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7 Effective Masterbuilt 560 Mods , Oct(2021), Easy and to the point.

Here I have explained most of your queries about Masterbuilt 560 Mods  . I have always struggled to find proper information on the Mods. 

Therefore, whatever from my experiences in doing and learning about the  Mods , I have tried to share the best of helpful information. 

I have tried to cover some common queries  like Masterbuilt 560 Firebox mod, Masterbuilt 560 Vent mods for air control, Masterbuilt charcoal grate mod, Masterbuilt 560 front shelf, Accessories etc. I surely hope it solves your problem .

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Masterbuilt gravity series 560 mods

Mod 1: Firebox

  • First of all remove the screws
  • Remove hopper cover
  • Remove the wire
  • Remove the screws of upper hopper and keep aside
  • To remove the rust hit with hammer on the firebox wall slightly
  • Slide down half part of new fire box
  • Make sure the heat and smoke passing part is towards the bottom
  • Next, lay a piece of lumber over the firebox and hit with hammer on there 
  • Before assemble your upper hopper you can seal with gasket on the fire box lip
  • After installing the fire box, assemble all the parts back together.
  • You can install in new grill

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Masterbuilt 560 Mods
Installing firebox liner
Masterbuilt 560 Mods
Installing firebox liner
Masterbuilt 560 Mods
Installing gasket

Mod 2: Vent mods for air control

  • This vent damper has 4 tabs (2 on left, 1 on right and 1 on middle)
  • Insert with the left side and slide it in to place (no drilling)
  • Keep that piece little high so that this bottom tab  stay up
  • Get the right side in and push it down
  • You can adjust with your finger according to your need
Masterbuilt 560 Mods
Installing Vent

Mod 3: Water pan mods

There are many  types of vent dampers.

But I would like to recommend this damper because it is light weight, no drilling required and small in size.

  • This is a skinny water pan
  • You can fix it between the manifold and the firebox
  • You can get more water in the water pan using a big syringe. So you can add water from outside of the grill.
Masterbuilt 560 Mods
Water pan

Mod 4: Manifold cover / Drip pan

  • Keep your cover on the manifold.
    This manifold cover has an anti flare lip which helps you to collect the grease.
  • If you do not want to use cover as a drip pan then place two brackets on the manifold
  • Keep a drip pan over the brackets and collect fats and dirt.
Masterbuilt 560 Mods
Manifold cover

Mod 5: Masterbuilt charcoal grate mod

  • Take out your grate from the firebox
  • Clean and put it on a neat surface
  • Measure the Skewers according to grate width and cut
  • Insert the skewers one by one in the gap
  • The skewer is to be taken from the bottom of the middle iron.
Masterbuilt 560 Mods
Charcoal grate mod

Mod 6: Masterbuilt 560 griddle shroud mod

As you know griddle helps to redirect the heat straight up and underneath which allows you to cook or smoke steak, burger etc.
So here you can purchase- 560 Griddle Shroud

Steps :

  • Remove your top two grates
  • Then remove your manifold cover
  • Now place griddle shroud over the manifold
Masterbuilt 560 Mods
Griddle shroud

Mod 7: Masterbuilt 560 front shelf:


Steps :

  • Cut the board to the size of the tray.
  • Put some sealer on the cutting board.
  • Attach board with tray using 3 half inch screws.
  • Four screws will be fixed below the masterbuilt name plate.
  • Now fix the tray below the masterbuilt plate.
Masterbuilt 560 Mods
Attached tray and board

Find all types of Masterbuilt 560 Accessories here

Lss mods Masterbuilt 560.

For a modification kit please checkout LSS-Mods.

firebox liner, water pan, vent damper, griddle shroud and manifold cover modification please checkout.


How long does Masterbuilt 560 last?

Maximum 12-15 hours.

Can I use pellets in a Masterbuilt gravity smoker?

Yes you can use pellets with wood chunks.

How do I turn off my Masterbuilt 560?

  • Put off the power button
  • Insert two slides or dividers which cut off all airflow to the charcoal.
  • Take off the power supply.

How do I start my Masterbuilt 560?

  • Pour charcoal into the hopper and burn it using a starter and lighter.
  • Close the hopper lid and ash pan door.
  • Take off two slides.
  • Turn on temperature at 225 F

How do I Preseason my masterbuilt 560?

  • Fill the hopper with charcoal or a lump and light with a starter. Let burn one or two minute
  • Press the start button of controller and set the temp at 250F
  • Close the hopper lid and firebox door so that fan will start to increase temperature 
  • After 60 minute set your temp at 400F for 30 minute then put off the power button and insert two slides.
  • Take a napkin or cloth with cooking oil and rub inside the smoker and the grates.
  • Again start the grill at 400F for 30 minutes and remove the slides and shutdown.

Why does my masterbuilt 560 say open?

When the switch doesn’t work properly that time masterbuilt 560 says open.

This error appears when the contact points inside the switch gets wet or clogged with grease.

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