Just a bad day of BBQ

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Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day here on Long Island, 58 degrees. So why not spend the day outside working in the yard and smoking / grilling some food. I had a plan and was on a mission until it seems everything went wrong.
I had bought thick sliced bacon from Snake river Farms and my wife had three very nice NY Strips, great start. I prepped the bacon early in the morning, went out and cleaned up the EX-6, fresh pellets, ready to roll. I headed to the shed to install a bottom flush bolt to hold the door open but when I was done the top handle was too long and hit the other door. No problem, break out the grinder with a cut off wheel and shorten it up except I managed to slip and put a groove in my knuckle instead. Ok, a few Band-Aids and some tape and back at it. All finished, works great.
At 11:30 I fired up the SF and went to get the bacon, came out and the display on the SF was flashing on and off so I shut it down, tried to restart, kept flashing. I checked the outlet, cord, fuse, nothing. The SF was dead. Plan B, fire up the 22 WSM, overkill for a pound and a half of bacon but I wasn't giving up. While the bacon was smoking away at 225 I uncovered the gasser, first time since August, and cleaned that up so I could cook the steaks later. Fired up no problem but the tank was almost empty, back to the shed for the spare tank. I forgot I had given the tank and my turkey fryer to my son a few weeks back so off to the store to get a refill.
The bacon came off the smoker after 2 1/2 hours, looked and smelled great but was a little limp, decided to put it on the gasser for a few minutes to finish. I went inside and started talking with my son and forgot about the bacon, came out and it was burnt to a crisp, into the garbage it went.
The steaks had thawed, time to trim and dry brine them, opened them up and they were all kinds of brown and gray, into the garbage they went. As I'm talking with my wife about Plan C a box is delivered on the front stoop...from Omaha Steaks. My sister from Florida sent a box full steaks, we are in !! Put the CI skillet on the gasser, got it good and hot and cooked four beautiful filet mignons in the dark.

Hoping Weber can help with the SF and next Sunday goes a little better.
 

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Mine did a flashing reboot a week or so ago. Eventually it rebooted and updated and the screen went to the home position. Did you leave it go for a while? Sorry to hear any tribulations.
 
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Mine did a flashing reboot a week or so ago. Eventually it rebooted and updated and the screen went to the home position. Did you leave it go for a while? Sorry to hear any tribulations.
I left it on for about 5 minutes, how long did your reboot take ?
 

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I left it on for about 5 minutes, how long did your reboot take ?
I don’t remember exactly but I would think 5 minutes would be plenty as long as you speed and connection is good. Mine kind flashed in a series along the probe ports. Like probe port one then two and so on. Quickly though. Repetitively as well
 

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Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day here on Long Island, 58 degrees. So why not spend the day outside working in the yard and smoking / grilling some food. I had a plan and was on a mission until it seems everything went wrong.
I had bought thick sliced bacon from Snake river Farms and my wife had three very nice NY Strips, great start. I prepped the bacon early in the morning, went out and cleaned up the EX-6, fresh pellets, ready to roll. I headed to the shed to install a bottom flush bolt to hold the door open but when I was done the top handle was too long and hit the other door. No problem, break out the grinder with a cut off wheel and shorten it up except I managed to slip and put a groove in my knuckle instead. Ok, a few Band-Aids and some tape and back at it. All finished, works great.
At 11:30 I fired up the SF and went to get the bacon, came out and the display on the SF was flashing on and off so I shut it down, tried to restart, kept flashing. I checked the outlet, cord, fuse, nothing. The SF was dead. Plan B, fire up the 22 WSM, overkill for a pound and a half of bacon but I wasn't giving up. While the bacon was smoking away at 225 I uncovered the gasser, first time since August, and cleaned that up so I could cook the steaks later. Fired up no problem but the tank was almost empty, back to the shed for the spare tank. I forgot I had given the tank and my turkey fryer to my son a few weeks back so off to the store to get a refill.
The bacon came off the smoker after 2 1/2 hours, looked and smelled great but was a little limp, decided to put it on the gasser for a few minutes to finish. I went inside and started talking with my son and forgot about the bacon, came out and it was burnt to a crisp, into the garbage it went.
The steaks had thawed, time to trim and dry brine them, opened them up and they were all kinds of brown and gray, into the garbage they went. As I'm talking with my wife about Plan C a box is delivered on the front stoop...from Omaha Steaks. My sister from Florida sent a box full steaks, we are in !! Put the CI skillet on the gasser, got it good and hot and cooked four beautiful filet mignons in the dark.

Hoping Weber can help with the SF and next Sunday goes a little better.
The silver lining, hopefully, is that your next outing can only get better. BTW, I had the same mishap many years ago while trying to smoke pork belly into bacon on my Weber Summit S-670 ( I was out of briquettes for my WSM 22”... It is amazing how fast 8# of wet brined pork belly 🥓can turn into a charred, unidentifiable, minuscule pelllet! 😡🤬...open flames in proximity to pork belly is a recipe for instant disaster.
 

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That sucks. Seems like shipping infrastructure really slammed right now. I’ve had things sit for multiple days before moving or being scanned. USPS and FedEx have missed numerous scheduled delivery dates for me. UPS and Amazon so far been good.
 

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That sucks! Good new on the grinder, those cuts don’t usually bleed too bad cause the get cauterized at the same time. I’ve had my share.
Sucks about the SmokeFire, hopefully they get that out to you, FedEx is a freaking mess these days though.
 

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