTRE
ENTERRÉES DANS LE SOL OU DISPERSÉES AUTREMENT SUR PLACE, ELLES DEVRAIENT ÊTRE GARDÉES DANS LE CONTENANT FERMÉ JUSQU'À CE QU'ELLES SOIENT
COMPLÈTEMENT REFROIDIES.
POUR ÉVITER LES RISQUES DE DES BRÛLURES GRAVES, NE PAS SE PENCHER SUR UN GRIL OU PLACER LES MAINS OU DOIGTS OUVERTS SUR LE BORD AVANT DE LA
BOÎTE DE CUISSON.
NE PAS UTILISER D'ACCESSOIRES NON SPÉCIFIÉS AUX PRISES DE CET APPAREIL.
LE GRIL DOIT ÊTRE BRANCHÉ SUR A (DÉFAUT À LA TERRE CIRCUIT D'INTERRUPTION) PRISE GFCI.
LORSQU'IL N'EST PAS UTILISÉ LE GRIL DOIT ÊTRE DÉBRANCHÉ.
LE GRILL EST DE RESTER BRANCHÉ SUR UNE FUITE À LA TERRE DURANT LE CYCLE DE COOL.
UTILISATION GANTS OU DES MITAINES BARBECUE THERMORESISTANT POUR UTILISER L'APPAREIL.
NE PAS DÉPLACER OU NETTOYER VOTRE MEMPHIS FEU DE BOIS GRIL PENDANT LE FONCTIONNEMENT OU LORSQUE LE GRIL EST CHAUD. S'ASSURER QUE LE FEU EST
COMPLÈTEMENT ÉTEINT, ET QUE LE GRILL A COMPLÈTEMENT REFROIDI AVANT DE TRANSPORTER OU NETTOYAGE DE LA GRILLE.
SI LE CORDON D'ALIMENTATION EST ENDOMMAGÉ, NE PAS UTILISER LE GRIL.
N'UTILISEZ PAS D'AÉROSOLS, DE LIQUIDES OU L'HUMIDITÉ MATÉRIAUX SUR OU PRES DE LA BARBECUE PENDANT QU'IL EST CHAUD.
NE PAS COUVRIR L'INTÉGRALITÉ DE LA SURFACE DE CUISSON LORSQUE LE GRIL EST CHAUD. LAISSEZ AU MOINS 2 POUCES DE DÉGAGEMENT PAR LES CÔTÉS ET
L'ARRIÈRE DU CORPS DU GRILL.
TOUTE MODIFICATION (TROUS, VIS, CHANGEMENTS DE MÉTAL) AU BARBECUE ANNULERA LA GARANTIE.
TOUJOURS UTILISER LE GRIL AVEC LE CAPOT DE LA GRILLE EN POSITION FERMÉE, SAUF SI LE GRILL EST DANS UN MODE DIRECT DE LA FLAMME.
LE GRILL EST DE NE JAMAIS ÊTRE UTILISÉ DANS UN CADRE DE LA FLAMME DIRECTE SANS OPTION DIRECT FLAMME FLAVORIZER INSERT (VG4407). L'EZ-ACCESS OU
INSÉRER DIRECT DES FLAMMES DOIVENT ÊTRE EN PLACE PENDANT LE FONCTIONNEMENT.
CUISINE DIRECT DES FLAMMES DOIVENT ÊTRE EFFECTUÉES AVEC LE CAPOT EN POSITION OUVERT. A HOOD FERMÉ PENDANT CUISINE FLAMME DIRECTE PEUT
ENTRAÎNER UNE ER-1 ERROR MESSAGE. CE MESSAGE D'ERREUR SIGNIFIE QUE LE GRILL A ATTEINT TROP ÉLEVÉ UNE TEMPÉRATURE PROVOQUANT LE GRILL POUR
ARRÊTER D'ÉVITER TOUT DOMMAGE À L'UNITÉ.
NE LAISSEZ JAMAIS VOTRE BARBECUE SANS SURVEILLANCE PENDANT UN CUISINIER À FLAMME DIRECTE.
SUIVEZ LES INSTRUCTIONS CI‐DESSOUS POUR EMPÊCHER LE CARBONE INTOXICATION AU MONOXYDE. CONNAÎTRE LES SYMPTÔMES DE MONOXYDE DE CARBONE INTOXICATION: MAUX DE TÊTE, VERTIGES, FAIBLESSE, NAUSÉES, VOMISSEMENTS, SOMNOLENCE ET CONFUSION. MONOXYDE DE
CARBONE RÉDUIT LA CAPACITÉ DU SANG À TRANSPORTER L'OXYGÈNE. FAIBLES NIVEAUX D'OXYGÈNE DANS LE SANG PEUT ENTRAÎNER UNE PERTE DE CONNAISSANCE ET LA MORT. CONSULTEZ UN
MÉDECIN SI VOUS OU D'AUTRES DÉVELOPPENT DES SYMPTÔMES FROIDS OU PSEUDO-GRIPPAUX PENDANT LA CUISSON OU DANS LES ENVIRONS DE CET APPAREIL. CARBONE INTOXICATION AU
MONOXYDE, QUI PEUT FACILEMENT ÊTRE CONFONDU AVEC UN RHUME OU UNE GRIPPE, EST SOUVENT DÉTECTÉ TROP TARD. CONSOMMATION D'ALCOOL ET L'USAGE DE DROGUES AUGMENTENT
LES EFFETS MONOXYDE DE CARBONE EMPOISONNEMENT. MONOXYDE DE CARBONE EST PARTICULIÈREMENT TOXIQUE POUR LA MÈRE ET ENFANT PENDANT LA GROSSESSE, LES NOURRISSONS,
LES PERSONNES ÂGÉES, LES FUMEURS ET LES GENS AVEC DU SANG OU DU SYSTÈME CIRCULATOIRE PROBLÈMES DE SYSTÈME, COMME L'ANÉMIE, OU UNE MALADIE CARDIAQUE.
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How Your Memphis Wood Fire Grill Works:
Your Memphis Wood Fire Grill represents a new way of outdoor cooking. It is a true high quality convec on oven
that also has grilling and smoking capability. It combines many unique features with me‐proven pellet‐burning
technology. Together they give you controlled, quick, savory and repeatable cooking results. The perfect cooking
experience starts with filling your hopper with all‐natural, 100% cer fied hardwood BBQ pellets. We recommend
“Natures Way” flavored BBQ pellets.
Simply pushing the ON Bu on will fully ignite your grill. The grill will reach your desired temperature within minutes
of igni on. The ITC convec on system and automa c auger feeds the wood pellets from the hopper into the burn
pot, where they are ignited using super‐heated air. The Intelligent Temperature Control allows you to set the
cooking method and desired temperature, and will adjust for ambient condi ons. Convec on/circula on fan(s)
provide combus on air to the burn pot and provides convec ve cooking air by distribu ng the heat evenly
throughout the cooking area. The natural smoke flavor produced by the burning pellets, the vapor produced by the
juices dripping on the Flavorizer, and the air circula ng throughout the cooking area, combine to give you the
unique flavor that can only be achieved using a Memphis Wood Fire Convec on Grill. A video explaining this
procedure is available on our website or YouTube®.
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Grill Features Easy to use Intelligent Temperature Control (ITC) capable of smoking, barbecue, grilling, baking and
searing temperatures.
Memphis ITC Meat Probe func onality for hands‐off, precision grilling *
Extra‐large capacity hopper.
Heavy‐duty stainless steel construc on.
Cooking area is dual‐wall and oven gasket sealed for maximum heat reten on**.
A rac ve cra smanship and high quality performance.
Low CFM Fan causes pellets to burn and produce true convec on oven cooking. Auto Start bu on
& electric igniter eliminate the need for matches & lighter fluids.
Smoking Mode gives you that savory flavor on demand and is programmable from 180°‐295°F***.
Cooking Mode allows for grill temperatures up to 500°F(Select), 600°F(Advantage), 650°F(Pro), and
700°F (Elite).
Flavorizer reduces the chance of flare‐ups and assists in even heat distribu on.
EZ‐Access flavorizer insert for quick and easy burnpot cleaning****
Stainless steel burn pot designed for high performance and longevity.
427 square inch main cooking area that can be increased to 970 (depending on model) square inch‐
es with the op onal grates.
Total cooking volume of nearly 4,000 cubic inches for large roasts and turkeys.
Grease drawers with disposable liners make for no fuss cleaning.
Large, locking casters that swivel and lock for easy maneuverability.
Two stainless steel side shelves (op onal on Memphis Select) offer a durable, easy‐to‐clean surface.
Steel cooking grids for years of reliable service.
Made in the USA.
* Meat probe is standard with Elite, Pro and Built-In models, optional on other models
**Gasket seal only on Elite and Pro models
*** 180° minimum set point available on Memphis Elite, Pro and Built-In models only.
****EZ‐Access insert not available on Select Model
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Read Prior to Ligh ng
Ini al Burn Off Before cooking for the first me, we recommend that you “burn off” the grill to rid it of any
foreign ma er used in the manufacturing process. Prior to burn‐off, completely remove the
plas c film on all stainless steel surfaces. Failure to do so will cause the film to melt to the
metal, and it will be extremely difficult to remove. Remove the cooking grates and wash with a
mild soap or detergent. Replace the grates, light and operate the grill at 450F with the hood
down for 45 minutes. A er burn‐off, turn the grill OFF.
Ligh ng your Grill It is recommended prac ce to go through the Periodic Grill Maintenance (pg. 10) procedures
frequently. This will ensure proper igni on of the pellets and is part of the normal maintenance
procedure. Light per instruc ons found in detail in this manual. If the grill fails to light, it is
most likely due to a dirty or plugged burn pot and/or a burn pot obstruc on blocking the
igniter air passages. (refer to Using Your Memphis Wood Fire Grill on page 5 for cleaning
instruc ons.)
Hood Posi on Always cook with the hood closed, when not using the Direct Flame insert. Cooking with the
hood closed keeps the temperature even, cooking the food faster while using less fuel. A
closed hood also helps to create a smokier flavor. If the hood is le open for an extended
period of me, it will cause the ITC to increase the fuel feed rate in an effort to increase the
grill temperature. This could result in an overloaded burn pot.
Instead of frequent, visual checks of your food, the use of a Memphis ITC Meat Probe is
recommended. This tool can be routed through the 5/16” hole in the side of the Memphis
Select or Advantage, or under the hood gasket on the Elite, Pro or Built‐In to prevent damage
to the wires. See “Memphis ITC Meat Probe” on page 8 for further instruc ons on the use of a
meat probe.
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Intelligent Temperature Control ‐ Overview About the ITC: The ITC performs similarly to the control on your kitchen oven. The ITC automa cally
compensates for different ambient condi ons, providing year‐round grilling and more
accurate temperature control. Se ng the control is simple and intui ve, and offers the
user a precise and highly‐customizable grilling experience.
Control I/O, ON/
OFF Touch Pad This pressure‐
sensi ve touch pad
is used to turn the
grill on and off.
LED Display This will display the
temperature of the
grill, as well as any
other per nent
informa on.
Display Touch Pad Pressing this will toggle the
display between the set
temperature and the
actual current temperature
of the meat probe, or the
grill itself.
Pellet Prime Touch Pad This bu on is used to prime the auger
when the hopper is completely empty.
In order to prime the auger, fill the
hopper with pellets, then press and hold
the pellet prime bu on un l you hear
pellets fall into the burn pot. At this
point the auger is primed and the grill
can be operated normally.
Temperature Set Touch Pad By pressing either the up or down
arrows, the set temperature can be
moved in 5 degree increments.
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Meat Probe Port Plugging the op onal
probe into this port
will allow the user to
access the meat
probe func onality of
the ITC.
Probe Display Pad Pressing this will toggle between
the se ngs for the meat probe and
those for the grill itself
Indicator Lights These LED’s indicate which mode cooking
the grill is in, as well as whether you are
se ng the temperature or viewing the
current temperature. These lights will
also blink when the igniter is ac ve, or
the grill is in cool‐down.
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Using Your Memphis Wood Fire Grill Prior to star ng your cooking center, inspect the burn area inside the grill. It's a recommended prac ce to go
through this procedure at ini al start up and a er every few uses to ensure peak performance. Actual necessary
frequency varies depending on usage and fuel type.
1. Open the hood and remove the cooking grates.
2. Remove the flavorizer or EZ‐Access insert. The flavorizer helps distribute heat, contains fly ash, and keeps
the flame from making direct contact with cooking grids.
3. If necessary, check the burn pot area, remove any foreign items to ensure that the air holes in the burn pot
are clear. This will allow a quicker and more efficient igni on. Take precau ons not to damage the igniter
wiring connec ons or pull the igniter out of the igniter tube.
4. Re‐install the flavorizer/EZ‐Access insert.
5. Reinstall the cooking grates.
6. Open the pellet hopper lid, found at the front of your grill on the Select and Advantage, or at the back of the
Elite and Pro. Check for any foreign objects
7. Fill your hopper with Nature’s Way cooking pellets. Close the hopper lid. Note: hopper does not need to be
absolutely full for every use.
8. Plug your Memphis Wood Fire Convec on Grill into the nearest 110 Volt AC outlet*. (Note: Use a GFI
Outlet. We strongly recommend that if your home does not have a GFI outlet that you install one, or use a
high quality outdoor surge protector.
9. When you are finished using your grill, and the grill has gone through its cool‐down, unplug it. It is also
recommended that the grill be covered when not in use.
* 230 Volt for European **Note: Your Grill will func on best if operated on a level surface.**
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Opera ng Instruc ons: Memphis Wood Fire Grill Automa c Start Up 1. To Start Press the On/Off
touch pad. The start up mode will begin; a LED light will blink to indicate startup mode. The startup mode is med to last 30 minutes or un l the appliance reaches a temperature above 170°F. A er it reaches this “Warm” state, the blinking LED light will become solid. 2. Set the TEMP DISPLAY Arrows to the desired temperature (Set light will illuminate) If the grill is set to a
temperature less than 300° it will run in Smoke Mode. If set to 300° or above it will run in Cook Mode. The
meat probe can be set from 68° to 250°. For more informa on on the use of the meat probe, consult page 8.
3. Set TEMP DISPLAY to Actual. (Actual light will illuminate) Temperature now displayed
will be actual temperature in the cooking area. Note: Actual temperature will fluctuate up or
down. This is normal and represents the normal fluctua on of any oven.
Note:
1: If hopper was just filled; hold Pellet Prime bu on in un l you hear pellets falling onto the burn pot and
release. Then restart the grill by pressing the I/O bu on. This will allow the grill run its complete start‐
up sequence.
2: Your Grill will smoke for a few minutes while the pellets are ligh ng and coming to full burn.
3: If the fire does not start within 30 minutes, the grill will then automa cally shut off. If this happens,
some unburned pellets will have built up in the burn pot. Before restar ng the fire, clean the excess
pellets out of the burn pot and repeat the above steps.
Fahrenheit VS. Celsius: Conver ng Your Grill’s Temperature Units Your Memphis grill is capable of working in both Metric and English
units. To switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius on the ITC, simply
press and hold the UP and DOWN arrow keys at the same me while
the grill is on.
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Opera ng Instruc ons: Memphis Wood Fire Grill 5. To operate: Once the Memphis Grill has started, operate as follows; Pre‐Heat : This is the beginning stage of cooking or smoking in which the fuel is ignited, and the grill is
brought to the set temperature as quickly as possible. You may no ce in this stage that, ini ally, the
auger will feed fuel almost constantly. This is to prime the burn pot so that it is able to maintain
significant heat. When this stage is concluded, the ITC will maintain selected cooking/smoking
temperature, regardless of ambient weather condi ons. The dura on of this stage will vary somewhat
due to differing ambient condi ons, set
temperatures, and grill models. In most
Smoke TIP:
cases, the grill will be in the pre‐heat stage
To vary smoke flavor intensity, experiment with the
for 15 to 25 minutes.
amount of me you use the smoke mode and the mix
of flavored pellets you use along with the all purpose
pellets. This is more important if you use stronger
Cooking Mode: Temperature will be
automa cally maintained at your
flavored pellets such as Mesquite. Switching to smoke
temperature set point. You may no ce some mode soon a er pu ng your food on the grill allows
fluctua on up and down during this me.
the smoke to penetrate the meats before they have
This is a normal part of any oven / appliance a chance to sear closed. The smoke mode works best
opera on. The grill will automa cally switch when a longer cooking me is required, such as large
to this mode when the grill set temp is 300°F cuts of meat, fish, or poultry. Experiment with the
or higher.
length of me you leave for smoking before cooking
thoroughly. Try different combina ons of both modes.
Smoke Mode: Smoking is a varia on on
grilling and is one of the unique advantages of your Memphis Wood Fire Grill. The temperature you
choose will largely depend on what is being smoked (see Appendix B‐C) and your personal preferences.
The grill will automa cally switch to this mode when the grill set temperature is 295° F or lower.
Combus on airflow is varied in the smoke mode. You may hear the fan “bellow”, repeatedly turning on
and off. This is normal opera on.
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About The ITC The Memphis ITC is a sophis cated controller that monitors your grill and adjusts
various systems to maintain your desired cooking temperature. A temperature
probe con nually monitors the cooking chamber and communicates this data to the
ITC. Based on this data, the ITC makes appropriate adjustments to the combus on
system. The ITC system, logic and temperature accuracy has been validated with
many hours of tes ng to ensure the highest performance. For op mal performance,
cook with the hood closed and keep the probe clean and unobstructed. Allow the
ITC adequate me to adjust to any changes in set temperatures.
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Memphis ITC Meat Probe The Memphis ITC Meat Probe, which comes standard with the Elite, Pro and Built‐In models, and can be purchased separately for other
models, is a must‐have accessory for any griller. The ITC Meat Probe conveniently interfaces directly with your grill’s ITC control and
gives you an easy way to ensure your food is cooked to your predetermined temperature. This feature ensures convenience and
delicious, repeatable results—every me.
Using Your Memphis ITC Meat Probe 1. Plug the meat probe in The 3.5mm audio‐style plug inserts directly into the jack on the far right side of the ITC, labeled “Meat Probe” .
2. Turn the grill ON and set the grill temperature, as described on page 6. 3. Toggle the PROBE DISPLAY to “MEAT” (Meat light will illuminate) Without the meat probe inserted into the ITC, toggling this will be disabled.
4. Set TEMP DISPLAY to “SET” and set your desired meat temperature. (Set light will illuminate) This is done much the same as se ng the desired
temperature of the grill‐ simply by pressing the up and down keys. The meat probe can be set up to 250°F (121°C)1.
5. (Advantage and Select Models) Route the probe end through the large hole in the grill’s le side, just below the hood. Pull the desired amount of cable
into the grilling area. (If using this meat probe on a 2012 or older Advantage or Select, the hole on the side of the unit must be enlarged to 1/2”.)
(Elite, Pro or Built‐In models) Route the probe end through the probe gate in the grill’s le side, just below the hood. The probe gate consists of a small
sliding gate that can be moved up and down from the inside of the unit. (Note: If using this meat probe on a 2012 or older Elite, Pro or Built‐In, the meat
probe must be routed through the grills exhaust ports. The exhaust ports can be found between the hopper lid and the grill hood.) 6. Insert the meat probe into the thickest por on of your meat item. 7. Set TEMP DISPLAY to “ACTUAL”. (Actual light will illuminate) The ITC will display the temperature of the meat in real me.
8. Sit back and relax. The grill will cook the meat un l the meat reaches the desired set point. The grill then automa cally reduces to its lowest se ng (180°F (80°C) for Elite, Pro
and Built‐In, 200°F (90°C) for Select and Advantage), and displays “Done”. At any point during the cook, you can modify the set temperature of both the
meat probe and the grill itself.
3.5mm Plug
Meat
probe
Probe
Cable
Notes:
1: While se ng the meat probe set temperature, if the user presses the up‐arrow un l 250°F (121°C) is displayed, and then presses it one more me,
the ITC will display “NOPR”. On this se ng, the ITC will display the temperature of the meat, but will not enter the “Done” mode at any meat
temperature.
2: When not in use DO NOT leave the meat probe inside of the grill
3: Keep the meat probe as clean and dry as possible. Clean with a damp sponge, or a cloth with a small amount of rubbing alcohol. If exposed to
liquids for extended periods of me, the meat probe may display an erroneous reading. In extreme cases the ITC will constantly list the actual
meat probe temperature as “32°F” or “0°C”. To remedy this, allow the probe cord to dry completely before using it again. Once dry, this accessory
will be fully func onal.
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Memphis EZ‐Access Flavorizer The Memphis EZ‐Access Flavorizer, which comes standard with the Elite, Pro, Advantage and Built‐In models, is your best
friend when it comes to quick and easy cleaning of your grill’s interior. This insert is located in the center of the flavorizer,
and is easily removed to allow access to the burn pot directly below.
Using Your Memphis EZ‐Access Flavorizer Insert 1. Remove Grill Grates The EZ‐Access Insert is located just below the grill grates. Begin by opening the hood removing them.
This is made easier with the use of the Memphis Genie tool (VG1594). 2. Remove The Insert. The insert is not fastened, and can be easily removed using a Memphis Genie tool, a spatula, or a pair of
tongs. Note: Do not a empt to remove the insert with your hands when the grill is hot. 3. Inspect and Clean The Burn Pot With the insert removed, the burn pot is made directly accessible. Inspect it for excess ash build‐up, and,
if necessary clear it of debris using a Memphis Genie tool, a spatula or wire brush. It is especially
important that the igniter air holes are free of ash for proper igni on and op mal performance.
4. Replace the Grill Grates and the EZ‐Access Insert Once you’re done cleaning the burn pot, replace the components you’ve removed. The EZ‐Access insert
should be fully seated in the flavorizer, with its slopes matching the slopes in the flavorizer. Replace any
grill grates you removed in step 1.
5. Cook Away! Now that your burn pot is clean, it’s me to grill!
Step 1: Removal of the Grill Grates
Step 2: Removal of the EZ-Access Insert
Step 3: Cleaning of the Burn Pot
Notes:
1:
2:
It is not recommended that you a empt to remove the EZ‐Access Flavorizer insert while the grill is hot or in use.
It is vital that the grill not be operated without a Flavorizer insert in place. Always remember to replace the insert a er cleaning.
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Memphis Direct Flame Flavorizer Insert The Memphis Direct Flame Flavorizer Insert is a must-have accessory for any griller. The Flavorizer Insert conveniently replaces the
easy access hatch adding the flexibility to cook directly over a direct flame, while still managing grease flow. The direct flame insert is
offered for the Memphis Elite, Elite Built-In, Pro, Pro Built-In and Advantage models.
Using Your Memphis Direct Flame Flavorizer Insert
1. Using the Memphis Genie Tool, remove the cooking grates and Easy Access Hatch from the flavorizer.
2. Replace the Easy Access Hatch with the Direct Flame Flavorizer Insert.
3. Replace the cook grates, and close the grill’s hood.
4. Turn the grill on, and increase the grill set temperature to the grill’s highest set point. From point, continue to press
the ↑ button one,two or three times to reach OF-1, OF-2, or OF-3*, respectively, OF-3 being the hottest setting.
5. The grill must first be preheated before the direct flame cook may begin. Initially, the “Grill” light will be flashing on
the ITC controller, indicating the grill is igniting and preheating. While the grill is preheating the grill hood must
remain in the closed position.
6. The Grill “Set” temperature should display the selected “OF” setting, and the Grill “Actual” temperature should
read “----“.
7. Once the grill has achieved a minimum temperature, the “Grill” light will stop flashing. At this point, your grill is
ready for direct flame cooking**.
8. Open the hood and enjoy direct flame cooking.
Notes:
1: While operating the grill in a direct flame setting the actual grill temperature will not be displayed, and the meat probe set
temperature will be disabled. The meat probe will, however, display an actual meat temperature.
2: Direct flame cooks should be performed with the hood in the open position. A closed hood during longer direct flame cooks may
result in an ER-1 error message. This error message means that the grill has reached too high of a temperature causing the grill to
shut down avoiding any damage to the unit.
3: The grill is only to be operated in an OF setting while cooking over a direct flame.
4: The grill is never to be operated in a direct flame setting without the optional Direct flame Flavorizer Insert.
5: Never leave your grill unattended during a direct flame cook.
* OF-3 setting not available on Advantage model.
** In colder weather, it may be wise to allow the grill to warm up a bit longer before direct flame cooking
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Informa on About BBQ Cooking Pellets Flavored pellets come in a variety of flavors such as Apple, Charcoal,
Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Mesquite, Oak and Pecan. They contain a mean
hea ng value of 8,200 BTU’s per pound and have very li le ash and
moisture content (less than 0.5% ash and less than 6% moisture).
Always use Premium BBQ Pellets in your grill. Premium BBQ pellets have
a maximum length of 1.5” and are uniform in size and shape. This
shorter length and uniformity ensures a higher efficiency and a more
consistent, even temperature. Premium pellets are made of cer fied
100% hardwood. Cooking with pellets made from so woods, such as
pine, should be avoided, as it yields a turpen ne‐like taste.
CAUTION: some wood pellets produced for hea ng
fuel have a high content of so wood or even
recycled wood furniture which can include pitch,
chemicals or glues and should not be used for
cooking. For op mum performance and to ensure
you are using clean burning pellets manufactured
for cooking, purchase "Natures Way" cer fied 100%
hardwood BBQ pellets. Using low quality BBQ
pellets may also adversely affect your grilling
temperature performance – especially at low
temperatures. Hearthland Products assumes no responsibility for problems associated with the use of lower quality or hea ng pellets. Store
pellets in a dry loca on for op mal performance.
Wood pellets have been in
existence for many years,
and there are currently
more than 125 ac ve pellet
mill opera ons in the United
States and Canada, producing millions of pounds of pellet each
year. "Natures Way" 100% hardwood BBQ pellets are produced in
the same manner as wood pellet hea ng fuel is produced. Sawdust
and clean wood chips are pulverized and dried. The dried material
is then processed under heat and pressure. This material is forced
through a hard steel die rota ng against rollers with pressure over
3,000 PSI. Once the pellets are forced through the final die they are
cooled, screened, vacuumed, and then bagged or boxed. No extra adhesives or bonding materials are used in
the produc on of these pellets. Hardwoods contain naturally‐occurring compounds called “lignins” that, when
heated, act as a bonding material. Store pellets in a dry loca on for op mal performance. Flavor preference is
an individual taste and we suggest you try the different flavors or mixtures of flavors to find the combina ons
that suit your needs and tastes. (See you local dealer to order individual pellet flavors)
Flavored Pellet Guidelines 
Apple: Sweet, fruity smokey flavor. Strongest of
the fruit woods. Ideal for beef, pork, ham, poul‐
try and wild game.
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Charcoal: Tradi onal charcoal flavor combined  Mesquite: Strong, spicy flavor. Dis nc ve
with a hint of Oak. Ideal for roas ng, grilling and
smokey flavor of Southwest cooking. Ideal for
smoking.
beef, pork, poultry, fish and wild game.
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Cherry: Mild, sweet fruity smoke flavor that
gives a rosy nt to light meats. Ideal for beef,
pork, poultry, fish and wild game.
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Hickory: Strong, bacon‐flavor. Ideal for beef,
pork, poultry, fish and wild game.
Maple: Very mild, a sweet light smokey flavor.
Ideal for pork, ham, poultry, cheese, game birds
and baking.
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Oak: Mild, wood‐fire flavor. Ideal for roas ng,
grilling, smoking and baking.
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Pecan: Mild flavor similar to hickory but milder
and sweeter with a nut a er‐taste. Ideal for
beef, pork, poultry, fish, wild game and baking.
*Please contact your dealer to purchase additional wood pellets, or call us at 888.883.2260*
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Periodic Grill Maintenance Stainless Steel Surfaces ALWAYS clean dirt and dust off all stainless steel surfaces
before you begin to cook. The dirt can cook into the metal
and discolor it. Dirt can be easily cleaned with hot, soapy
water and a so cloth. There are also many commercial
products made to clean and protect your stainless steel
surfaces. If the stainless steel becomes severely discol‐
ored, this discolora on can be removed with stainless
steel cleaner or mild oven cleaner and an abrasive (non‐
metallic) scrub pad.
Flavorizer It is recommended that you remove any build up of food
or grease from the flavorizer before every cook. A clean
flavorizer further reduces flare ups. Brush or scrape any
build up off of the flavorizer with a grill brush or pu y
knife. Never clean the flavorizer while it is hot.
Grease Trays Always be sure the grease trays are clean and free of de‐
bris. During the warmer months empty any grease build‐
up on a more frequent basis to keep it from going rancid.
Grill Interior Though BBQ pellets burn efficiently, they do create some
amount of ash. The grill’s interior walls and floor don’t
need to be spotless, but periodically clearing out accumu‐
lated ash is a good prac ce.
Airbox Because the Airbox is used to channel the fan‐forced air
into the burn pot, there is very li le maintenance to be
done in this area. Occasionally, you may either vacuum or
brush out any build‐up of ash or burn debris that has fall‐
en below the burn pot. This is done by removing the burn
pot by removing four Phillips head screws. Remove any
accumula on of grease or debris on the inside surfaces.
When reinstalling the burn pot, confirm the proper posi‐
oning. The burn pot should be level from side to side and
from front to back and should have a snug but not ght fit
Grill Cover We recommend that you cover your Memphis Grill when
not in use. Ensure that your grill is completely off and
cooled before covering.
Burn Pot Frequently check the air holes found in the burn pot for
any blockages or build‐ups. Using the Memphis Genie tool
or a wire brush, scrape off any build up or blockage.
Igniter Holes You will also want to frequently check the air holes in the
igniter tube, as is displayed in the figure to the right. Clean
any debris or blockage out of both areas to ensure a per‐
fect start. This is absolutely cri cal to the igni on and proper performance of the grill.
RTD Your grill’s ability to accurately sense temperature and
adjust its performance accordingly is what makes it
unique and valuable. The RTD, a temperature sensor lo‐
cated towards the rear of the cooking area should be
wiped down with water and mild detergent to ensure
proper performance.
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Periodic Grill Maintenance Frequency
Maintenance Task
Every Use
Scrape Cooking Grates
x
Check grease pan
x
Clear Burn Pot
x
Clear Igniter Holes
x
Wipe down exterior surfaces
x
Scrape off flavorizer
x
Clean Grease Trays
x
Wipe Off RTD
x
Scrape/Vacuum Ash From Interior
Vacuum fine pellet dust from hopper
Wipe down, vacuum out Air Box
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Once A Year
x
x
x
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Recommended Grilling Accessories Meat Probe/Thermometer The outside temperature, wind condi ons, pellet fuel
variety and the al tude at which you live affect cooking
mes. The best way to ensure your meat has
reached the proper temperature and is ready
to eat is to u lize a good quality meat
thermometer. We recommend the Memphis
ITC Meat Probe, which can interface directly
with your grill’s ITC.
Memphis Direct‐Flame Flavorizer Insert Take your grilling to the next level by adding the ability to
cook directly over wood‐fueled flame. Your grill’s EZ‐
Access Flavorizer insert can be replaced with a Direct‐
Flame insert. This will allow you to sear your foods at
very‐high temperatures. For more informa on on the
Direct‐Flame Flavorizer insert, consult our website, or
the appendixes of this manual. Please note that this
op onal upgrade is not available on the Select model.
Disposable Grease Trays Your Memphis grill u lizes at least one grease tray that
has been specially designed to accommodate disposable
aluminum pans for easy and convenient clean‐up. The
Select and Advantage trays are compa ble with any
8”x8” aluminum pan, and the Pro and Built‐In trays are
designed to hold two of any 9” X 13” aluminum foil pans.
Tongs Use tongs rather than a fork for turning and handling
meats to avoid losing the natural juices. Extra large ones
with long handles allow you to grip a variety of delicate
foods.
Drip / Roast Pans Used to prevent flare‐ups, keep food from drying out,
eliminate bas ng, and catch those flavorful juices that
drip from the meat. Various juices can also be added to
the pan to impart a desired flavor, such as apple, lemon,
cranberry, pineapple, any cola, etc.
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Grill Baskets Perfect for cooking foods that are difficult to handle on
the grill, such as vegetables, seafood, fish and certain
cuts of meats. Usually made out of nickel‐plated steel
these baskets are made of two iden cal halves being
held together with hinges. Not only do they protect food,
and make handling easier, but also allow for different
foods to be combined and grilled together without
piercing the food.
Griddle One of the most used accessories for those grill
enthusiasts that enjoy cooking any foods outdoors. Use
to grill complete breakfasts, grill sandwiches, and toast
fajitas. Griddles allow you to cook all
your bacon and sausages outdoors, and
they’re great for grilling vegetables, s r‐
frying, and searing.
Spatulas A must for turning those delicious
burgers and fish filets. Again, look for a
long, sturdy handle and the widest
blade possible. The holes in the blade
prevent the build‐up of steam, which
could make your food soggy.
Cooking Racks Nickel‐plated roast racks and rib racks are a great way to
increase your cooking pleasure. Roast racks can be used
to enhance the convec ve cooking capabili es of your
grill by allowing the smoke flavored air to move around
the en re roast evenly. Rib racks are a great way to
increase your capacity of your grill for those large
gatherings. They can also be used for chops and chicken
pieces.
(Addi onal small grates are available for
purchase and will allow you to significantly increase your
total cooking surface.)
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Recommended Grilling Accessories (Con’t) Bas ng Brush You may need a selec on of these, as you should not use the same brush in two different marinades. Use to
apply your favorite sauces and marinades to foods on the grill. Again look for one with a long handle to keep
you hands away from the heat.
Skewers (wood or metal) When using the wood skewers, remember to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before using to pre‐
vent them from burning in the heat of the grill. Another way to protect them would be to wrap the exposed
ends with aluminum foil. Skewers come in a variety of shapes and materials.
Aluminum Foil Extra‐strength foil is always useful for grilling. Used to make foil packages, cover food, or to fold up into a
flat dish to act as a drip pan. Also used to speed up cooking, protect bones from burning, and to keep foods
warm.
Metal Brush It is important to clean your grill thoroughly before each use. A long‐handled brush with metal bristles is the
best tool for the job.
Skillets and Woks These kitchen favorites allow you to s r‐grill vegetables, seafood, and other small pieces of food the same
way you would if you were indoors.
Food Handling and Safety 
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Make sure to wash your hands before and a er handling food.
Prevent bacteria contamina on by using separate pla ers and utensils for raw and cooked
foods.
Marinades should never be saved and reused. If you are going to serve a marinade with your
food, be sure to bring it to a boil before serving.
Keep hot foods hot (above 140ºF) and cold foods cold (below 37ºF).
Don't defrost meat at room temperature or on a counter top.
Marinate meat in the refrigerator.
Use of a meat thermometer to determine the internal temperatures is recommended.
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Grilling Times and Temperatures Approximate Cooking/Grilling Times for Memphis Wood‐Fire Convec on Grill
Always use a meat thermometer to be sure meats and poultry are cooked to a safe internal temperature. Serious Health risks may exist with undercooked meat!. Approximate cooking mes are from various sources, and are based on meat at refrigerator
temperatures. We suggest that when grilling at higher temperatures, you apply barbecue sauce only during the last 15 to 30
minutes of grilling to prevent excess browning or burning.
ITEM
CONTROL SET POINT
SIZE
APPROXIMATE GRILLING TIME
INTERNAL TEMP = ° F
BEEF
Steaks
3/4" thick
Kabobs
1‐inch cubes
Hamburger pa es
Roast,
rolled rump (indirect heat)
sirloin p (indirect heat)
Tenderloin
450°‐ 700°
3 to 4 min./side
4 to 5 min./side
5 to 7 min./side
Medium rare 145
Medium 160
Med Well 170
450°‐ 700°
3 to 4 min./side
145 to 160
450°‐ 700°
3 min. / side
4 to 5 min./side
5 to 7 min./side
Medium 160
Med Well 170
Well Done 180
18 to 22 min./lb.
20 to 25 min./lb.
145 to 160
10 to 12 min./side
12 to 15 min./side
Medium rare 145
Medium 160
1/2" thick
4 to 6 lbs.
3 1/2 to 4 lbs.
Half, 2 to 3 lbs.
Whole, 4 to 6 lbs.
350°
350°
HAM
Fully cooked (indirect heat)
any size
350°‐ 375°
8 to 10 min./lb.
140
Whole, 10 to 14 lbs.
Half, 5 to 7 lbs.
Por on, 3 to 4 lbs.
350°‐ 375°
10 to 15 min./lb.
12 to 18 min./lb.
30 to 35 min./lb.
160 ‐ 170
Chops, shoulder, loin, or rib
1" thick
350°‐ 375°
5 min./side
145 to 160
Steaks, sirloin, or leg
1" thick
350°‐ 375°
5 min./side
145 to 160
1" cubes
350°‐ 375°
4 min./side
145 to 160
4 oz., 1/2" thick
450°‐ 700°
3 min./side
Medium 160
3/4" thick
1 1/2" thick
450°‐ 700°
3 to 4 min./side
7 to 8 min./side
Medium 160
1/2 to 1 1/2 lbs.
450°‐ 700°
15 to 25 min. total
Medium 160
Cook‐before‐ea ng (indirect
heat)
LAMB
Kabobs
Pa es, ground
PORK, Fresh
Chops, bone‐in or boneless
Tenderloin
*See Smoking Guidelines For Pork Ribs*
Ribs
1/2" thick
Pa es, ground
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4 to 5 min./side
Medium 160
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Grilling Times and Temperatures ITEM
CONTROL SET POINT
SIZE
APPROXIMATE GRILLING TIME
INTERNAL TEMP = ° F
VEAL
Chops, steaks
1" thick
450°‐ 700°
5 to 7 min./side
145 to 160
2 to 3 lbs.
350°‐ 375°
18 to 20 min./lb.
145 to 160
Roast, saddle, or leg
6 to 7 lbs.
350°‐ 375°
25 to 30 min./lb.
145 to 160
Steaks
3/4" thick
450°‐ 700°
4 to 5 min./side
6 to 7 min./side
Medium rare 145
Medium 160
60 to 75 min.
18 to 25 min./lb.
15 to 20 min./lb.
45 to 55 min.
180 as measured in
the thigh
325°F,160°c
10 to 15 min./side
6 to 8 min./side
170
325°F,160°c c
10 to 15 min./side
8 to 12 min./side
8 to 12 min./side
180
Roast, boneless (indirect heat)
VENISON
CHICKEN
Whole (indirect heat), not
stuffed
broiler fryer
roas ng hen
Capon
Cornish hens
Breast halves, bone‐in
boneless
Other parts: Legs or thighs
Drums cks
Wings, winge es
325°F,160°c
3 to 4 lbs.
5 to 7 lbs.
4 to 8 lbs.
18 to 24 oz.
6 to 8 oz. each
4 oz. each
4 to 8 oz.
4 oz.
2 to 3 oz.
DUCK or GOOSE
Duckling, whole (indirect heat)
Quartered (indirect heat)
4 1/2 lbs. (not stuffed)
325°F,160°c
2 1/2 hrs.
1 hr., 25 min.
180 to 185
8 to 12 lbs.
325°F,160°c
18 to 20 min./lb.
180 to 185
8 to 12 lbs.
12 to 16 lbs.
16 to 24 lbs.
325°F,160°c
2 to 3 hrs.
3 to 4 hrs.
Not recommended
180 as measured in
the thigh
4 to 7 lbs.
2 3/4 to 3 1/2 lbs.
325°F,160°c
1 to 1 3/4 hrs.
Not recommended
170
Thighs, drums cks (indirect
heat)
Direct heat (pre‐cook 1 hr.)
8 to 16 oz.
325°F,160°c
1 1/2 to 2 hrs.
8 to 10 min./side
180
Boneless turkey roll (indirect
heat)
2 to 5 lbs.
5 to 10 lbs.
325°F,160°c
1 1/2 to 2 hrs.
2 to 3 1/2 hrs.
170 to 175
Goose, whole (indirect heat)
TURKEY
Whole turkey (indirect heat)
Breast, bone‐in
boneless
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Smoking Guidelines Approximate Smoking Times for Memphis Wood‐Fire Grill
Always use a meat thermometer to be sure meats and poultry are cooked to a safe internal temperature and doneness. Serious Health risks may exist with undercooked meat!. Approximate cooking mes are, from various sources and are based on meat at
refrigerator temperatures. Use a good quality temperature probe to assure best results. We suggest that when grilling at higher
temperatures, you apply barbecue sauce only during the last 15 to 30 minutes of grilling to prevent excess browning or burning.
NOTE: Keep hood closed when using Smoke Mode.
Smoking mes are largely dependent on personal preference and the quality of the meat being smoked. In general the longer you smoke the meat at a lower temperature the more tender the meat will become. You will also need to consider how much
of a smoke taste you want and what flavor of smoke. Oak, Hickory, Apple, Alder, Cherry, Mesquite to name the most common.
Here again that is largely a ma er of personal preference.
For best results we recommend that you smoke at a set point temperature of 225‐275° for most meats. If you wish to have a
smokier flavor and have the me, you can go as low as 180°, but you usually don’t gain much by doing that.
It should also be noted that, when smoking in a very warm environment (sunny weather in excess of 90°F), it may be difficult for
your grill to maintain temperatures lower than 200°F. If necessary, this can be remedied by leaving the hood slightly ajar.
The following is a general guide, and we recommend you experiment to find what temperature and flavor best suites your
personal taste. If you want to finish faster use higher temperature. Note: this will in most cases result in a less tender product.
When you have the me, lower temperature for a longer dura on will give you the best results. For addi onal ps, and to view
and share recipes go to www.memphisgrills.com/recipe.
ITEM
Control Set Point*
INTERNAL TEMP = ° F
BEEF
180°‐275°
145 to 160
HAM
180°‐275°
140‐170
LAMB
180°‐275°
145 to 160
PORK, Fresh
180°‐275°
160‐180
VEAL
180°‐275°
145 to 160
VENISON
180°‐275°
145 to 160
CHICKEN
180°‐275°
170 to 180
DUCK or GOOSE
180°‐275°
180 to 185
TURKEY
180°‐275°
180 as measured in the thigh
*Note that 180° set‐point is only available on the
Elite, Pro and Built‐In Models.
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Smoking Sugges ons The following are a few important facts, ps and techniques to achieve great smoking results. There are
probably as many theories on the best smoking method as there are chefs using them. With that in mind,
consider the following factors when deciding which method best fits your needs.

The Memphis Grill’s smoking mode range is 180° to 295°F. (*minimum temperature varies by model)

If you wish to smoke at lower temperatures both the Memphis Elite and Pro are calibrated to allow you to
go as low as 180° F. When smoking at the lower temperatures it’s cri cal that you use a premium food grade pellet such as Natures Way flavored BBQ Pellets. Nature’s Way premium pellets are specially
formulated to allow for more even feeding and temperatures. For best results, always use Natures Way
premium pellets.

It is strongly recommended that the burn pot be cleaned before and a er smoking for a significant period.
Unchecked ash build‐up could eventually prohibit the grill from maintaining smoking temperatures.

Cau on: We don’t recommend that you use the lower temperatures when smoking in cool and or windy
condi ons. At temperatures less than 225° the possibility of creosote* developing from smoke condensa on arises. As always use your best judgment, clean your grill o en, and proceed on the side of
safety and cau on.


The best way to determine where you get the best results is to experiment. We all have different tastes and
the best way to determine what’s right for you is to try different flavors and techniques. We encourage you to share your cooking experiences with other Memphis owners by going to our web site h p://www.memphisgrills.com/recipes, our blog site, or on our facebook page. *Creosote is a gummy, foul smelling, corrosive and flammable substance that, if no precau ons are taken, will coat the
insides of everything it passes through. It is formed when gases given off in the burning process combine and condense.
Typically the gases leave the burn chamber with the smoke. However if restricted too much or If the smoke is cooled below
225°, the gases can liquefy, forming creosote.
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Troubleshoo ng And Error Messages In the event that your Memphis grill encounters any kind of issue or problem in opera on, please con‐
sult this chart. If the solu ons offered here are insufficient to resolve the ma er, please contact your
dealer, or Hearthland Products directly at the number found at the end of this manual.
Problem
Received Error
Message "ER‐1"
Received Error
Message "ER‐2"
Received Error
Message "ER‐3"
Cause
Solution
 The appliance has overheated,
possibly due to a grease fire, or
excess fuel.
• The appliance has failed to ignite
within the allotted 30 minutes.
• Turn the grill off and allow it to cool. If necessary, follow the procedure in
the General Warning section. Clean grill interior and clear of excess fuel
before restarting.
• Check the hopper for sufficient fuel.
• Check the burn pot for ash build‐up or other obstructions.
• Check igniter to see if it is heating up(igniter may need replacing).
• In extreme cold, grill may require additional priming to achieve ignition.
• Make sure hood is closed.
• Grill will not stay lit.
• Check the hopper for sufficient fuel.
• Check the burn pot for ash build‐up or other obstructions.
• Make sure hood is closed.
• The appliance has experienced
power failure during operation.
• Ensure that your grill is securely plugged in.
• Check for power‐failures within your home.
Grill Will Not Turn On • Grill is not properly plugged in.
• A power surge has tripped the
circuit board fuse on the ITC.
Grill Produces Excess • Wood pellets have absorbed
or Discolored Smoke excess moisture.
• Burn pot is overloaded with ash
build‐up.
Grill Will Not Achieve • Grill isn’t receiving sufficient fuel.
Or Maintain Stable
Temperature
• Grill isn’t receiving sufficient air‐
flow.
• Ensure that your grill is plugged into a working GFCI outlet.
• Fuse must be manually replaced. See guide at the end of this section.
• Clear the hopper and burn pot of moist pellets, replacing them with dry
pellets.
• Check the burn pot for ash build‐up or other obstructions.
• Check the hopper for sufficient fuel.
• Ensure both sides of the hopper are filled (Elite, Pro and Built‐In).
• Check the burn pot for ash build‐up or other obstructions.
• Check to see if fan(s) have been unplugged or have failed.
• Contact dealer or Hearthland directly in case of fan failure.
• Burn‐pot is overloaded with ash
build‐up.
• Check the burn pot for ash build‐up or other obstructions.
• Check to see if fan(s) have been unplugged or have failed.
Frequent Flare‐ups
• Flammable material build‐up.
are experienced
Cooking temperatures • Unbalanced airflow throughout
are uneven
the grill.
• Check to see if fan(s) have been unplugged or have failed.
ITC Constantly Reads • Damaged ITC
32
• Contact your dealer or Hearthland Products
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Troubleshoo ng: ITC Circuit Board Fuse Replacement The ITC, or Intelligent Temperature Control system on your Grill is 2 way logic system with
microprocessor technology. In the interest of protec on from power surges and electrical shorts, the
ITC u lizes a 5 Amp, 120 Volt Fast‐Blow fuse*. This simple and inexpensive part can be easily replaced
with the following instruc ons.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Ensure that the grill is cool, powered‐down, AND UNPLUGGED.
(Select and Advantage Models) Remove the four Phillips‐head screws securing the grill
front in place, and carefully remove the grill front.
(Pro, Elite and Built‐In Models) Remove the two Phillips‐head screws securing the ITC in
place, and carefully remove the ITC from the controller box.
If possible, leave all of the connec ons on the circuit board intact. If it is necessary to
remove them to inspect the fuse, take note of their specific loca on. Marking connec ons
with tape is a convenient way to do this.
Inspect the back of the ITC, taking note of the condi on of the fuse currently in place.
Carefully yet firmly remove the fuse, prying it from underneath using your thumb or a so
instrument.
If you have access to a mul meter, check for current flow across the two nodes of the
fuse. If you do not, simply inspect the filament of the fuse.
If the fuse seems to be blown, replace it with an iden cal fuse, as is iden fied in the figure
to the right.
Restore any unplugged connec ons.
Secure the ITC board and electrical box to the grill using the two Phillips‐head screws.
A 1‐1/4 “ x 1/4”, 5 Amp, 120
Volt, Fast‐Blow Cartridge
Fuse*
*European models use a 1-1/4” x 1/4”, 5 Amp, 230 Volt Fast-Blow Cartridge Fuse
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Memphis Grills Limited Warranty This Limited Warranty covers Memphis Grill products manufactured by Hearthland Products, LLC. Products
carry a five (5) year Limited Warranty from the date of purchase by the original owner against defects in mate‐
rial and workmanship. Electronic and electrical components carry a two (2) year replacement warranty when
subjected to normal residen al use. Limited Warranty does not apply to burn pot, burn grate, meat probe, grill
cover gaskets or damage caused by corrosion.
Condi ons of Limited Warranty During the term of the Limited Warranty, Hearthland Products LLC’s (HP) obliga on shall be limited of replace‐
ment of covered, failed components, F.O.B. point of shipment. HP will repair or replace parts returned to HP,
freight prepaid, if the part(s) are found by HP to be defec ve upon examina on. HP shall not be liable for
transporta on charges, labor costs, or export du es. Except as provided in this CONDITIONS OF LIMITED WAR‐
RANTY, repair or replacement of parts in the manner and for the period of me s pulated hereunder shall con‐
s tute the fulfillment of all direct and derivate liabili es and obliga ons from HP to you.
The Warranty coverage begins on the original date of purchase as stated on the sales receipt. Warranty Regis‐
tra on and proof of original date of purchase is required to validate the Limited Warranty.
Repair or replacement of the HP component does not extend the Limited Warranty.
Pouring hot liquids on or in your HP product will void this warranty. Any modifica ons including holes, screws,
and any other sheet metal changes to the product will void this warranty.
HP takes every precau on to u lize materials that retard rust. Even with these safeguards, the material can be
compromised by various substances and condi ons beyond HP control. High temperatures, excessive humidi‐
ty, chlorine, industrial fumes, fer lizers, lawn pes cides and salt are some of the substances that can affect
metals and metal coa ngs. For these reasons, the Limited Warranty DOES NOT COVER RUST OR OXIDATION,
unless there is a loss of structural integrity on the grill component. Should any of the above occur, refer to
your Owner’s Manual maintenance sec on for finish protec on. HP recommends that you purchase a HP full
length protec ve cover for your grill when not in use.
The Limited Warranty is based on residen al use. Warranty coverage does not apply to products used in com‐
mercial applica ons.
Excep ons to the Limited Warranty There is no wri en or implied performance warranty on HP Products as the manufacturer has no control over the installa on, opera ons, cleaning, maintenance or the type of fuel burned. This Limited Warranty will not apply if your product has not been installed, operated, cleaned and main‐
tained in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instruc ons. Burning anything other than Premium Grade BBQ wood pellets may void the Warranty. The Warranty does not cover damage or breakage due to misuse, improper handling or modifica ons. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER, NOR THE SUPPLIERS TO THE PURCHASER, ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY, LEGAL OR OTHERWISE, FOR THE INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE TO THE PROPERTY OR PERSONS RE‐
SULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT. ANY WARRANTY IMPLIED BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIM‐
ITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT‐ABILITY OR FITNESS, SHALL BE LIMITED TO ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. WHETHER A CLAIM IS MADE AGAINST THE MANUFACTURER BASED ON THE BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF WARRANTY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY LAW, MANUFACTURER SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER IN EXCESS OF THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE OF THIS PRODUCT. ALL WARRANTIES BY MANUFACTURER ARE SET FORTH HEREIN AND NO CLAIM SHALL BE MADE AGAINST MANUFACTURER ON ANY ORAL WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION. VG0970_D2
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Memphis Grills Limited Warranty (cont’d) Some states do not allow the exclusion or limita on of incidental or consequen al damages, or limita ons of
implied warran es, so the limita ons or exclusions set forth in this Limited Warranty may not apply to you.
This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights, which vary from state to
state.
The Limited Warranty for five (5) years is in lieu of all other warran es expressed or implied, at law or other‐
wise, and HP does not authorize any person or representa ve to assume for HP any obliga on or liability in
connec on with the sale of this product. This means that no warran es, either expressed or implied are ex‐
tended to persons who purchase the product from anyone other than HP or an authorized HP Dealer or Distrib‐
utor.
Procedure for Warranty Service 1. Complete Warranty Registra on online at www.hearthlandproducts.com under Product
Support or mail the Warranty Registra on Form at the end of this Owner’s Manual.
2. Contact your nearest Hearthland Products Dealer for service and/or part replacement as
stated under the condi ons of the Limited Warranty.
3. Be prepared to provide the following: purchaser’s name, date of purchase, copy of dated
sales receipt, model and serial number of product and an accurate descrip on of the problem.
We strongly recommend you first contact your nearest Hearthland Products Dealer for sales and service. If further assistance is needed call Hearthland Products Customer Service and Technical Support at 1‐888‐883‐2260. VG0970_D2
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WARRANTY REGISTRATION FORM
Register online at www.memphisgrills.com under Product Support or complete and return this Warranty Registra on Form within 30 days of purchase to register your warranty. Warranty coverage begins on the original date of purchase. Proof of original date of purchase from an authorized
Hearthland Products Dealer is required to validate Warranty. Without receipt of Warranty Registra on and
proof of date of purchase, the warranty will begin from ship date to Dealer or Retailer.
*required fields
First Name*_________________________________________________________
Last Name*_________________________________________________________
Mailing Address*_____________________________________________________
City*______________________________________________________________
State/Province*_____________________________________________________
Postal Code*_____________________________________________
Country*________________________________________________
Phone Number_____________________________________________
Email______________________________________________________
All product informa on is located under the pellet hopper lid.
Model*__________________________________________
Model Number*
VG_______________________________________
Serial Number* (last 4‐5 digits) ____________________________________
Send Warranty Registra on and dated sales receipt to:
Hearthland Products, LLC.
Memphis Grill Warranty Registra on
9111 Grand Ave South
Bloomington, MN 55420
Contact Hearthland Products Customer Service with any ques ons.
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MemphisEliteBuilt‐In
ModelNumberVGB0002
AppendixesandModel‐Speci icInformation
Contents Grill Clearance to Combus ble Materials 1 Grill Island Dimensions 3 Unpacking and Assembly 4 Grill Exploded View 5 Grill Bill Of Materials 6 Installa on Step 1‐3 7‐10 Final Assembly 11 Hardware Kit 12 Wiring Diagram 13 VG0969_B1
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Clearance To Combustible Materials
WARNING: The structure and surrounding objects MUST maintain the specified minimum clearance to combustible
materials.
Built-in structures constructed of wood or other combustible materials may require the use of the OPTIONAL Built- In Heat Shield
Kit to maintain the required clearance to combustible materials. The grill may be supported by either the three support brackets, or
the four leveling feet. Please note that there must be at least 3/8” clearance between the bottom of the grill and the structure.
Maintain the clearance to combustible materials as specified below.
STANDARD UNIT
UNIT WITH OPTIONAL
HEAT SHIELD KIT VGBHSK
A
18”
18”
B
3/8”
3/8”
C
2”
2”
D
3.5”
3.5”
E
18”
1/8”
F
30”
30”
A MAJOR CAUSE OF FIRES IS FAILURE
TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED CLEARANCES
(AIR SPACES) TO COMBUSTIBLE
MATERIALS. IT IS OF UTMOST
IMPORTANCE THAT THIS PRODUCT BE
INSTALLED ONLY IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Dégagement des matériaux combustibles
LE GRIL MEMPHIS TENU DE MAINTENIR SON JEU SPÉCIFIÉ AUX MATÉRIAUX
COMBUSTIBLES PENDANT LE FONCTIONNEMENT DU GRIL OU LORSQUE LE GRIL
EST CHAUD.
Voici quelques lignes directrices pour assurer la sécurité de votre Memphis GrilL.


La grille doit être soutenu par les roulettes fournies.
Roulettes Grill doivent être verrouillées pendant que le gril est en marche ou pendant la branchie
est chaud .
 Il est recommandé que le grill être placé sur une surface incombustible .
 Faire fonctionner le gril sous un plafond combustible ou faux n'est pas recommandé .
 Maintenir le dégagement minimal aux matériaux combustibles spécifiés ci-dessous .
STANDARD UNIT
UNIT WITH OPTIONAL
HEAT SHIELD KIT VGBHSK
A
18”
18”
B
3/8”
3/8”
C
2”
2”
D
3.5”
3.5”
E
18”
1/8”
F
30”
30”
UNE CAUSE MAJEURE DE INCENDIES EST
NON DES DÉGAGEMENTS OBLIGATOIRES
(PLACES AIR) AUX MATÉRIAUX COMBUSTIBLES. IL EST DE LA PLUS HAUTE IMPORTANCE QUE CE PRODUIT SOIT INSTALLÉE SELON LES INSTRUCTIONS
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Built‐In Grill Island Dimensions WARNING: See clearance to combustible materials, when designing and constructing a built-in island. Built-In
islands must be built to the specifications listed below.
The owner and/or builder are responsible for consulting local, county and state building codes for securing any
necessary building permits before construction. NOTE: Construction codes vary from locality to locality.
Controller cable way is to maintain dimensions
D and E throughout its entire path.
The controller cable way may be located either
through the back of the island’s cavity, or in
either side of the cavity as depicted below.
ITC Control Location
110/120v AC* supply required within 10 ft. of the ITC.
NOTE: The location of the ITC is for illustration
purposes only. The grill is equipped with 10 feet of
cable, allowing it to be mounted in a variety of locations.
*European 230V
NOTE: Dimensions are to the finished surfaces. Grill cavity surfaces are to be plumb and level to ensure a
proper fit.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
VGB0001 PRO BUILT-IN
DIMENSION
TOLERANCE
30 ¼”
± 1/8”
16 ¾”
± 1/8”
24 ½”
± 1/4”
8 ¼”
± 1/8”
4"
± 1/8”
3 INCHES 9 FEET
3 ½” MIN
12" MIN
22"
STANDARD
CABINET
HEIGHT
± 1"
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
VGB0002 ELITE BUILT-IN
DIMENSION
TOLERANCE
42 5/8”
± 1/8”
16 ¾”
± 1/8”
24 ½”
± 1/4”
8 ¼”
± 1/8”
4"
± 1/8”
3 INCHES 9 FEET
3 ½” MIN
12" MIN
22"
STANDARD
CABINET
HEIGHT
± 1"
The Memphis Pro and Elite require a 110/120 V AC* supply. The ITC is supplied with a 3-prong grounding plug.
To minimize possible shock hazard, the cord must be plugged into a mating 3-prong ground-type outlet,
grounded to conform with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA latest edition, Canadian Electrical Code
(CSA) and all local codes and ordinances.
*European units utilize a 230V power supply.
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Unpacking and Assembling Your Memphis Wood Fire
Convection Grill.
*Grill requires (2) two people for safe assembly*
Please note that during shipping some movement may have taken place, so a complete visual
inspection is required. Be sure to inspect entire grill after removing the protective shipping carton.
Report any damage to your local dealer immediately. Shipping damage is not covered under warranty.
Some surfaces may be sharp so wear gloves when assembling. Do not plug in the grill until it's fully
assembled, the plastic protective film is removed from all stainless steel surfaces, and you're ready to
cook. See: “start up procedure” for more details.
Your carton will contain the following:
1– Pre-assembled grill head assembly
3– Large cooking grates
1– Small cooking grate
1- Integrated flavorizer / flame deflector, with removable hatch
1– Hardware bag
1– Right, left and rear mounting brackets (3 total)
1– Prewired Controller assembly
Tools Required
1/4” Socket Wrench
3/8” Open end wrench or socket
#2 Phillips head screw driver
Unpack and Identify Primary Components and Hardware (see “Hardware Kit”)
10- ¼-20 X 5/8” Bolts
2- #10 Self-tapping screws SS
4- #10 Self-tapping screws Black
1 - Power cord
1- Meat Probe
4- Built-In Leveling Feet
2– Controller Mounting Brackets
2– Concrete Anchor, 5/16” Pilot Hole
2- #10 SS PH. Screw, 1¾” Long
OPTIONAL Memphis Elite/Pro Built-In Heat Shield Kit
2- Heat Shields
4- #10 Self-tapping screws Black
Procedure for Installation/Assembly – See Diagrams on the following pages.
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Elite Built-In Exploded View VG0969_B1
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Built-In Grill Bill of Materials TEM
PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
QTY
ITEM
PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
QTY
1
VGE0112
REVERSIBLE
HOPPER LID
1
18
VG0917
4” CURVED RTD
1
2
VGE1101
ELITE HOOD
ASSEMBLY
1
19
VG0956
MEAT PROBE
1
3
VGE0162
FILL SHIELD
1
19
VG0911
120V POWER CORD
1
4
VG0991
1 RPM AUGER
MOTOR (120V)
1
20
VG0911E
230V POWER CORD
1
4
VG0991E
1 RPM AUGER
MOTOR (230V)
1
21
VG0808
CONTROLLER COVER
PLATE
1
5
DS2186
10-24 X 1/2” PH SS
SCREW
4
22
VG0814
CONTROLLER
MOUNTING BRACKET
2
6
VGE0801
REAR SUPPORT
BRACKET
1
22
VG1920
CONTROLLER (120V)
1
7
VGE0115
REAR ACCESS PANEL
1
23
VG1920E
CONTROLLER (230V)
1
8
VG0997
COMBUSTION FANS
(120V)
2
24
VG0959B
BUILT-IN WIRE
HARNESS
1
8
VG0997E
COMBUSTION FANS
(230V)
2
25
VG0803
LEFT SUPPORT
BRACKET
1
9
DS2187
SHOULDER BOLT
6
26
VGE4403
FLAVORIZER
ASSEMBLY, WITH
REMOVABLE INSERT
1
10
DS2311
1/4-20 x .625 SS
HEX BOLT
10
27
VG4401
LARGE COOK GRATE
3
11
VGBHSK
(OPTIONAL)
MEMPHIS BUILT-IN
HEAT SHIELD KIT
1
28
VG4406
SMALL COOK GRATE
1
12
VG0802
RIGHT SUPPORT
BRACKET
1
29
VGE0151
ELITE FINGER GUARD
1
13
DS4668
LEVELING FOOT
4
30
VG0104
HANDLE ASSEMBLY
1
14
VGE1805
ASH DRAWER (LEFT,
CENTER, RIGHT)
3
31
DS2185
10-24 X 1/2” PH BLACK
SCREW
4
15
VS0955
IGNITER
CARTRIDGE (120V)
1
32
DS2349
CONCRETE ANCHOR,
5/16" PILOT HOLE
2
15
VS0955E
IGNITER
CARTRIDGE (230V)
1
33
DS2350
#10 SS PH. SCREW,
1¾” LONG
2
17
VG2125
BURN POT
ASSEMBLY
1
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Installation Step 1 FOLLOW THE ASSEMBLY STEPS LISTED BELOW, PRIOR TO INSTALLATION OF THE UNIT. THE UNIT CAN BE
SUPPORTED BY EITHER THE SUPPORT BRACKETS (ITEMS 6, 12 & 25) OR BY THE FOUR LEVELING FEET
(ITEM 13). NOTE THAT THE SUPPORT BRACKETS MUST BE INSTALLED WITH EITHER SUPPORT
METHOD.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
REMOVE THE THREE ASH/GREASE DRAWERS (ITEM 14) FROM THE UNIT.
FASTEN THE LEFT AND RIGHT SUPPORT BRACKETS (ITEMS 12 AND 25) TO THE UNIT USING THE TEN
1/4”-20 STAINLESS STEEL HEX BOLTS (ITEM 10).
FASTEN THE REAR SUPPORT BRACKET (ITEM 6) TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT SUPPORT BRACKETS (ITEMS
12 AND 25) WITH TWO 10-24 x ½” LONG STAINLESS STEEL SCREWS (ITEM 5) .
THIS STEP IS ONLY TO BE DONE IF THE GRILL IS GOING TO BE SUPPORTED BY THE FOUR
LEVELING FEET (ITEM 13) AND NOT THE SUPPORT BRACKETS (ITEMS 6, 12 & 25). THREAD THE
FOUR LEVELING FEET (ITEM 13) INTO THE BOTTOM OF THE UNIT.
TO REDUCE THE CLEARANCE TO COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS, THE OPTIONAL HEAT SHIELD KIT
SHOULD BE USED. REFER TO PAGE ONE TO DETERMINE IF THE HEAT SHIELD KIT IS REQUIRED FOR
YOUR INSTALLATION. FOLLOW THE ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED WITH THE HEAT SHIELD
KIT TO PROPERLY FASTEN THE KIT TO THE UNIT.
REFER TO PAGE 5 FOR ITEM PART NUMBERS, DESCRIPTIONS AND QUANTITIES
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Installation Step 2
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
ROUTE THE CONTROLLER AND ITS CABLE THROUGH THE CONTROLLER CABLE WAY IN THE
ISLAND.
PLACE THE UNIT INTO THE ISLAND, AND POSITION IT TO THE DESIRED DEPTH. ENSURE THAT
THE VENT HOLES IN THE SUPPORT BRACKETS ARE UNOBSTRUCTED.
LOCATE THE TWO MOUNTING HOLES FOUND IN THE BACK OF THE LEFT AND RIGHT SUPPORT
BRACKETS (ITEMS 12 & 25), AND MARK THE HOLE LOCATIONS ONTO THE ISLAND’S
COUNTERTOP.
CAREFULLY SLIDE THE UNIT OUT OF THE
ISLAND, EXPOSING THE MARKED HOLES ON
THE COUNTERTOP.
DRILL TWO 5/16” HOLES INTO THE
COUNTERTOP USING A DRILL BIT
APPROPRIATE FOR THE MATERIAL OF THE
COUNTERTOP.
INSERT TWO CONCRETE ANCHORS (ITEM
32), INTO THE TWO 5/16” HOLES.
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8.
SLIDE THE UNIT BACK INTO POSITION,
LINING UP THE MOUNTING HOLES IN THE
LEFT AND RIGHT SUPPORT BRACKETS WITH
THE CONCRETE ANCHORS.
FASTEN THE UNIT INTO PLACE USING THE
TWO 1¾” LONG STAINLESS STEEL SCREWS
(ITEM 33). DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN.
8
Installation Step 3
1.
2.
FASTEN THE TWO CONTROLLER MOUNTING BRACKETS (ITEM 22) IN THE CONTROLLER CABLE
WAY TO THE DESIRED DEPTH. USE FASTENERS APPROPRIATE FOR THE STRUCTURE’S
MATERIAL, TWO FASTENERS FOR EACH BRACKET (FASTENERS TO MOUNT THE BRACKETS ARE
NOT INCLUDED).
SKIP THIS STEP IF GRILL WILL BE SUPPORTED BY THE SUPPORT BRACKETS (ITEMS 6, 12 &
25) ADJUST THE FOUR LEVELING FEET (ITEM 13) WITH A 1/4” SOCKET ENSURING THAT THE
UNIT IS LEVEL, AND THAT THE SUPPORT BRACKETS (ITEMS 6,12 & 25) COME IN CONTACT WITH
THE ISLAND’S COUNTERTOP.
REFER TO PAGE 5 FOR ITEM PART NUMBERS, DESCRIPTIONS AND QUANTITIES
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Installation Step 4
1.
2.
3.
4.
REMOVE THE ITC CONTROLLER (ITEM 23) FROM THE CONTROLLER BOX
MOUNT THE CONTROLLER BOX TO THE CONTROLLER MOUNTING BRACKETS (ITEM 22) USING
FOUR BLACK 10-24 x ½” SCREWS (ITEM 31). FASTEN THE CONTROLLER BOX TO THE DESIRED
DEPTH. NOTE: CONTROLLER SHOULD BE RECESSED INTO THE OPENING AT LEAST ¼”
INSTALL THE CONTROLLER (ITEM 23) BACK INTO THE CONTROLLER BOX, AND FASTEN THE
CONTROLLER COVER PLATE AND THE CONTROLLER (ITEMS 21 & 23) TO THE CONTROLLER BOX
USING TWO 10-24 x ½” STAINLESS STEEL SCREWS (ITEM 5).
INSERT THE THREE ASH/GREASE DRAWERS (ITEM 14) BACK INTO THE UNIT.
REFER TO PAGE 5 FOR ITEM PART NUMBERS, DESCRIPTIONS AND QUANTITIES
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Final Assembly
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
PLACE FALVORIZER (ITEM 26) ONTO THE LEFT AND RIGHT LOWER BRACKETS FOUND INSIDE
THE UNIT.
PLACE THE THREE LARGE COOK GRATES (ITEM 27) ONTO THE FRONT AND REAR SUPPORTS.
PLACE THE SMALL COOK GRATE (ITEM 28) ONTO THE LEFT AND RIGHT UPPER BRACKETS
FOUND INSIDE THE UNIT.
VENT HOLES ON THE MOUNTING BRACKETS MUST REMAIN UNOBSTRUCTED.
REFER TO THE MANUAL FOR FIRST TIME USE INSTRUCTIONS.
REFER TO PAGE 5 FOR ITEM PART NUMBERS, DESCRIPTIONS AND QUANTITIES
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Hardware Kit
ITEM NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
VG0969_B1
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QTY. PART NUMBER
1
2
10
1
2
1
1
4
4
2
2
2
DS4459
DS2186
DS2311
VG0956
DS4219
VG0911
VG0911E
DS4668
DS2185
VG0814
DS2349
DS2350
DESCRIPTION
POLY BAG, 9" X 12" X 2
#10-24 x ½” STAINLESS STEEL SCREW
1/4-20 x .625" SERRATED HEX SCREW
MEAT PROBE
CLEAR ZIP-LOC BAG 5" X 8"
120V POWER CORD*
230V POWER CORD*
BUILT-IN LEVELING FOOT
#10-24 x ½” BLACK SCREW
CONTROLLER MOUNTING BRACKET
CONCRETE ANCHOR, 5/16” PILOT HOLE
#10 STAINLESS STEEL SCREW, 1¾” LONG
12
Wiring Diagram
CONTROL SIDE
GRILL SIDE
Spade-End Connectors VG0969_B1
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