I have a big butt!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bullitz, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. bullitz

    bullitz Fire Starter

    First of all, this is my second weekend with a smoker. This weekend I did a tray of Mac and Cheese and a small Pork Loin.
    It was successful all the way around thanks to tips and suggestions from this forums members.
    Heres some pics!

    This coming weekend I am going to stick my butt in the smoker! ;)

    Can't wait.
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good. Question are you just using the smokers meat probe? If so you must have a good one.
  3. bullitz

    bullitz Fire Starter

    Yes.... GOOD EYE!
    I only used the equipped probe.

    My first smoked item were some chickens.  I used the probe and some instant read thermometers.  They were ALL DIFFERENT.

    My chickens came out slightly undercooked.

    After the fact, I did the boiling water calibration on my IR thermometers but now they are WAY off at lower temps.  In a 65 degree house, they are showing 80 and 85 degrees respectively. 

    Since that first cook, I have learned to compensate for the short comings of the equipped probe.

    I have learned that I need to SUBTRACT about 10 degrees from the reading.
    I need to cook until a temp that most would consider 'Over Cooked', and its just right.

    It is no substitution for a good aftermarket electronic thermometer.  I just haven't got one yet.  ;)
  4. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      That pork loin looks nice! Glad to hear you are checking the accuracy of your therms. It makes all the difference.

  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Bull you should ask Santa for 2 probes. I have an MES40 and I know how far off they run.

    1 probe for the meat

    1 probe for the CC

    I used ceramic magnets from Harbor Freight to hang the CC probe, the corks are from when I laid it on the rack. 
  6. bullitz

    bullitz Fire Starter

    You are absolutely right.  I should ask Santa!

    I definitely need to do something...

    I like what you did with yours.  I may follow suit.


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