question on thermos for a newbie

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by eichhoma, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. eichhoma

    eichhoma Fire Starter

    Hi, I am a true newbie regarding sfb smoking and want to get a wireless thermo for monitoring the internal temp of the meat. I am pretty comfortable with regulating my temps on the smoker. Plus the lid is big and heavy and dont want any wires hanging out.

    I am after a device I can insert into the meat and wirelessly monitor the internal temp of my beef or pork, etc while I am smoking... What do I want to look at? thanks!
     
  2. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I use the ET-73, but you still have the wire going from the probe to the transmitter. Maybe you can thread it through a vent or wrap the wire in foil?
     
  3. acemakr

    acemakr Smoking Fanatic

    The Maverick ET-73 is a pretty good solution - I use one myself. Sometimes though, I loose connectivity between the base and remote units.

    You might want to have a look at this thread that addresses wireless distance challenges with the ET-73
     
  4. eichhoma

    eichhoma Fire Starter

    Thanks mm.....
    I have a 16" Horizon, I guess I could run the wire out through the grease drain on the bottom if the wire was long enough... do they make one that is all wireless though? I am looking for the easiest solution.
    Sorry to be so green, this technology is pretty new to me, thanks!
     
  5. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    The wire's only around 3' long, so that may not work. I've never seen any that have the transmitter built into the probe, so I don't know if such a thing exists.
     
  6. coacher72

    coacher72 Smoking Fanatic

    I echo mythmaster. Everything that I've seen uses wires and the receiver is wireless. I also use the Maverick ET#73.
    Some have drilled small holes through the wall of the smoke chamber. Fished the probe wires through it, that way the lid isn't pinching down on the wires.
     
  7. eichhoma

    eichhoma Fire Starter

    Thanks, what are some that I should look at that have a long wire? I will need to run it along the bottom, out the drain hole and then up to the rack. Thanks!
     
  8. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm not sure if there are any with "longer" wires then your standard maverick therm.
     
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now I have several thermo meters and I didn't like the fact of closing the door on them so I just drilled a small hole into the side of the smoker and run the wire thur that. It's too small to lose any heat and it protects the wire to. I just that the devises inside after I'm done with them.
     
  10. eichhoma

    eichhoma Fire Starter

    hey, what is that on the bottom right of your signature, that looks like all kinds of bacon goodness... ?? I am dying to find out out about THAT!!
     
  11. eichhoma

    eichhoma Fire Starter

    Thanks mballi, I thought about that as well. If one came with like a 3' or 4' wire, I would be fine. But if they are a lot shorter, I will have to drill a small hole I think....
     
  12. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Look in the Fattie section of the forum.
     
  13. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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