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  • Shane Rakow
    Club Member
    • Oct 2016
    • 568
    • Nebraska
    • Traeger Pellet w/ add-on Cold Smoker attachment (2008)
      Weber-22" Kettle w/SnS Plus (2002)
      Brinkman Bullet Smoker (super old)
      Little Chief (really, really old)
      Kenmore Propane 4-burner w/Searing Station (2015)
      Burn Pit (1992)
      ThermoWorks Smoke (2016)
      ThermoWorks Thermapen (old, waiting to win a new one)

      Favorite Dog Breed: German Shorthair Pointer
      Favorite Car: The ones that start
      Favorite Month: October
      Favorite Steak: Ribeye, rare, and reverse seared

    ThermoWorks first run.

    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20161030_105453_216.jpg Views:	1 Size:	2.90 MB ID:	235164 Had the first cook today with the Smoke digital, and it was flawless! I always want a longer connectivity range, but it did well. If I could change anything about the thermometer, is that I would prefer the meat probe to be straight, rather than L-shaped. I ripped the rubber grommet that I had placed in the hole where the probe wires feed into the smoker. Not much smoke comes out of that hole, but I put my hands in the pocket of my sweatshirt, standing there wondering if I had a replacement, and I had a couple earplugs from work in there. The earplugs are the type you squish, and then put in your ear canal. Well, the bell went off in my head, and sure enough, I squished an earplug, and stuffed it into the hole. The earplug expanded, and filled the hole like a dream! It fills the hole, and keeps the probe cables from moving anywhere while I fidget with the smoker. I can honestly say, I never thought I would Google: "What is the melting point of earplugs?" Well, at 350F, it was still just fine.

    Oh, by the way, I was cooking up the wet-cure ham from Meatheads recipe. It turned out super, but a tad salty for my liking. The cut of meat wasn't a ham. I used a large pork-butt. The recipe is not in error, I altered the meat cut, and the thickness wasn't a large as a ham cut. I will soak in water the night before and it will be superb! I'm going to try to put up a pic, but I haven't had much luck doing that.

    Sorry, I'm still trying to find a fix for this: Image upload failed because the extension of this file did not match the content.

    The ham pic died a horrible data corrupting death.
    Last edited by Shane Rakow; October 30, 2016, 08:26 PM.
  • Huskee
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    • May 2014
    • 15146
    • central MI, USA
    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

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      Smokers / Grills
      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
      • PBC
      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
      • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

      Thermometers
      • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
      • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
      • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
      • Thermapen MkII, orange
      • ThermoPop, yellow
      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

      Accessories
      • Instant Pot 6qt
      • Anova Bluetooth SV
      • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
      • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
      • BBQ Dragon
      • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
      • Weber grill topper
      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

      Beverages
      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

      About me
      Real name: Aaron
      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

      Occupation:
      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

    #2
    Make any tiny edit to your picture. Then re-save it, and re-upload it. Glad you like the Smoke!

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    • Shane Rakow
      Shane Rakow commented
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      Thanks Huskee, that did the trick! Unfortunately, my ham pic died.
  • Jerod Broussard
    Moderator
    • Jun 2014
    • 9791
    • East Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
      Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
      Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
      Weber Smokey Joe Gold
      Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
      Vortex
      Maverick ET-732 White
      Maverick ET-732 Copper
      2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
      Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
      Thermoworks Timestick
      Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
      B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
      B & B Pellets

    #3
    On my Android phone I crop it a little, save it, then it will load.

    I too hate those 3 meter long curved meat probes. When I finally get a data logger I will NOT have anything close to that for food probe.

    I've gotten pretty ticked at work and my earplugs never melted.
    Last edited by Jerod Broussard; October 30, 2016, 07:13 PM.

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  • Mr. Bones
    Birthday Hat Master
    • Sep 2016
    • 9460
    • Kansas Territory
    • Grills / Smokers
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      Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
      Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
      Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
      Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
      Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
      Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
      Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
      Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
      Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
      Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
      Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

      Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
      Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
      Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

      Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
      Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
      Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
      Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
      Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
      Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
      (Lime Green)
      Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
      Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



      Thermometers:
      *********************************************
      Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
      Maverick ET-732, (Black)
      Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
      ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
      Blue ThermaPen Mk4
      Orange Thermapen Mk4
      Pink Thermapen Mk4
      ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
      ThermoWorks Smoke
      ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
      4 Pro Series cable extensions
      Smoke Gateway

      Accessories:
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      2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
      BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
      Warming shelf
      MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale​
      Backyard Grill marinade injector
      Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
      Bear Paws
      Meat Rakes
      BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



      Cookware:
      Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
      G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
      '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
      60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
      50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
      Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
      Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

      Cutlery, etc.:
      Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
      Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
      Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
      Multiple steels, from all over the planet
      Crock sticks
      Diamond stones, various
      Lansky Sharpening System

      Tableware
      Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
      Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
      Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

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    • Shane Rakow
      Shane Rakow commented
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      Beam me up, Scotty.

    • Thunder77
      Thunder77 commented
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      "He's dead Jim. You get his tri-corder, and I'll check his wallet." :-P

    • Danjohnston949
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      Yah Yah, But What's the Temp? From Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan
  • PaynTrain
    Club Member
    • Sep 2016
    • 134
    • Wadsworth, OH
    • - Yoder Durango loaded
      - Big Green Egg large
      - Ducane Stainless 7 burner
      - Weber kettle
      - Aussie kettle
      - GoBBQ Portable

    #5
    Instead of ear plugs, give Sugru a try perhaps. Also, look into probe port options. My new Yoder came with these threaded probe ports, and as you tighten them down, a nylon sleeve tightens onto the cable. Pretty damn slick really, and I know you can order them from Yoder. If you need, I can get pics tonight and post.

    https://www.amazon.com/Sugru-Moldabl...ag=amazi0a8-20

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    • Shane Rakow
      Shane Rakow commented
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      Thanks for the reply, Payn! I'll check those out.

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