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Hawging It

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I put this under grilling tips because they don't have a section for dumb ass! I threw down a rack of spares yesterday. I was using the Weber kettle instead of the stick burner. Hooked up my trusty ChefAlarm grate thermometer and when the temp got to 250 I threw em on. After an hour I peaked. Dang I thought! They seem to be cooking faster than normal. I went about my business and came back after 2.5 hours. When I lifted the lid I was shocked! Rack was as black as the remote for the TV. What the hell happened I said. Threw em out and kept thinking about what went wrong. This morning round 2. Same Weber, same ChefAlarm but I put on my READING GLASSES this time and I noticed the ChefAlarm was switched to Celsius instead of Fahrenheit. I will never make that mistake again. Ribs smoking at 482 degrees won't work unless you like the looks of an old tire! Take care all and keep on smokin!!
 

chopsaw

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Don't feel bad . I've done the same thing . I have an instant read with external button to switch it . Just picking it up changes the value . I always see if mine is close to room temp when I fire it up .
 

SmokinAl

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Ha Ha! That is awesome that you posted this!
I have done the same thing, but caught it before it ruined the meat.
Al
 

sandyut

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I cant read anything without my reading glasses. we are all human. I once added 2 TABLE SPOONS of salt to a recipe that called for 2 TEASPOONS. that went to the can.
 

mike243

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I had 28 lbs of butts on Friday night to pull early Saturday morning for a dinner after 1 of my best friends moms funeral, we lost him right before Christmas and still cant believe it, had my InkBird 6x alarms set I thought for 204 and grate alarm 200-280 , forgot a step that actually turned them on, awoke at 3 am and had 205-208 reading, was lucky I didn't sleep till 6.
 

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