Recently I decided to purchase the Pit Boss Pro 4 Series Vertical Pellet Smoker. I have been out of the smoker world for quite some time now, but have been itching to get back into it for a while. This is all fed by my obsession with good BBQ.
For many years I owned the Char-Griller Smokin Pro. This was a horizontal smoker that had a side fire box. I enjoyed the BBQ that the smoker produced but I never really cared for all the effort that was required to maintain the temperature in the smoker. It was a lot of work stoking the fire and constantly starting new charcoal.
A few friends had been telling me about the new electric smokers out now days and how they make great BBQ with half the effort. So I started researching electric smokers and landed on pellet smokers rather quickly. They seemed to be pretty easy to run and required very little work to keep them going for hours at a time.
After weeks of research I picked the Pit Boss Vertical Pellet Smoker and purchased it from Lowe’s. I wanted to get it locally and didn’t want to have it delivered and run the risk of it getting damaged during shipping. Plus I wanted to get it right away and go home and start smoking.
Above is what the Pit Boss Vertical Smoker looks like in the box. The box is rather large and weights around 112 pounds so get some assistance when moving it around.
It is recommenced to open the box with the back of the smoker facing down. Then you will be able to open the smoker door and remove all of the parts from the inside of the smoker housing.
First you are going to want to remove the door so it doesn’t get damaged. Once you have removed the door you will now flip it upside down and begin assembling the bottom of the unit. This includes the legs, support panels, support bar, grease tube and tray.
Once the bottom of the unit is assembled you will need to flip it over and have it stand on its legs. From there you can complete the installation by adding on the back handle, chimney, and hopper door handle. Then install the cooking components including the flame tamer, water pan and the cooking grids.
I must say the Pit Boss Vertical Smoker looks really nice much more attractive than the old horizontal smoker I used to have. More articles to follow on how to start up and run the Smoker and of course some recipes.