Originally Posted by Retread
You do know you can get a new probe for a couple bucks too?
I keep a couple spares around.
I gotta get one of these new ones too.
I usually have an extra piece of meat in the smoker, that I'm sure feels neglected without a hole stuck in it!
Yeah, Bear, I know you can get new probes, and I probably will. However, I do have issues with the transmission range on my current unit, too. I'm really looking forward to the new one!
Exactly my thoughts!
Now and then my 73 loses contact, because of the steel front door, but it never loses contact from my basement curing fridge to my Dining room.
I want to get the stronger range 732 for my main smoking therm, and use the 73 for a second piece of meat. I will continue to keep the 73 in my curing fridge too.
I have the smoker probe just hanging in the fridge to monitor the air temp change, and I keep the meat probe in a half bottle of water, to monitor what it should be in the meat.
The air in that fridge varies from about 31˚ to 41˚, and the meat never goes below 36˚, or above 38˚. Exactly what I want.
I don't use the freezer in that fridge (except for half bottles of frozen water), because if you keep a combination fridge/freezer set high enough to keep the fridge at 37˚, the freezer is too high for my liking!