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Unread 12-06-2012, 10:36 AM   #10381
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A question:

What would be a good digital thermometer?

I've seen them all over the web... but prices range between 25.00 USD to 150 USD.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 11:48 AM   #10382
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I use this one http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/st...1__?N=77985508
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A question:

What would be a good digital thermometer?

I've seen them all over the web... but prices range between 25.00 USD to 150 USD.
Are you looking for a probe or a remote?

I have a Mav ET 732 for remote. Saving up for a Thermapen.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 03:22 PM   #10384
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New too the Brethen , Thought I'd post a pic or two. I still have a couple of things to do before it's done.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 05:29 PM   #10385
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A question:

What would be a good digital thermometer?

I've seen them all over the web... but prices range between 25.00 USD to 150 USD.
For an instant-read, the Thermoworks Thermapen is pretty much universally regarded as the hands-down best choice. Thermoworks also makes a not-as-fast mini probe version and a pen version as well. I have an $18 CDN ProAccurate which is a decent choice if reading speed isn't a problem. It can be calibrated and seems to hold accuracy very well, just takes 8 to 10 sec to lock in a temp.

Insofar as meat and pit temp probes go, People love the Maverick ET732 which has two separate probes for pit temp and meat temp with a wireless remote receiver. The Maverick ET85 has both a meat and pit sensor on the same probe (just one cable) but no wireless remote function. The ET85 probe is also fairly thick at the base where it reads ambient pit temp and it may not fit through some openings or mods specially installed to pass probes and cables into the grill or smoker.

There's a wide variety of meat-only probes, but I don't know that it's really very efficient to go that route when you could grab an ET85 and have both functions for around the same cost.
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Are you looking for a probe or a remote?

I have a Mav ET 732 for remote. Saving up for a Thermapen.
I would not prefer a remote one... I like sitting having a beer whle watching the smoke coming out of the UDS.

I'm talking about something like this:



But I'm not asking about price per se... I'm talking about performance... what would be better?

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People love the Maverick ET732 which has two separate probes for pit temp and meat temp with a wireless remote receiver.
That would be what I'm looking for... the wireless receiver would be an "extra" feature for me... I'll check it out.
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I would not prefer a remote one... I like sitting having a beer whle watching the smoke coming out of the UDS.

I'm talking about something like this:



But I'm not asking about price per se... I'm talking about performance... what would be better?

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I have a Thermoworks along those lines as a backup / 2nd meat monitor that's very inexpensive but does a great job. Model TW306B. Simple controls, temp alarm, easy to read, and magnet on the back so it'll even stick to a steel UDS. $20



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That is a Big Baby not a UDS
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I built a UDS years ago it served me well. I stepped it up this time.
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I would not prefer a remote one... I like sitting having a beer whle watching the smoke coming out of the UDS.
Same here. I love coming in and smelling like smoke too. Of course, no one else does.

The receiver is a nice option in case you have other things to do like make sides, mow the grass, solicit the love of a woman.
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I've been forgetting about uploading the pictures of my UDS lid:





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http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...42#post2293942

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New too the Brethen , Thought I'd post a pic or two. I still have a couple of things to do before it's done.
I have 2 closed barrels saved up with a "T" design I had my heart set on: (http://jmillerid.com/wordpress/categ...n-drum-smoker/) however I'm not that talented.

But after seeing your approach I think that's a lot easier and probably what I'll do.
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Here is my finished (for now) uds. First cook is today.
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