RCAlan wrote:Step 1. Turn your PB grill on and set the temp dial to smoke. If it’s still cold outside, set the P-setting to P3.. If it’s warm outside, set it at P4, factory default. This is very important... The main reason the lid is open during initial startup/preheating is to confirm that the pellets have ignited... You don’t want a flame out during the preheating steps because the lid was closed to soon. 2. You’re going to see a lot of smoke while the lid is open, this is normal. 5-10 mins. 3. Once the pellets have ignited, “the smoke will clear out” and you’ll hear a torchy roar sound and feel heat being produced. 4. Once this is confirmed, “then close the lid” and set the temp dial to 350* degrees for 30 mins... 5. You may see the temp go way past 350* degrees initially... This is normal, it will settle down, stabilize. 6. Once these steps are completed, the actual temp reading on your grill should be at 350* degrees and holding steady. The preheating is now completed and You can now set your grill to whatever temp you desire to bbq. Good luck this weekend and be sure to post some pics of this coming weekends cook..
Waiting for my ribs to finish, BUT....y’all got me worked out! Man it’s stayed in the zone +- 25-40 degrees depending on the cycle. I am very pleased with that. No crazy swings, just the cycle it’s supposed to do. I did the long start and warmup phase and had it on p4 because of cooler temps today.
FWIW and I know people have varying opinions but I had the chimney cover open about 3 fingers width. Seemed to do the trick. I’ll post rib pics later.