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Tough weekend with the egg

UKMattUKMatt Posts: 113
edited 4:55PM in EggHead Forum
So... Bad weekend for the egg so far.

First I screwed up myself by cooking pizza without cleaning out the ash - couldn't get it up to high temp and the pizzas were awful. Oh well, my mistake.

Now this morning I just threw away 9 pounds of pork butt and 6 pounds of brisket :(

I got the egg stable at 250 for 45 minutes, put on the meat (raised grid, pizza stone on bottom, drip tray, sliding rig with brisket, pork butt on the top).

Also placed my maverick therms in the pork and on the top grid.

Dome therm not touching the meat (I checked).

Temp dropped to less than 200 but I knew it would with all that meat.

I woke up this morning (5 hours later) to 100 degree meat and a 100 degree egg.

It had got warm enough for juices to collect in the drop pan so I decided not to chance getting it going again (I have guests coming - no use taking any risk).

The maverick didn't even beep despite me setting both low and high temp alarms for the smoker.

I have baby back ribs on now so fingers crossed I have sacrificed enough for the egg gods and they'll turn out good.

I hate the maverick - I'm on the market for an alternative.

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