I've got an MES 30, and the last couple of batches of sausage that I've hung to smoke in it have come out with really inconsistent internal temps. I've got a batch of snack sticks in there now, and my probe hit 154 (shot past 152 really quick) when it was inserted into a hanging stick about 1/3 of the way from the top. It didn't look real even though, so I decided to probe the same stick near the bottom, and the IT was 136°.
I had the same thing happen with some snack sticks a couple of weeks ago where I ended up having to throw about half of them away because I didn't notice it until I'd already pulled and cooled them.
Has anyone else had this problem? What gives? How can I correct it?
I was smoking at 175°, and I've got an oven thermometer in there that matches pretty close to what the smoker reads.