I have been using my Big Steel Keg for a few years now, and have been tickled at the great food I am able to put out from it. The only drawback was the constant monitoring of the temp gauge. It would have me messing with the dampers maybe 5 or 6 times (sometimes more) an hour. This weekend I decided it was time for a new investment. This is where the thanks to you all comes in. After seeing a lot of posts that talked about grill temp variatons, I went Sunday and picked up a couple of dual probe redi cheks. Brought them home, checked the temps. Food probes were bang on in the boil test, and grill probes were both 1* low. I had planned on breaking them in with a PP and some beef side ribs. Unfortunately, i was called into work, and then had to work Monday night. Finally able to cook last night. Set the probes up on top and bottom racks, and waited. Couldnt believe what I was seeing. In half an hour, ny probe temps didn't move at all.
But the whole time, the factory gauge was swinging anywhere from 210*-240*. During the cook, I only had to adjust my dampers 4 times. That was awesome. Although, I now have lost my best excuse for hanging out back and sharing a few cold ones across the fence with my neighbours.. So a huge thanks all for helping me alleviate some anxiety .
Sorry I dont have pics of the prep work from last night, but I was scrambling trying to get everything prepped and cooking after getting home later than I thought. The last pics are the hour and forty minute steaks I did friday night for my anniversary dinner.
Beef rib craving