Official 2020 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

Brentr

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Born and raised in Texas, so it's home! We love it here. Enjoyed our almost 3 years in J'ville as well. Just moved from Chicago where we lived for 3 years. The summers along the North Shore of Chicago (Lake Bluff) are amazing!
Chicago is nice but way too cold for me :cheers:
 

jimim

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Guys with big green eggs or similar. I bought the 2 layer system so I can cook 2 racks of ribs. Should I rotate them when smoking or can they stay out for the cook? I’m worried about the difference in height and temp?694C7BDD-7A8A-40ED-BDE0-C14870FEA02A.jpeg
 

Brentr

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Guys with big green eggs or similar. I bought the 2 layer system so I can cook 2 racks of ribs. Should I rotate them when smoking or can they stay out for the cook? I’m worried about the difference in height and temp?View attachment 149220
I think I would rotate them but maybe not if the temp is the same on both racks. Do you gave a way to put independent temp probes to check the temps as a test?
 

mjlinss

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Jun 2, 2017
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ya I have 2 grate probes. I’ll put one on each grate.
You can put 2 on the top grate but I've never had a problem with them on different grates. If you're using a diffuser (conveggtor or whatever they call it now) it should be fine. I've done 2 pork butts on separate racks and they were done within 15 minutes of each other
 

jimim

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So I’m doing a test fire for 200 degrees and 2 levels of cooking. Indirect heat thing is in egg and the 2 level grate system.

map my grate temp is different than some temp. If my recipe says 200 degrees and the grates r hotter what should I go by? Or am I splitting hairs.
Top grate is 225 ish and bottom grate is 219 ish and dome is 200.
I’m not rotating food. We r talking 4-6 degree diff.
But what temp should I go by for cooking?

grate or dome? Causethere is a difference?
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jimim

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Ya I know I figured. Bit my food has been coming out fine so I almost don’t want to mess things up. Well my grate temps ended up being only 2-3 degree difference so I’m solid there. Maybe I’ll aim low on the 200 degree side.
 

jimim

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I’m cooking tomorrow. I experimented today. Lol

We just got steady raintoday Enough to ruin the river for fishing. Luckily we fished last night. Perfect night!
 

jimim

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I’m up my sister in laws house. She Just bought a new toy.


I’m having a sangria. It’s ok. They add carbonation with co2. That kinda ruined it. I’m going to try the cosmo next.

go ahead someone say something. I’m secure in my manhood. I’ll drink a cosmo. I’ll order one out even. Lol

Its a cool idea. Man we r getting so lazy as humans. Lol
 
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mjlinss

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Jun 2, 2017
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Columbia, MO
So I’m doing a test fire for 200 degrees and 2 levels of cooking. Indirect heat thing is in egg and the 2 level grate system.

map my grate temp is different than some temp. If my recipe says 200 degrees and the grates r hotter what should I go by? Or am I splitting hairs.
Top grate is 225 ish and bottom grate is 219 ish and dome is 200.
I’m not rotating food. We r talking 4-6 degree diff.
But what temp should I go by for cooking?

grate or dome? Causethere is a difference?
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Use the grate probes for true temp, but 225 or 250 will effect how long it takes, but not the results. On mine I get the dome thermometer to 250, open a beer, and relax! It'll turn out great no matter what temp you go at