I was hoping someone could tell me how I determine if I received version 2 of the iKamand. I just received it in 3/30/20 directly from KJ and used it for the first time today. I updated the software to V 1.0.54. I experienced several problems during my attempt to smoke a pork shoulder. First, three times it over shot the temp I set in the app by an average of 11%. Then the app notified me that the pork was at my target temp of 203. I then used my Therma-Pop thermometer to confirm and found that the roast was only 185 - 187 in four different areas. Obviously way off my target. All this is why I’m concerned that they shipped me version 1 of the iKamand.
Smoke rolls early in the morning for this rack of ribs and a prime brisket. Binder is mustard, rub for the ribs is a Traeger rub I poached from dad, rub for the brisket is Thundering Longhorn beef rub. I'll keep you updated.
I will be firing up my big joe for the first time tomorrow for some baby back ribs.
I have done ribs before on my Bradley smoker & weber gaser using the 3-2-0.5 (3 hours on the smoker, 2 hours wrapped on the Weber and 0.5 hours with sauce). I do the last two steps on the weber just because the ribs are more accessible for wrapping and sauce. Family usually loves these.
Ribs on the Joe:
I am planning on dry rub, no sugar ~5 hours @ 225-250 with no wrap, occasional spritzing and add sauce for last 30 minutes or so.
1- Is a drop pan necessary? Dry or with liquid in it? Based on my reading so far, I think not necessary other than to keep the heat deflector clean... opinions?
2- To wrap or not to wrap? It seems both are acceptable. preferences? impact?
3- how do I know they are done? by temp? bones? probe?