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High Temp Stall

Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,462
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
I've got a couple of butts on the Egg and the stall has happened, according to my DigiQ2, at 185.  I've never had one stall at that high a temp before.  Maybe it's the DigiQ?  What do you think?
Flint, Michigan


  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    i've read they can stall at 160 and again around 180/190 could double check with a instant read . good luck 
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  • Maybe it was a couple of things including another stall.  I wasn't around for the first one because of my fantasy football draft.  I think this I got this mystery figured out.  DigiQ has a "ramp down" feature that starts cooling your pit when you are within 20 degrees of your food target temp.  If you hit a hi-temp stall then your egg starts cooling.  Mine was down to 220 which dramatically lengthens the cook.  I turned off the ramp down and the egg came back up to 250.  Now we're punching through at 189.  Thanks for the feedback Phil.  I just never have seen a butt stall at 185.
    Flint, Michigan
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,770
    I have seen (more frequently than not) a very slow climb (stall??) from around the mid 180's to mid 190's.  Last 7 # butt (running around 300*F on the calibrated dome) took 6 hours to get from around 40*F to 185-blew right thru the proverbial 160's stall-took 3 more hours to get from 185 to 193*F-no changes with the BGE.  That's the challenge/fun of Q'ing-no two hunks behave the same way. FWIW-
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  • I usually see the stall between 160+/- to 175+/- but I don't remember a stall just 10 measely degrees from the promised land.
    Flint, Michigan
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