Won’t stay at 225

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First cook on my new 700FB and trying to smoke a pork butt at 225. The smoker holds at 250 when set at 225. When I drop the dial to 200 the smoker drops down to 200/210. Temperatures are consistent on both Pit Boss gauges and the oven gauge I Purchased separately and placed inside the smoker.
 
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UPDATE! The smoker is set at 200 and is holding at 215.
So if it’s set at 225 it holds at 250
at 200 it holds at 215
 
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I called and only option was a call back that never happened. Maybe tomorrow they will call me.
I’m still happy!
The huge fluctuations stopped but it did still range from 220-260 the whole cook I had set at 225.
The pork butt came out great using Pit Boss competition pellets, sweet rib rub, followed by chophouse steak rub. I also did an apple juice injection the night before. I foiled it after 4 hours around 150* with a apple juice barbecue sauce mixture.
 

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Best bet is to call early in the day. If you don't get a call back keep calling they will eventually call back but they are short staffed due to covid.
 

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First cook on my new 700FB and trying to smoke a pork butt at 225. The smoker holds at 250 when set at 225. When I drop the dial to 200 the smoker drops down to 200/210. Temperatures are consistent on both Pit Boss gauges and the oven gauge I Purchased separately and placed inside the smoker.
My 800 was pretty much the same way the first couple cooks I had on it. Huge temperature swings but by the fifth smoke it has settled down to a moderate ten degree swing either way and I can live with that. As for the temperature setting .. I found that if I set the dial one stop below my preferred temperature setting it actually holds the temperature close to what I was looking for.
 

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I have the lexington -cheaper version

My temps if set at 300 I can hold at 260
Set at 250 down to 215 220

The temp on lid is accurate to my wireless temp gauge-the controller is inaccurate

I work around the temps by just adjusting the controller and going form there

Overall still ok with my first foray into pellet smoking-If I stay with it eventually will move up quality
 

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there is something wrong with your RTD probe or your controller is not functioning correctly. 225 should not even get you over 300 so I suggest you get a hold of Pit Boss.

Like Mike said early morning is the best time to get a hold of them.
 

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