Newbie , down but not out!!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by wirenutt, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Hello everyone!!
    well, I have to tell you all that this is an awesome site...the knowledge here is unlimited. I recently purchased a smoke hollow gas smoker on impulse. Had been researching how to use smoker properly online when i ran across your site!! Lurked for several days then decided to become a member. Had my first smoke this a.m., was very excited until i found out that my door thermometer was reading way too you guessed it, tough, dry ribs!!!! how can i check/replace the one that came on the unit, as it is obviously defective......thermo maintained 225* but after 3hours, internal temp of ribs was around 200*[​IMG] any one else having /or have heard of any problems with smoke hollow units maintaining a low cooking temp.???

    Thanks for the help!
  2. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard! Get yourself a reasonably price digital gauge for your smoker, will help out lots!
  3. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF!!! You'll find lots of friendly folks here to help ya and to share smokin experiences with!! Check out the 5 day ecourse- its full of great info and its free!!

    If it was me..... i would leave the stock one in the hole.... get a good digital dual probe.... (one for the smoker temp... one for the meat temp)

    and a few spares for the multiple meat smokes

    see signature... i like the ET73- has a few set backs but mine has performed well....

    the Oregon scientific was a gift.... and a great one!!
  4. Thanks for the welcome!
    Are those digital thermos the same type that you would use to check meat temps, or are they made with a different type of probe...i already have a digital probe with a steel wire leadon the probe ,can i use this?, if so, where would i place the probe for an accurate read. sorry i have so many dumb questions. thanks for the help

  5. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF and glad you joined us !!!
    Very few smokers come with and accurate thermometer. Best way to check a thermometer is if it reads 212º when water starts to boil. With the digital thermometers with the wire lead just poke the probe through potato and find a spot on a shelf to see what temp your smoker is at, making sure and not let the probe contact metal in the smoker.
  6. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard the site.......Glad to have you here.......
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    One and the same...and Welcome to SMF!
  8. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the SMF. Remember the only dumb question is the one you don't ask. Lots of good folks here and someone will always have your answer.

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