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  1. W

    Pellet overload -PitBoss

    The heating elements on these pit boss smokers must burn out easily, Starts out working just fine, After an hour, heat stops and the augger fills the pit full of pellets? Anyone having same experience?
  2. Rmartinez2

    Another Turkey Thread

    Hey everyone I know there's going to be and are a bunch of these but, well, I like to share. I had a 10# and a 12# bird which I brined for 15 hours each. My brine consisted of salt, sugar, thyme, rosemary, onion etc. I used the briner bucket which is awesome. One bird brined in the spices with...
  3. L

    Pitboss 820 Issues(hot rod or electrical)

    I've got a Pitboss 820 i bought from lowes a few months back, we used it a few times with great results but after the fourth or so time, the device stopped heating. I did some research and settled on the hotrod not working. Ordered a new one and swapped it out. After which, it still did not heat...
  4. thebattman

    Masterbuilt dying - Help me decide next smoker:

    My Masterbuilt MES140S is beginning to show signs of problems (almost 2 years old). Rust around case where door gasket meets case, and randomly quits heating to a temp above 200 degrees. So I've been looking at options for a new smoker (Won't buy another Masterbuilt), and I think I've narrowed...
  5. kilo charlie

    Vampire Pork

    Since I was already firing up the smoker for pulled pork I figured I'd try a new experiment that I'll call Vampire Pork just because I can. Started with a 50/50 mix of coarse ground black pepper and smoked Kosher salt and a whole mess of garlic cloves. (For easier "peeling" of all those cloves...
  6. itscmacyo

    Pit Boss Austin Xl

    Hey ther . I just got myself a Austin XL. Just wondering if someone can help me out. Should I use the hood thermometer gauge or should I use the actual temp on the controller. I have a grill thermometer in there too. All 3 are giving different temp .
  7. S

    Pit Boss - over-smoked jerkey?

    i have a PitBoss series 5. I made a batch of jerky using Bear’s method (long drying process with small increases in temp). However because even the lowest temp produces smoke it resulted in an over-smoked taste (but excellent texture). How do I reduce the smoke flavour? Do I just empty the...
  8. ewsouth

    Grilled Whole Red Snapper Recipes?

    Hi All! New here to the SMF and love it! I rock a Pit Boss 1100 Pro Series, and today i picked up two whole fresh Red Snapper from the Fabian Seafood truck....now any good recipes that anyone uses on whole grilled fish? I've done Salmon but not Snapper yet. Cheers! Eric
  9. Rmartinez2

    Smoked Chuck Pot Roast

    Hello Friends, Yesterday I tried something a little different. I saw a pretty inexpensive chuck roast at the store and was planning to slice it but then wondered "would a smoked pot roast taste good?" I'm sure its been done multiple times but mind you this was an original thought in my world...
  10. masssmoke

    Trying some short rib on the Pit Boss today

    Going to go with short rib today, working around some light rain here in MA. These ribs were $$ to say the least but I wanted to give them a try. Marinated over night in some Worcestershire and a bit of Italian dressing. Then rubbed up with Rub Some Burger and on to the smoker... Gonna run...
  11. Rmartinez2

    Thick Cut Ribeyes. Smoked and Seared.

    Hey everyone It's been a while since I post but I've definitely been putting in some cooks. Today I was at the store and saw some ribeye roasts in the case so I grabbed a good piece with 2 bones. I messed up and didn't take a pic of it before I cut it into some thick steaks. However I did grab...
  12. Rmartinez2

    Full Grill Quick Help

    Hey everyone, Today i will be making 8 racks of ribs. I've got 4 on the top rack and 4 on the main rack. Im running at 250* and my grill display says 250 (+/- the usual). My thermometers are reading way way lower at around 160 to 180*. There's hardly room for the thermometers and I'm guessing...
  13. B

    Pit Boss Copperhead ErL error code?

    I can't seem to find any information on this error code. It's not listed in the manual. I do have an email out to Pit Boss service but they are slow to respond. Anyone seen this before and know what it means?
  14. Rmartinez2

    Hot spot

    Hey everyone, I've been using my grill a lot since I got it and it seems no matter what my center and right side run insanely hot. If I'm at 225 the center and right will hot around 280 to 290. The left side seems to stay within 10 degrees or so of the display. Im using wireless meat...
  15. Rmartinez2

    2nd attempt at Ribs

    Alright so here's my 2nd attempt at making some ribs. One baby back and the other a full spare. For one I used another rub I concocted and the other is one a member of this forum was kind enough to share (thanks jbellard). I smoked them at 225 for 3 hours then wrapped them. When I wrapped I put...
  16. Rmartinez2

    Heat Glove suggestions

    I'm looking for some decent heat resistant gloves. I have a pair that are just way too bulky so i cant really maneuver much with them. They almost look like gloves made out of fireman gear or slippery rubber. I see a lot of videos where people are using what look like your typical winter/snow...
  17. Rmartinez2

    Smoked Turkey

    Hey everyone today i'll be putting a small turkey in a brine to smoke for tomorrow. I had a couple of questions on the cook, specifically the placement. I have a resting rack that sits on a cookie sheet/pan. Would it take away from the smoke if i were to put the turkey in the grill on that...
  18. Rmartinez2

    Whole Spare ribs

    Hey friends! Tonight i picked up some hickory pellets and decided i wanted to do some pork ribs. I found some decent spare ribs and i was about to start trimming them down and remove the breast plate and all that... i said why dont i do this old school and leave it all on. now my question here...
  19. Rmartinez2

    Burger flare up

    Hey all... As some may know I recently got a pit boss pro series 1100 not sure that will matter much as I feel it may just happen on any pellet grill. Tonight I tried some 80/20 burgers. I made the patties about 1 in thick and the size was pretty decent in diameter, enough to fit well on the bun...
  20. chapper

    Pellet Grill Advice

    I’m looking to purchase a pellet grill due to frustration with temperature swings on my Masterbuilt propane smoker. I’ve done a lot of modifications to the smoker that were suggested in various forums to help with temp swings; however, I still feel like I have to constantly babysit the smoker...
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