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JMSetzler 11-19-2013 08:51 PM

Offset: Best Location for Thermometer?

Where is the best location to mount an external thermometer on one of these offsets? This is an Academy Sports Brazos model... The cooker comes with a hole in the cooking chamber lid but it's pretty high up in the chamber and I'm fairly confident that the temp reading I'm getting at that location is a good bit higher than grate temp. I'd like to mount a thermometer lower in the chamber. Where, in relationship to the firebox and the lid handle is the best location to mount it?

grillinguy247 11-19-2013 09:20 PM

Halfway between the fire box and the Middle of the smoke chamber about an inch up from the cooking grates. :becky:

grillinguy247 11-19-2013 09:22 PM

A lot of people will put an additional one on the far end of the smoke chamber as well. This is up to you IMHO

Bludawg 11-20-2013 12:16 AM

^^^ took the words right out of my mouth^^^

sliding_billy 11-20-2013 03:00 AM

Yeah, install a couple if you can.

cpw 11-20-2013 06:53 AM


Originally Posted by grillinguy247 (Post 2700183)
Halfway between the fire box and the Middle of the smoke chamber about an inch up from the cooking grates. :becky:

That's where I'd put it. Basically where the food is going to be.

dport7 11-20-2013 07:43 AM

Mine is in the middle of the pit door, half way up. Thats where it came from the builder. 20 year old Oklahoma Joe offset

luke duke 11-20-2013 08:44 AM

If I was only going to install one, I would put it halfway between the handle and the smoke stack high enough that it wouldn't poke a brisket when the door is closed.

If I was going to install two, I would put the other one halfway between the handle and the firebox.

ButtBurner 11-20-2013 08:46 AM

I installed mine as close as possible to area where I normally cook is.

In my case that was level with the handle, just to the right of it

I may install another one on the other side, but after using it for a few cooks while monitoring other areas with the maverick I have a good idea of what temp they are at compared to that gauge.

I I load it unusually with meat I just use the maverick to double check different spots to know where they are at

ajstrider 11-20-2013 09:11 AM

I like the idea of two, one near firebox and one near the far end by the chimney, that way you know the temperature spread across the grilling surface.

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