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Old 04-01-2006, 12:22 PM   #1
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So since I believe my built in thermo isn't working properly, here is how I rigged up my remote digital thermo... thought I'd share. All I did was removed one of the handle bolts and wrapped part of the prob in foil got it to form a seal.. took it out, inserted foil in more, then reinsterted for a nice smoke tight seal.

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Old 04-01-2006, 02:38 PM   #2
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Looks like you got issues there. Have you calibrated your digital probe yet?
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Old 04-01-2006, 03:01 PM   #3
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Looks like you got issues there. Have you calibrated your digital probe yet?
No.... but it registers 212 when I boil water.

My digital shows to be like really hot, I open the lid and put my hand in and it doesn't seem real hot at all.

with 3 hours left to cook, my theory is that the probe touching the metal of the smoker is giving inaccurate readings.. so I guess my thermostat is actually correct after all.. so what does that mean for todays cook? I've been under temp for about 15 hours... my last ditch effort is to throw it in the oven for the next 3/4 hours at 265 degrees and see what happens.
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Old 04-02-2006, 01:10 AM   #4
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Anyone buy into my theory?
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Theory could be right. Next time, try sticking the probe thru a potato or onion and put it on the grate so you can get a grate level temp.
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Old 04-02-2006, 01:52 AM   #6
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No.... but it registers 212 when I boil water.

My digital shows to be like really hot, I open the lid and put my hand in and it doesn't seem real hot at all.

with 3 hours left to cook, my theory is that the probe touching the metal of the smoker is giving inaccurate readings.. so I guess my thermostat is actually correct after all.. so what does that mean for todays cook? I've been under temp for about 15 hours... my last ditch effort is to throw it in the oven for the next 3/4 hours at 265 degrees and see what happens.
ended up needing 2 hours @265 to hit my temp
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Old 04-02-2006, 07:37 AM   #7
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Frisco,

Be careful with your probes; when they touch the hot grates they can get fried pretty easily - unfortunately, I found out the hard way. It may not happen every time but it happens enough that lots of people gave me the advice when I bought my probe.
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