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Old 09-07-2013, 03:16 PM   #12
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We're now about 5 hours 45 minutes into the cook. I put temp probes a couple inches out from both sides of the butts to check grate temps. I found that the grate temp has been running about 10 degrees cooler than the controller set temp. I wanted a grate temp of 250 so a couple hours ago I raised the Rec-Tec controller up to 260 which put me almost exactly 250 at the grate on both temp probes. The Rec-Tec temp readout never varies more than 1 degree but the ThermoWorks quick reading thermocouple probe shows about a 3 degree variance up and down which is very good. You can see that the internal temp of the butt probe () is at 163.7 degrees right now. I'll be wrapping the butts in foil at 170.
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Micro stickburner Yoder YS1500, Stumps Stretch, Primo Oval XL, gasser and Ridiculously Fast Red Thermapen. Past cookers: FEC100, FEC120, Klose stick burner, 22.5 WSM, Traeger BBQ125, Traeger Lil Tex, Rec-Tec pellet smoker, Cookshack Smokette electric smoker.
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