How to Use Pit Boss Smoke it App

Pit Boss SMOKE IT app allows Pit Boss grill owners to control their Pit Boss cooking appliances via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

This app is available for both Android and iOS devices.

You will need a smart grill Pit Boss smoker for it to be compatible with the mobile application. For example a:

  • Pit Boss grill from the KC Combo Platinum series
  • Pit Boss grill from the Lockhart Platinum series
  • or even a Black Label grill from Louisiana Grills

However, you could also upgrade a non-smart grill smoker so that it’s also able to connect to the Pit Boss SMOKE IT application.

All you need to do is switch out your Pit Boss smoker’s existing control board and replace it with one that has Wi-Fi capabilities instead.

With that being said, not all Pit Boss smokers can work with the Wi-Fi-enabled control board.

However, there are 58 grill models that can be upgraded to support this wireless connection. So, there’s a high chance that your specific appliance model might be on that list.

Just be sure to do your research first before you purchase the separate Wi-fi control board. Here is how to upgrade your Pit Boss to wifi.

Anyway, the purpose of this article is to introduce you to the SMOKE IT app. We’ll be teaching you how to use it, how it works, and how it can improve your Pit Boss cooking experience.

So keep reading on to find out more!

My favorite things to cook on my Pit Boss? Smoked mac and cheese, it comes out smoky, gooey, and a delicious crust on top!

What Is the Pit Boss SMOKE IT App Like?

The SMOKE IT app displays a lot of information about your grill and much more.

It also provides you with a lot of different functions and controls. This is very useful and exciting because the application is constantly being updated.

It means that your grill has the potential to develop even more features with each new app update.

Right now the smoking app allows its app users to control and monitor their grill’s temperature. Plus, it even provides meat probe temperature readings. You can also turn off your Pit Boss smoker with this app, and more. 

For example, you can use the timer function or even receive alerts when your grill temperature changes.

This way, you can always keep an eye on the current temperature without having to manually stick a digital meat thermometer into the piece of meat.

On top of all that, the SMOKE IT app also provides you with a ton of delicious recipes to try out.

It doesn’t matter if you’re in the mood for cooking smoked baby back ribs, pulled pork, or even delicious chicken drumsticks. 

This Pit Boss app is similar to the trusty Pit Boss website because it gives you a whole bunch of excellent recipes to follow.

The app will even show you the recipe’s difficulty level and inform you how long it’ll take to prep and cook the dish.

How Do I Install the Pit Boss SMOKE IT App?

The Pit Boss SMOKE IT app is completely free, and so are its updates.

And you can download it from the Google Play Store or the App Store depending on whether you’re using an Android device or an iOS device.

You can easily download the app in two simple steps.

  • Just open up the Google Play Store app or App Store app and then search for ‘Pit Boss SMOKE IT’ and it should come up as the first application.
  • Click ‘Install’ and all you have to do is wait for the app to download and install automatically. 

If your planning on doing a long cook, like a smoked turkey, on your pit boss. It’s super handy to have the app to be able to monitor the whole cook.

How Does the App Connect to the Grill?

After the app’s been installed onto your device, just go ahead and open it up. From there you’ll be requested to sign in with a Pit Boss account.

If you don’t have one, you can easily sign up for an account or you could even just log in using an existing Facebook or Gmail account.

Next, you’ll need to link your grill up to the SMOKE IT app.

Step 1: Turn On Your Grill

You’ll need to ensure that your grill or smoker is properly plugged into a power source and that it’s switched on.

After that, you’ll probably also want to double-check that your Wi-Fi router is working properly.

While you’re at it, you should also make sure that your phone or other device is properly connected to it.

Step 2: Choose Your Grill Brand

While the SMOKE IT app is said to be for Pit Boss grills and smokers, it also supports Louisiana Grills.

This is because the app is actually by Dansons Corporate LLC. This is a company that was founded in 1999 and it owns both Pit Boss and Louisiana Grills.

Step 3: Log In or Create an Account

As mentioned before, you can just sign in with an existing account or sign in with a Facebook, Google, or even an Apple account. 

Step 4: Turn on Bluetooth

You’ll receive a prompt to turn on the Bluetooth on your phone or another device; if it’s not already on.

You can easily turn this function on by swiping it down on your screen and tapping the ‘Bluetooth’ button.

After this, you’ll also need to switch on the Bluetooth on your grill. To do this, just find the option for it in the settings of your Pit Boss or Louisiana Grills’ controller board.

Once both your device and the grill have Bluetooth enabled, you just need to select ‘Connect your Grill’ on the app.

You should then be able to find your grill on the app.

Step 5: Switch From Bluetooth to Wi-Fi

If you intend to walk around your house with your phone or another device, you’ll need to sign in to your Wi-Fi network through the app. This will make sure that you have full control anywhere around your house during the cook.

Just type in your WiFi password when prompted to and that’s all there is to it!

Step 6: Give Your Grill a Name

Now all that’s left to do is to name your grill. Name it anything you want!

This will make it easier for you to identify your grill through the app in the future.

We hope you found this post useful in learning more about the SMOKE IT app and how it works.

Download the app and try it out for yourself today!

Smoke On!


Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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