PB 1600 Recipe setting on controller

alanelliott

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Trying to figure out exactly what the 9 recipe steps do? It says a combination of time and temp can be set in each step.
If you set a time of 1 hour and a temp of 230f, does that mean it will start the 1 hour timer when it reaches 230f temp and run for 1 hour before starting next step? Or does the 1 hour start count down immediately?
 

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Trying to figure out exactly what the 9 recipe steps do? It says a combination of time and temp can be set in each step.
If you set a time of 1 hour and a temp of 230f, does that mean it will start the 1 hour timer when it reaches 230f temp and run for 1 hour before starting next step? Or does the 1 hour start count down immediately?
My model has that capability but I have not yet used it.
I’d think though, before I’d try programming in something I’d want to have the Pit Boss up and running a short while to allow it to what I call ‘settle in” before proceeding.
So again, with no experience running the recipe thing, I think I’d get let it warm up, get settled in at 230, then set the program.
All that said, if you give this a go, how about some feedback on how it went. Good luck.
 
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I have the same model and have never used the recipe feature. I would be interested in your feedback as well if you try it.
 

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Trying to figure out exactly what the 9 recipe steps do? It says a combination of time and temp can be set in each step.
If you set a time of 1 hour and a temp of 230f, does that mean it will start the 1 hour timer when it reaches 230f temp and run for 1 hour before starting next step? Or does the 1 hour start count down immediately?
I did a test of the recipe function today just to see what was going on. I set two steps. To answer your question it looks like the timer does not start counting down until the target temperature is reached. So if your first step is the smoke setting for 1 hour That's not going to kick in until you get up it to the smoke setting which means the actual time is going to be longer. And that's going to take a lot longer on a winter day compared to a summer day.
 
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