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Unread 04-29-2005, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default Warning: Old Smokey thermometers are junk.

I checked both of them in boiling water and they were both only reading 165-175. Not even close to 212. Glad I didn't burn $30 bucks of meat. I have since bought an oven thermometer (different brand) for the inside of the chamber.

This is after making a 30 mile round trip to Academy Sports to trade in the first one. No way to adjust it either.

For $19 one would think you would get a decent product.

Anyone know of a decent thermometer brand out there?

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Unread 04-29-2005, 04:50 PM   #2
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You have to be careful with the boiling water method. 212 degrees is only for sea level, and 500' is enough to throw you off. On the other hand, for your 20 bucks and gas, you could probably get close to buying the Nu Temp digital thermometer. Here is the link: http://www.nu-temp.com/
Just a suggestion.
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I ordered one yesterday from spicewine to replace the in-door stock temp guage on my BSKD. If that's the type you need, it's a good unit.

http://www.spicewineironworks.com/Me...egory_Code=acc
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Noah,
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You have to be careful with the boiling water method. 212 degrees is only for sea level, and 500' is enough to throw you off.
At 500' above sea level, the boiling point is 211.1.
http://www.biggreenegg.com/boilingPoint.htm
Does not amount to much.

I agree about the digitals.
I think I may just paint my door thermometer black next re-paint time.
Would look prettier and be just a useful

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[quote="kapndsl"]Noah,
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I agree about the digitals.
I think I may just paint my door thermometer black next re-paint time.
Would look prettier and be just a useful

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Noah,
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You have to be careful with the boiling water method. 212 degrees is only for sea level, and 500' is enough to throw you off.
At 500' above sea level, the boiling point is 211.1.
http://www.biggreenegg.com/boilingPoint.htm
Does not amount to much.

I agree about the digitals.
I think I may just paint my door thermometer black next re-paint time.
Would look prettier and be just a useful

TIM
That info was for calibration purposes, and you sound like my wife nit picking like that!!!
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That info was for calibration purposes, and you sound like my wife nit picking like that!!!
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"Picky"-- maybe. Well, really--absolutely correct
I will take that as a compliment.
But, info needs to be accurate if posted (except for the ever-present Brethren opinions, of course).

Someone may not follow through, verify, and then misuse vague "data"--that's all. That can waste time, money, or meat.

Since this is not a calibration lab--0.9 degress is not even readable, let alone signifigant.
Throw in some JD, a few cold brewskies, or whatever--who cares

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Ok damnit, your'e right as always... JUST LIKE MY WIFE!!!!!!!

On a different note, what is a Studedera??
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Ok damnit, your'e right as always... JUST LIKE MY WIFE!!!!!!!

On a different note, what is a Studedera??
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Noah--sounds like you have the perfect wife
Look here:
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/index.ph...827&highlight=
StudeDera is a "Moded- out" Dera that has served me (and Chad) well.
I have more Farkin' $$ in the Mod's (some of which are not on the forum cause they work crappy) than I have in the basic Dera
Drives Chad crazy sometimes

But, it gets some interesting comments at the Competetions from spectators that are actually sober enough to see it

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Moderators--Noah and I have "beat up" a Q-talk thread pretty bad--scrub?????

Mod note: Fixed each thread so they remained on topic.....
BTW.....Warning: Old Smokey thermometers are junk.
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I hear Brian has a smoker for sale
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