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Welcome to the latest addition of Pit Boss Forums dedicated to the new Lock Hart combo grill. These grills should be available January 1st, 2020 and it looks like a few people have already got one. This photo was posted on Facebook today..


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Placement is a little "unsafe". But, who could blame them? That Lockhart is some GREAT scenery!!
 

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I love my lockhart I have a smoker that cost 3 times as much and I still bought and love the lockhart.
 

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I love the concept of my new Lockhart. Had a pit boss for years just upgraded to the Lockhart. Anyways I just don't get much smoke in the lockhart. Tried different configuration with the dampers and stacks and pretty much anything else I could think of honestly. Just at a loss. Nothing i have cooked off of it has had a smoke taste at all. I am sure I am doing something wrong.
 

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My top box gets tons of smoke, I didn't assemble mine but could there something in the way ?
 

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My top box gets tons of smoke, I didn't assemble mine but could there something in the way ?

I guess it's possible but honestly it does get smoke sometimes. Let me ask you this. Once you power it on and turn to the SMOKE position and get that initial roll of white smoke you then set the desired temp. Once it reaches that temp do you leave the dial alone or turn back to SMOKE position? Either way thanks for replying
 

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Leave it at the desired temp. However sometimes I will leave my cook on smoke for a long time (it smolders more and you get deeper penetration) then after a n hour or two (depending on what I am cooking) I turn to the desired temp and let it go from there. You will still get smoke. You don't want white smoke ever in a cook, it will acrid and nasty tasting. You want thing blue smoke. Even if you leave it on smoke it should change to a thin blue smoke if not you need to set you temp higher.
 

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Leave it at the desired temp. However sometimes I will leave my cook on smoke for a long time (it smolders more and you get deeper penetration) then after a n hour or two (depending on what I am cooking) I turn to the desired temp and let it go from there. You will still get smoke. You don't want white smoke ever in a cook, it will acrid and nasty tasting. You want thing blue smoke. Even if you leave it on smoke it should change to a thin blue smoke if not you need to set you temp higher.
Is the smoke setting the "S" on the temp. setting dial? Also, which position(s) are the best for the vent rods?
 

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Welcome to the latest addition of Pit Boss Forums dedicated to the new Lock Hart combo grill. These grills should be available January 1st, 2020 and it looks like a few people have already got one. This photo was posted on Facebook today..


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This is my 3rd Pit Boss smoker. Is it possible to get more information on the function of the vent rods?
 

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I like this guy's channel. He has an Austin XL and a Lockhart and seems to get some good cooks from both.

 

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Mine was delivered Monday and I finished the assembly Tuesday. Filled the hopper, plugged it in, grill would not power off and the dial would not work, 5 hours later support said the board was bad. Originally said 4-6 weeks for delivery of new one, got an overnight email saying it was shipped and will arrive Monday. Appreciate the speedy response but pitiful quality control for an expensive grill. But it’s the best looking non functioning piece in my outdoor kitchen. 😊😊
 

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Mine was delivered Monday and I finished the assembly Tuesday. Filled the hopper, plugged it in, grill would not power off and the dial would not work, 5 hours later support said the board was bad. Originally said 4-6 weeks for delivery of new one, got an overnight email saying it was shipped and will arrive Monday. Appreciate the speedy response but pitiful quality control for an expensive grill. But it’s the best looking non functioning piece in my outdoor kitchen. 😊😊

I am glad to hear that so hopefully Pit Boss gets back to normal on there customer service response. Keep us posted on the outcome of the new board.
 

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I love the concept of my new Lockhart. Had a pit boss for years just upgraded to the Lockhart. Anyways I just don't get much smoke in the lockhart. Tried different configuration with the dampers and stacks and pretty much anything else I could think of honestly. Just at a loss. Nothing i have cooked off of it has had a smoke taste at all. I am sure I am doing something wrong.
Pellet smokers in general are notorious for not generating enough smoke. Look into smoke tubes for an inexpensive solution or for a good bit of cash, go to www.smokedaddy.com...these will give you all kinds of controllable smoke!
 

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Is the smoke setting the "S" on the temp. setting dial? Also, which position(s) are the best for the vent rods?
Lowest setting is "S". It comes on with that. Unfortunately, on the digital display, it looks like a "5"! Parts of the Lockhart Manual need to be reworked because I think some of the references pertain to other models than the Lockhart.
 

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This is my 3rd Pit Boss smoker. Is it possible to get more information on the function of the vent rods?
Look in the pit chamber at the back wall, both low and high as you move the rods. The lower rod completely opens the bottom vent giving you more heat in the upper smoke chamber as it comes out from under the deflector. Part of the upper vent is always open as this is the path to vent the entire pit. The top rod opens the rest of the top vents for the fullest air flow. Experiment with them because using them affects temps (and smoke) in both upper and lower chambers! Cheers!
 

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Look in the pit chamber at the back wall, both low and high as you move the rods. The lower rod completely opens the bottom vent giving you more heat in the upper smoke chamber as it comes out from under the deflector. Part of the upper vent is always open as this is the path to vent the entire pit. The top rod opens the rest of the top vents for the fullest air flow. Experiment with them because using them affects temps (and smoke) in both upper and lower chambers! Cheers!
Poor engineering on the damper system. They are both placed at the bottom instead of having one at the top. I have to run bottom at 350 or higher to get the top to 225 with dampers open or closed.
 
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