So that's how you start the grill. I just bought by grill from Walmart on Thursday. It's my first pellet grill. The instructions are very week on how to start and operate the grill. The grill runs at 250 degrees when I have it set on 225. Do I need to contact Pit Boss to correct this?I have to start mine at least an hour before cooking because of my temp issues stated above. About 5-8 minutes on 'S' til the smoke clears then I turn it from 'S' to 300 to get it going. It takes about 30 minutes to stabilize at temp. (actual ends up ~365).
THEN I can adjust the dial to get to whatever my cook temp is. Usually another 15 minutes.
There is a gap between the pan a part it sits right under thermometer rod. There is a aftermarket fix for it. I say it's a design flaw.So that's how you start the grill. I just bought by grill from Walmart on Thursday. It's my first pellet grill. The instructions are very week on how to start and operate the grill. The grill runs at 250 degrees when I have it set on 225. Do I need to contact Pit Boss to correct this?
I cooked some burgers tonight it was 10 min to ignite the pellets and 10 minutes to hit 350 .I think I’m going to pull the trigger on one, it has everything I’m looking for. My biggest question though, how long does it take to get to set temp, say from ignition to 250° or 350°?
Clean your temp probe .I thought I would do some hot dogs on my laredo 1000 since I'm waiting for parts for my smoker. I set heat to 275. About 1hour and 10 mins later I decided to go at 250 since it it would probably took another hour fot the 25 degree I wanted. If it isn't raining tomorrow I'm going to get some help to take it back. I'm disappointed in the grill. I finished the pellets I had and started with pit boss pellets. I might empty those out and put another brand in because I think it quit smoking when the pit boss pellets got to the fire. I know this grill can't be this bad and I bought the pellets at walmart so they could be old or made in China like the grill, after all they are pit boss pellets. I been doing my hot dogs in a deep fat fryer. Total time for that is 10 mins for oil to get hot and 4 mins cook time
Thanks for sharing .I have never found the need for more smoke than what the S setting provides. Good on ya for experimenting to find that sweetspot for your personal taste. CheersI used my laredo again. I put a hand full of pellets in fire cup.. I turned on and waited for smoke wirh door open. When smoke started clearing I set temp to 225 and it reached it in about 15 mins. I fill a smoker tube with hickory wood chips. I had made a door for tube. I had about 1 inch of space I filled with pellets I lit pellets and they started the chips. I got good clean smoke for about 2 hours which is about right for a 6 inch tube. I guess using a pellet grill means searching the net and experimenting. And my bbq chicken was great.