Grill Thermometer

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by smokelesswonder, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. smokelesswonder

    smokelesswonder Fire Starter

    So I just picked up a Char Griller Smokin champ, after reading how inaccurate the thermometer that comes with them is, I am wondering what I should get that I can install closer to grate level.

    I'm completely new to the smoking world. Thanks!
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2016
  2. I am fairly new as well, but what I use is a older meat thermo that my wife had.  I drilled a hole into an old piece of 2x4 and stuck the probe thru that.  the 2x4 will keep it off the grate and it stays stable that way.  It has a magnet on it, so I can stick it to the leg of the smoker.  Hope that helps, but I am sure there will be many other ideas for you.  
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    You can use an oven thermometer on the grate.

    Or you can go big & get a Maverick 732 or 733 & it will measure the grate temp & meat temp remotely.

    So you can be in the house & know what's going on in the smoker.

  4. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    SW welcome to our addiction! So you should know that we have a Char griller forum where you can find out anything about your pit. That being said, I own a 5050 with a fire box , and I learned early on that the lid thermometer is worthless . A new one at grate level is the way to go. But like Al said get a maverick an do it right
  5. smokelesswonder

    smokelesswonder Fire Starter

    Thanks for the suggestions! I see the maverick can be found at a few different places locally. Might have to pick one up. It's too bad the Char griller gauges are junk. Would have liked to order two more to keep the look (I'm weird like that)
  6. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You have the new model with the 2" hole? Take it out and get new one and back it with a 2 1/2 inch washer.
    Then get two more for grate level.. Mine are from River Country.
  7. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I agree with Al.  The Maverick is used by many members .  They are wonderful units. I own 2. 

    If you're looking for a high quality thermometer to install on your smoker then I recommend Tel Tru . Very accurate.  I have them installed on the Big Boy. 


  8. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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