Smokin like a boss mod

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I installed the smoking like a boss heat deflector mod on the PB1150PS2. I was wondering if anyone else has done this to theirs and what the results were. For me it seemed to even out the grate temps. But still have a slightly hotter side on the right. But the left is more closer to the grills temp probe now maybe 10 degrees off. Only thing I noticed was I seemed to get less smoke maybe it was the pellets or just a coincidence. I was running my grill on smoke for 3 hours. Then went to 220 which seemed to give me about 225-235 on the grates.
 
Installed on my Laredo. Definitely evened tempa out. Still have a Hotspot over the sear burner but crazy 50 to 100 degree temp differences are now 10 to 15 at lower Temps. I would absolutely recommend this upgrade. I wish I came this way from the factory!
 
Hi,

So I've posted twice before about the Smoke like a boss mod. The link below will take you to the post on this forum.


I cannot praise this mod enough!

By that same token...I cannot castigate the designers/QA at pit-boss enough on the lack of diligence in not fixing the issues caused by this before being released.

If you havent gotten it yet....you should. It is worth every single penny!
 
I installed the smoking like a boss heat deflector mod on the PB1150PS2 today and cooked a spatchcock chicken. My experience was that the deflector caused more of a problem than it solved.
Before the deflector, my actual temp was about 30 - 50 degrees lower than the display, but after the mod, the actual temp was 50 - 70 degrees higher than the display temp.
I'm going to try and drill a few holes through the shield to try to find the sweet spot and get it to work, but if it doesn't improve, it'll end up in the garbage.
 
I installed the smoking like a boss heat deflector mod on the PB1150PS2 today and cooked a spatchcock chicken. My experience was that the deflector caused more of a problem than it solved.
Before the deflector, my actual temp was about 30 - 50 degrees lower than the display, but after the mod, the actual temp was 50 - 70 degrees higher than the display temp.
I'm going to try and drill a few holes through the shield to try to find the sweet spot and get it to work, but if it doesn't improve, it'll end up in the garbage.
I took mine out last fall and been running it just how it was meant to be and I’m happy with that. It almost seemed like it was too air tight and couldn’t smoke properly if that makes any since. And yes it did run hotter when I had it in. That was one of the things I didn’t like. It was like day and night with the smoke output as soon as I took it out. Seems like just using a smoke tube and running my temp at 250- 270 seems okay to get about 225 on the grates.
 
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