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Poultry / Second try at thighs - skin looked great but inedible
« Last post by SamRothstein on Today at 07:25:59 AM »
Rubbed a couple hours before smoking and left in the fridge to dry brine. Smoke with just over 1oz of apple at 250 for about 1.5hrs. Could have gone another 10-20 as there was a little pink here and there. Sauced them and tossed into the oven at 450 to try and crisp the skin but I think it was already gone by then. They looked amazing, and tasted great but that skin sucked! Next time I will try adding baking powder to the rub as that produces very crispy wings.
Model 2 & 2D - The Middle Kid / Re: Burned ribs
« Last post by lcdearman on May 16, 2021, 06:46:35 PM »
I had this happen the only time I put ribs down on the lower rack in my #2A. I had 2 turkey breasts and 2 racks of ribs in it. The turkey breasts were up top, with ribs on the middle and lower racks. The bottom side of the ribs on the lower rack were charred black. All of the wood in the box was charcoal at the end of the cook, so no fires. I looked back over my notes and I have done 2 turkey breasts before with one on the lowest rack with no issues. Maybe the bone side of the ribs burn/char because there really isnít any meat or fat there to protect the bone? Maybe the turkey breast was ok because it was centered and the ribs were placed to the left and right of the smoke box/heating element?
Sous Vide! / Re: Sous vide kabobs
« Last post by old sarge on May 16, 2021, 04:25:49 PM »
They sound great!
Model 2 & 2D - The Middle Kid / Re: Burned ribs
« Last post by swede8a on May 16, 2021, 01:05:17 PM »
I think that my temp stayed consistent. I am thinking that there was a fire in the wood box. Extent of burn indicates that - badly charred. What causes fire in wood box? Never had that issue before. Too much wood? - I had three pieces of apple wood - approximately 5.5 oz.. Can wood be too dry?
Am going to check which level my lower shelf was on and make sure it is up as high as allowed. I was using rib rack on top and it was loaded tightly. Perhaps I should put rack low and single shelf with balance of ribs on top. Thanks for support and any other tips. Hopefully this experience is an outlier.
Anything Goes!! / Re: Logging In
« Last post by old sarge on May 16, 2021, 12:46:32 PM »
I hope so Steve.  SI is the only site I have a problem with.  Just a tad frustrating.  I get access but it takes a few attempts.  Then a few more to post a reply. Dave
Sous Vide! / Sous vide kabobs
« Last post by prudentsmoker on May 16, 2021, 12:28:58 PM »
I have done this a few times with great success. I sous vide a chuck roast at 131 for three days (72 hours) the put it in the fridge to cool. I make kabobs out of the chuck, mini colored peppers, baby bella mushrooms (both from Aldi) and onions. I brush the veggies with Italian dressing while on the grill. I then serve it with rice.
Model 2 & 2D - The Middle Kid / Re: Burned ribs
« Last post by old sarge on May 16, 2021, 12:04:54 PM »
Just a guess but the the ribs on the lower rack were absorbing the bulk of the heat and the probe was therefore not able to regulate.  Another possibility was fire in the woodbox causing the char on the lower rack. Your 2D have the probe at the top?  Next time stagger the ribs and allow the heated air to freely circulate.  Or try using rib racks and stand the ribs up. Lastly, ensure your box probe is clean and free of stuff.  When you have time, run your smoker with a brick of something similar to simulate a load and watch the light to see if your unit is cycling on and off. 
Anything Goes!! / Re: Logging In
« Last post by swthorpe on May 16, 2021, 11:58:26 AM »
Hi Dave,

No, I haven't had any issues this week when I log in to the forum.  Maybe Ben will have some guidance.
Model 2 & 2D - The Middle Kid / Re: Burned ribs
« Last post by Lonzinomaker on May 16, 2021, 11:09:53 AM »
I had an analog do that, turned out the thermostat was not turning off.  I also had a pid for my wort boiler that "lost" its programming and wouldn't stop heating at the set point after a power surge.
So I would hazard a guess that your pid didn't turn off when temperature was reached.  I would verify the paramaters and or the program didn't get changed. 
Anything Goes!! / Re: Logging In
« Last post by old sarge on May 16, 2021, 11:01:40 AM »
I am still having the problem. Was unable to connect initially this morning.  Did you have any problems earlier in the week?
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