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Hank R

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One more dumb question
« on: February 28, 2018, 03:47:34 PM »
 I was on the phone with a friend 40 mins east of me and he has some old Cherry and apple trees he cut down last year I can get for free. do I have to remove the bark from these before I can use in my smoker??  Or is the smoker wood way different??
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Re: One more dumb question
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 06:31:38 PM »
Hank, the majority of my wood is local wood from friends yards. Fruit trees tend to have very thin bark so donít be concerned with it. My approach is to use limbs 1 1/2Ē and larger so the the bark to wood ratio is minimal at best.
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Re: One more dumb question
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 06:37:56 PM »
Examples of how I process my wood trimmings.
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Re: One more dumb question
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 07:07:32 PM »
Thanks SuperDave,  you guys are so smart here know all the answers. :)
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Re: One more dumb question
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 02:33:25 PM »
The wife told me this morning that this could be my B-day gift from her.  From what I have read it seem good ??  Or should I hold out for  ?????

https://itronicsmall.com/product/thermopro-tp-08-digital-wireless-meat-thermometer/

Thanks for any help Hank
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Re: One more dumb question
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 09:27:04 PM »
Canít say Iíve heard of that brand. Many folks her use Maverick and a few of us a remote from Thermaworks.
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Re: One more dumb question
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 02:43:14 PM »
I, too, am unfamiliar with that brand, but with all remote thermometers, the weak point is the probes. Just make sure that you can buy replacement probes. Also, you might consider buying another meat probe and using it in place of the box (oven) temperature probe. Most of us, especially if we have analog controls, have given up on monitoring the box temp, because the temperature is always fluctuating and the end result is good in any case.
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Re: One more dumb question
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 05:55:22 PM »
Thanks for your help. wife ordered it the other day will be the tester I guess hope there is a return thing if it is piece of++++
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