Probe Placement for box temp?

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by eaglewing, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    OK, I have seen the wired probes on Mavericks when NOT in meat being put threw potatoes, blocks of wood, etc.

    Here is a link I stumbled on where guys are using alligator clips to clip them right to the grates!!??

    Can someone explain the best method to have a probe measure internal smoker temp, and HOW MUCH probe should be exposed to the air if using a block of wood for support?
  2. My probe came with a grill clip (hung between 2 wires of the grill) and I soon lost it, so now I use a 1/4 chunk of wood. The hole is loose enough to allow easy sliding of the probe, and I let it stick out 1 inch beyond the wood. The other day I did some ribs and the end of the probe was only out 1/8 inch at best and the readings were off!

    I figured using wood was easy, when it got too gunky (technical term) I could throw it in for burning and use another.

    I also place it on the same level as the food I'm smoking, or in between if using more than 1 rack.
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yea mine came with a clip that goes into my racks. I have used a wood chunk several times when I couldn't fine my clip and they work well to.

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