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Got up early this morning to put on some ribs in time for football. Apple wood, honey hog hot rub, and sriracha garlic sauce at four hours. These days, I am running ribs for four hours uncovered, brushing on one coat of sauce, and starting the bend test at 4.5 hours. So easy and absolutely loving the results. 

 

 

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On 9/16/2019 at 6:45 AM, lnarngr said:

 Butt my Akorn was unstable after putting on the butts and adding the Tip Top Temp! It's my second one and brand new! 

 

My TTT locks in wherever I set it as long as not above 375 or below 200. But everything has to be stable before it can be dependable.   I get my fire going strong with lid open then close the lid and get the TTT heated up so it can be set.  Once the temp is where I want it and the TTT is hot I just barely open the TTT and open the lower vent more than normal.  My only issue has been sticking from gunk which needs to be cleaned once in a while.

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6 hours ago, JohnnyAppetizer said:

More Kamado Gold

Thin crust pizza

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Forget domino's, JohnnyAppetizer pizzas are where its at!

 

that looks delicious!

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On 9/17/2019 at 10:48 AM, Family_cook said:

My TTT locks in wherever I set it as long as not above 375 or below 200. But everything has to be stable before it can be dependable.   I get my fire going strong with lid open then close the lid and get the TTT heated up so it can be set.  Once the temp is where I want it and the TTT is hot I just barely open the TTT and open the lower vent more than normal.  My only issue has been sticking from gunk which needs to be cleaned once in a while.

I Know, Right!? 

Good afternoon, #Family_cook and thanks for the reply about my issue. 

I got the Akorn stabilized before I placed the TTT and I left the upper vent set when I did. I allowed it to acclimate before opening the upper vent fully. I set the TTT to just barely open. And it began to seesaw. I have a new Thermoworks Smoke. I guess I should have gone bigger to have a graph of the cook. The temp was swinging between 220 and 250. I would sometimes make the most minute of adjustments to the TTT. 

Over the course of many hours the temperature it wanted to hold increased, in spite of what was done with the TTT!?! 

Akorns are weird, but this didn't entirely make sense to me. I just bought the TTT. I will query the manufacturer. Maybe they got some goofy coils. 

Thanks! 

C'Ya! 

#JohnnyAppetizer, just stop with the incredible pizzas, Preaze! 

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1 hour ago, lnarngr said:

I Know, Right!? 

Good afternoon, #Family_cook and thanks for the reply about my issue. 

I got the Akorn stabilized before I placed the TTT and I left the upper vent set when I did. I allowed it to acclimate before opening the upper vent fully. I set the TTT to just barely open. And it began to seesaw. I have a new Thermoworks Smoke. I guess I should have gone bigger to have a graph of the cook. The temp was swinging between 220 and 250. I would sometimes make the most minute of adjustments to the TTT. 

Over the course of many hours the temperature it wanted to hold increased, in spite of what was done with the TTT!?! 

Akorns are weird, but this didn't entirely make sense to me. I just bought the TTT. I will query the manufacturer. Maybe they got some goofy coils. 

Thanks! 

C'Ya! 

#JohnnyAppetizer, just stop with the incredible pizzas, Preaze! 

Is it possible you have some leakage somewhere?

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23 hours ago, Family_cook said:

Is it possible you have some leakage somewhere?

That's what she said!?! 

Sorry, I appreciate the help! 

It is an Akorn, so I guess. Nothing obvious when cooking. I've done the latch tightening and lower vent sealing. I will check. It was holding well with just the vents. The temp climbing was over the course of hours. 

My old TTT worked great but it got out of round from falling off. I got a new one and a plate hanger to keep it in place when opening. 

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1 hour ago, Andino75 said:

First Kamado cook ever! BEST burgers, I had a 50° spike after I opened the dome the first time, but was able to handle it a little better the second round. I'm hooked!

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Yeah, I'm newer to the world too - but, it rocks!! :)

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9 hours ago, lnarngr said:

That's what she said!?! 

Sorry, I appreciate the help! 

It is an Akorn, so I guess. Nothing obvious when cooking. I've done the latch tightening and lower vent sealing. I will check. It was holding well with just the vents. The temp climbing was over the course of hours. 

My old TTT worked great but it got out of round from falling off. I got a new one and a plate hanger to keep it in place when opening. 

You clearly have a handle on your system.  I'm just throwing spaghetti on wall to see if something sticks.  Temp swings suck and they keep you up at night on overnight cooks.  I'm sure you will figure it out.  BTW my daughter who is a senior at LSU drives past you on her way to her boyfriends family condo at Perdido Key beach.

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