pit boss 820 problem

Kathleenmelissa

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I got a pit boss 820 deluxe from lowes this week, and did the initial burn in per the manual. I was so excited to smoke some ribs today but have been having some serious temp issues. I cooked them for 3 hours on the smoke setting and had no isses, I then tried to turn the controller to the 225 range and the temp slowly climbed all the way to 350 and seemed to be going up.

I tried messing with the P setting to no avail. Any advice?
 
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I believe the P setting only works on the smoke setting. Sometimes the grills will jump in temp for the first bit. I've had mine set at 250 and have seen it go up to 350 for a few minutes then it settles down and stays anywhere from 225 to 260.
 

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I got a pit boss 820 deluxe from lowes this week, and did the initial burn in per the manual. I was so excited to smoke some ribs today but have been having some serious temp issues. I cooked them for 3 hours on the smoke setting and had no isses, I then tried to turn the controller to the 225 range and the temp slowly climbed all the way to 350 and seemed to be going up.

I tried messing with the P setting to no avail. Any advice?
Once you are in smoke Setting your grill acts completely different your auger feeds differently. Once you move off the smoke setting then it goes into a different cook mode. I recommend open you some stack about 1.5 inch gap the bottom of the cap to the edge to the top of the pipe this will help your temp swings.

As long as the 350 did not stay at 350 and it did eventually drop to 225, but keep an eye on it.
 

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