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Fishiest1
01-04-2018, 06:41 AM
How is even possible to cook without looking? Or can you?

The major thing that keeps me from getting one is the ability to access and peak.

I have a wife, 5 kids, 3 dogs, a cat and a hedge hog but I am not patient enough to not look..

Am I missing something? Why hasn't someone designed one with a side access door?

el luchador
01-04-2018, 06:52 AM
Your already have like 5 cookers -you don't need a uds.

It's for people who want to turn out great q and spend less than $100.

Having said that 3 of the top 5 kcbs teams last year cooked on a uds

Nuco59
01-04-2018, 07:03 AM
Who says you can't peek?

SmokerKing
01-04-2018, 07:03 AM
No reason to look if your temps are consistent. I do flip my ribs, and do some butt and brisket foiling on occasion, so I guess you could call that looking.

16Adams
01-04-2018, 07:10 AM
No thermometers, no electronics no peekingó-perfect 100% of the time.

nachos4life
01-04-2018, 07:12 AM
peek away! I do.

LordRiffenstein
01-04-2018, 07:23 AM
Your already have like 5 cookers -you don't need a uds.

I'm fairly new here but this kinda negativity, that's worth a ban, no? :twisted: :razz:

Ron_L
01-04-2018, 07:26 AM
Depending on the cooker, it can take 10-20 minutes for the temp to recover every time you look. All you are doing is lengthening your cook. I don’t look in any of my cookers, but just the drums.

It takes an inner strength :-D Maybe try meditation? :becky:

electron_si
01-04-2018, 07:35 AM
Isn’t this where someone is supposed to chime in

“If you’re looking you ain’t cookin” :grin:

Fishiest1
01-04-2018, 07:51 AM
Depending on the cooker, it can take 10-20 minutes for the temp to recover every time you look. All you are doing is lengthening your cook. I donít look in any of my cookers, but just the drums.

It takes an inner strength :-D Maybe try meditation? :becky:

Ron, even with your Limo?

DustyQ
01-04-2018, 07:52 AM
As they say with any cooker "if yer lookin', yer not cookin'".

That being said, I make excuses to look whenever possible. I spritz with apple juice/cider vinegar every 1-2 hrs.

Bob C Cue
01-04-2018, 08:00 AM
No thermometers, no electronics no peekingó-perfect 100% of the time.

It's pure voodoo I tell you!

Raider18
01-04-2018, 08:02 AM
I peek on mine all the time. My biggest complaint is the times I run out of fuel and have to pull everything out to add more. I usually give up and just finish in the oven as its normally the last hour or two of the cook.

el luchador
01-04-2018, 08:38 AM
I'm fairly new here but this kinda negativity, that's worth a ban, no? :twisted: :razz:

Yes, Yes. I must just have woken up.

In keeping with the times and the spirit of the board, I should have said just one word that's increasingly popular around here:

HUNSAKER!!!!!!111111

Ron_L
01-04-2018, 08:40 AM
Ron, even with your Limo?

Yep! I do monitor internal temp of the meat on the limo with the Guru, but thatís it. Once you figure out your timing, you really donít need to look until things are getting close.

MeatyOakerSmoker
01-04-2018, 08:41 AM
Who said you can’t peek? It’s just like any other cooker.

Bob C Cue
01-04-2018, 08:46 AM
Who said you canít peek? Itís just like any other cooker.

I think it was Aristotle, or perhaps Plato. Don't ask me I'm no historian!

MeatyOakerSmoker
01-04-2018, 08:48 AM
I think it was Aristotle, or perhaps Plato. Don't ask me I'm no historian!

Well certainly the OP heard this somewhere.

Wampus
01-04-2018, 09:05 AM
Well I have a large gravity feed smoker that actually has a large door on it and most of the time I'll load it up and never even open THAT door to peek.

I know what's going on in there.
No need to peek.
If you're lookin, you ain't cookin.

Smoke Dawg
01-04-2018, 09:09 AM
Depending on the cooker, it can take 10-20 minutes for the temp to recover every time you look. All you are doing is lengthening your cook. I donít look in any of my cookers, but just the drums.

It takes an inner strength :-D Maybe try medication? :becky:

FIFY :laugh::laugh:

Fishiest1
01-04-2018, 09:22 AM
Definitely medication over meditation for me!

Beentown
01-04-2018, 09:30 AM
I don't look for 6 hours on big cuts. Wrap to finish.

I peek at ribs after 2.5 hours.

Poultry rides until it hits wanted internal temp.

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Beer/Meat/Victory
01-04-2018, 09:39 AM
I've got a WSM, not a UDS, but close enough. I don't look until close to done. In fact I much prefer overnights on large cuts with plenty of sleep. It keeps temps stable and does it's thing while I get a full nights rest. For briskets I typically throw em on before bed, and the first peek is for color when I wake up around 7-8 hours later. I don't get into spritzing or much more than meat and heat.

lastmajordude
01-04-2018, 10:53 AM
I do look sometimes for a variety of reasons.....that is one plus my drum has.....it doesn’t take long to recover and also IF you overshoot, shut the vents and within seconds it starts to correct.......something an egg will NEVER do......

dadsr4
01-04-2018, 11:08 AM
Sounds like a wetware problem to me, not a hardware one.:-D

HumboldtSmokeBBQ
01-04-2018, 12:06 PM
Your already have like 5 cookers -you don't need a uds.

It's for people who want to turn out great q and spend less than $100.

Having said that 3 of the top 5 kcbs teams last year cooked on a uds

what did the others cook on?

gtr
01-04-2018, 12:46 PM
For a lot of folks, more cooking time = more drinking time, so I'm not sure what the problem is here. :noidea: