The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.

The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/index.php)
-   Q-talk (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=5)
-   -   BBQ-Guru at lower temperatures (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36132)

Don Marco 01-12-2008 06:43 AM

BBQ-Guru at lower temperatures
 
Howdy folks...

Is there any trick to make the BBQ Guru run a pit lower than 175 F (the lowest setting on the dial) ?

I wanna smoke some jerky tomorrow in the WSM and my target temperature is 140 to 150 F.

Thanks,

DM

Smokin' Gnome BBQ 01-12-2008 06:53 AM

go to the Guru site. I think it says to wrap the meat probe and the pit probe together in foil and it tricks it into running at a lower temp. I read it in the competitors user guide this morning while in the "office".

Sal

smokinbadger 01-12-2008 08:29 AM

Another approach would be to put the pit probe in the hottest part of the smoker and put the meat in the part that is normally coolest. I have noticed up to a 30F difference in the top and bottom rack in my WSM, so this may work for you. Good luck.

Mitch 01-12-2008 08:45 AM

I haven't tried it yet. I want to cold smoke some salmon at 130. Let us know how your cook comes out.

thirdeye 01-12-2008 09:04 AM

That's how I do my jerky. On the Competitor model, wrapping both probes in foil then setting the meat temp where you want it, then powering up the Competitor will put it into ramp mode. In Ramp mode, the meat probe overrides the pit probe. It works great for colder smoking.

Mitch 01-12-2008 11:44 AM

Thanks, Thirdeye.

Don Marco 01-12-2008 11:47 AM

Thank you Birdeye, now thats a smart idea to do it.

IŽll post the results tomorrow.

DM

Mo-Dave 01-12-2008 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smokin' Gnome BBQ (Post 535420)
go to the Guru site. I think it says to wrap the meat probe and the pit probe together in foil and it tricks it into running at a lower temp. I read it in the competitors user guide this morning while in the "office".

Sal

Does the competitors user guide you speak of come with the Guru? I have one that I have not installed yet and I don't see a guide you refer to. If it does not come with it then were did you get it, thanks.

Opps It looks like you got it off the website guess I should pay closer attention.
Dave

thirdeye 01-12-2008 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mo-Dave (Post 535566)
Does the competitors user guide you speak of come with the Guru? I have one that I have not installed yet and I don't see a guide you refer to. If it does not come with it then were did you get it, thanks.

Opps It looks like you got it off the website guess I should pay closer attention.
Dave

Mine did, but I have an older one. Also got a quick reference card. the one thing mine did not have was the full calibration procedure, which is in the online version.

smokinbadger 01-12-2008 01:32 PM

FYI, the Stoker lets you control down to 100F. I have used it recently for some cold smoking with a set point of 80F and that worked OK too.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.