Remote Thermometer questions

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by av8tor, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. av8tor

    av8tor Meat Mopper

    I have a couple of questions regarding the use of the remote thermometers;
    • Where do you place the transmitter? The probe leads are not that long and the Tx housing is plastic so it needs to be kept free from heat.
    • Where do you run your probe lead into the smoker? Again the leads are not that long that you can go down to the lower vents and up again or up to the top vent and down. Are you going through the door gap or did you drill an access hole?
     
  2. figjam

    figjam Meat Mopper

    It will probably vary depending on the type of smoker. I have an ECB and I can place mine on the ground far enough away from the smoker that it won't melt. I run my probe lead under the lid. I thought about coming down from the vent, but that will make it more difficult when removing the lid.
     
  3. run mine into the smoker via top vent.
     
  4. oillogger

    oillogger Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I run my dual Maverick ET-7 probes thru the top vent of my GOSM Big Block. The transmitter is placed near the vent on a small 6" piece of 2x4 lumber on top of the smoker. I will load my smoker from the bottom up dropping in the lowest probe in when it's cooking grate is loaded. As I load cooking grates above the lowest probe the probe wire will get pushed to the back of the smoker. The probes will stay inside the smoker until all of the meat has been removed.
     
  5. av8tor

    av8tor Meat Mopper

    OK that's good to know then that the 2x4 is enough to insulate it on top. That seems like a good spot.
     

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