Will a 500 or 550 F thermometer be good enough on my pit?
I am pretty sure it will.
12-03-2012 10:52 PM
Sure. If you aren't going to be grilling but rather keeping temps in the 200-350 range you'll be fine.
12-03-2012 10:59 PM
Yep, I can't see how or why you would get a smoker higher than that.
I am not all the sure that it matters to have an external thermometer on a pit. So many of them seem to be off anyways
12-03-2012 11:03 PM
Mine only go to 475*, Personally I like a lower number that way the increments are easier to read. You'll be fine with that temp.
12-03-2012 11:20 PM
Keep 'er out of the coals.
12-03-2012 11:22 PM
Attachment 73164I am purchasing an industrial grade temp indicator. It should read very close if not dead on. Is my gauge on here to high.
12-03-2012 11:28 PM
The problem, as I see it is this, the only real temperature that matters is grate temperature at the meat level. If it is a bi-level cooker, than you need to monitor temps at both levels. If you are running a reverse flow, then one thermo is fine. I assume that is a reverse flow pit.
12-03-2012 11:35 PM
I am running reverse flow. Someone posted that the temp indicator needs to be about 2 1/2 of the grate. It would be easy to fill the hole with weld, and drill a new one.