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Papa Rick

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BIG BIG PROBLEM! PLEASE HELP!
« on: September 25, 2020, 09:26:12 AM »
Last night I put 4 Boston Butts on in my #2 at 11 pm cst.  This morning checked them at 7:30 an WOW, worst nightmare there is no power going to my smoker??  Checked the plug in and it had tripped overnight.  My internal probes were all at the 115 to 120 range.  Reset the plug and cranked it up wide open to get the temp back up ASAP!

My question is am I better off throwing them away to be safe, or would they be all right?  Never had this happen before.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2020, 10:16:48 AM by Papa Rick »
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Re: BIG BIG PROBLEM! PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2020, 11:49:45 AM »
Better safe than sorry.  I pulled them and neighbor's dogs will eat like a king today.  I was smoking them one and when I told them what happened and I was pulling them, they said their dogs would love to have them if I didn't have plans otherwise for them. 
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Re: BIG BIG PROBLEM! PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 05:00:40 PM »
That sucks but better to live to smoke another day
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Re: BIG BIG PROBLEM! PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2020, 07:47:30 PM »
Now that you solved the food safety problem, have you determined why the circuit tripped?
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Re: BIG BIG PROBLEM! PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2020, 10:19:24 PM »
Hey David, have no idea other than it started raining after I went to bed.

When I got up and before I decided not to smoke them, I turned it back on for an hour and no problems.
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Re: BIG BIG PROBLEM! PLEASE HELP!
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2020, 03:25:16 PM »
Rick - It could very well have been the rain.  I smoke under cover but we do get some high winds and hard rain (except this year - bone dry) and never had a breaker trip.  HOWEVER!  We have have the occasional power outage/blip, only lasts a couple of seconds but it is enough to require resetting items with a digital circuit board including my smoker.  Fortunately our outages are early morning/late afternoon.  Never had an outage during a smoke.
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