I picked up charcoal (great deal!) and a bone-in pork butt for an early morning start today. I have been waiting to smoke a pork butt until I get a Maverick therm w/2 probes. My ET-733 finally arrived yesterday (came with Bear Paws!) so I was all set - or so I thought...
I started getting everything going around 4:30AM today. I pulled my old thermometer probe out of the grommet in my WSM (had to leave it in because it's so fragile from many uses and a cheap price) and just my luck - the whole rubber grommet pulled out of the WSM with it. Great... After about 5 minutes I got it back in, pulled the two Maverick probes through and put both on the grate while the smoker came up to temp. More bad luck - both probes were fluctuating between 7 and 52 (yes, 52!) degrees apart and to add to it neither are correct. Back to the trash to retrieve the old unit. Luckily it's still alive. With the old (and accurate) unit connected I see that one probe of the Maverick is steadily 11 degrees hot, which I can work with. The other probe is all over the place. Currently I'm running the old unit monitoring temp at the grate and the steady, but hot Maverick probe monitoring meat temp. Hopefully all the bad luck is out of the way!!
I coated the meat in mustard and Bad Byron's Butt Rub, wrapped it in plastic, and threw it in the fridge last night. I plan to wrap from ~160 through the stall and pull it around 200 degrees, then into a cooler for at least an hour. Hopefully all goes well. Here's some pictures of where I'm at so far despite the odds being against me haha
Approx. 3 hours in:
Old junk next to new junk:
Edited by brentos260 - 3/25/16 at 7:07am