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Unread 03-09-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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I have a wireless temp gauge and I was wondering, if I just put it on the grate am I getting accurate temps? Is there something I should use to get the temp of the cooking area?
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raise it off the grate slightly... through a ball of foil, a small potato, a cork etc.
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As MilitantSquatter said above, you'll get a MORE accurate reading if raised so not in direct contact with the metal grate.

What kind of smoker you using? I use a turkey fryer thermo for my UDS. Just drilled a hole just below the cooking grates. It's long enough to reach the center of the smoker.
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I have a COS, and I turkey fryer them and a drill... Hmmmm sounds like a plan!
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