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temperature control

  1. Berzin

    Huge temp difference in Oklahoma Joe Highland

    Hi all, I'm new in the community, i searched in the forum bu did not find answers. I just purchased a OJ Highland. Today had to season it, so I thought to equip probes on the grills (iWeber2) to check the temps and try to learn how it works. The smoker has been sealed w high temp silicon and...
  2. Rmartinez2

    Full Grill Quick Help

    Hey everyone, Today i will be making 8 racks of ribs. I've got 4 on the top rack and 4 on the main rack. Im running at 250* and my grill display says 250 (+/- the usual). My thermometers are reading way way lower at around 160 to 180*. There's hardly room for the thermometers and I'm guessing...
  3. HarleySmoker417

    Second ever cook video finally posted.

    so I finally got around to editing the video of my second cook and just uploaded it. please take a look and let me know what you think.
  4. Jonathan Carlson

    Offset FB Intake valve.

    Scenario: You added another log to the FB. For whatever reason, the temp runs away from you. Do any of you completely close the intake valve? Or is completely closing the valve a big no-no? The coals should still be burning after fully closing the valve, right?
  5. Jonathan Carlson

    New to Smokin, NEED HELP!

    Hey All, I'm new to smoking. Have to start out simple, so my first two smokes was chicken leg/thighs, and turkey legs. I bought me an Oklahoma Joe offset smoke/propane combo. Instant success. However... my temps right out the gate jumped to 250-280 range. I couldn't get it to drop and my overall...
  6. Tareyton

    Bar B Chef offset smoker temp

    Just purchased a new to me Bar B Chef offset smoker. I am having problems getting it above 230. Curious; how full do you normally load your firebox? I am graduating from using a weber kettle and I can get that up to 300 with very little charcoal. I have about 5 starter chimneys worth of...
  7. banjo

    My thoughts on "PID Controllers - Part 3A of Why I don't recommend one."

    My thoughts on "PID Controllers - Part 3A of Why I don't recommend one." Topic 3: What is a PID controller? --3A: Proportional control-- Note: I'm specifically saying I don't recommend a PID controller, not that I don't want to control the temperature! Also, there is nothing wrong with using...
  8. banjo

    Pid Controllers - Part 2 of Why I don't recomend one.

    My thoughts on "PID Controllers - Part 2 of Why I don't recommend one." Topic 2: What are some different methods in controlling temperature? Note: I'm specifically saying I don't recommend a PID controller, not that I don't want to control the temperature! Also, there is nothing wrong with...
  9. banjo

    PID Controllers - Part 1: Why I don't recommend one

    My thoughts on "PID Controllers - Part 1: Why I don't recommend one." Note: I'm specifically saying I don't recommend a PID controller, not that I don't want to control the temperature! Also, there is nothing wrong with using a PID controller; I'm just saying it's not needed! I'm going to...
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