PB850PS2 temperature increments

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I just picked up the PB850PS2 this weekend. I can only change the temperature by 50° +/- . Is that normal? I thought it was adjustable by 25°.
 

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Hmmmm. I do not know, I thought these new PID controllers would adjust by 5 degrees. You might want to give them a call and ask. My older PB grill has Smoke, 200, 225, 250 and then goes up in 50 degree increments but my vertical Pit Boss does 25.

If it does use 50 degrees that is a bit disappointing.
 

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Hmmmm. I do not know, I thought these new PID controllers would adjust by 5 degrees. You might want to give them a call and ask. My older PB grill has Smoke, 200, 225, 250 and then goes up in 50 degree increments but my vertical Pit Boss does 25.

If it does use 50 degrees that is a bit disappointing.
Hmm. ok maybe it does 200,225 then 250. i only tried 250- 300+. I will give it a shot.
 

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I just looked for their phone number and could not find the toll free number. A google search only brings up this number

480-923-9630

Try calling them now while it is early in the day they are better at answering or calling back early in the day.
 

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Here is the toll free number I found in another thread. 1-877-303-3134. I just called it and it works.
 

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Oh yeah, and if you like the grill and decide to keep it be sure to register it at the website and they will email you a $25 coupon. I don't know if there are covers for this model or not yet but someone here bought the cover for the Austin XL and said it works perfect.
 

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Ok, if you have a controller that looks like this then it will be 50 degrees.

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Someone on the Lowe's sit reviewed one with the new PID controller (which does not look anything like the one above) and while they like the grill they were disappointed that it doesn't go up in 5 degree increments, only 50.
 

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Actually my 850 temp starts with 5 degrees. then 200. What would 5 degrees be for? I bought mine as well after reading (or being led to believe) that the PID controller was infinitely adjustable... Why on earth would we be limited to 5, 200, 225, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450 and HI with a digital controller? and no 275?!
 

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Actually my 850 temp starts with 5 degrees. then 200. What would 5 degrees be for? I bought mine as well after reading (or being led to believe) that the PID controller was infinitely adjustable... Why on earth would we be limited to 5, 200, 225, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450 and HI with a digital controller? and no 275?!
The 5 is actually a S for smoke. I tried and all it does is maintain a lower temp. 165 ish to 225 with no Smoke Density Control. I would like Pit Boss to explain that!!!
 

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Oh yeah, and if you like the grill and decide to keep it be sure to register it at the website and they will email you a $25 coupon. I don't know if there are covers for this model or not yet but someone here bought the cover for the Austin XL and said it works perfect.
no cover for this one yet.. I had to improvise for now.
about that $25 dollar coupon, how long did it take for them to email it to you?
two weeks now and no coupon...hmmm
 

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I think it was an instant email. I would call them and ask about it. As for a cover you can probably find the Austin XL cover at walmart.
 

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I heard the cover for the Austin XL fits the 1150 Pro Series, but there is not a cover yet for the 850 Pro Series.
I am gonna try to register again, maybe they forgot about me this time.
There is no SMOKE DENSITY CONTROL for these grills as advertised!!!
WTF Pit Boss you advertise something that the product does not have??
can you do that legally??
 

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I’m glad I’m the not the only one who is disappointed in the lack of 25° adjustments on this PRO850. A chuck roast recipe called for cooking at 375° and I had anxiety all afternoon trying to move it between 350 and 400. Also, the meat probe they included did not work at all. I quit using the SmokeIt app altogether.
I’m going to clean out the insides today, but the last two times I shut it down I experienced smoke coming out of the hopper box while the fan was still on. I immediately emptied the hopper. Is this something?
 

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Maybe some density is a P setting? Not sure if these new controllers have a P setting.
No P setting on these new PID controllers
the S setting for smoke, I'm not sure what that's for cause there is no temp control, it varies between 165 and 225.
the manual does not say anything about this setting, or Smoke Density Control
 

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I clean out the hopper after I am done with the grill for the weekend and clean ALL the pellets from the auger also.
Living at the beach is very damp and I don't want any damp pellets in there for the next cook.
I would rather prime the thing every time than leave wet pellets in there.
I also vacuum out the hopper, the auger tube and the fire box and pit.
I might get a de-humidifier to leave in the main barrel to keep it dry when not in use.
never had smoke in the hopper.
 

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there will be no P setting on a PID controller and the controller are set to 25 degree change until you hit 300. Someone made a statement on not having a 375 and I rather have 375 than 275 personally.
 

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