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Unread 06-27-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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What brand of grate thermometer is recommended? I assume the $5 grill replacement thermometers isnt going cut it.

Also, whats the pros and cons of using something like a permanent probe thermometer at the grate level?
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I used a cheap but accurate turkey frying thermometer. I did the drilled bolt mod and it can slide in and out for charcoal basket removal. Works great. In the first pic I pulled it out a little to show slide through bolt. The second pick shows how it sits when smoking.



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You need one with a probe that extends at least to the middle of the grate. I have a turkey fryer one on the bottom grate and Ashcroft industrial style i got off ebay on the top one.
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Looks like a turkey fryer with Bolt Mod is the way to go. Thanks guys!
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Looks like a turkey fryer with Bolt Mod is the way to go. Thanks guys!
Get one with a hex where the probe enters the dial. They can be calibrated in boiling water by turning the hex until it reads correctly.
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When looking at thermometers grab a handfull and pick the one that does not read higher or lower then the others. Check in ice water for 32* and boiling water for proper temp. At my altitude and barometric pressure its about 208*.
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