Thanks SMF

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by v8trdude, May 14, 2014.

  1. Just want to start off by saying thank you to everyone on this site. The information that gets passed here is great. I havent posted much in here yet. Every time I try, I end up reading and then run out of time to post. But I wanted to make sure to post this.

    I have been using my Big Steel Keg for a few years now, and have been tickled at the great food I am able to put out from it. The only drawback was the constant monitoring of the temp gauge. It would have me messing with the dampers maybe 5 or 6 times (sometimes more) an hour. This weekend I decided it was time for a new investment. This is where the thanks to you all comes in. After seeing a lot of posts that talked about grill temp variatons, I went Sunday and picked up a couple of dual probe redi cheks. Brought them home, checked the temps. Food probes were bang on in the boil test, and grill probes were both 1* low. I had planned on breaking them in with a PP and some beef side ribs. Unfortunately, i was called into work, and then had to work Monday night. Finally able to cook last night. Set the probes up on top and bottom racks, and waited. Couldnt believe what I was seeing. In half an hour, ny probe temps didn't move at all.

    But the whole time, the factory gauge was swinging anywhere from 210*-240*. During the cook, I only had to adjust my dampers 4 times. That was awesome. Although, I now have lost my best excuse for hanging out back and sharing a few cold ones across the fence with my neighbours.. So a huge thanks all for helping me alleviate some anxiety .

    Sorry I dont have pics of the prep work from last night, but I was scrambling trying to get everything prepped and cooking after getting home later than I thought. The last pics are the hour and forty minute steaks I did friday night for my anniversary dinner.


    Beef rib craving

    Dinner tonight

    Cherrywood steak

  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hi Jeff, great story!  There's no doubt about it...those Maverick thermometers are wonderful tools for a pitmaster to have, and I couldn't agree more with you about the wealth of information here and the helpful attitude of our members.

    You food all looks delicious!  Happy Smoking!

  3. Thank you.
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice meal , Jeff. We are glad we could be of help . Post more Q-view and join-in our conversations. No-one's wrong , just different techniques (unless you put meat under chicken ) LOL.[​IMG]

    Have fun and . . .
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

     We are here to help. After all, very few of us came here knowing everything about Smoking. Nice looking meat...JJ
  6. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking food!
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You're doing Great, Jeff !!![​IMG]

    There's a bunch of tasty looking items you just showed here!![​IMG]

    Everybody here likes to help, and my Day is always made when somebody comes on to one of my Step by Steps, and tells me of their success.

    Keep up the good work!!

  8. Hope I never know everything about smoking, learning is way too much fun..Thanks
    Thank-you...I'll keep that in mind

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