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Unread 12-03-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default Will a 500 or 550 F thermometer be good enough on my pit?

I am pretty sure it will.
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Sure. If you aren't going to be grilling but rather keeping temps in the 200-350 range you'll be fine.
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Yep, I can't see how or why you would get a smoker higher than that.

I am not all the sure that it matters to have an external thermometer on a pit. So many of them seem to be off anyways
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Mine only go to 475*, Personally I like a lower number that way the increments are easier to read. You'll be fine with that temp.
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487132_10200210047432517_6593505_n.jpgI am purchasing an industrial grade temp indicator. It should read very close if not dead on. Is my gauge on here to high.
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The problem, as I see it is this, the only real temperature that matters is grate temperature at the meat level. If it is a bi-level cooker, than you need to monitor temps at both levels. If you are running a reverse flow, then one thermo is fine. I assume that is a reverse flow pit.
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I am running reverse flow. Someone posted that the temp indicator needs to be about 2 1/2 of the grate. It would be easy to fill the hole with weld, and drill a new one.
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