- Joined Apr 30, 2020
I usually cook on the 2nd second grate in the 1060 or else stuff cooks pretty fast. I’ve mounted a probe in the middle of the smoker to better monitor the temps typically it runs about 10-15 degrees higher than what the controller says.Anyone else find things cooking much faster on the 560 or is it just me? On 4th July I did a whole brisket, I forget the weight, but it was done in about 7 hours.
Yesterday I picked up an 8lb pork butt, put it on the smoker at about 1:45am thinking that if it took 1.5 hours per pound I'd be looking at it done after about 12 hours, or if it took 2 hours a pound, 16 hours.
Just went out to check on it after a little more than 6 hours and it's already reading 183F on the probe. Assuming that's a correct reading, I don't see it taking another 6-10 hours to finish. The smoker is set at 225F, so I'm not sure what's going on.
Still can't connect it to wifi. Set up an old router in the garage as a repeater with an 8 character password. It'll just sit there with a message saying that connecting can take up to 5 minutes.
I’ve also noticed it usually takes about an hour for the temperature to stabilize so I set the temp lower then I want until then and bump it up. Once it stabilizes it’s pretty much locked in for the rest of the smoke within +\- 5 degrees