I just got done with my first cook on my UDS and have a question about my temp readings.
I bought the Big Poppa UDS kit that comes with the mounted side temp gauge and i also got a Maverick ET-732 temp gauge. I smoked ribs for my first cook at 275 degrees consistintly according to the Maverick but the side temp gauge was off 40-50 degrees lower. The Maverick probe was place in the center of the grate. I smoked the ribs uncovered for 2 1/2 hours and the wrapped for an additional 1 1/2 hours.
The ribs did not come out as tender as i would like and was wondering if the Maverick temp was off a little? I also built my fire basket with 15 lit coals and placed them in the center of the basket. Should i have just spread them out over the top to get a more even heat throughout the barrel?
Any comments would be helpful.
UDS, Weber Kettle, ECG, In-Ground Pit, Imperial Grill, & Charbroil Grill