So I am having a little party tonight and did some pork shoulders (13 lbs) for PP sandwiches.
****Plate setter woes****
One week ago I broke my plate setter by dropping the grate on it. It broke in 1 big piece so I figured JB Weld would fix it right up. Glued / clamped it up (3 days to set) and it looked like it was going to be OK. After last nights cook I went to take it out of the egg and it broke along the same JB Weld spot. Looks like 14 hrs made it a little brittle and it broke.
I started the fire with the DigiQ and set it to 250 with the clip down the daisy wheel (pedals closed except enough for wire) attached to the dome thermometer clip.
Walked away and came back 1 hr later and had it beeping HIGH at 325. I had not put in the pork yet and thought to put it in and that will help drop the temperature a bit. Long story short, I fought the temp till 4 a.m. and it was still running hot. I figured it would just end up finishing a bit earlier and it did - around noon. My gasket is pretty fried so do you think that is why I had troubles like that with the temps?
Also, how many of you have had any luck JB Welding a piece more than once? If it is gone for good I will buy a new one and use the old one as feet I think when i use my pizza stone?
All in all the pork looks great and is sitting in a hot ice chest waiting to be pulled.