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Unread 11-07-2012, 11:07 AM   #16
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I would suggest a maverick et-732. To me it gives more options than a thermometer hard mounted to your smoker. That way you can monitor your temp at the smoker and from inside the house.

I just drilled a 5/16" hole near top of drum. That was just big enough to get the probes thru. I put cooker temp probe in the middle of the grate I'm cooking on.

You could get a hard mounted thermometer, but they can be up to 50 degrees off from the center of cooker. So you could get one that can be calibrated, and adjust so it gives you a reading of center of grate. But to know the difference, you'd need another thermometer to read temp at center grate.

So at that point I'd just get a maverick. I love mine! :)
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Unread 11-07-2012, 11:12 AM   #17
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Looks like I need to add the Maverick to my Christmas wishlist. I looked at it online and it appears to be as nice as everyone says.
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I made my UDS today also. I used the charcoal grate from my 22.5 weber so I have to find an ash pan that will fit underneath it. Here is a photo


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Ah here is a photo.

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Unread 11-07-2012, 06:09 PM   #20
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Nice build. I like the welded handles. I was thinking about bending some old horseshoes for handles on mine.


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I'm going to score a lid this weekend from one of the Brethren. Gonna do a little horse tradin'. Can't wait! Thanks so much Jaspaq!


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Unread 11-09-2012, 02:20 PM   #22
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Sweet builds
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If I wanted to use my maverick how big of a drill bit do I need to slide my maverick through it?

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Someone posted 5/16" earlier. They said it was just right for the probes.


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Got my lid!! Now if my patience can last, maverick time.
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That lid looks like it fits good
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It sure does! Thank you very much sir!


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