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Old 01-07-2012, 09:27 PM   #9089
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Originally Posted by handsareme View Post
The only problem I've been having with this UDS is water collecting in the bottom during a cook. Anybody have any ideas on how to resolve this? You can see some rust on the bottom.

I had that problem in the beginning when I smoked butts. I raised my temp to 250 and that helped. The higher heat turned the water to steam. If your thermometers are off a little you could be cooking cooler than you thought you were. Making water instead of steam.

I am also trying to figure out how a better way to put the thermometer in there. Right now it's just going through a hole and held in with a washer and lock washer so I can't easily pull it in and out. The inside:
Install a UF watertight conduit nut in the side of mine it has a rubber grommet in the middle so your leads don't get chafed. It can be seen above the shelf. You can get them at Home Depot or Lowes.

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