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MasterBuilt Finally Updates The Gravity Series With New Parts + New Masterbuilt Lump

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  • zero_credit
    Club Member
    • Mar 2020
    • 904
    • Near Chicago, IL
    • Current Pride and Joy:

      Masterbuilt Gravity 560

      Joule

      Old (sold) Loves:

      PBC
      Weber 22" Premium

      Thermometers:

      Inkbird
      Thermoworks POP

      Preferred Charcoal:

      B&B Charlogs/B&B Lump

    MasterBuilt Finally Updates The Gravity Series With New Parts + New Masterbuilt Lump

    https://www.masterbuilt.com/pages/faq#gravity-series

    Masterbuilt has listened to Gravity Series user feedback and our design and engineering teams have made the following updates: updated lid/door switches for durability, porcelain coated middle and upper charcoal hopper, and a re-designed charcoal grate for less charcoal fall through. These new changes have been implemented in the Gravity Series 800 Griddle and will be included for the 560 & 1050 models arriving in 2021. For those wishing to upgrade, we will have all parts available for purchase on our website in 2021.

    I've emailed them to find out the listings for the part numbers, as it's not super obvious on the website.

    Also, they have introduced new lump charcoal which may be sized better for the hopper. I mentioned in another thread that a full hopper of Royal Oak lump and B&B lump only lasted 8 hours each, so when I have used up my existing charcoal I will give this a shot and report back.

    https://www.masterbuilt.com/products...harcoal-2-pack

    It will last up to 15 hours in the Gravity Series™ 560, up to 12 hours in the Gravity Series™ 800, and up to 8 hours in the Gravity Series™ 1050 depending on temperature.

    We do our very best to provide a high-quality mix of different sized lump charcoal. The size should range from 2-6 inches as to best fit in the Gravity Series™ hopper.
  • zero_credit
    Club Member
    • Mar 2020
    • 904
    • Near Chicago, IL
    • Current Pride and Joy:

      Masterbuilt Gravity 560

      Joule

      Old (sold) Loves:

      PBC
      Weber 22" Premium

      Thermometers:

      Inkbird
      Thermoworks POP

      Preferred Charcoal:

      B&B Charlogs/B&B Lump

    #2
    Huskee Maybe enough for an updated review?!?

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    • tdimond
      tdimond commented
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      I'm interested now that they appear to have addressed QA issues.

    • Bkhuna
      Bkhuna commented
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      tdimond I'm surprised their QA didn't suggest that people make their own charcoal since you pretty much have to jerry-rig their smokers to get them to function.
  • Huskee
    Administrator
    • May 2014
    • 15812
    • central MI, USA
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      Smokers / Grills
      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
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    #3
    Always a possibility!

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    • Max Good
      AmazingRibs.com's Keeper of the Flame
      • Jun 2014
      • 932
      • Max Good

      #4
      Great news! Husk and I will look into this.

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      • Polarbear777
        Club Member
        • Sep 2016
        • 1975

        #5
        B&B briqs will run 11 hrs at 225F in the 1050. I've run lump, it's less dense overall so I won't bother again.

        Doesn't sound like anything they changed will change performance. Would be nice to get newer switches/parts if they retrofit.

        ​​​​​​https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...sts#post862733
        Last edited by Polarbear777; March 22, 2021, 11:43 AM.

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        • rickgregory
          Founding Member
          • Aug 2014
          • 1307
          • Seattle, WA

          #6
          Max Good and Huskee - love to see a first look review of this revision in time for summer. Maybe a Pit only take initially (since I know your full reviews can take some time and you likely have other stuff in the pipeline)

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          • zero_credit
            Club Member
            • Mar 2020
            • 904
            • Near Chicago, IL
            • Current Pride and Joy:

              Masterbuilt Gravity 560

              Joule

              Old (sold) Loves:

              PBC
              Weber 22" Premium

              Thermometers:

              Inkbird
              Thermoworks POP

              Preferred Charcoal:

              B&B Charlogs/B&B Lump

            #7
            Well, Masterbuilt wrote back in one day (holy cow!).

            They will not send out upgraded parts under the warranty unless the original parts have failed. I know some people have gotten parts for free when they asked in the past, but I guess I am not that lucky. I will take my one day turnaround as super lucky.

            Masterbuilt also said they are not selling the upgraded parts individually yet as they don't have them in stock, but they are shipping them on new units.







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            • zero_credit
              zero_credit commented
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              I've asked them for the best way to track when the new parts will be available...

            • grillinglousiana
              grillinglousiana commented
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              I added the grate mod by nathan...this item completely stoped any charcoal fall thru..i do burn lump..fogo or b&b..the one thing ive found is that after a cook you do need before you light it next time to really shake the charcoal grate to make sure all burt ash falls out..ive even had to push a screw driver if i did not do this to lossen up the ash or it will take forever to light...i have posted pictures of the use of mods by nathan and luke...

            • grillinglousiana
              grillinglousiana commented
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              i just looked the new parts up...seems as if they are sold out,of switches and the charcoal grate..the new charcoal grate is a lot like the one nathan is selling
          • Polarbear777
            Club Member
            • Sep 2016
            • 1975

            #8
            Since I’ve done 100+ cooks on mine they should send me one to test. ;-)

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            • DavidNorcross
              Club Member
              • Nov 2017
              • 2661
              • Virginia
              • SNS Kamado
                Weber Summit S-670
                Camp Chef FTG 600
                Camp Chef Escape

                Old Hickory Knives
                More Cast Iron than I care to admit

              #9
              This is all good news. This cooker has alot of potential. I really believe that others are soon going to come out with some competition as well.

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            • Polarbear777
              Club Member
              • Sep 2016
              • 1975

              #10
              Click image for larger version

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ID:	1044866 Well I may be done with the Masterbuilt. I mean, it can’t even stand up to gravity….

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              • RonB
                RonB commented
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                I'd send this photo to Masterbuilt and ask if it's covered under warranty.

              • DavidNorcross
                DavidNorcross commented
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                Sorry....

              • Polarbear777
                Polarbear777 commented
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                Solid black walnut.
            • zero_credit
              Club Member
              • Mar 2020
              • 904
              • Near Chicago, IL
              • Current Pride and Joy:

                Masterbuilt Gravity 560

                Joule

                Old (sold) Loves:

                PBC
                Weber 22" Premium

                Thermometers:

                Inkbird
                Thermoworks POP

                Preferred Charcoal:

                B&B Charlogs/B&B Lump

              #11
              FWIW, I got tired of waiting for the other parts to show up on the website, so I ordered the new charcoal grate. It arrived today, so I'll get up some comparison pics when I install it.

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