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Old 09-19-2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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What do people use to check the temps on there meat & fire
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:11 PM   #2
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You can buy one for each or one to do both. Polder sells a digital probe setup that will monitor pit temp and meat temp. I have never used one so I don't know how well they work. I use a thermopen for spot checks, best money I ever spent. Left it in the rain and had to but another.
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:14 PM   #3
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Old Smokey and Tel-Tru make good thermometers. Tel-tru you can even get up to a 5" Glowing face In the pit I use maverick ET-7

Pics of the maverick stuff: www.maverickhousewares.com/thermometers/remote_therm.htm

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Old 09-19-2006, 08:31 PM   #4
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I have a 3 TelTru mounted on the pit. i used Nutemps to monitor the pit temp at the grate level and the food for large cuts, and a Thermapen for spot checks.
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:50 PM   #5
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I have 2 Tel-Tru thermometers on the cooker and a Thermopen to check meat temp.
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:54 PM   #6
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Here's a picture of my set-up. I have a meat-probe and pit temp with the guru, and another dual meat/pit unit. my dial thermometer is always +/- 5* of what the electronics are reading. I do not use the meat probes with chicken or ribs. For chicken, I have a thermapen.
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Old 09-21-2006, 06:52 PM   #7
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Old 09-22-2006, 06:00 AM   #8
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I use 2 x Nu Temp's probes and a No brand clone rpobe to monitor my WSM
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Old 09-22-2006, 06:42 AM   #9
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I use a couple of regular oven thermometers for the pit & a thermpen for the meat.
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Old 09-22-2006, 02:34 PM   #10
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I have a 'oregon scientific' don't get it. It sucks. It has preprogramed presets, and there all off. for beef at well done it's preset to 170. But I need 190 for my brisket. And it beeps when it reaches the done temp. I'll be buying a diffrent one soon.
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