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post #81 of 97

Dang it, I jumped back here all excited thinking there would be some pictures by now........ <sighs>

post #82 of 97
Thread Starter 

My replacement unit is still somewhere in the air over the Atlantic I think. They did loan me their competition unit though so that I could get this week end sorted. The loan unit worked impeccably and everything went to plan.

 

I did not take any photos of the ribs smoking but here are 6 of the the pork shoulders as they were cooking.

 

 

Left: Here is the unit at the event on the day - Yes it is sitting in a newly mown wheat field.

Right: Meet the team

 

 

The Big K Restaurant Grade briquettes arrived on Friday and so I tried them out in the half-barrel BBQ/Grill. Wow they were good. They burned slowly and gave out loads of heat. They kept hot for hours and I only used about 5Kg all afternoon.

 

post #83 of 97
Thread Starter 

The temperature profile for the pork shoulder - impressive Thumbs Up

 

post #84 of 97
Looking good Wade! will look into the briquettes.
post #85 of 97

I suppose the only bother with them unless you break them down is the stacking and placing of them. Did you have to break them up Wade?

post #86 of 97

Excellent weather with fine food makes for a fantastic event.  Well Done Wade (and the team)

post #87 of 97
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kiska95 View Post
 

I suppose the only bother with them unless you break them down is the stacking and placing of them. Did you have to break them up Wade?

 

Having tried them out I can see how well they perform when grilling but I am not sure how well they will perform in a smoker (using snake or Minion?). I will do a comparison of these against the Heat Beads and start a new thread for it.

post #88 of 97
Thread Starter 

The replacement igniter arrived yesterday but I fired it up manually on Friday to smoke a pork shoulder for the weekend. 

 

 

The temperature profile was impressive

 

 

6 hours at 180 F then 8 hours at 250 F.

post #89 of 97
Hi Wade, is this your new unit? or the temporary one?
post #90 of 97
Thread Starter 

My new unit. Unfortunately it arrived with a European plug on it and a faulty igniter 

post #91 of 97
Hope it's workings OK now!
post #92 of 97
Thread Starter 

I will put the new igniter in this morning and try it out with some ribs. I hope it fixes it too :hit:

post #93 of 97
Thread Starter 

AAAGGGGHHHH - The new igniter has exactly the same problem. I cannot believe this :mad

post #94 of 97
Not Good! Are they aware of this problem with the ingnitors?
post #95 of 97
Thread Starter 

I have told them that they need to send someone down to fix it completely next time or I will be expecting my money back so I can buy one that is more reliable. I really did not want it to get to this point.

post #96 of 97
Could not agree more, you would not buy a new car, then start changing starter motors, or the ECU units.

They need to get there customer service sorted.
post #97 of 97

I think you have been more than patient, I think i would have sent it back by now

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