Oh I forgot to mention that I used the 'trick' that Wang mentioned when I opened the lid on my kettle. I found that waiting 5 minutes before turning the controller back on really helped to eliminate the temp spikes that I had on my first cook.
Initially I just covered the kettle and turned the dog back on but I noticed this wasnt the most ideal way to use this method. I suggest giving it a couple of minutes to build up some heat and allow the temp to settle before turning the Dog back on, I found 5 minutes was the perfect timing for me.
I will probably do one more cook with the Dog and the replacement Maverick probe. Once the final cook is complete I will publish my final review in the Q forum.
Last edited by Toronto; 11-13-2012 at 10:31 AM..