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« Last post by agcrock2005 on June 01, 2023, 11:14:18 PM »
Thanks for the reply but no it doesn't help.  I use binders and I dry my sausages out overnight.  It's completely dry when I put them back on the smoker the next day.  When I open the door after a few hours at low temp it's very wet.  Doesn't make sense.  Jerky dryer that I bought additionally is running the whole time as well.  Very confusing. 
Model 4D - The Big Daddy! / Re: Pics of back insulation placement?
« Last post by jpowell on June 01, 2023, 10:38:25 PM »
Figures that Iíd post here and then almost immediately find the pic I was looking for lol. Oh well. Now to email auber support and ask how much to fix my controller that only outputs 42V at 100% output.
Model 4D - The Big Daddy! / Pics of back insulation placement?
« Last post by jpowell on June 01, 2023, 10:23:23 PM »
So I took apart my 4 over a year ago trying to troubleshoot why it wasnít working with the auber controller I bought. I thought I took pics of the insulation placement when I removed them but canít locate them.
I have 4 insulation chunks. They donít seem to fit like Iíd think they should so hoping someone can shed some light. Particularly if anything goes between the smoker and the analog temp probe.
« Last post by old sarge on June 01, 2023, 07:40:27 PM »
« Last post by agcrock2005 on June 01, 2023, 05:32:32 PM »
Looks like this has been a persistent issue for years based off the threads below, but I had a not when I was posting my last comment that I "might consider starting a new thread" so here we are.

I bought my 5D about 6 months ago for the sole purpose of making sausages and snack sticks.  I go through the drying process to completely dry them out then put them in the smokin it to start cooking at very low temps and then gradually get up to where they're supposed to be, but even with the Jame's Jerky dryer going the whole time, they get very wet during the cook process.  There must be a solution to this right?  Otherwise I made a big mistake.  Thanks.
Sausage / Re: Condensation prevention
« Last post by agcrock2005 on June 01, 2023, 05:29:45 PM »
Hey Sarge. I was thinking in lieu of. I would use a drip pan to catch any liquid, although with sausages or jerky, I don't think there should be much. Since the smoker is sealed pretty tight, the pumped in air should exit right out of the top. Using an aquarium pump like the one on the Bella, the air flow would be easy to regulate. I have an extra pump from my Smoke Daddy that I can try. I'll just stick the air line in the drain hole, seal around it with some tape and see how she works. Just a kooky idea.  👍

Did you ever figure this issue out?  I bought my model 5 for the sole reason of smoking sausages and am having a hell of a time keeping them from being very wet during the cook which does not help with smoke penetration!  This is even with the jerky dryer on top.  Very frustrating!
Model 2 & 2D - The Middle Kid / Re: Cleaning
« Last post by old sarge on May 29, 2023, 10:50:03 PM »
The interior is all stainless steel.  Ensure all foil has been removed and if you can scrape up heavy stuff with a plastic putty  knife.  Steel is good if you don't mind scratches. Warm up the smoker; then turn off and make sure unit is not plugged in.  Easy Off oven cleaner on entire interior.  Try not to get much on the heat element but it should not hurt. Wait a 15 to 30 minutes or so and with a  a nylon scrubby pad or plastic putty knife, and a bucket of water, start cleaning.   Rinse, repeat as necessary (No need to heat a second time after the heavy stuff is off). After cleaning, a solution of white vinegar diluted in warm water should remove oven cleaner residue.  Treat the exterior similarly. Then season with wood as per instructions.
Model 2 & 2D - The Middle Kid / Cleaning
« Last post by Hulk on May 29, 2023, 10:10:16 PM »
After a nasty divorce Iíve regained custody of my #2. Apperantly some asshat played with my girl. Looking for advice to clean and reseason. Poor girl is filthy unkept. 
Model 2 & 2D - The Middle Kid / Re: Controller Problems
« Last post by old sarge on May 26, 2023, 07:10:36 PM »
Model 2 & 2D - The Middle Kid / Re: Controller Problems
« Last post by Ken on May 26, 2023, 01:42:06 PM »
At this point I'm going to call it good and keep smokin.  The glitzes in the power output doesn't seem to affect the temperature enough to make any difference.  Replacing some connectors and crimping the existing ones seems to have made the most difference.  I didn't replace any wires so who knows if that would achieve perfection or not. 
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