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Pitmaker 48″ Grill-Meister! BBQ Grill Review

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Pitmaker 48 Inch Grillmeister

Pitmaker 48” Grill-Meister! BBQ Grills are residential versions of Pitmaker’s large capacity competition cabinet smokers with a firebox on the bottom and cooking chamber with shelves on top. They are made with 12 gauge virgin steel and have double walled sides and lower bodies for heat retention and even temperature control. Backyard models are mounted on wheels, but may be ordered on a trailer, or as stainless steel built-ins for installation. The large cook box accommodates two slide out grates with plenty of headroom for whole chickens and big butts. Both models have adjustable height fire baskets that may be raised or lowered via a lever outside the firebox that slides into grooves at six positions for a 12 inch vertical range. Adjustable height is particularly desirable on these big cabinet cookers that might, otherwise, lack searing capability. With fire cranked up right under the bottom grate, you should be able to sizzle steaks and burgers effectively or drop it down to go low and slow.

Grill-Meisters feature sliding dampers that run across the bottom with a slide out ash tray right beneath.

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Product Information:

  • Model:
    48" Grill-Meister BBQ Grill
  • Item Price:
    $ 2,595.00
    *Price Subject To Change
  • Made in USA:
  • Review Method:
    Researched it from Afar
    We have researched this product from afar by gathering info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources, with our BS meters on high.
  • Primary Function:
    Grill, Smoker, Combination Grill and Smoker
  • Fuel:
    Charcoal, Logs
  • Primary Capacity:
    1886 square inches
    Extra Large and Commercial (about 93 burgers)

Published On: 2/18/2013 Last Modified: 3/3/2021

  • Max Good,’s Full-Time Grill Tester - Max Good is's Vice President of Product Reviews & Keeper of the Flame and is the world's only full-time reviewer of outdoor cooking equipment including smokers, grills, pizza ovens, griddles, and more.


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