Loving it! Pit Boss PB1100PSC2

EdCaffreyMS

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I've always had seperate/stand alone grills and smokers. Recently after 7+ years of almost daily use, and many replaced parts, my trusty old Charbroil/propane "Tru-Infared" grill finally rotter through, and I was forced to shop for a new grill. I went directly to the "updated" model of my grill, but found that the "Tru-Infared" had been "update" and made "better", stating that it "all but totally eliminates flare ups". OK... I purchase and tried one..... first use.... a Bonfire on my deck.... and two train wrecked T-Bones.

I returned that grill, and purchased the Pit Boss PC1100PSC2. I now know why pellet grills and smokers are all the rage! A 1st grader or a trained monkey can make great food on them. :)
After getting the smoker/grill home, I made a few modifications..... those being, pulling the flame diverters/plates from the factory, and replacing them with a "pan" that completely separates the burners from the grates (Iused the "pan" out of my old Charbroil grill, and modified it to fit the Pit Boss grill). I also cut the threaded rod off the "stack cap" of the propane grill, and replaced it with one that I could turn/screw the cap all the way down/covering the stack opening entirely (because I grill not matter how cold it gets). Next, I fabricated a stainless steel "flame diverter" to place over the fire pot of the smoker portion and solve the "hot spot" in the center of the smoker grates. And finally, I cut a steel plate to cover the vent holes in the back of the smoker lid.....and used rare earth magnets to hold it in place/allow me to adjust the venting.
I'll post pics and full descriptions of the modifications once the weather warms up a bit (in the teens this morning!).

I've grilled several times now, and smoke a couple of pork loins.....all have come out great! The "pan" that I installed in the propane grill totally eliminates any flare ups, and with the flame diverter in the smoker..... very even temps.
The unit uses heavier gauge steel than the "other brands". and so far I like everything about it! If I had to complain about anything, it would be the app. It doesn't connect or work well via Bluetooth, but does very well via Wifi connection. I find it very odd that whenever a set point is reached..... it sends an email?? Would make much more sense to sound an alarm and/or an alert to the mobile device.
Beyond that, I can think of nothing that would keep me from recommending the unit I purchased!....

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Very nice! If I were you I would look for a cover to keep it from being completely exposed to the elements. Will last a long time with a cover.
 
I've always had seperate/stand alone grills and smokers. Recently after 7+ years of almost daily use, and many replaced parts, my trusty old Charbroil/propane "Tru-Infared" grill finally rotter through, and I was forced to shop for a new grill. I went directly to the "updated" model of my grill, but found that the "Tru-Infared" had been "update" and made "better", stating that it "all but totally eliminates flare ups". OK... I purchase and tried one..... first use.... a Bonfire on my deck.... and two train wrecked T-Bones.

I returned that grill, and purchased the Pit Boss PC1100PSC2. I now know why pellet grills and smokers are all the rage! A 1st grader or a trained monkey can make great food on them. :)
After getting the smoker/grill home, I made a few modifications..... those being, pulling the flame diverters/plates from the factory, and replacing them with a "pan" that completely separates the burners from the grates (Iused the "pan" out of my old Charbroil grill, and modified it to fit the Pit Boss grill). I also cut the threaded rod off the "stack cap" of the propane grill, and replaced it with one that I could turn/screw the cap all the way down/covering the stack opening entirely (because I grill not matter how cold it gets). Next, I fabricated a stainless steel "flame diverter" to place over the fire pot of the smoker portion and solve the "hot spot" in the center of the smoker grates. And finally, I cut a steel plate to cover the vent holes in the back of the smoker lid.....and used rare earth magnets to hold it in place/allow me to adjust the venting.
I'll post pics and full descriptions of the modifications once the weather warms up a bit (in the teens this morning!).

I've grilled several times now, and smoke a couple of pork loins.....all have come out great! The "pan" that I installed in the propane grill totally eliminates any flare ups, and with the flame diverter in the smoker..... very even temps.
The unit uses heavier gauge steel than the "other brands". and so far I like everything about it! If I had to complain about anything, it would be the app. It doesn't connect or work well via Bluetooth, but does very well via Wifi connection. I find it very odd that whenever a set point is reached..... it sends an email?? Would make much more sense to sound an alarm and/or an alert to the mobile device.
Beyond that, I can think of nothing that would keep me from recommending the unit I purchased!....

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IMG-7074-photo.jpg


IMG-7077-photo.jpg
all sounds good! I’ll be waiting for pics of your mods… I have the same PB
 
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I've always had seperate/stand alone grills and smokers. Recently after 7+ years of almost daily use, and many replaced parts, my trusty old Charbroil/propane "Tru-Infared" grill finally rotter through, and I was forced to shop for a new grill. I went directly to the "updated" model of my grill, but found that the "Tru-Infared" had been "update" and made "better", stating that it "all but totally eliminates flare ups". OK... I purchase and tried one..... first use.... a Bonfire on my deck.... and two train wrecked T-Bones.

I returned that grill, and purchased the Pit Boss PC1100PSC2. I now know why pellet grills and smokers are all the rage! A 1st grader or a trained monkey can make great food on them. :)
After getting the smoker/grill home, I made a few modifications..... those being, pulling the flame diverters/plates from the factory, and replacing them with a "pan" that completely separates the burners from the grates (Iused the "pan" out of my old Charbroil grill, and modified it to fit the Pit Boss grill). I also cut the threaded rod off the "stack cap" of the propane grill, and replaced it with one that I could turn/screw the cap all the way down/covering the stack opening entirely (because I grill not matter how cold it gets). Next, I fabricated a stainless steel "flame diverter" to place over the fire pot of the smoker portion and solve the "hot spot" in the center of the smoker grates. And finally, I cut a steel plate to cover the vent holes in the back of the smoker lid.....and used rare earth magnets to hold it in place/allow me to adjust the venting.
I'll post pics and full descriptions of the modifications once the weather warms up a bit (in the teens this morning!).

I've grilled several times now, and smoke a couple of pork loins.....all have come out great! The "pan" that I installed in the propane grill totally eliminates any flare ups, and with the flame diverter in the smoker..... very even temps.
The unit uses heavier gauge steel than the "other brands". and so far I like everything about it! If I had to complain about anything, it would be the app. It doesn't connect or work well via Bluetooth, but does very well via Wifi connection. I find it very odd that whenever a set point is reached..... it sends an email?? Would make much more sense to sound an alarm and/or an alert to the mobile device.
Beyond that, I can think of nothing that would keep me from recommending the unit I purchased!....

IMG-7081-photo.jpg


IMG-7074-photo.jpg


IMG-7077-photo.jpg
would love to see more pics!
 
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