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SmokeWatcher 11-14-2009 10:46 PM

Temperature probe w/ rotisserie
:confused: Has anyone figured out how to use a temperature probe while using a rotisserie? I'd like to monitor the cooking without having to stop and check it...all the while hoping I don't overshoot my target doneness.

Butts-n-gutts 11-14-2009 10:58 PM

Maverick makes one where the transmitter attaches to the rotiserie and turns with it, the wire has clamps to keep it neat and turning with the rotiserie.

I ahve never used one but maverick is a brand that I would trust

WeberQ 11-15-2009 12:17 AM

Just an idea
You might be able to make one with a contact plate with tracks and pick up brushes ?:confused:

SmokeWatcher 11-15-2009 07:06 AM


Originally Posted by WeberQ (Post 1086074)
You might be able to make one with a contact plate with tracks and pick up brushes ?:confused:

That crossed my mind...but sounds like work. :wink:

I see online some folks simply run a probe wire thru a collar to an outside sending unit, but the new Weber rotisserie I just got has no collar for the spit to ride simply rotates in grooves on the spit and it rests directly on the ring, which of course creates a pinch-point.

** Just answered my own question....BRAIN FART! **
** Use the collar that comes with the probe on my spit INSTEAD of letting it "ride in the groove". DUH! **

Does anyone sell just the collar? To use with my ET-7?

thirdeye 11-15-2009 10:05 AM

I suppose a stick-and-stay therm would work in a big roast or turkey breast.... but consider that the rotisserie rod conducts heat and carries it into the meat (much like a potato nail works), so placement of the thermometer is critical.... for accuracy, not too close to the center and not too close to an edge.

SmokeWatcher 11-15-2009 10:31 PM

I just pulled the trigger and ordered a Maverick ET-75 from Amazon. I hope to use it on a smoked turkey breast my MIL wants the Thanksgiving. I plan to treat it to a brine and twirl it!

NorthwestBBQ 11-15-2009 10:44 PM

Good luck! Let us know how it works and please post pics.

Bigdog 11-16-2009 05:45 AM

Call me crazy but I never use a thermo when doing a roto chicken. I just wiggle the wing to tell when its done.

CH 11-16-2009 06:59 AM

If your cooking chicken or turkey I use one of those pop ups that show you when it's done and they come out juicy.

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