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  • Green griller
    Club Member
    • Mar 2016
    • 6

    Greengriller

    Just started today. Retired and learning to smoke n cook. I have my first pastrami on my new weber right now. Controlling temp is fun.
    Have read set up ect. First question if I'm allowed on this intro, where do you people place your temp prob, I have a ivation remote.
  • Strat50
    Former Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 513
    • Houston, Alaska

    #2
    Welcome! I place any temp probe in the thickest part of the meat, away from any bone(s).

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    • Green griller
      Club Member
      • Mar 2016
      • 6

      #3
      Also I wanted to say this is a great site. I have been enjoying it for a few days and decided to join. Hope I'm smart enough to learn something.

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      • Green griller
        Club Member
        • Mar 2016
        • 6

        #4
        Sorry I ment on the grill for the cooker not the meat. Using off set and placed it just above the grate on the off side but it's behind the meat. temps above the fire are 300+ but behind the meat its anywhere from 210 to 235.

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        • fuzzydaddy
          Charter Member
          • Nov 2014
          • 4953
          • Winchester TN
          • Hardware
            Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado.
            Slow 'N Sear Kettle Grill.
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            Weber Chimney starters (regular and half).
            Joule.
            GrillGrates, GrateGriddles.
            Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
            ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

            Consumables / Favorites
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            Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins.
            SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
            MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPOG.

          #5
          Green griller welcome to the pit. I like to keep the grill temp probe 2-3" away from the meat to avoid it being affected by the temp of the meat.

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          • Danjohnston949
            Former Member
            • Dec 2014
            • 4437
            • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

            #6
            Green griller, Welcome to The Pit! I think if you keep your Temp Probe at just above the grate! I have a Maverick 733 Dual Probe Thermometer! I think I would set up a dual probe thermometer and check
            the temps at both ends of your offset! I have an offset also with several modifications but frankly I haven't used it
            since I got the Maverick! I have been using a Weber Kettle, a S 'n S, and a DigiQ-2 Temp Controller for family cooks!
            Eat Well an Prosper! From Fargo ND, Dan

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            • Huskee
              Pit Boss
              • May 2014
              • 14736
              • central MI, USA
              • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

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              #7
              Welcome to The Pit Green griller! Glad to have you here, and welcome aboard. I put my probe, when on the kettle w/ indirect heat, beside the meat if possible and as centrally-located as the meat placement allows. Try to position it so the airflow direction that the probe's getting wont be obstructed behind the meat, in the "heat shadow". And like has been mentioned, 2-3" away from meat out of the cold air bubble.

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              • DWCowles
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 9763
                • Smiths Grove, Ky
                • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

                #8
                Welcome Green griller

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                • David Parrish
                  Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
                  • May 2014
                  • 5045
                  • Charlotte, NC
                    • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
                    • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
                    • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
                    • LOTS of accessories
                    • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
                    • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
                    • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
                    • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
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                  #9
                  Welcome Green griller! We're glad you're here! This is the perfect place to learn to cook outdoors.

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                  • MBMorgan
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2015
                    • 6097
                    • Colorado
                    • > Weber Genesis EP-330
                      > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
                      > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
                      > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
                      > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
                      to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
                      > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
                      > Thermoworks Smoke
                      > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
                      > Thermoworks Thermapen
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                      > Anova sous vide circulator
                      > Searzall torch
                      > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

                      > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
                      > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
                      > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

                    #10
                    Welcome to the Pit! I didn't see it mentioned so ... be sure that your probe is suspended an inch or so above the grill. If you don't have a probe clamp, just use a ball of foil and stick the probe through it.

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                    • LA Pork Butt
                      Charter Member
                      • Dec 2014
                      • 5170
                      • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                      #11
                      Welcome to the Pit! What do you cook on?

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                      • FireMan
                        Charter Member
                        • Jul 2015
                        • 7454
                        • Bottom of Winnebago

                        #12
                        Where to probe or not to probe, 'tis the question! Well, after you find out, welcome aboard, enjoy the ride!

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                        • Green griller
                          Club Member
                          • Mar 2016
                          • 6

                          #13
                          Thanks for the responses. I have a weber performer. Mbmorgan. Thanks thats what Im doing.

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                          • Green griller
                            Club Member
                            • Mar 2016
                            • 6

                            #14
                            Wow I didnt see all of the replies. Thanks to all of you.

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                            • jecucolo
                              Club Member
                              • Nov 2015
                              • 1245
                              • Schertz Texas
                              • Pit Barrel Cooker
                                Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
                                Weber 22" Kettle (Craiglist)
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                                Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
                                Maverick ET-732
                                Kingsford Original Charcoal
                                Kingsford Competition Charcoal
                                Anova Sous Vide

                              #15
                              Welcome! After a little smoking and a little reading on AR you will be answering questions and helping others. Most of us start with no experience. It is a fun place to learn.

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