Smoking & Grilling
blackjac Had the same issues with wet sticks as you are having. Started to discontinue the water bath and it solved the wet stick issue. With cold weather I put sticks in a plastic tub outside for 15 minutes and that dropped stick temp fast. Sure works for me in South Dakota winters.
I think it must be the fridge but really no way around it, they’re not wet before I put them in the fridge , I do use a carrot binder
I’ve done it after it got to 200° on the top and bottom racks for about an hour and when I checked the graph the highest variation was 7 degrees and lowest was 3 or something like that. I just did top and bottom I did not do front/back or left/right and my dampers were fully closed.