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Old 07-13-2009, 06:47 PM   #1
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Question What's the best bbq thermometer

Hey All,

I'm about to order a new WSM 22" and soon a 22" Weber PERFORMER kettle, I have a smoker with firebox from acadamy, got a good deal cause it had a few blemishes, couldn't walk away, lol.

Any way the big smoker seems a lot of tending to and I don't mind, but I had the 2 above years ago and loved them, now I want to try again. I finally almost kinda sorta, have my wife convinced to get the 2 even though I have the big smoker. I guess I'm like a kid in a candy store, I wants them all, lol.

Any hoot, these are some of the temps at amazon

http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=12475283...4%2Cn%3A289807


Any help at all, please respond what the best might be, cause I respect all you Kings in here,


PS one day I to will wear the BBQ Crown! I recon I'm getting old because I seem to like BBQ'n as my hobby and it don't yell back like the wife!


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Old 07-13-2009, 06:51 PM   #2
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You'll hear a variety of responses, but a lot of us use the Maverick Redicheck. It's range can be limited, but overall a decent thermometer. Has two probes, one for the smoker and one for the meat, and you can set upper and lower alarm limits for each. Also has a remote wireless receiver.

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Old 07-14-2009, 04:59 AM   #3
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The Maverick line is very good. Thermopens too !!!

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Old 07-14-2009, 06:07 AM   #4
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I use the Redi-Check and found foil wrapping the probe leads will greatly extend thier life .. especially at higher temp cooks.
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This one backed up by a BLUE Ultra fast Thermapen is ideal set up

http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-Remot...7573776&sr=1-3
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You'll hear a variety of responses, but a lot of us use the Maverick Redicheck. It's range can be limited, but overall a decent thermometer. Has two probes, one for the smoker and one for the meat, and you can set upper and lower alarm limits for each. Also has a remote wireless receiver.


Hey....what's one of them run ya, Saiko?
Also....is the wire to the probe(s) braided metal or does it have the plastic sheathing?


Guess I could "google" huh?

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The Mavericks are very good. The BLUE Thermapen is the BEST and Fastest
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The Mavericks are very good. The BLUE Thermapen is the BEST and Fastest
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Hey....what's one of them run ya, Saiko?
Also....is the wire to the probe(s) braided metal or does it have the plastic sheathing?
$49.99 at Amazon. And the probe wires have braided metal sheaths.
http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-RediC...577627&sr=1-18
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:04 AM   #10
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I bought a remote (wireless) thermometer called Smart BBQ for $16 at Wally World, imported by JLR Gear (www.jlrgear.com). Works great.
* Programmable
* Built in Timer
* Stainless Steel Probe
* 8 Meat Selections
* 5 Taste Settings
* Built in LED flashlight
* Beeps when Ready
* Up to 100ft Range
* Digital LCD Readout
* Handheld Receiver with Built in Timer
* Base Transmitter with Receiver Cradle

Sears has a better discription and picture:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_07115216000P?vName=Outdoor%20Living& cName=Grills&OutdoorCooking&sName=Barbecue%20Tools &psid=SHOPZILLA01&sid=IDx20070921x00003c


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$49.99 at Amazon. And the probe wires have braided metal sheaths.
http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-RediC...577627&sr=1-18

Kooool.....thanks.
BTW: Is that photo of 2 different thermos, or is one photo of some sort of cover? Couldn't tell by your Amazon link either......? Just curious.


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The one with the larger display is the remote sensor. When on it shows you food and cooker temps at the same time. The one with the smaller display is the one the probes plug in to. It alternates displaying between food and cooker temp.

Long curved probe is for meat, short, straight one goes into a clamp (included) that fits on the grill grate to show cooker temp.

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Kooool.....thanks.
BTW: Is that photo of 2 different thermos, or is one photo of some sort of cover? Couldn't tell by your Amazon link either......? Just curious.


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Old 07-14-2009, 02:04 PM   #13
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Norcoredneck,

Thanks for your help and every one in here, I hope I didn't cause a lynching, lol

You guys are the best and the reason I got back into BBQ'n, after all these years I have lit the flame once again and if it worn t for folks like in here, I'd be lost. About the Thermometer, well I don't want to sound dumb, but I never used one cause back then when I was a drunk, I guessed by how many beers I had and now well sense I quit drinking well I have to do it sober, lol I know beer and BBQ go hand in hand but I couldn't control it and for the family's sake and mine, well I gave it up, any way, all of you are great and I'm proud to be in your forum and BBQ family.,


Norcoredneck, just remember Pace Picante sauce don't come from New York so, get a rope, LOL

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Welcome, and from your post on drinking I see you make wise decisions, so I know you will end up with a BLUE Thermapen. Don't be misled by people trying to get you to purchase inferior colors such as Red, orange and such.
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:57 PM   #15
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Norcoredneck,

As soon as I saw your post, Amazon got my business, I thought that was the BLUE thermapen, if not is this what you meant


http://www.amazon.com/Original-Super.../dp/B0018SAKBC if not please link it in a reply from Amazon.com


I can cancel the maverick, I always like to get the best for the money, if the BLUE ones better or will the one I bought I below as good


This is what I ordered,

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...X0DER&v=glance

I had to tell my wife we can check our temps when we are sick with it, to justify the purchuse, sssshhhhhhhhhhhhhh,

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