The Pit Boss pellet grill makes it easy to cook, grill, or smoke right from the comfort of your backyard. If you’ve never used a pellet grill before, you may be wondering “what is the MPC on Pit Boss and how accurate is it?”
Pit Boss MPC Probe
The MPC (Meat Probe Control) allows you to set, control, change the temperature, and feed pellets into the Pit Boss pellet smoker.
We’ll take a closer look at how to use this feature below.
What Is MPC On Pit Boss?
The meat probe control button makes it easy to control the grill. It was a feature that was requested by competition grillers. That said, anyone can use it to their advantage.
Here’s a quick summary of how to use it to control your pellet grill.
How to Use The MPC on Pit Boss?
- Press the button once to activate the programmable meat probe. When active, the temperature readout will blink.
- Set your desired temperature on the MPC.
- Once the desired temperature is set and reached, press the controller knob again to exit the programmable meat probe settings.
- Pressing and holding the button for three seconds will activate and release pellets into the smoker.
- Release the button to stop feeding the pellets into the grill.
When to Use The MPC Button?
Use the MPC button whenever you cook on the Pit Boss pellet grill and are using the Pit Boss meat probes.
The MPC makes it easy to set the desired internal temperature of the cook. Once the food reaches the internal temperature, use the knob to dial back the temperature.
It can even be used to keep the food warm if you’re not ready to eat or the food gets cooked too fast.
The MPC button also makes it easy to add more pellets to the fire pot, which makes it easier to add more heat to the grill. Pressing the button while smoking, not only increases the heat of the grill but the intensity of the smoke flavor.
This button can provide a quick heat recovery, especially, if your grill has lost temperature and is shutting down or not functioning properly.
Note: Ensure the probe wires do not come into direct contact with the flame or excessive heat. This can damage the meat probe, resulting in inaccurate readings.
Pit Boss MPC Vs. MP
The MPC allows you to control the temperature of the grill by pressing the button. MP (meat probe) is just a probe that connects to the grill and reports the internal temperature of the meat.
To use the MP, you’ll want to snap it into the meat probe connection port. It should be inserted all the way until you hear and feel it snap into place.
The MP probe will not only cook the food to the set desired temperature. But it will also automatically reduce the temperature to (180℉ / 82°C) keeping your food warm, once the internal temperature is reached.
You don’t have to do anything, except connecting the meat probes into the connector and the grill does the rest!
How Accurate Is Pit Boss Meat Probe?
As long as the meat probes have not been damaged, you’ll find that most are accurate within a degree or two. To get the most accurate reading, make sure you place it into the thickest part of the meat, without touching any bone or fat.
That said, you should always use a good handheld thermometer as well as the meat probes whenever checking the temperature of the food.
It may take some time to learn how to use a meat thermometer. However, with practice, you’ll get better. If you’ve never used one before, this article will help give you a quick explanation of how to use one.
It’s important to learn how to use one, as undercooked food can make you sick. Overcooked food can be tough and chewy to eat.
The Pit Boss meat probe control button is similar to the one that controls your indoor oven. It allows you to set, control, and change the temperature on your pellet grill.
It differs from that of a typical gas, charcoal, or propane grill. In that, it gives you more control over the cooking process.
This is what makes cooking on a pellet grill so easy and popular. If you can cook on a stove indoors, you won’t have any issues cooking on a Pit Boss pellet grill.