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Unread 09-01-2013, 12:54 AM   #1
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Default Head slap moment on 1st UDS cook...

Thought you all might find this funny...

So I'm a few hours into my new UDS' maiden voyage: four 6-8 lb pork butts. Starting out, I get the basket rockin', get up to temp and throw the butts on. After a little while, panic... Can't get the dang thing back up to temp! I open all the intakes, still sitting at 125. Take the lid completely off and fan it, not much movement. WTF? I wait, thinking maybe it'll be a gradual climb, but I can't seem to get above 150, no matter what I do! 45 minutes in, a big old stupid lightbulb goes off in my head. I take the lid off and look down. The side of one of the butts is sitting on the probe for the pit thermometer. Cue the wah wah wah trumpet noise.

It's cruising now, steady 240 and all is well, but I figured some of you seasoned vets would get a kick out of this noob mistake.

Cracking another beer and soaking in some pork smoke now, anticipating the feast to come tomorrow. Cheers, all.
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You're right, that is funny:)
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I did that on a practice cook once and sat a butt on my Guru probe.
That little fan was trying to blow the top off the cooker!
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At least it wasn't bees.
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I was cooking wings a few weeks ago. The temp in my UDS would go from 275 to 200 then back up to 275 - repeatedly. I figured out the probe was being dripped on. Wings turned out great.
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Thought you all might find this funny...

So I'm a few hours into my new UDS' maiden voyage: four 6-8 lb pork butts. Starting out, I get the basket rockin', get up to temp and throw the butts on. After a little while, panic... Can't get the dang thing back up to temp! I open all the intakes, still sitting at 125. Take the lid completely off and fan it, not much movement. WTF? I wait, thinking maybe it'll be a gradual climb, but I can't seem to get above 150, no matter what I do! 45 minutes in, a big old stupid lightbulb goes off in my head. I take the lid off and look down. The side of one of the butts is sitting on the probe for the pit thermometer. Cue the wah wah wah trumpet noise.

It's cruising now, steady 240 and all is well, but I figured some of you seasoned vets would get a kick out of this noob mistake.

Cracking another beer and soaking in some pork smoke now, anticipating the feast to come tomorrow. Cheers, all.




I've done that with a big turkey in my Egg.
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I was cooking wings a few weeks ago. The temp in my UDS would go from 275 to 200 then back up to 275 - repeatedly. I figured out the probe was being dripped on. Wings turned out great.
Lol i need to keep that in mind because i clip my probe underneath the grate sometimes when i have a full load.
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