...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!