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Offline hd002

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Re: Pit Boss 700 or Camp Chef SE
« Reply #59 on: September 30, 2017, 10:23:07 AM »
Honestly haven't paid too much attention to temp in smoke mode. I just decide how much time I want in smoke mode or at 200. If i am going to be in smoking at 200  I might just tweak the P setting to 6 to get more time between auger turns. I guess if its working correctly a change  to P2 it should not drop temp as low as it is on P4.

For grilling it works great , chicken at 325, reverse sear method for steaks, and burgers just crank up to over 400 and use combination of open and close lid.  It gets really hot and dont leave it unattended if you are changing temp dial or opening closing the lid.


I was also a little thrown off at the texture(convection) compared to wood/charcoal , I think with long smokes and even baby backs you must wrap ie..Texas Crutch them for up to an hr during your cook to get a little more tenderness/moisture.


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Re: Pit Boss 700 or Camp Chef SE
« Reply #60 on: September 30, 2017, 03:27:16 PM »
For grilling, you slide the little tray on the grease deflector which exposes the flame from the fire-pot.

Large temp swings are programmed in for more smoke at lower temps......aint saying it is right, aint saying it is wrong...am saying the Pit Boss line up of grills smoke very nicely.
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Re: Pit Boss 700 or Camp Chef SE
« Reply #61 on: September 30, 2017, 03:42:29 PM »
Dang ,how did I forget that  ???, its my favorite feature.  Slide that baby over when you want that good sear on the steaks!

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Re: Pit Boss 700 or Camp Chef SE
« Reply #62 on: November 26, 2017, 08:14:01 PM »
Today was about 40 degrees 10mph wind. I put these at 225 on Pit Boss for 2 hrs and then into Graniteware turkey roaster  for another 3.5hrs around 275 .Results were great , probably do beef ribs with this method from now on.





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Re: Pit Boss 700 or Camp Chef SE
« Reply #63 on: November 26, 2017, 08:20:46 PM »
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Re: Pit Boss 700 or Camp Chef SE
« Reply #64 on: November 26, 2017, 09:15:25 PM »
How would you compare this grill with the Green Mountain Daniel Boone?
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Re: Pit Boss 700 or Camp Chef SE
« Reply #65 on: November 26, 2017, 11:34:12 PM »
No flame diffuser and the the flavor plate in pic is concave arch with a slidable plate which exposes the slots for flame if needed on Pit Boss. Whatever its doing it works, whether smoking or grilling. Also the temp controller allows for large swings in temp , mine is usually in a 20 degree window but sometimes more . Not an issue for me but could be a dealbreaker depending on the Cook.



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Re: Pit Boss 700 or Camp Chef SE
« Reply #66 on: November 27, 2017, 09:23:28 AM »
The Pit Boss controller is set up for the larger temp swings. This way more smoke is produced. Both Green Mountain and Pit Boss and Camp Chef are out to get a pc of Traegers business.

The flame broiler on the Pit Boss is a lot of fun and can really sear a steak.
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