Pit Boss pro 1600 long preheat time.

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So I'm doing my first burn off. And I'm currently in the process of bringing the grill up to 350° f. It's been over 40 minutes now and the grill has just now reached 300° f. The temperature is still slowly rising. Is it normal for it to take that long to preheat? The outside temperature is currently 64° f and a little breezy would that cause it to slowly heat up?
 

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Yes, those new controllers are slow to reach temp so that sounds normal.

When you finally get to temp leave it there for a bit. Those controllers have to "learn" but once they do I hear they will reach temps faster and should figure itself out after a few cooks.

I don't have the 1600 so someone here that does should be able to help out more.
 

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This might help as well, fast forward to about 5:45

Thank you for your quick reply. It did reach exactly 350° f after about an hour. And you may be right that it has a break-in period. I am very impressed with the fact that it's holding its temperature at exactly 350° f. There's also a firmware update that I might take advantage of. I'll have to send in the controller to have it updated.
 

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Yes, those new controllers are slow to reach temp so that sounds normal.

When you finally get to temp leave it there for a bit. Those controllers have to "learn" but once they do I hear they will reach temps faster and should figure itself out after a few cooks.

I don't have the 1600 so someone here that does should be able to help out more.
I have the 1600. Mike is correct it does have to learn. Mine used to take what seemed like forever to heat up. Now it is a whole lot faster. I have never timed it but after a few cooks it definitely is quicker to heat up. Although keep in mind that the1600 has a massive chamber so it will take a bit longer to heat up compared to its smaller cousins.
 

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If you don't have the new controller. Definitely call pitboss and ask for one. From what I have read on this forum they will send you one now without sending your old one in. You will notice a difference with the new controller.
 

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If you don't have the new controller. Definitely call pitboss and ask for one. From what I have read on this forum they will send you one now without sending your old one in. You will notice a difference with the new controller.
I'm on hold with them now. I'll update how it goes with getting a new controller.
 

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