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    Wetness

    Threw ribs on wsm yesterday, hot sunny day. Came inside, was doing chores, putting dishes away.....heard what sounded like rain Yep. Sudden shower. Raining hard. On my non- water-resistant-at-all heatermeter. pretty much every afternoon this time of year is a good chance of that happening. I...
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    Webers awesome warranty and service

    My 22.5" kettle legs rusted thru. the problem was the one touch wiper actually removed the porcelain over the spot welds where the legs were attached. And then it rusted through in those spots. obviously the spot welding procedure distorted the bowl and caused the bump at that spot When I...
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    No meat probe graph...

    Meat probe reads and alarms work and such but it's not graphing what could be the problem? Could a setting have a got corrupted? Before I reload everything?
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    If only.......

    If only i hadnt cooked and sliced up a loin just 2 weeks ago...
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    Zarb

    Going thru pics on my phone Thought id post how they bbq in middle east Bedouin method they call Zarb. Jordanian bbq. Today they use metal drums buried in ground Build fire in bottom, let burn down to coals Put racks of lamb meat inside, note pot of rice/water on bottom Cover and bury w sand...
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    Made a bad cook today....

    Ribs I cooked today.....I consider....repulsive Thought I'd cook some spare ribs, to practice with them mostly. I usually do loin back. So I fired up the wsm 18, Weber briquettes, couple chunks apple wood and a chunk of oak. Put hot coals in center.(normally I would spread out on top for...
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    Time to clean...

    First time, I cannot remove my lid from my 18 WSM at all. I've got handles and good leverage to pull..... And after cooking ribs today that lid is stuck tight. It's not even cold outside here. Guess I got to heat it back up to get the lid off..... Then clean it some. Although I hate to lose...
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    Red beans and rice

    I shouldn't do this, probably, but here goes. I'm from south Louisiana. Red beans and rice is a staple of life in my family. I've had red beans from the finest restaurants in New Orleans, to small out-of-the-way places, caterers, etc. Most are not very good. Even in south Louisiana most are...
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    Slicer.......thumbs up

    I bought me a used meat slicer a few weeks back Globe GC-10 A medium duty they sold a few yrs ago Bought it for bacon, pastrami, pork loin . Especially bacon. Needs to be uniform thickness to cook at same rate. I love thin sliced smoked pork loin. Used to get it at a bbq restaurant i...
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    Pastrami smoke temperature

    on the interwebs you'll find temperatures suggested for everything from 165 to 205 + for cooking pastrami. So i cooked my pastrami to 192 this weekend. not quite as high as I usually take a brisket too. Prime brisket flat. Obviously too far, it was crumbly when sliced 1/8" thin. Taste...
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    First rib hang...

    First rib hang in progress. 3 baby back and 1 st louis Plan to wrap after good bark I hung thick end at bottom....hope not a mistake Dome temp reads right on money with meat slabs vertical
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    I like big butts and i cannot lie ...

    Store has the for $0.88/lb. Gonna do 2 to pull and freeze in vac seal 1lb portions
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    Rib stall

    I been getting these 3-3.25 lb ribs. They are really loin back, with bones cut short. Fairly meaty. About 1.5 - 1.75" thick in places. Last nights 3 racks took 6.5 hrs to get done at 275. , vs as short as 3.5 hrs for thinner ribs. When i took temp at 5 hrs...155 f inside thickest part. They...
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    When your WSM is starting to be seasoned good.....

    When your cooker is starting to be seasoned good... The lid sticks so tight via grease when cool that you can lift the whole smoker shell by top handle.
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    Heatermeter temperature dies during cook....

    So I'm in the middle of a brisket cook Everything is good I take my wife's little dog out for a walk and come back And I noticed I had a temperature Spike of 20 degrees on the thermistor probe in the meat. That don't look right. Not to mention it's correlated with a spike on the thermocouple...
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    Degree/hr display..css question

    This is harder to test since need hours data at time I have my probe name colors set to gray. With a dark-ish background image in that area. My degree/hr seems to be in dark blue and dificult to see. How is this color changed. Its always been same as probe on other home pages i see...
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    Thermocouple variation -defect?

    Put my probes in ice and boiling water to check offsets, since wasnt reading same. Noticed......thermocouple reading at 212, bounces 215-217. Tried another, bounced 216-217. This reflects what i see cooking too...the reading is unsteady by 1-2F. The reading is not unsteady in my...
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    Few issues....

    Got new HM up and running. 4.3 and pi zero W. Wont connect to my home network yet from config.txt or downloaded image. Connect to HM via wifi, i can set up network connection via interface and it does vonnect to home router .Then wifi for HM dissapears...cant connect with another device. Now...
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    Power and Pi 3B+

    I read about some power issues with the Pi 3B+ when it came out. The specs allude to this....450-1200 ma. I understand it all depends what its doing though. Does using a better 2a supply solve this? Or is it problem getting power from HM board as well? Or is it no longer a problem with...
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    Auber ATC w/ wifi

    Anyone have any feedback on the newer Auber ATC SYL-2615 with wifi? Ive searched here and interweb. Most info here seems to be the original, which usually caused poor control when using auto tune. In some cases its not clear the model that a commenter had . Tha auber blower appears to have...

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