I bought a carrier from Costco. It is still in the box. My family encourages me to return it, go to Walmart, buy a pit boss, and save $ 300. thanks for the video
Hello Deborah! I started with a porter. It was a good way for me, but Traeger was the only pellet grill I knew about. When my carrier failed after the warranty expired, I looked beyond Traeger. The Austin XL offered the best price for my money. Here’s another video with more horizontal and vertical considerations: ru-tv.org/tv/видео-1ayJQ_9wQis.html Good luck to you, whatever you do. Thanks for commenting.
No PID controller No Thanks.
love my austin xl
Pit Boss is a Canadian company. What do you doubt then?
Can you use brand briquettes in the Pit Boss?
Hello Michael, I’ve used Pit Boss Competition Blend and CookinPellets in mine. Both work great! amzn.to/2GvA4cv
I just got a pitboss. So far, so good. First had trouble getting up, not going up and down, but getting the hang of it. A Treager owner told me Pitboss is drying up the meat worse than Treager. Does anyone have feedback here?
I love my Austin XL, and you can buy two of them for the price of this mini. lol
That’s about right, Paul!
Now it’s been awhile, would you say Traeger or Pit Boss?
Hello Chris, thanks for the demand. As I mentioned in the video (and / or another comparison video), the Austin XL and the LI’l Tex Elite Traeger are two different classes of smoker grills. The Austin XL has a lot more “MORE” and the Li’l Texas Elite is rather simple. Apart from that, the Traeger is more expensive, at least at Amazon. I do not know why. The pit bosses seem to be heavier and more robust. I think they look better and are cheaper. The performance has been good so far. All this gives Pit Boss the advantage in my eyes. In a similar note, watch my video about the Pit Boss Vertical Smoker, because depending on what you’re looking for, you might want to go vertically: ru-tv.org/tv/видео-Py96uYclKvI.html Interesting News: Joe Traeger, Founder of the industry, has joined the creators of Pit Boss: www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pellet-grill-industry-founder-joins-leading-grill-company-300717050.html
Dorks too much, stick with the problems and know what kind of barbecue you have before you record a video. I own a Traeger-Texas, which has now been rebuilt three times. Pit Boss would be a consideration. I had some information he had.
Thank you, Deborah.
I thought he did a great job
+Patrick Sipperly great answer ^ _ ^
I agree, John. I wander around too much and should know my own grill brand and model before I shoot. I also wish I was prettier. I will try to work on these shortcomings. Many Thanks.
I own a Pit Boss Series 7 Vertical Cabinet. Sucks big time! They are garbage! No consistency whatsoever. I’ve had some good cooks, but the money is not worth it. I have better results with a 15 year old Weber kettle.
Sorry to be negative. Just frustrated.
I’m sorry to hear that, Andrew. I only smoked a few beef thighs, followed by salmon. Both were delicious. Hopefully we’ll get luckier with our luck.
I have owned my pit boss for over 3 years. I would stack it against one of the other pellet grills and it would win. It is built like a tank and reliable. There is no smartphone app connected, I do not need one. I like the Sear function and the additional shelf inside. Thanksgiving turkeys are always prized and living in Minnesota means it’s cold outside while the grill does its job. Easy maintenance keeps the problem running smoothly, and proper shutdown steps will not burn the funnel. I have the 700FB, plain, simple, good-tasting food. Enjoy your PitBoss, I know I do it.
I have the Austin XL, he is fantastic. To get the same size, it is twice as expensive. I could not pay twice for a name.
We bought our carrier 2014. In the last 7 weeks we had big problems. Traeger sold us well over $ 200 in new parts that they claim will fix the problem. It does not have The flame continues to go out and the temperature fluctuates around 60 degrees when lit. I will never buy another overpriced product. I would not recommend their grills to anyone.
I am sorry to hear that you had so much sadness with your porter. Hopefully your next smoker grill will make up for that!
I have just bought a pit boss and also got a porter. The only thing I noticed is that the display on the lid is 50 degrees higher than the digital display. My porter had no size on the lid, so I do not know if it was like this.
My lid thickness is usually higher than the digital one. I do not know what to say.
I just got an Austin XL for Christmas (ok, I got it early) and did our Thanksgiving turkey – was great. Now I want to learn how to make beef steaks and roasts. Do you see, to learn from you?
Well, that’s a Merry Christmas! Congratulations! I will work on more videos.
Thanks for the tips and advice! ))
You’re welcome! Thanks for watching and commenting.
Pitboss is undoubtedly better built and outperforms the carrier in almost every category. I cooked any kind of meat .. pizza .. pies .. homemade hot bags .. it is an oven .. grill .. smoker .. will never use charcoal or gas again
I also prefer wood, Jeff!
This pit boss looks bad, I like the Sear feature
Wow, do the same. I bought the Jr Elite over 5 years ago. Not really happy with the build quality of my Treager. I even called after 37 months for a feeding problem and got the generic that your carrier motor has shed the aisles. I knew that was not the problem as I was still able to turn the shaft. I then asked her if the slug itself is 2 pieces and has no idea, but a new one is $ xx. Well, it was 2 pieces, just pressed together without a stitching. I repaired it myself with my welder, but was quite disappointed with the answer I received from the customer service. Since many of these grills come from the same factory in China, I can well imagine that I would have to buy the pit boss and not have to pay to have Treagers paid for another.
I’m sorry to hear from your porter, but hopefully we have a great long-term relationship with our pit bosses!
I’ve seen a review that the color burns off the outside of the grill and then turns to rust. A kind of worry for me. Can someone talk to this?
When my carrier failed for some reason, it overheated and the paint blew on the outside. That’s the only time that happened. Since I keep my pellet grills covered when not in use, there was no rust problem.
I have a pit boss. Biggest waste of money ever. I went out a month after the purchase and the detonator. What a pain in the ass, to start now. have to clean all the time. Should a really nice Weber propane grill and an electric smoker have bought, the money would have saved.
I’m sorry to hear that, Eric. I hope you have taken the guarantee.
I just bought the copperhead smoker. I like the idea of cooking pizza and baking it. Have you or anyone here experimented with the pizza, and if so, what were the results? Has your Puzza tasted apple wood smoke?
I have not made a pizza yet.
I had a carrier for 4 years. No problems and I lost the thermometer cable grommet and they sent it out. I’m not going to start any trouble, but you’ve gone to a generic pit boss by one of the leaders, who is almost 40 years old. I know you were not a dog freak, but having a pit boss in the pits is a bit too early to talk about
+Patrick Sipperly HAHAHA big answer Patric.
Hey Joe, thanks for commenting. On your points: As far as I go from an industry leader, Traeger, to a “generic” pit boss, I do not see that at all. And as you scroll through the comments, you’ll see fans and enemies of each strip. I chose a porter as my first pellet smoker because I did not know anyone else (except the Kamado Egg Grills). The porter has served me well for 3 years, then he gave me problems, so I was looking elsewhere for more features. I thought seriously about Rec Tec and then saw the Pit Boss Austin XL. The features, the price and the reviews have convinced me. Whether a company has existed for 40 years, 30 years or even 5 years is of little importance to me compared to the current state of health of the business and the value of what I now buy from it. As for the pit boss before he left home, you have one point. Maybe too soon. But many people are watching my BBQ videos and I thought I would update me on why I am upgrading. With over 50,000 views and 700 likes, I think it’s a helpful video. My steaks on a Traeger video has over 220,000 views and over 300 likes. Just try to help others who might consider using a pellet grill. Thanks again for watching and commenting!
I own a junior elite for just over a year. Temperature fluctuations are up to 25 degrees or more and are not half illuminated. Traeger sent me a new controller and a temperature sensor and the problem was not resolved. I’ve adjusted the P settings and called the customer service and forwarded it by e-mail as I can count. If it works, it is impeccable. The food is always excellent, but the stove has no reliability. I probably will not buy another carrier.
I also have the smallest Treager, but also two other Treager sizes. My flame went out a few times, but only once did it get really hot, as you say, and that ruined my food. I have solved this problem even on windy days. I take aluminum foil balls and put them in the slots on the barrel (the exhaust). Crush the foil inside and out to prevent it from coming out. Block about 1/3 of the opening in each hole. Does not always go out, gets better smoke, better heat storage, less pellet consumption (I think I could even change a p-number). It is also very important to clean the sensor tip after every cooking process with a dawn or another grease cutter.
Ouch. The food can be fantastic, but the grill has to work properly. I am sorry to hear that you have received a faulty device.
Do you need to use pellets all the time?
Patrick Sipperly Not many, my wife and I like to grill, but it’s mostly us and our son. But we love the smoky taste of smokers and when we have friends and family, sometimes it’s 8-15 people.
We also did it for a while after getting my carrier. Depending on how many people you would like to feed / entertain and what you need for cooking, you might want another grill area that does not require smoke.
Patrick Sipperly already! Thank you for your quick reply. I’ll probably keep my propane grill when I get a pellet
Hey Edwin! Yes, you need wood pellets because they are the fuel of the fire. These are not gas, electric, solar or wind operated. No pellets – no fire – no heat.
. or camp boss. My purchase decision I’ve become more frugal when I retire in 10-12 years. No 1000 dollar grills for me. I was able to shop at Sam’s Club, Costco and big box shops and online. After being obsessed with buying for two weeks, I absolutely wanted a Camp Chef (for the firebox cleaning system) and a search box. Asked about Opticsplanet.com and they had the camp chief Smokepro STX for $ 270 and a search box for $ 180. That would be a great deal for a smaller grill for $ 450, so I ordered the order until I received an email for the shipping cost of $ 110. Waiting order Returned to Walmart.com and my second choice, the Austin XL, for $ 500. I was frustrated with the indecision and went to Walmart to enjoy a couple of BBQ charcoal grill tonight. I saw the Austin XL in the middle of the aisle in the garden area for $ 375 (9-1-18). Sold. I tried the Flame Grill tonight with some burgers to see if I really need a Searbox. I wonder if the flame frying pan will get a cast-iron frying pan hot enough for blackened fish. Otherwise, I will want this Searbox, not that it fits with the chimney in the way of the Austin. Or I convert my Kingsford charcoal grill into a gas-fired sour and wok station.
Sydneybird11 Hey, I’m also in the Phoenix area. I bought a cover for it and it’s under a gazebo so hopefully the summers are a bit friendlier. Thanks for the p settings tips. I was wondering what to change as our winter and summer seasons are so different
Two months later – after 2 months I learned something more about my special barbecue. In the right half it is hotter than in the left. I bought two pizza stones, each covering about half of the grill. The right stone becomes significantly hotter than the left and burns the crust in about 2 minutes without boiling the top. On the left, the pizza cooks in about 8 minutes to 450F. This for a partially thawed, thin crust frozen pizza. So I cook a pizza at any time, mostly on the left and right to cook the crust. Fresh pizza dough pizza is great and cooks in about 4 minutes at 500F. The paint on the front right near the stand burns to dust and leaves bare metal behind. I made the mistake of making the Phoenix sun bake the display for three days for a few hours. Now the display is curved outwards and some of the pixels on the numbers are faint or off. Pit Boss sent me a new controller, but I still have to replace it. The temperature sensor that came with the grill has held about 20 cooks, but now does not display the correct temperature. I have not used the second probe yet. The temperature gauge in the lid shows about 100F more than the display temperature and the internal probe. In the heat of summer (110F) I used a P-number of 6-7 to smoke at about 220F with lots of smoke. Now with temperatures in the 60-70s I use P2-3 to keep 200F and smoke much less as a result. I love this thing and use it about three times a week.
+ Luke T Luke, I made two turkey breasts on the grill for Thanksgiving. Both were placed overnight in salt, cider and apple cider vinegar. Used P2 for three hours (at 60F outside temperature only reached about 180-190 ° F) and ended at 350 ° F until the breast was at 165 ° F and the popper burst open about 1 hour later. Came great! Eat one and put one in the freezer. I bought a meat cutter (Chef’s Choice) and cut the leftovers into thin slices for sandwiches. Love this thing too!
Sydneybird11 sounds like the same story as mine. Found the Pitboss Classic for $ 300 at Walmart. Buy Insta. Thanks to turkey breast and it was so juicy with flavor that it almost tasted of ham. Love this thing!
Many Thanks. Exceeded expectations! The first flame was made up of hickory smoked sausages (about 0.5 lb, about 1 inch thick) for one hour at 220 degrees (P5, P6 was about 190-200 degrees for me today) and then opens the flames for 2-3 minutes per page high. Boy cooked it on the bare cast iron grate (from my charcoal grill) with the flames licking the pies. This thing will burn you more than you will ever want. Family loved the burgers. Bacon burger without bacon. And a bonus, I smell also after a campfire. Tomorrow is tipping. I’ll try to try mesquite or competition mix if I can find something in the morning. Love the ability to dispose of the pellets at will.
Austin XL for $ 375 at Walmart today 9-2-18 End of the season finale; Classic model (smaller) for $ 300 on release. Run, do not wait fast.
Yesterday I got the Austin for $ 200 at Walmart. Looks like they all disappeared in my shop.
Got the XL at Walmart for $ 299.
4617 E Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Which Walmart was that?
Get a real pit. Computer in barbecue pits. That is not right. Lol.
I agree that anyone really proud of real BBQ / Smoke flavor will at least start the cook with a stick burner!
Yes, hopefully you will be back in the race soon!
Yes, computers on crickets do not sound right. Yesterday I just mounted my new Pit Boss 440D. Plug it in, no power, nothing. Backup ok Called her support, which was great. You send me a replacement control board. Hope it does the trick. I was looking forward to autumn grilling / smoking.
Would you like to sell your carrier? I am also in Phoenix. Actually live in QC, but work in downtown Phx.
Cool. Thanks Patrick.
Hey Don, let’s talk. I wanted to keep it as a backup, but we might be able to figure something out. Send me an e-mail: [email protected]
Patrick, I saw a video on RU-tv in which the guy had his pit boss for only a week and hell was burning off the paint from the outer barrel and the drip / slip bowl already in his video rusty began you had problems with you? I love the idea of being able to burn with it, that’s the only downside of one carrier and the other?
Had my austin xl for about a year .. had zero problems with it. It was a great buy. I would take it every day over an overpriced Traeger
Hey Markus! I did not have any of these problems. The reality is that any of these grills can have problems, just like everything else. So my carrier was a champion for 3.5 years. If you want to roast meat, this is one of the few pellet smokers that allows direct grilling. So far, I recommend the pit boss.
Where did you buy it and what did it cost you? I understand that they are several hundred dollars cheaper than the same size of the Traeger barbecue, which I’ve seen.
Check the Walmart shops. Got the XL (9-5-18) at Walmart and had to drive for an hour to get him.
Walmart is the only place I saw this Austin XL. I think I paid about $ 549 plus taxes and then about $ 50 for cover.
I’m sure you saved a lot of money with Pit Boss. Of course you did it! Just as good of a product without the big name tag.
Hey Jim! I think it boils down to what you want, what you’ve heard, what you’ve read, etc., it’s the old Ford debate. Chevy. I’d never heard of porters or pellet smokers in general until that BBQ school I visited a few years back. Traeger is therefore what I started with. Then, after having some experience with a Traeger-Pellet smoker, I thought about other functions that I would have liked. Then I saw an ad for a Pit Boss Austin XL after my porter had stopped working properly, and the extra feature price grabbed my attention. The name flag depends on who you are talking to. There are so many pellet smokers now and most of those I have never heard of or who have no experience. They could be the best deals. I just do not know. So far, this Pit Boss has gotten everything right!
I have a pit boss where my funnel went up in smoke, do not leave them unintentionally and do not go away
Yes, it’s probably good to check it out now and then.
I have a pit boss, it’s great.
After a few years I get ready to retire my old rusty Master Forge charcoal grill and upgrade to a pellet grill, and I want to compare the Pit Boss Austin XL with the Pit Boss Rancher PB700R1. The problem is that there is not much information on the internet that relates to the Rancher.
Hello Lynn. I can not help you much. What I can recommend is to go to Amazon.com: amzn.to/2LDrA73. Look at the ratings of similar models – OR – Go to the questions section, enter this ranch model, and see if anyone has anything to say. I would do that. Good luck!
Aside from the price you paid from The Pit Boss over the Rec Tec, I’m seriously considering buying the Rec Tec myself
Rec Tec came first on my list of replacement grills. The price kept me from buying something right away. Then I saw an ad for the Austin XL – and that same unit. It had everything I was looking for at half the price of Rec Tec. The Austin also has the direct flame function that Rec Tec does not offer in my opinion. So 95% was the price, 5% the direct flame function. Thanks for the question!
I just bought a pit boss. Then cooked three times, hamburgers, steak and fish. No problem. Cooked without reading instructions the first time. Came in order, but READ THE INSTRUCTION!
Amen to this lol.
Yes, these instructions help. Thank you for sharing!
Do you have a video for the first time?
I did not record my first burn, but I refer to it in this video: ru-tv.org/tv/видео-AqNQqkDFsjA.html
You should have gone to a Yoder.
+Patrick Sipperly I had a YS 640 and brother in law had a YS480. Both were sold within two years. They have the same problems as any pellet smoker, but the cabinet is very sturdy. They cook so that there is virtually no smoking taste no matter what you do. In the end, I smoked for three hours at Stockbrenner and moved to Yoder. I called it my outdoor oven. I got an Austin XL at Walmart for $ 479.00, I love it so far! The smoke taste is great! The Pit Boss may only last for three years, but I’ve lost over $ 700.00 on my Yoder in two years. If they were to take some lessons from Pit Boss regarding the ability to actually produce smoke, I’d look at a Yoder again.
I have never heard of Yoder.
Get a Camp Chief Woodwind SG. SG is Slide Grill. There is a knob to expose the flames and can easily close them without moving grids or gripping through the grids. Best barbecue on the market, and you can add a sear box to roast a steak at 900 degrees. Amazing barbecue!
Looks interesting and is about twice as expensive: amzn.to/2JIclUi
Yes, the pit boss is great. It is a wonderful night that I have had for about 3 years. I can not find parts for it anywhere
Sorry you can not find what you are looking for. If I find something else, I pass it on.
Patrick Sipperly I try to find nothing for any part of this pit boss. You have another place that you can order online. I would like to hear it because you tell me that. Nothing to be found
Thanks for commenting. Can you order parts online? pitboss-grills.com/store/#!/Service-Parts-Pit-Boss-Grills/c/12847029
Comments on Autin XL on the 700FB as the first ever pellet grill? I understand price and function differences. Curious if additional features are appreciated and the additional $ 100- $ 150 are worth it for beginners. Thoughts?
I would go with the classic
I actually owned them both. The auger was terminated after about a month in my 700FB. I was ready to move completely away from Pit Boss, but the features of the Austin XL gave me another try. Besides, I really did not find anyone with this problem. Mine must have been a lemon. Anyway, after I brought the Austin home, I can tell you that it doubles the value of the 700, in my opinion. Obviously the size is really nice, but everything on the grill is heavier except for the strength of the grills. In addition, the Austin has three grate sections, which greatly facilitate the opening of the Anbrennplatte during cooking. I also like the look of the side-mounted chimney as opposed to the simple holes in the back of the 700. The funnel is also larger and gives you the glass lens. All 4 legs of the Austin are on wheels, as opposed to only 2 on the 700, making moving on the porch much easier. And you get the side-mounted tray for grilling. I hate the dust of my 700, but in the end it was the best thing that could have happened.
First of all Catherine, thank you for subscribing! I have no experience with the 700FB so I can not answer it. I bet the grills work the same way, so is Austin worth the difference? That depends on how important the functional differences are for you. Here is a video of this 700FB. Maybe you have a different perspective: ru-tv.org/tv/видео-zrDXbbZOkQs.html
The pit boss can do the same thing as the porter. Just happened to me the other day. I was lucky enough to catch it in time before it destroyed my grill
You could be right.
I found out that if the pellets are too dry they would not catch fire in the cup. The previously dried pellets in the cup eventually ignited and released a large flame. Had nothing to do with the smoker himself. I believe what happened to me
Good to know. Many Thanks!
Do you like the pit boss better?
I honestly did not use enough to answer that. But I’ll keep you up to date!
This is a simple infomercial for pitboss trying to discredit Traeger. The symptoms that he claims to have problems are easy to resolve. Interesting how he would take the smallest carrier and compare it to a much larger version of a competitor. An honest comparison of equal size characteristics is what should be done by a reputable person / company.
He has not even opened the grill. He makes some comments on how great the Traegers are, and I suppose the title “upgrade” refers to the upgrade in size and features between his much smaller carrier and a newer, bigger pit boss. It is in no way a comparison side by side and it should not be.
Hey Chris, did we meet? If so, I can not remember it, but you seem to know my intentions. Did you even watch the video? When you’ve done it, you’ll hear that Traegers are great grills and the Lil Tex Elite is especially good when you’re just starting out. In terms of symptoms that are easy to fix, you are probably a better fixer than me. I did not claim to be a Traeger repair professional. However, I have resolved the “symptom” that a larger pellet grill is desired by offering a larger, different grill with features that Traeger does not offer. This video and my others mention the fact that this is not a comparison of apples to apples, just the reasons for an upgrade (emphasis on the word “upgrade” is not equivalent). I appreciate your contributions, but may I ask you to doubt this complete stranger? I do not work for Pit Boss or Traeger and can not get compensation for the production of this video. Many Thanks.
Ok, I see, there is a comment about the fluctuating temperature. I have a pit boss myself and yes, I’ve noticed that the temperature fluctuates when the author feeds pellets, but what happens when you add a log to a fire? It is fluctuating right? This is the same, some people think that just because you use a pellet grill, it works like magic. Although it’s easier to cook on, you still have to pay attention to things like P-settings, how to adjust your stack and of course the weather affects the heat output. This is a real fire with real wood. I have prepared so many meals in myself and the results have always been great. Hope that helps.
Yes, there will be temperature fluctuations. So far, the pit boss seems to me to have more even temperatures compared to my carrier. We will continue our tests.
Own a pit boss. Love it!
Good to hear. Cooked last night and everything was fine!
You need to keep the firebox clean on your carrier. I do this regularly, after refilling. They sell options like second-layer subjects, not a big deal. Also Traeger has low prices for replacement parts. Just saying!
Bill Washburn, because all the Chinese are now lol.
Good to know, Bill. Many Thanks!
Thank you for your video. I have a porter and my experience is the same as yours. My flame has gone out about 4 times and every time we have guests. I am ready to replace it. By the way, changing the P setting did not do anything for me.
You’re welcome, James. I hate not trusting that my smoker will not go out. I used my pit boss only once, but I will do it again later. We will see how things are going. I hope you have gone to my channel so I can keep everyone up to date. Many Thanks!
Adjust the P-setting of your harness to prevent the fire from extinguishing. Then buy yourself a PIT BARREL COOKER!
What the hell is the P setting on a Traeger grill? Many Thanks
Wow, I’m just learning about this P setting. The technical support did not say anything when I called. Thank you for mentioning it!
It was informal .. It only took too long to get to the point ..
Thanks for letting me know, Jason!
I have my pit boss right now. It is wonderful !
Good to hear, Dusty Roop!
both suck big garbage and look at one (yoda ys 480) made in usa.
You know, Bryan, there are so many pellet barbecue manufacturers now. I have never heard of Yoda. It might be best, but these other guys are better marketers. So far, so good with my pit boss. If Yoda wants to send me one of their grills, I’ll check it! Thanks for commenting.
Do not buy a pit boss, bad service
I often talk to people in the clinic about smokers and smoking meat. Just had a patient a little problem and he had the same experience. They quickly sent him a new part and enjoyed his smoker. I just went to HEB and found a close example to my smoker and was cheap with thin punching steel. I’m happy with my Just make sure I buy high quality pellets
Dallas Andrews speaks as if he was made in China. Haha “I’ll tell you 6 or 5 times, no work here, no good traeger.”
I can prove that you can not spell LOL
Exactly. My Pit Boss Sux and I called the customer service twice during operating hours and had to leave a message. They told me that my p-setting is the reason why my temperature fluctuates up to 100 degrees. It is not the solution. Grill is garbage
I have been waiting more than 1 mouth for my warranty parts and have still not received. Called many times and did not try to talk well with the management. This company is not good. Do not bother with your customers. This grill is made in China. Support Made in the USA Not the cheap crap from China
Country of origin? I was sad to learn Traegers, and I think Rec Tec is made in China. I would buy soon and try to do some research. The ability to burn is important to me. Please let us know how you like it.
The corporate headquarters are located in Phoenix, AZ. The service center in Salem, OR. Here’s more I’ve found: Pit Boss Grills is owned by Dansons, the same company that makes the popular Louisiana Pellet Smokers. They are headquartered in Alberta, Canada, with US sales in Minnesota. Louisiana was next to Traeger one of the first market participants in the market for pellet smokers. I will keep you informed and more barbecues!
Why the Pit Boss over the Rectec?
Great, Erik! I hope it is good for you.
I want to get ahead and grab an Austin XL last week. Thank you for uploading this video. Try a brisket this weekend.
Big question, Paul. Two things moved me to the Pit Boss and especially to the Austin XL. First, the ability of the direct flame to consume meat. Second, the price. I got that from Wal-Mart for about $ 500. Similar models from Rec Tec and others are much more expensive.
Everything is better than a porter. But a pitboss? NO. LOL. Should have gone with Camp Chef
Pit Boss Grills (Dansons, USA) proudly announces that Joe Traeger, founder of Pellet Grill, has joined the Thiessen family in Dansons to expand Pit Boss’ brand and product portfolio. Could be good news, the original Treagers were actually pretty good, once they’re sold out, it goes downhill.
Reading comprehension, I tried to find this in the manual until I read what you pointed out. Do not use during the winter months and assume that it works well in warmer temperatures (spring, summer). I just bought one after all the friends who swarmed with them, looked at them all in action and as they have done over a couple of years, Traeger, Pitboss, Camp Cook and Green Mountain 9.5 on comparable models (really wash up) Treager and Pitt Boss (what it’s all about) are almost exactly the same, and the Pit Boss is usually about $ 100 cheaper for the corresponding models. Side by side (several large box stores sell both), I see pretty much no difference between the metal hole (the actual cooker), the snail, etc. and as I said .. the pit boss is much more stable on the legs (again, not all models I have I looked at the models for 400 to 1000 dollars). More interested in how it cooks, then brand. Whatever you buy, enjoy it! Oh and thanks for the video.
This means that it is intended for grilling in 2-3 seasons (spring / summer / autumn). warm weather. Since it is a single barrel construction, its use in harsh winters is not recommended. It will work, but keeping the pace can be a problem.