It will disintegrate as the charcoal rubs against it going down the hopper. Did you contact masterbuilt? Just not made of good metal where the fire for the coals is. 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. Masterbuilt claims the metal is just there to hold the fire brick in place during transportation. The grill worked great.. my wife was the one that said "this is too good to be true for 499$". Not being an ass but I dont buy the metal is there for shipping.. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Cool. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. A place to discuss techniques, tips, recipes, and pictures of smoking meats, vegetables, fruits, or anything else consumable. should be much heavier steel, but if it's corroded through already, there's something wrong. And you probably saw the email floating around the internet from Masterbuilt to a customer claiming that the … I used it one and already had some burn through and I’m fucking pissed. No offense intended, I'd also be wondering if it was assembled right. Big Thanks to Luke Simington for building such a great product that will help keep the 560/1050 alive for many more years. No need to apologize for ranting. Sorry for the long post on an old thread but this is incase other people are researching it. This going back to home depot today and will think twice before buying something with the masterbuilt name again. And using styrofoam as insulation?? If you own one of these.. check the bottom of the hopper. 4. 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. They don’t use styrofoam. Too bad cause it was working pretty damn good. Little do we know.. its built like shit, and sooner or later people will be pissed that their purchase turned out to be junk. I'd really hope that it's all high heat insulation, and that styrofoam would only be used in shipping. Well I touched that fire brick.. either way.. the quality of the gauge of metal in a hot spot isnt up to standard. This so-called issue is obviously concerning, so let’s dive into it a bit further. Rotisserie Brackets - https://amzn.to/2SZuZPfRotisserie Balance - https://amzn.to/2yWHBQ0Still requires Balance and you must cut the handle offRotisserie Kit - https://amzn.to/3dIRsIfRotisserie Balance - https://amzn.to/2yWHBQ0Rib-O-Lator Barbecue RotisserieRotisserie Baskets - https://amzn.to/2WNZRmUWe are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. That volume (firebox?) You can see the hole and where the styrofoam insulation is. Masterbuilt 560 serious issues *read before buying* Ok so I know many of you who looked into, or own, this grill know of the firebox problem with the metal burning through after just a few uses. The firebox is half inch plate, the fuel column and ash drawer are quarter inch stock, and the firebox grate is half inch rebar. That is..... disturbing, for at least a couple of different reasons. 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. I built a gravity fed smoker 2 years ago. It’s not fire brick. The rest of the smoker stays pretty cool (2" wall cavities with rock wool board insulation.). Right.. i honestly think i only had 7-10 cooks on it.. and just 3 weeks of ownership. I returned the grill. With the Gravity Series™ 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker by Masterbuilt, you can smoke, grill, sear, bake, roast and so much more. The GravityFed™ charcoal hopper holds over 12 hours of charcoal and gravity ensures you have constant fuel to the fire. #Masterbuilt1050, #FireBoxUpgrade, #Masterbuilt560If you are interested in purchasing please check out Luke's website - https://lss-mods.square.siteRotisserie Information: If you have a bar and motor laying around. 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. Firebox Burnout 426 views 1 In your research of the Masterbuilt Gravity Series 560 and 1050 grills, you may have come across various text and discussions that mention the firebox walls burning out within the first couple months of use.
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