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.

Jim Bowie Prime Plus

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

    Jim Bowie Prime Plus

    After suffering paralysis by analysis for months, I had an opportunity to lay my hands on one at a store, and they are truly built heavy duty (230lbs of heavy), which surprised me. It also surprised me to find that one had jumped into the back of my truck along with the appropriate accessories. Despite my repeated commands to get out ,it refused. Fortunately, it was on my short list of 3 at my price point/features, so I think/hope I made a good decision/purchase.

    Since I am not a writer like glitchy , I won't be giving an A to Z review. I will say that this model is very heavy duty, and despite the heft of the grill, assembly was pretty easy (just a few WTF moments) for one person to complete. Of course, I am an IKEA ninja level assembly master.

    Given that I only managed the assembly, burn in, and WIFI setup today, I can only say to whomever wrote the WIFI setup instructions in the owner's manual and tutorials in the app that you should die a very slow and painful death.. "to setup the WIFI, it is recommend to reset the WIFI settings to the factory settings and download firmware updates first. In order to reset the unit, unplug, and while holding down the FOOD button, plug the unit back in.." I am still looking for the FOOD button that is clearly shown in the picture, and a whole section of instructions to start and complete the setup. I hate tech writers.

    Tomorrow, I will attempt to calibrate the temperature sensor using the same poorly written instructions and attempt a smoked chicken. Thoughts and prayers for my blood pressure levels would be appreciated.

    PS. If any owners know where the FOOD button is located (or how to reset the WIFI), or have any other tips/tricks I would appreciate a heads up...


    #2
    You sound like an untrained mechanic that was sent to work on one of the Taylor ice cream machines at a McDonald's.

    Glad you got what looks like a solid buy, congrats!!

    Comment


      #3
      Congrats on your new rig! Sorry about the instructions, I’ll talk to my sister about that, but she’s come so far overcoming dyslexia and getting a good job and I’m proud of her anyway.

      Comment


        #4
        The manual available online seems to be correct. Sounds like the manual you got had the instructions for the Davey Crockett rather than the Jim Bowie.

        Click image for larger version

Name:	jimbowie.png
Views:	162
Size:	145.7 KB
ID:	1025888

        Comment


        • tstalafuse
          tstalafuse commented
          Editing a comment
          Thank you. Unfortunately, the owner's manual, and the tutorial have the exact same instructions. You would think they would update those for their highest end model, but at least it is on their website.

        #5
        The food button is also on the older models and is the button used to display probe temp rather than the smoker temp.
        Last edited by JCGrill; May 2, 2021, 06:22 AM.

        Comment


          #6
          Congrats on the new cooker. It looks like you have received the proper help.

          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


          Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

          3 burner gas grill

          The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

          Click here to read ourcompletereview


          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 InfraredZone


          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


          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


          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


          Blackstone Rangetop Combo: Griddle And Deep Fryer In One


          The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, grilled cheese, and so much more. And why deep fry indoors when you can avoid the smell and mess by doing it outside!

          Click here to read our detailed review and to order


          Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

          Green Mountain Grills Trek smoker

          Green Mountain Grills Trek smoker

          Green Mountain’s portable Trek Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it’s also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Trek from your smart phone or laptop.

          Click here to read our detailed review and to order