This thing is QUICK!

FishSauce

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New 590 owner as of last week, this thing heats up faster than my propane grill! Insanely impressed with the speed it heats up to and how high it gets. I've cooked chicken thighs, wings, steak, and crab. Today I decided to make lunch and grill up some hot dogs for the kids, they like their hotdogs with some char so I turned it up to full after smoking them at 200 for 30 mins and this thing got to 560 before I backed it off 'full'.

What's the normal 'full' temp you are all getting? Mine was just delivered a week ago and it came with the 3rpm motor and cast iron heat deflector.

I am curious how how I can get this but I don't want to damage anything since it's so new. I've also noticed that my temperature seems to swing much more than many of you guys say (+/- 5 degrees). I've set mine for 250 and had it go up to 292 for a few minutes before cooling down back to 250. Is this normal?
 

Pacman

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Enjoy the new toy/tool. It's likely that you peeked at your food, particularly something like hot dogs, and the grill detected a significant temperature drop and cranked up the pellet feed. If I'm screwing around with my cook like wrapping a brisket or something and neglect to close the lid while I'm messing around, a short term temperature spike is almost guaranteed. For better or worse, these things have a brain and sometimes they try to think too hard.
 

FishSauce

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  1. Stampede
Enjoy the new toy/tool. It's likely that you peeked at your food, particularly something like hot dogs, and the grill detected a significant temperature drop and cranked up the pellet feed. If I'm screwing around with my cook like wrapping a brisket or something and neglect to close the lid while I'm messing around, a short term temperature spike is almost guaranteed. For better or worse, these things have a brain and sometimes they try to think too hard.
Yep! I was definitely peeking. Is there a good way around avoiding these spikes when checking, moving, or basting foods?
 

MOSmoke

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Yep! I was definitely peeking. Is there a good way around avoiding these spikes when checking, moving, or basting foods?
The general rule is “If you’re looking you’re not cooking,” but understandably you have to open the lid on occasion. I had a difficult time myself just relaxing and letting the machine do it’s thing, but I’ve gotten a lot more patient with time. I don’t think there’s any way to avoid the temperature spikes. My advice is to be strategic about opening the lid - have everything there at the ready so it’s not open longer than necessary. It will come to you the more you use your new toy!
 

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