What is PID?

Backyard Grill Meets Pro Level Precision

It's frustrating not getting repeatable, great results from your grill, but smart grill technology is now headed to your backyard. This isn't your grandad's gas grill anymore.

A premium grill deserves premium features, but what is PID, why does it matter, and what does it look like when you fire up your recteq?

What Does PID Stand For?

Fine-tuned Precision

PID, or Proportional Integral Derivative, refers to a controlled mechanism that regulates variables very carefully. Designed for industrial systems like commercial bakeries, breweries and pharmaceutical companies, these controls are widely used to achieve extremely precise and extremely consistent temperatures.

Why it's Important

That type of precision means consistent results. In order to perfect your version of smoked brisket, or beautiful pulled pork, or expertly marinated smoked wings, reducing any outside variables is important.

Essentially, when your grill is steady, you have the culinary freedom to craft your best recipe. Now all you need to do is focus on the food and let your grill give you repeatable, perfectible results every. single. time.

Your recteq can make all of this deliciousness possible, but go ahead and take all the credit. We won’t tell.

Smart Grill Technology in Action

Our PID controller is thoroughly tested and customized to each grill to take into account its special components and relative size.

That same PID controller is constantly working to make sure your cook goes flawlessly:

Warming Up

Priming the Firepot

Warming Up

Priming the Firepot

Hit the Power Button and set the temperature; the PID in your grill immediately pushes pellets into the firepot and blows the fan to get up to temperature as quickly as possible.





RT-590 Wood Pellet Grill on a wood deck firing up.

Getting to Temp

Feeding the Fire

Getting to Temp

Feeding the Fire

Once the first pellets ignite, the PID control will continue to monitor and adjust the fire to get to its target temperature quickly without overshooting and overheating.






Maintaining Set Point

Finetuning for Precision

Maintaining Set Point

Finetuning for Precision

When you set the temperature, you expect it to stay there and that's exactly what the PID controller will do - making small tweaks constantly to assure precision within just a few degrees.




Improvising on the Fly

Adjusting with Outside Factors

Improvising on the Fly

Adjusting with Outside Factors

Whether you lift the lid or encounter rain, sleet, or snow in your grill-space, your PID responds to the environment in real time to keep the cooking chamber as steady as possible.




Can your grill do that?

Cook with Pinpoint Accuracy

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