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*NEW* Heavy Duty Pellet Pro® Patriot Pellet Hopper Assembly – Made in the U.S.A.

(3 customer reviews)

Holds 35lbs of Pellets!

 Exclusively Made in the U.S.A. for Smoke Daddy and Pellet Pro®

We are the #1 Source for DIY Pellet Smokers!

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Product Description

With our exclusive Pellet Pro® PID Controller© & universal mounting capabilities! Controller can be switched to either side of the hopper, thus can be mounted on both the left and right side of your application!

All you need to mount this into your existing or custom pellet grill, is a rectangular hole 4-1/2″ by 5-1/2″.

The hopper assemblies are either 12″ or 18″ from the center of the burn pot to the mounting edge of hopper in order for the burnpot to be as close to the center of the application as possible.

Each Hopper Assembly is carefully taken out of its packaging, is visually inspected, then is bench tested to ensure each functions properly. We then repackage every hopper in our own designed packaging which protects them from damage during the process of shipping.

*The PID Controller Operates where the fan motor and auger motor pulsate at different times. It will operate differently than other controller brands to maintain a stable temperature*

*The auger motor is designed to “float” inside of the hopper assembly. It may appear loose, although that is the design.*


  • Larger Hopper Capacity (35lbs Total)
  • Pellet Dump for Easy Pellet Removal!
  • Hopper Baffling System (Directs pellets into auger more easily)
  • The controller can be mounted on the left or right side of the hopper assembly
  • USA Made PID Algorithm
  • 301 Stainless Steel Burnpot
  • 36,000 BTUs
  • PID controller set in 5 degree increments
  • Temp range: 160°F-450°F
  • Heavy Duty .52 Amp Auger Motor
  • Upgraded 9-hole burnpot; creates a more efficient burn
  • Combustion fan facilitates a natural convection throughout the grill area
  • Smoke Setting & Grill Setting
  • Improved Hot Rod Design
  • 100% Digitally Controlled
  • Easily Mountable
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Requires 110v outlet; ±10%

U.S.A Made Hopper Features:

  • Redesigned stainless burn pot; pellets drop into the fire which prevents burn back
  • Heavy duty welds for custom smoker applications. Perfect for trailer smoker and more
  • Larger hole for hot rod to prevent over heating
  • Large 35# hopper capacity
  • Heavier 15 gauge construction
  • Powder coated hopper with high temp paint on auger arm
  • Right or left hand controller mounting
  • Pellet pro PID controller with low smoke function
  • Heavy duty 2 rpm auger motor
  • Heavy duty 3200 rpm fan motor
  • Pellet removal drop
  • Made, Assembled and 100% inspected in the USA by Smoke Daddy Inc

Patriot Hopper Assembly Includes:

  • Extra Long 5ft long RTD Probe
  • 4ft Meat Probe
  • Pre-Drilled leg holes** NEW
  • Hopper w/ mounting bolts
  • Complete Instructions & Mounting Template
  • Info and customer submitted ideas customer submitted ideas on custom uses for the Pellet Pro hopper assembly
  • Operating Voltage: AC 110V ±10%, 60Hz

Pellet Pro® PID Technology

PID Description Overview

Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control is the most common control algorithm used in industry and has been universally accepted in industrial control. The popularity of PID controllers can be attributed partly to their robust performance in a wide range of operating conditions and partly to their functional simplicity, which allows engineers to operate them in a simple, straightforward manner.

As the name suggests, PID algorithm consists of three basic coefficients; proportional, integral and derivative which are varied to get optimal response. Closed loop systems, the theory of classical PID and the effects of tuning a closed loop control system are discussed in this paper.

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These are NOT PID Controllers:

*New* Upgraded Sportsman Algorithm

With our newly reengineered PID algorithm named the “Sportsman Program,” you are now able to set the temperature as low as 100 degrees F for smoking at lower temperatures with a pellet smoker. Perfect for smoking jerky, sausage, fish, or anything else that doesn’t require high temperatures to smoke.

*PLEASE NOTE* Since the hopper assembly needs to maintain a fire in the burnpot at all times, you may need to increase the ventilation by cracking open the grill/smoker door. This will allow the heat to escape properly resulting in lower temperatures.

Manuals and Diagrams

Hopper Assembly Manual

Hopper Assembly Dimensional Diagram

Attaching a Heat Diffuser

Application Cutting Template

Custom 3" Heat Diffuser Risers

For custom smokers, we offer 3″ Risers that allow the Heat Diffuser to sit 3″ above the burnpot.

This will allow adequate space for the heat to disperse evenly throughout the smoker.

Made from high quality 10ga steel.


The hopper assembly is used by us for custom applications and some modifications may be required. Our hopper assemblies function as described, although we cannot guarantee that it will work with your application. Smoke Daddy Inc. is not liable for any damage caused by the hopper assembly to or in applications using materials or modifications not recommended to be used with the hopper assembly. Smoke Daddy Inc. offers a 30-day money back guarantee where a full refund will be applied once product is received back in un-used condition. Smoke Daddy Inc. will replace any factory defects within 1 year of purchase. Any misuse or modifications made to the hopper assembly will void all warranties. Therefore, this product is being sold subject to the following:

“This hopper assembly is provided ‘as is’ and with the limited warranty as stated above. Smoke Daddy makes no further guaranties or warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties for a particular purpose, warranty of merchantability or of non-infringement of any rights of third parties.”

For questions on custom applications, please call us at 847-336-1329.

Hopper Cover

Now you can better protect your hopper assembly from the elements!

Made from high quality fabric, the cover is plastic lined which will prevent the pellets from absorbing moisture in addition to protecting the controller.


This cover is designed to fit on our 35lb capacity hopper assemblies.

It will fit on smaller capacity hoppers, although it will not be a snug fit.

Dimensions:   12″ x 14″ x 20″

Also includes an adjustable bottom strap!

Additional information

Auger Length

12", 18"

3 reviews for *NEW* Heavy Duty Pellet Pro® Patriot Pellet Hopper Assembly – Made in the U.S.A.

  1. quazi95

    awesome product!!! build myself the best smoker on the planet

  2. Edward Ford (verified owner)

    I originally bought a lower end pellet smoker, and immediately knew it wasn’t going to suit my needs. A bit of research led me to the Pellet Pro Patriot, and it has made all the difference in the world. The unit comes with mounting instructions and a template, but my grill lined up perfectly – no modifications required. The temps run consistent, and within the tolerance I need to do an overnight first stage on a brisket, or an all-day low & slow on a pork roast, and of course everything else is also a breeze. So far, I’ve had no burn back in the auger, which was a constant problem with my old unit. Had an issue with popping my GFCI when I first set it up – a quick email exchange and troubleshoot, and the replacement part is on the way. So … Easy set up? Check! Quality design? Check! Reliable operation? Check! Great customer care? Check! – THAT is how you earn a satisfied customer.

  3. lazymacattack (verified owner)

    I purchased the Pellet Pro, the heat diffuser and 2 vents from Smoke Daddy Inc last week. I converted a commercial grade food warmer into a smoker. This is my first experience using a pellet style smoker and let me tell the product is amazing. To break it in I smoked up some pork ribs that turned out amazing. Being able to hold a constant temperature in my smoker made all the difference in the world. I make a lot of sausage out of wild game meat and can’t wait to hang sausage and get a good smoke later this fall. If your thinking of making a smoker definitely use the Pellet Pro. For ideas look up Smokedaddy’s YouTube channel. They have a few videos that really gave me ideas for my project

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