Author Topic: 1st Smoke on the Big Smoker ....Butt Load of Butts Briskets Ribs & More  (Read 14889 times)

Offline Smokin Soon

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Geez CRG, I thought that you'd want' to fill that with meat before you try it. You've got room for about 5 more racks there.  ;D
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Offline classicrockgriller

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When I talked to Suyi at Auber about what I wanted to do,

He was kinda lost for words about what to expect.

He express some concern that the newest PID Dual probe might

not be up to the task due to the fact that on/off switch was not

as heavy duty because of having to make it smaller for the plug to

the generator. He said "No worry, it under warranty".

I took a nap between 3:30 and 6:30 and the pid quit.

The smoker is only running on the 1250 watt element and it

is humming along at 225*

Because I staggered the times I put things in the smoker,

I ended up running the smoke generator for 12 hours.

I will post some pics here soon.

Offline TestRocket

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It seems strange to lose the PID on the 1000 watt element? That’s no different than controlling my OBS with the dual element mod. Glad to hear your temp is holding or I could see a possible panic happening!

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It seems strange to lose the PID on the 1000 watt element? That’s no different than controlling my OBS with the dual element mod. Glad to hear your temp is holding or I could see a possible panic happening!

I agree. The PID seemed hot from the start.

I started this at 4:30 and had the cabinet set at 250* while I loaded it

up doing two butts, brisket, ribs every 30 to 45 minutes to allow the cabinet

to stay to temp.

I really don't know I needed that much time in between as the temp caught up every 15 minutes.

I kinda hate Suyi has to fix something, but he said do it and see what happens.

Now that I know the box does a good job on the two elements., I'll have a PID just for it made.

Offline OldHickory

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The Master of the big load in the smoker is at it again--Yee Haw-- I really enjoy your posts on these big smokes.  Your pics are good as well as the write up..  Rock on CRG.
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Trying to get caught up on the pics.

3:30 this morning 24 links of Boudain and 8 lbs of Sausage



4:30 4 lbs of Sausage



The Ribs! 1st rack



2 racks



4th rack cut up






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Sweet!!
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Current shots of the secenery inside the Smoker.

Bottom Rack



Middle Rack



Top Rack



Group Shot


Offline watchdog56

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Dang,nice job. That's a ton of meat. How long did it take for the sausage and ribs?

Offline Mr Walleye

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Food looks fantastic Sonny!

You should build your own controller for this unit. It really isn't that hard and I would be more than willing to help you out with how to do it.

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Offline mikeradio

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Wow Sonny that looks great, how is the fan working?
I agree with Mike, build a custom controller for your smoker, it is really easy
I did for mine too, I have two power cords that I plug into separte circuits
everything is 120volts.

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That all looks fantastic!
Sorry to hear you burned a PID, but at least you know you have a great smoker there.
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mike, the fan did it's job great.

I didn't have time to install a variable switch in it so I just raised it

1/4" or so and off set it. No smoke in the smoke gen.

This has been Fun so far. Wish I would have started in the earlier part of the day

to get the sausage and boudain and ribs done before bedtime and then let

the butts and briskets ride the nite. Butt, I just couldn't wait any longer.

Food looks fantastic Sonny!

You should build your own controller for this unit. It really isn't that hard and I would be more than willing to help you out with how to do it.

Mike

Mike, after all the stupid questions I ask you and you think I can build a PID?

I appreciate your sense of Humor! ;D