Never let your probe

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bubba in texas, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. ...touch your meat. So I get the smoker up to 225 this morn to smoke a 9.5 lb butt. Put the butt in and close her up to begin the smoke and close the old eyes for a little longer. Well... 45 mins later I'm only showing 135 on my maverick. I crank the heat up to see if it will react but with little result. ( I don't remember it ever taking this long to get back up to temp) so I assume I crimped the wire on my bbq probe.

    I open the smoker and low and behold my bbq probe is touching the butt! :devil: Argghhhhh! Tight quarters in the master forge. You'd think it was still last night if you know what I mean! :biggrin:

    Anyhow, working perfectly now :sausage: and looking forward to a long day's smoke...happy Labor Day Weekend all!
  2. dburne

    dburne Meat Mopper

    Ah, good to know, I will be using my Maverick today in some fairly tight quarters as well. This will be only the second time I have used it, I did get an extra set of probes to have just in case as I am worried about crimping the wire as well...

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