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  • Could be. I had the probe in the breast facing towards the front. It was the part closest to the wish bone that was raw, and the thighs
  • On the BGE recipe site. It was raw 3/4 of the way thru. :(. At least we had enough for a meal. Using this thing, the egg, is a lot of trial and error, isn't it?
  • Looking back, I think I see my mistake.  Directions say: Preheat to 350* without plate setter. Lesson learned. And this is probably why I'm doing the hard/time consuming cooking on my husband's gift!
  • Yup, the 12# bird has been in for 2 hrs.  The breast reads 174 and when I pulled it out it was pink.  :( I'm adjusting temp, to be that of the actual dome temp of 350.  Good thing I'm doing a test run!!  Let's hope the rest goes smoothly ...
  • I did put ice on the breast to cool that off prior to smoking, and my food probe is a bit high. We'll test her out in a bit ...
  • No, I just got it yesterday. I think my grate probe is too close to the edge of the plate.
  • I have it over the plate, yes.
  • Sorry, indirect. PS is under grate. So I SHOULD go off the mavericks temp reading when indirect cooking?
  • Good to know!  I still have some time to search while the kids are napping ...
    in Newbie! Comment by Liz1979 July 2012
  • Thanks so much!!
    in Newbie! Comment by Liz1979 July 2012
  • I love my Maverick ET732 for remote monitoring.   Lots of discussion on here, there is an older version - I think 73 - then the newer version 732.   If you go that route, make sure to get the later version.   It'd be best for the 73?  Right n…
    in Newbie! Comment by Liz1979 July 2012
  • I'm looking into a wireless thermometer.  I'm betting it'd make things a bit easier in the smoking or indirect cooking department!!
    in Newbie! Comment by Liz1979 July 2012
  • Welcome Sounds like you already figured out that cooking on the egg is egg-dicting! Most cooks don't go by time when cooking meat.It's the internal temp of the meat that is your goal. A good thing to get is a remote wireless thermometer that you c…
    in Newbie! Comment by Liz1979 July 2012
  • UDS...ugly drum smoker. It's a homemade smoker from a 55 gallon drum that has a huge cult following on other BBQ boards. I spent several hours welding and drilling and getting it all put together, only to discover that I didn't care for the way the …
    in Newbie! Comment by Liz1979 July 2012
  • UDS? Our only regrets on the BGE are: Not buying one sooner. Not getting the XL one!   Thank you so much for your info!!  I will definately make use of it and I'm sure I'll have better success using the PS rather than just moving the coals over…
    in Newbie! Comment by Liz1979 July 2012
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