Need advice on looking for thermometers

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by johnnie2130, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    I'm looking for a few meat thermometers that I can put in the meat and leave for the entire smoke.

    I want the kind with a big face and not remote digital. I've had some problems with remote digitals and thought these others would be more accurate and consistent. Where can I find these types of thermometers?

    Edit: A dial thermometer is what I was trying to describe. I still haven't found one that I'm sure can be left in the smoker. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

  3. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am not sure Johnnie, but I am pretty sure that if it is a real long smoke, the glass will glaze over and it will be difficult to read. I always clean my oven therms after testing with a little simple green.

    Have you tried googling and reading on oven and meat therms?
     
  4. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    I've been reading and looking at therms a lot recently. I can't tell if I can leave this in or not. I just haven't been happy with my remote digital therm. I want something more accurate and reliable. I could always put the therms in and take them out. Those that give you internal temps instantly look interesting. I just found out I may get my smoker Wednesday, so I'm trying to get some good therms for it.
     
  5. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What kind of smoker did you order?
     
  6. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    I'm getting that used DPP I posted pictures of in the wood burning forum. I just couldn't afford the $500 delivery charge on a Lang. This looks like a nice DPP.
     
  7. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like your buyin the used DP. A new one would take a lil longer.

    Some of them dial therms can stay in for the cook, just hafta check them out. The cheaper ones have plastic, or acrylic faces, they can't go in the cooker for very long of course!

    I have 4-5 digital therms, I love them all. Have only had to replace 1 probe so far!
     
  8. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    I am getting the used DP. I thought it was a good deal.

    What kind of digital therms are you using?
     
  9. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    they are mavericks, a 73, 2-71's, a 72(actually a charm glow face on a maverick body) and a couple Taylors.[​IMG]
     
  10. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    OH, by the way, congrats on the stickburner, things are gonna change, life is gonna be larger now![​IMG]
     
  11. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    The maverick i have is way off on temps and they sent new probles and a transmitter. I need to call them agaain. I might try a Taylor!
     
  12. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    Thanks. I'm looking forward to getting it. I'm sure I'll have some questions. If there's anything i need to read about stickburners please post it! I'll try to post some good Q-view too.
     
  13. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Check out Taylor's site:
    http://www.taylorusa.com/consumer/thermo/kitchenth.html

    They have several therms that can be left in, many for BBQ'rs, surface therms at grill level, etc.
    In the food business this is the defacto standard in therms and I used an arsenal of them in the deli (hot and cold foods) and meats. You can get leave-ins that stay right in the meat all during cooking, quick check therms for testing (like checking soup temps, etc. - the sleeve is can be used as a handle to dip probe into product, etc.), even glow-in-the-dark for overnight smokes!
     
  14. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    Big selection of nice looking thermometers. Do they have a price list or how to order them anywhere?
     
  15. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes, my words too if CAPT DAN doesn't mind me using his:)

    Also, as far as getting prices for products, if you know a model number for a therm, just type it in google, and you will see lots of stores and prices.
     
  16. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    Is this a pretty good thermometer? Found them for $11.88. It's not on Taylor's current site, so maybe it's an older model.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes, very good model, snap it up while you can! I used one like it for many years (til I melted it... one too many Shiners... oh well..!)
     
  18. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

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