Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

MCS Strikes Again

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    MCS Strikes Again

    I've been following all of the Masterbuilt 560/1050 discussions here with a bit of envy. Yesterday I happened to look at my Air Canada Aeroplan account and noticed that I could get a 560 using nothing but points. Since I have well north of 500K points and I'm in no rush to travel for a while, I pulled the trigger. Can't wait to get it! I'm going to sell my Traeger PRO34 to make room for it. :-) Whoo hoo!

    #2
    Go for the bigger one ,,,,,,,,
    ( fuel the desire )

    Comment


    • pkadare
      pkadare commented
      Editing a comment
      I would have but they only offer the 560.

    #3
    Mow you have stirred the Pit with MCS!

    Comment


      #4
      I bet it will be contagious...

      And congrats!

      Comment


        #5
        I am checking my points availability now......

        Comment


          #6
          Originally posted by pkadare View Post
          I've been following all of the Masterbuilt 560/1050 discussions here with a bit of envy. Yesterday I happened to look at my Air Canada Aeroplan account and noticed that I could get a 560 using nothing but points. Since I have well north of 500K points and I'm in no rush to travel for a while, I pulled the trigger. Can't wait to get it! I'm going to sell my Traeger PRO34 to make room for it. :-) Whoo hoo!
          i can tell you first hand that 560 will cook

          Comment


            #7
            I looked at the new 560/1050 at Academy yesterday..they both had the new switches/and firebox grate..the firebox itself looks improved..did not notice any other changes..
            on mine ive made almost every mod one can do..this pit is absolutely a great cooker..

            Comment


              #8
              Congrats, I have no doubt you'll enjoy it. It's a fun cooker and the food is top notch. I recommend picking up some Fatwood sticks, they work perfect to light it as shown in my review.

              Comment


              • pkadare
                pkadare commented
                Editing a comment
                I saw a video of a guy using a paper towel with some veg oil. Seemed to work great.

              • IFindZeroBadCooks
                IFindZeroBadCooks commented
                Editing a comment
                These ones also fit perfectly.

                Rutland 50B Safe Lite Fire Starter Squares, 144 Squares https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00138MO16

              #9
              Nice. If I am right, you should get the one with the upgraded parts so that will be very interesting. Would like to hear your thoughts for sure.

              Comment


              • pkadare
                pkadare commented
                Editing a comment
                I'll let you know and report on it.

              #10
              Very nice, I look forward to seeing your cooks and your opinion how the cooker works for you.

              Comment


                #11
                Congratulations! Enjoy your New Cooker!

                Comment


                  #12
                  I wonder if you caught it from me? Congratulations!

                  Comment


                    #13
                    You've got a lot of fun in store. You must feel like a kid at Christmas. Enjoy!

                    Kathryn

                    Comment


                    • pkadare
                      pkadare commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Thanks Kathryn! That's exactly how I feel. I can't wait for it to arrive. Managed to sell the Traeger for $500 between 4:00 am when the sale posts went up on FB and Kijiji and 5:00 am when it sold. I've even got two interested buyers lined up in case the first one falls through. :-)

                    • fzxdoc
                      fzxdoc commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Sounds like kismet. Buh-bye Traeger.

                      Kathryn

                    #14
                    Are sure, sale you Traeger? Wow, that must be one great cooker.
                    Happy Grilling to you and long live BBQ.

                    Comment


                    • pkadare
                      pkadare commented
                      Editing a comment
                      To be honest, the Traeger rarely gets used. I also have a PBC, a Big Steel Key, a Napoleon Prestige Pro 500, a Napoleon kettle, and a Blackstone Combo. While the Traeger worked just fine, like a lot of others, I find the smoke profile to be just too light. The Masterbuilt Gravity series work just like a pellet pooper but you get the benefits of using charcoal, real wood, and since it can get north of 700*F, real searing ability. Now that they've fixed what seem to be the 3 main problems...

                    • pkadare
                      pkadare commented
                      Editing a comment
                      crappy door open detection switches, gaps too big in the tray that holds the burning fuel, and early wear on the hopper (porcelain coated now) this is looking to be exactly what I wanted the Traeger to be.

                    #15
                    Congratulations. Make sure you share some pics!

                    Comment

                    Announcement

                    Collapse
                    No announcement yet.
                    Working...
                    X
                    false
                    0
                    Guest
                    500
                    ["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
                    false
                    false
                    {"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
                    Yes
                    Rubs Promo

                    Spotlight

                    These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

                    These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

                    Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

                    A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs


                    Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

                    Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

                    The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. We gave Spark a Platinum Medal for pushing the envelope of product capability while maintaining high standards of design and workmanship.

                    Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review


                    Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


                    Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

                    Click here to read our detailed review and to order


                    GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared†Zone


                    GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

                    Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


                    Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker


                    This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.

                    Click here to read our detailed review


                    Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

                    Fireboard Labs Product Photo Shoot. Kansas City Commercial Portrait and Wedding Photographers ©Kevin Ashley Photography

                    With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
                    Click here to read our detailed†review


                    The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy


                    The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

                    Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


                    The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One


                    The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

                    Click here to read our†complete review