Pro Series 1150 review

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This is the first I have seen one of these on YouTube. Haven't watched it yet but in the process now and I thought others would like to see it as well with the new controller.

 

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If you just want to see the controller in action FF to about 9:30. One feature of this model is a removable firepot from the bottom.
 

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PID controller looks interesting, but I cannot wait till I see more about it. Did he say the price and my Lowes say they will not have it until Spring time.

Just picked up the 1150 for 599.00 in California. The use of the PID is a figure it out on your own. Has a “recipe” feature where you can program steps to timers and heat applied in theory sounds amazing but I cannot figure it out YET.

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They are not in Tennessee yet and I just tried to order one from Fresno, CA. and have it sent to my Lowes here in Nashville. They will not ship store to store on this product even knowing someone in Lowes Corp could not help me.

It looks like the West Coast is going to be the ones getting them. Let us know how it goes and let us know if you are getting the sudden temp change as some people are saying. Some are claiming they set the temp at 225 and then they check the app and the temp change to 325 on it's own. It is jumping 100 degrees after 30 minutes on it own.

Also let us know how long it takes to reach temp you set it at for example if you set it to 250. How much time does it take to reach 250 as two owners are stating that it takes about 30 minutes to reach your set temp. For PID controller that is crazy it should not take that long, my Yoder if you set it to 250 it reaches 250 within 10 minutes.
 

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I am hoping that these new Pro Series grills work out and Pit Boss does not have a train wreck on there hands. There track record in the past year has not been good and you just cannot blame it on COVID as they need to be responsible for quality control.

I want to buy a Pro Series 1150 even though I do not need it I have plenty of time to put in through a rigorous test so I can help out consumers who purchased it. I have the original Pro Series 1100 which I had 3 differetn controllers on it and I have Yoder s650 that I use it a lot and not had one single issue.

Hopefully my Lowes stocks them before Spring here in Nashville, but if I find one in Kentucky, Georgia, or Alabama I will drive to pick it up.
 

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They are not in Tennessee yet and I just tried to order one from Fresno, CA. and have it sent to my Lowes here in Nashville. They will not ship store to store on this product even knowing someone in Lowes Corp could not help me.

It looks like the West Coast is going to be the ones getting them. Let us know how it goes and let us know if you are getting the sudden temp change as some people are saying. Some are claiming they set the temp at 225 and then they check the app and the temp change to 325 on it's own. It is jumping 100 degrees after 30 minutes on it own.

Also let us know how long it takes to reach temp you set it at for example if you set it to 250. How much time does it take to reach 250 as two owners are stating that it takes about 30 minutes to reach your set temp. For PID controller that is crazy it should not take that long, my Yoder if you set it to 250 it reaches 250 within 10 minutes.

I noticed during the warm up process it it must complete the process of heating up to 350 and then you can adjust it down from there.

I’m smoking a brisket over the Veterans Day holiday and will report back.
 

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As for the recipe option I have heard it's a waste because it "erases" what you program when you shut it down. I'll keep an eye on these, I love the idea but am not happy with the 25 degree increments instead of 5 (if that really is the case).
 

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I noticed during the warm up process it it must complete the process of heating up to 350 and then you can adjust it down from there.

I’m smoking a brisket over the Veterans Day holiday and will report back.

that is insane so it is telling you to warm it up to 350 and then set your temp. You are using a PID controller you do not have to warm up your grill....Pit Boss needs to learn about PID controllers.
 

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that is insane so it is telling you to warm it up to 350 and then set your temp. You are using a PID controller you do not have to warm up your grill....Pit Boss needs to learn about PID controllers.

the manual kind of eludes to it as highlighted below but next start up I will pay attention to when the smoke dissipates.

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my mistake that is when you first fire it up. I thought you were saying before every cook you have to warm it up to 350.
 

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Mine was just delivered yesterday 11/9. Primed & ran the break-in this morning. I think the 350 degree thing is just the default start-up temp because I immediately began changing the temp once the pellets got going. I'm new to the pellet system, but have previous charcoal smoker experience.
 

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I purchased one about two weeks ago from Lowe's, and cooked on it about 5 times now with each cook holding temp beautifully. Once I've started mine, I would start it with the lid open until the thick smoke clears then close the lid and set to the desired temp. No problem reaching 350 or even 400 degree temps. I have not ran it over 400 degrees. Once the desired temp is reached (which does not take an eternity at least on my unit) they are pretty much locked in and do not fluctuate much within about 5 degrees, When getting an ambient temp with the pit boss probes, I notice about a 12 to 13 degree difference between the probe temps and display temp (pit boss probes are known to not be accurate, so I trust the display temp, the grill heat is even all the way across though) I also have a thermopro bluetooth thermometer which is registering within a few degrees of the grill's displayed temps. Keep in mind that if you need more heat, on this unit you have a manual auger control which if utilized properly, will deliver more barrel heat and smoke when needed (if needed to get to 350 quickly, then dial the controller to 350 and as the temp slowly rises, with the press of a button, you can feed in more pellets to help the unit get there faster, what I've discovered is once it's there, the PID controller will regulate the temp to stay there). My major complaint is the wireless app. The Smoke It app interface could use some updating it is horrible as far as trying to adjust grill temps, it does not display set and actual temps and if you accidentally shut the grill off via the app, you have to go out to the grill to repower the unit. All in all I love the grill, have not dabbled with the recipe settings as of yet, but the app can use a serious facelift.



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Just want to give this web site a Huge thank you and to whoever posted the information. I have been in the market for a pit boss, size undecided, up until yesterday. Yesterday I discovered that pit boss had this forum. In the forum I discovered that Lowe’s had the 1100 series marked down to $472.20 from its original price of $599. I had previously watched a ton of videos on YouTube about the 1100 and was pretty certain it was what I wanted. So I called up my local Lowe’s, they tell me they had 3 left. I immediately confirm the price was $472.20 and that they actually do have them. The lady assured me that they are there and says I can just purchase it online since they could not take credit card info over the phone, and they will not put my name on it to hold it. When trying to buy online it said it was it available to purchase online. I explained this to her and she simply said it would have to wait until tomorrow but they will still be there. Today came and at first light I jetted to Lowe’s. Walked straight up to customer service, plead my case to the lady, she gets someone in the department to help me. So I’m waiting for the young lady to return with a pit for me only to see her show up empty handed and has a sad story. She said between her, her manager and a stocker, none of them could find the 3 units they assured me they had. But on the bright side she says, we have an 850 and the new 1150 ps2. That might have been good news for some folks, but not for me. I told her that I didn’t want the 850 and I’m most definitely not paying $600 for the other one. But here’s what I am willing to do. You people assured me you had 3, you even told me you had 3 before you even went to look because you confirmed my story from the night before. So I’ll take the new 1150 ps2 if you give it to me for $472.20 like I was gonna Gladly pay for the other. She got approval from her manager, I swiped that card so fast I’m surprised the machine even read it. And now my fellow cookers, I’m the proud owner of a pit boss 1150 ps2. Sorry for the long story.
 

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Hey, that's a nice pick up for 472! Keep in mind there may be issues with the temp controller when trying to maintain 225. I think someone here in another thread (several people) have pointed out that at 225 and 250 it will run at 300.
 

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Hey, that's a nice pick up for 472! Keep in mind there may be issues with the temp controller when trying to maintain 225. I think someone here in another thread (several people) have pointed out that at 225 and 250 it will run at 300.
You know the truth is, I would have been pleased with the 850. And had Lowe’s not worked with me on the 1150, I would have bought the 850. At that point, I was tired of the run a round. But to your point about the controller, I’m not a big tech guy to start with. I would have been just fine with the older style. I will never probably ever use all the features of this thing. I’m kinda ole school, like to stand around the pit, drink a beer, open the lid kinda guy. Been doing it that way for years. This is the first time I’ve ever had meat probes. I’m excited about that. So this is going to be a learning curve for me. I think I forgot to mention when I ended my story last night. The whole point of the story was to say thank you. So far the web site has been helpful and easy to navigate. And just the tips alone on where to buy items are worth it in itself. So, thanks again. Otherwise, I would have probably paid full price for a pit that I didn’t want to begin with.
 

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