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Unread 11-16-2012, 09:37 AM   #1
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So im hosting my 3rd annual pre-thanksgiving turkey fry and need an answer to a UDS question. Im planning on making a bird in the UDS as well as a deep fried one. Because this event takes place outside and its getting quite chilly in Cleveland, OH, I was thinking of making a fire inside the UDS once the turkey is finished for people to warm up. Do i need to remove the thermometer before doing so? Will it harm anything? Any answers would be appreciated.

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Unread 11-16-2012, 10:28 AM   #2
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Seems to me it depends on how hot the fire is and how high the thermometer reads.

In general, I would assume the fire is going to be hotter than the thermometer will read and I would remove it for fear of damaging it.

Whatever you've painted your UDS with may be in jeopardy too, but a nice warm fire on a chilly day is a lot of fun.
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Personally I wouldn't do it. Your gonna burn your UDS to hell and back, ruin the season, the paint, and, if you don't remove it, your thermo. Get another drum or a metal garbage can and make a burn barrel out of that.
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Personally I wouldn't do it. Your gonna burn your UDS to hell and back, ruin the season, the paint, and, if you don't remove it, your thermo. Get another drum or a metal garbage can and make a burn barrel out of that.
I agree 100% with this gentleman! :)
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