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Limey

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Re: How to Bypass the Analog Controller
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2015, 01:55:57 PM »
I agree with Ravel that saving programs is not worth the effort. The Auber is so easy to program and programming each smoke forces you to think through each time what you are really trying to accomplish.
Roger from the Florida Keys.
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Re: How to Bypass the Analog Controller
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2015, 09:59:37 PM »
Ravel / Tony,
Thanks for sharing that info.
Ravel, I'm somewhat apprehensive myself about programming and using the Auber. But there appears to be plenty of helpful info here.
I haven't seen any comprehensive posts on "ramp up" times / temperatures, cooking temps, finishing temps / times and recommended holding times / temps for use with the Aubers. Do either of you know of any? Have seen bits of info on these.

Paul - the guys are absolutely right about use of the Auber not being any different from any other smoke.  It's just a controller, so it's only as good as the temps you put in!

Don't be nervous about programming the Auber.  I was, too, but once I got it in my hands, I realized how easy it was!  Once you grasp that it's 3 things - temperature for the step, what triggers the next step (time or internal temp), and what that trigger is (again, internal temp or time), it's easy.  Don't let there being 6 steps worry you, either.  It just allows you to set more complex programs, but it's still just the same 3 parameters.
Tony from NW Arkansas
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Re: How to Bypass the Analog Controller
« Reply #47 on: May 08, 2015, 01:43:07 PM »
Just wanted to add my thanks for all the great advice and pics on this thread. I bit the bullet and did a switched bypass over the weekend, something I have been historically opposed to since it does potentially pose a danger. However with the rocket launcher cover it seems safe enough. Pics attached. Incidentally the plug for the blow hole is a synthetic wine cork-they fit perfectly and the price is right.
Roger from the Florida Keys.
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Re: How to Bypass the Analog Controller
« Reply #48 on: May 08, 2015, 08:23:17 PM »
Nice job, Roger!  I assume the wine cork in the blow hole is just for storage, and to keep the bugs/mice out? ???
Tony from NW Arkansas
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Re: How to Bypass the Analog Controller
« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2015, 09:12:01 PM »
That's affirmative, Tony.
Roger from the Florida Keys.
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Re: How to Bypass the Analog Controller
« Reply #50 on: May 08, 2015, 10:45:43 PM »
Roger that, Roger!  Great idea!
Tony from NW Arkansas
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