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Offline freakaccident

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Re: ABTs...what went wrong?
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2011, 10:29:24 PM »
I'm still thinking that I cooked them too long.  I am going to do a batch later today to see if they come out better.  I am going to take an earlier poster's advice and do 40 min smoke.  In addition I am going to be more careful with tasting the cream cheese mixture first.  I am going to shoot for no more than 1.5 hours total.  If the bacon isn't done I will finish on a hot grill.  Crossing my fingers.  I will post pics before and after tomorrow. 

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Re: ABTs...what went wrong?
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2011, 10:31:18 PM »
Oh and for 0s and giggles.  I put the meat probe between a cold can of beer and a coozee and my temps were:

Beer probe = 45*
Air temp = 77*

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Offline freakaccident

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Re: ABTs...what went wrong?
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2011, 11:23:40 PM »
I ordered the Auber Bradley Dual probe controller!  I can't wait to make some brisket!

Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: ABTs...what went wrong?
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2011, 01:32:34 AM »
Here is a good article on testing a thermometer:
Testing Thermometer
     also
Determining Boiling Point


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Offline jimmyb

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Re: ABTs...what went wrong?
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2011, 01:56:46 PM »
This is a great way to test these probes but I thought I read that you shouldn't get the probes wet?

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Re: ABTs...what went wrong?
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2011, 02:43:38 PM »
This is a great way to test these probes but I thought I read that you shouldn't get the probes wet?

You only put a couple inches of the tip of the probe in the water.

Its where the metal part of the probe that meets the cable part that you dont wanta get wet.