Thinking of PBV4PS2, temperature selection question

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Good day everyone. My wife and I are about to get into the smoking world. We are strongly considering the PBV4PS2 from Lowes. I saw some new comments on a youtube video stating that the temperature control has been updated to be 10 degree increments. This comment was about 5 days ago. Does anyone else know about this or have any info? I would much rather have 5-10 degree increments than 25 or 50.
 

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Some of them have been updated. The thing to do is see if they can plug it up in the store and try the dial and see what it does.
 

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No, you would have to send it to them you can't do it yourself. Give them a call I think they have just been sending them out within a week or so.
 

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Just spoke to them...there are currently no updates planned for this model
Good day everyone. My wife and I are about to get into the smoking world. We are strongly considering the PBV4PS2 from Lowes. I saw some new comments on a youtube video stating that the temperature control has been updated to be 10 degree increments. This comment was about 5 days ago. Does anyone else know about this or have any info? I would much rather have 5-10 degree increments than 25 or 50.
 

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Hi all, just purchased mine a few days ago. So mine is in 10 degree increments. Is that the updated firmware, did it used to be 5? Not a big deal, but why get rid of 5 degree increments if so, 225? 275? Perhaps someone knows an answer to this and can explain. Thanks!

-Mike.
 

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I don't find a problem with the temp increments most of my long smoke are at 225 and will monitor meat temp till done but fine tuning would be nice
 

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My new controller that Pit Boss sent me in June has the 10 deg increments. No 275 deg but 270 and 280 deg.....no big deal. I have the PBV4PS2 smoker.
 

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OK, so I'll prolly just set for 5 above my desired temp. to account for periodic temp drops. During my burn in, it seemed to hold temp very well.
 

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Hi all, just purchased mine a few days ago. So mine is in 10 degree increments. Is that the updated firmware, did it used to be 5? Not a big deal, but why get rid of 5 degree increments if so, 225? 275? Perhaps someone knows an answer to this and can explain. Thanks!

-Mike.
it never had 5. It used to be 25. 10 is much better than 25 but man... 5 would be nice as well!
 

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I never closed the loop here. We did get the PBV4PS2 a couple weeks ago, and it did have 10 degree increments on the on-board controller. Pitboss isn't communicating well about that even within their own people it seems. anyway, so far so good after two cooks on it.
 

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Called today and was informed they don't have a replacement controller with 10° increments. Tried to explain to her several different ways that I'm pretty sure they do, she was adamate that the 4 series vertical didn't have an updated controller.

Guess I'll call again on another day and hope to get someone who knows that they do? Frustrating. But I can get by with these increments for now, honestly.
 
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