Thermo temp of air vs smoker

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by regor, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. regor

    regor Newbie

    Wondering, my last smoke, I was attempting to see how close my smoker temp gauge was compared to a digital thermometer.

    I place the digital probe on one of the shelves, so it would not fall through while I was opening door/etc.

    Now, I'm wondering if the temp between that grill and the actual cooking temperature of the air in the smoker are actually different?
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not sure were understanding your question, to get a grate temp, you need to run your probe thru a potato or a cork, it wont read proper and may damage the probe right on the grate
  3. regor

    regor Newbie

    I did have the probe right on the grate, and guess that is why my temps per the digital thermo seemed to be all over the place.

  4. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Anytime! That's what this place is all about[​IMG]
  5. crownovercoke

    crownovercoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You will want to keep a thin layer around the probe, say 1/4" otherwise your It will take hours to get an accurate reading (if ever)

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