Crazy Temps on Ironwood 885

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Is anyone having crazy temps on their Ironwood?

Smoked some wings & thighs today and then bumped it to 350 for crisping. It almost got to 400 degrees when the set temp was 350. WTF?

 

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It's possible the barrel RTD is messed up which gives the feedback of actual temp inside the cooking barrel back to the d2 controller.
 

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What did it do after that, did you let it run its course? It might have just blown by the finish line then come back down. Quite often when I change temps it takes a while for it to settle in, sometimes it overruns the setting and other times it stops short but it works its way in before too long.
 

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I'm guessing when I say it may be common for the unit to overshoot the target temp a) at startup and b) during a huge target temperature change but then descend and stabilize within a few minutes. I say this because it's not uncommon for my unit to overshoot x% during the PH cycle but I don't fret because it smooths-out rather quickly.

Did yours stay at 390+, or did it come back down to 350 within a few minutes?
 
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I had bumped the temp from 220 to 350 to crisp the skin. It has been doing fine till then. I went to check on it about 30 minutes later and found it at this temp. Strange.
 

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I had bumped the temp from 220 to 350 to crisp the skin. It has been doing fine till then. I went to check on it about 30 minutes later and found it at this temp. Strange.

I do expect when I ramp up the temp that it would overshoot for a short period of time before settling in, however not for a long time frame. I find up here in Canada at -6C with a breeze when I set it at 275 it will modulate between 265 and 285 which is to be expected when it is cooler and without a blanket. Are you in a cooler climate? If not the RTD could b a bit flakey. Test run it again and watch it. Cheers.
 

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Strange, I've had that happen before and I lifted the lid a little to let the temp drop slowly. Once it hit 350, it stabilized. When is the last time you cleaned out the fire pot? What pellets were you using?
 
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I clean every couple of a cooks. I've been using B&B pellets for years without issue. I think I'll do some more testing with a MEATER probe as that will give me a real time graph of the temp spikes vs set temp. Thanks.
 

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