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Unread 01-06-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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Hi guys.

Was wondering what temp gauges you would recommend installing on a UDS.

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I only use only digital at grate level.
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I only use only digital at grate level.
Same here. It's my first UDS, but I'm using a Maverick et732.

As stated above, Tel Tru is one of the most reliable mechanical temp gauges.
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I think I will buy a cheaper non digital gauge; the tel tru although nice is a little pricey.
I have a Maverick et732 that I will use at grate with a cheaper secondary non digital gauge.
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I used a 12" turkey fryer thermometer and it seems to work great (checked in boiling water). $5 at Wal-mart.
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I use a 10.00 old country smokers temp gauge on mine. Everytime I check it it is spot on 4 yrs now.
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I sure like SpiceWine Temp Gauges....
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spot on now for almost six years.....
and,they look cool too....

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I also use the 12" turkey fryer thermos. I actually have 2 in mine, one about 1/2" under each cooking grate. They're cheap, easily replaced and I've found them pretty accurate.
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I sure like SpiceWine Temp Gauges....
he's a Brethren, if you were unawares...
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and,they look cool too....

And you can calibrate them!
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I don't know who the MFG is on that gauge N8Man but I have the same one and it was labeled Old country Smoker Co. on the pkg. irregardless it's a good un
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I don't know who the MFG is on that gauge N8Man but I have the same one and it was labeled Old country Smoker Co. on the pkg. irregardless it's a good un
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I put a gauge from Academy Sports just above the bottom grill grate.
It's been dead on for temps.
(I tried moving a oven gauge around on the grate and got consistent readings)

When I use my upper grate I use an old turkey cooker thermometer dropped thru one of the exhaust holes in the top.
Close enough for Government work...

A UDS may be the most forgiving smoker you can use.
The moist environment gives a little leeway in temperature.
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None! get a digital....
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I also use the 12" turkey fryer thermos. I actually have 2 in mine, one about 1/2" under each cooking grate. They're cheap, easily replaced and I've found them pretty accurate.
If there is a hex fitting between the stem and the dial, they are adjustable. While the stem is in boiling water, turn the dial while holding the hex till the needle points corectly.
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