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The firebox is half inch plate, the fuel column and ash drawer are quarter inch stock, and the firebox grate is half inch rebar. If you own one of these.. check the bottom of the hopper. Too bad cause it was working pretty damn good. Just not made of good metal where the fire for the coals is. I built a gravity fed smoker 2 years ago. That is..... disturbing, for at least a couple of different reasons. It’s not fire brick. Now I'm watching everyone rave about the new larger one, when the hopper is built the exact same way. Related Manuals for Masterbuilt GRAVITY 560 Series. Looks like soft house insulation and on other forums people are saying they are getting insulation in their ash box which means in their food. Cool. Press J to jump to the feed. Do not add hopper lid handle until step 21. But let's build this POS in china and use Chinese "stainless" steel for the hot area of the hopper.. Style: Gravity Series 560 With the Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker by Master built, you can smoke, grill, sear, bake, roast and so much more. And even with the cavity around the firebox full of rock wool insulation, it still gets hot enough that most paint will flake, and hot enough to give you a nasty burn in short order. The rest of the smoker stays pretty cool (2" wall cavities with rock wool board insulation.). I hear ya.. but who with atleast half a working brain would want a charcoal fire next to exposed insulation not matter what grade it is or even if NASA installed it. It will disintegrate as the charcoal rubs against it going down the hopper. Sorry for the long post on an old thread but this is incase other people are researching it. Set the temperature on the digital control panel or your smart device and the Digital Fan maintains the desired cooking temperature. You can see the hole and where the styrofoam insulation is. should be much heavier steel, but if it's corroded through already, there's something wrong. With the Gravity Series™ 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker by Masterbuilt, you can smoke, grill, sear, bake, roast and so much more. And using styrofoam as insulation?? This going back to home depot today and will think twice before buying something with the masterbuilt name again. Masterbuilt 560.. bought on March 17th, the bottom of the hopper where the flame would be, basically the metal is meant for the heat and went right through it.. found this today while cleaning and vacuuming it.. if you have one of these, check the bottom of the hopper for metal fatigue from the heat : smoking 202k members in the smoking community. Right.. i honestly think i only had 7-10 cooks on it.. and just 3 weeks of ownership. Was actually shocked about the thickness of the metal at the bottom of the hopper.. the charcoal grate which holds the burning coals is roughly 3x the thickness of the wall around the flame... so why wouldn't Masterbuilt just beef up the flame area of the hopper??? I returned the grill. Masterbuilt claims the metal is just there to hold the fire brick in place during transportation. Well I touched that fire brick.. either way.. the quality of the gauge of metal in a hot spot isnt up to standard. I have been wondering about the construction of this smoker, and just how economical it got. The grill worked great.. my wife was the one that said "this is too good to be true for 499$". Masterbuilt lied when they responded to the emails that everyone is circulating online. A place to discuss techniques, tips, recipes, and pictures of smoking meats, vegetables, fruits, or anything else consumable. All I can say is it's a great idea... the grill worked great!!! No need to apologize for ranting. I'd suspect that they're also worried about the potential liability for themselves as well the manufacturer. With the Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill plus Smoker by Masterbuilt, you can smoke, grill, sear, bake, roast and so much more. I used it one and already had some burn through and I’m fucking pissed. It’s fire brick. The GravityFed™ charcoal hopper holds over 12 hours of charcoal and gravity ensures you have constant fuel to the fire. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Little do we know.. its built like shit, and sooner or later people will be pissed that their purchase turned out to be junk. There is a new youtube video showing the insulation and it literally disintegrated when he touched it. That volume (firebox?) (Edit:) I should say, hot enough around the firebox. I'd really hope that it's all high heat insulation, and that styrofoam would only be used in shipping. Did you contact masterbuilt? They don’t use styrofoam. With the Gravity Series™ 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker by Masterbuilt, you can smoke, grill, sear, bake, roast and so much more. Not being an ass but I dont buy the metal is there for shipping.. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Page 9 Assembly Remove bottom tray and all components from inside of grill before beginning assembly Keep hopper lid closed and latched for remainder of assembly. Sorry for the rant... but man I am pissed about this thing since it was only purchased on 17MAR and its first use was 18MAR.

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