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Re: Auto Tuning - Group Results
« Reply #135 on: January 21, 2016, 10:42:49 PM »
They seem somewhat off to me.  But do a test smoke with something inexpensive like a chicken and see how it runs.  I'm still very confused by your statement that the left window was an -H-.  That is the smoker box temp window and should be showing your smoker temperature.  Were you doing your auto tune with just one probe in or two? 
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Re: Auto Tuning - Group Results
« Reply #136 on: January 22, 2016, 12:09:33 AM »
Hi Dave,
I think I have discovered I'm dyslexic!
Left side window was flashing with temp (numbers)
Right side showed the -H-
Sorry mate, just cant seem to get it right!!
Thanx so much for the feedback.
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Re: Auto Tuning - Group Results
« Reply #137 on: January 22, 2016, 12:10:10 AM »
Hi Dave,
I think I have discovered I'm dyslexic!
Left side window was flashing with temp (numbers)
Right side showed the -H-
Just the one probe.
Sorry mate, just cant seem to get it right!!
Thanx so much for the feedback.
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Mick
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Re: Auto Tuning - Group Results
« Reply #138 on: January 22, 2016, 07:30:12 PM »
Hi Dave
Re-did the auto tune with a setting at 220
Results came back as
P 57
I 600
D 365
So feeling much more confident.
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Re: Auto Tuning - Group Results
« Reply #139 on: January 22, 2016, 07:38:15 PM »
Okay, Mick, time to quit screwing around with bricks and put some meat I it.   8)
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Re: Auto Tuning - Group Results
« Reply #140 on: January 22, 2016, 07:42:52 PM »
Hi Mick!  Great to have a Aussie smoker in the club!  In Singapore, no less!!  Must have been quite a chore getting an SI to you!

Your latest autotune #s look pretty good.  I bet the difference you are seeing in your SI & Maverick probes are placement...a little difference makes a lot of difference, sometimes.  I can't recommend installing the wall-mount probe enough.  I believe it is essential to getting the most out of your Auber.  It absolutely takes away the placement errors that can occur with the drop-in.

When you get a minute, head over to the Introductions section and tell us a little about yourself - I bet it's a great story!  BBQ background, how an Aussie ended up in Singapore with a SI smoker, you know...just the basics! ;)

I really look forward to your take on our BBQ, and hearing about your recipes!
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Re: Auto Tuning - Group Results
« Reply #141 on: January 23, 2016, 12:22:32 AM »
Hi Tony, thanx for the post.
Getting the Si #2 to Singapore and the step down transformer etc has been an experience.
I've just laid 8 racks in for this afternoons gathering, so I'm expecting a big result.
Hardest thing is to get wood here...
There's a great guy from the USa who's started a big smokin shack in Bali, so he's been a great help.

I will go to the page and a bit more indepth about Smokin in Singapore!
Thanx for th post, I've taken some snaps of the setup and ribs so will post.
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Re: Auto Tuning - Group Results
« Reply #142 on: December 30, 2019, 11:05:17 PM »
There hasn't been any #'s posted for a few yrs but since I'm using a #1 and I only saw one other in here thought I'd post 'em.
eta-WSD-1200GPH

P-45
I-791
D-197
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Re: Auto Tuning - Group Results
« Reply #143 on: December 30, 2019, 11:11:26 PM »
Jeff - I am guessing that you are using a stand alone PID with your #1?
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Re: Auto Tuning - Group Results
« Reply #144 on: December 30, 2019, 11:47:22 PM »
Yep David, the WSD-1200GPH. I've been procrastinating about it since last march and finally got everything wired in yesterday.
Bypass with an On-Off-On switch and wall mount probe. I'll try some ribs tomorrow and see how it does.
I ran a boiler house for a lumber co and they installed a PID setup 6-7 yrs before I retired that controlled fans,
drafts, and fuel supply. I think I remember enough to fine tune if I have to. I think....
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Re: Auto Tuning - Group Results
« Reply #145 on: December 31, 2019, 08:19:46 PM »
Jeff - If you run into any problems, Auber can give you the factory P I D settings. 
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Re: Auto Tuning - Group Results
« Reply #146 on: December 31, 2019, 11:24:21 PM »
Thanks, just tried a spare rib cook, programmed the Auber for 225* and an hour + later temp was at 213-214 and wouldn't go any higher.
I just switched back to the analog controller and using my Smoke probe I'm at 220* and rising. I'll try another autotune tomorrow and then
simulate a cook with the bricks and my smoke air temp robe in there also. Probably something simple. Like the operator....  :P
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Re: Auto Tuning - Group Results
« Reply #147 on: January 01, 2020, 11:15:35 AM »
If bricks don't give you the results you are looking for, try a disposable pan of damp/wet sand.
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Re: Auto Tuning - Group Results
« Reply #148 on: January 02, 2020, 12:37:19 AM »
Success! After switching back to the analog controller I couldn't get the temp over 236*! it was getting late so I finished
the ribs in the oven at 260*. Thinking about it I knew it should be running up to 265-275 with the controller set at 250.
Could the element be bad. No, looked at it and it was bright orange/red hot. It finally dawned on me that due to the short
cord on the Auber I was using a 6 ft heavy duty extension cord. Ran another autotune today (without the cord) and did a
simulated cook. It ran up to 227, dropped back to 225 and cruised along. It did the same thing at 250 and 275. I knew it
was something simple and I'm glad it was as easy as not using the extension cord.
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Re: Auto Tuning - Group Results
« Reply #149 on: January 02, 2020, 07:33:26 PM »
Extension cords can pose their own set of problems.
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