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sleezly

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Melting Food Probe?
« on: June 27, 2020, 07:14:29 PM »
Hi all,

Just received a new #2DW and seasoned yesterday. Looks great!

Four hours in to the inaugural smoke session today with temp set to 235, the white wire on the food probe appears to be melting. Any idea why this is happening? Maybe the food probe wire should not be making contact with a metal cooking grate which was on the top rack while the meat was on middle rack?

Regardless the wire casing should be rated for a high temperature though, yes?

Thanks in advance!

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sleezly

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Re: Melting Food Probe?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 09:20:02 PM »
Whoa, false alarm!

The black stuff looks to be 100% sticky droplets of smoke; after washing the probe wire all of the black droplets are now gone.

It looks like I've got a lot to learn with respect to smoking but happy to be here.

Thanks all!

ReliableRick

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Re: Melting Food Probe?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2020, 11:52:41 PM »
Glad to hear it wasn't anything serious. How do you like the wifi? I was going to get it but opted for the straight 2D instead. Didn't know if I would use it.
Rick, 4 hours and 14 minutes northeast of Smokin-IT warehouse
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Re: Melting Food Probe?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 12:21:17 AM »
I was torn between #2, #2D, #2DW and #3 given price vs. value and the iOS app store ratings are not great so I had some concerns about the WiFi model as well but pleased with the purchase so far.

Connectivity seems fine, all WiFi functions are available on the smoker unit itself so you don't have to use a WiFi device if you don't want to, the plot charts over time are pretty interesting to look at, etc..

I'm a smart home enthusiast so I'm naturally skeptical of cloud-connected devices but there's no "cloud" that we're connecting to so the smoker will work when your internet is offline; an absolute must for any smart home.

Happy to answer specific questions if you have any.

Today was babyback ribs. Tomorrow is a whole chicken.

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Re: Melting Food Probe?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2020, 08:19:18 PM »
Thats good info. I think that I will probably get a meat thermo that does wifi when the tech is a little better. I work in IT and most of what I have seen is really old technology and some pretty ugly UI's.

I did a chicken yesterday with the basic brine. The taste was excellent but the skin, even after grilling, was meh.

The next project is wings and then jerky.
Rick, 4 hours and 14 minutes northeast of Smokin-IT warehouse
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I love being outdoors, being self reliant, and feeding people.