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Bugman

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2D-Ditigal probes
« on: June 16, 2019, 10:30:43 PM »
Will someone please answer a couple of questions.
I have a new 2D-Ditigal. I understand P2 is for internal meat probe. Instructions say P3 is for temperature probe.
Why is P3 there if smoker has a permanent internal temperature probe?
Also, does the controller turn off unit when set cook time is finished?

Thanks,

Emmitt

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Re: 2D-Ditigal probes
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 11:22:38 AM »
P2 is also for probing food as a second reading only... you can't program against it.  For instance, if you're doing a whole packer you might stick one probe in the point and the other in the flat so you can tell if both are progressing at similar rates and to tell if you're ready to open the smoker and do a physical check for done.  The second probe can also just be a sanity check...  I put one in each breast when doing turkey.

Yes, when your program finishes the set temperature will go to zero and the smoker will begin to cool.  Some folks, instead, program the last step for a long time and a temp of 140 so it's more of a holding temperature instead of a cooking temperature.
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Re: 2D-Ditigal probes
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 10:57:51 PM »
Larry,

Thanks for the help. Iím working on understanding step programming. Instructions that came with unit difficult to understand for me. Thought I saw instructions somewhere on the forum, but canít find it now.

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Re: 2D-Ditigal probes
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Re: 2D-Ditigal probes
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2019, 10:26:59 PM »
Thank you Larry. Will try a smoke this Saturday
Emmitt