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Old 01-29-2013, 03:26 PM   #19
Freddy j
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Join Date: 11-22-12
Location: Boston

Originally Posted by BobBrisket View Post
So 275 was with the vent left at the manufacture's setting? By chance did you open it up a bit more to see if it would get hotter? I'm sure it would. As for ambient temp, that's a big factor too.

Here's another situation that crossed my mind. I'm not a Q Comp person. I grill/smoke for friends, neighbors, and my family. Being that chicken is that one category that gives Comp folks the fits, anyone here have a PBS that could justify, etc using in a Comp?

I closely read Patio's write up on his blog about the PBC. From the packaging to the the overall attention to detail that I could get from the pics, it looks to be worth the money. Course, pics are one thing. I'd really like to hear more about the performance and quality from those of you that have purchased one.
From reading your posts, you seem to have all of the same questions that I did. I pulled the trigger and it arrived today. I have a therm on order which I will mount in it and measure the amount of opening and the result in temp.

On the PBC website, I see photos of people making pizza, grilling burgers and chicken wings so that leads me to believe that it can hit some higher temps.

I was very impressed with the packaging and my "first look."
I think that this little bbq pit will gain some momentum the more that people post up on the forum here (especially at the $225 offering price right now)
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