After a successfully Pulled Pork smoke below below thread .....
Brimming with confidence I got the Smoker out again to do another Batch of Pulled pork and another Fatty ready for the weekend get together but all did not go as plan, and had a couple of issue's
Maverick Temp Probe being weird
using the maverick which worked fine and flawlessly in the above thread was not happy, the one probe for the bbq and one for the pork the temp, but second probe was stuck on 36 for ages ? and that the Pork was 318 ?, I tried changes the connections on the transmitter as I thought I had them mixed up, turning both the devices on and off the only way of correcting them was to put the Drum probe in the Pork and Pork for the Drum and then it kicked it life correctly, is this a common issue or just a blip ?
Area Pork of Pork Shoulder not pulling
the pork was in there from about 10am till 8pm, plus an hour wrapped in a towel, but when it came to pulling most of it was fine apart from a big lump that felt different and would not pull (3rd picture) not sure what it is or how to avoid it in the future ?
Water at the bottom of the Smoker
After every smoke, there seems to be a build of water at the Base, i think it's water and certainly it isn't fat, but I'm curious to know if maybe I need more vents on top top to let the Smoke out as my exhausts are around the Side of the Lid ?
any idea's on what is causing the build up ??