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Thermocouple position for electric smoker

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
From everyone's experience, where's the best place for the placement of my thermocouple for the temp controller? I have everything set up except this. I'm shooting for a test run this weekend. Thanks for any input.
post #2 of 5

What does the manufacturer say ?No 2 are alike because of patten laws?Who makes the temperature sensor you have ?Is it made for air or liquid?What are you using it for a vertical ?

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
I bought a t/c, temp controller, ssr package off of lightobject.com. the t/c is for use in air. Is it better to put the t/c at the top of the smoker or closer to where the food will be? The smoker is a home built jobber so I don't have any specs from the manuracturer :(
post #4 of 5

I think you answered your own question.Sorry i could not help.Just don't put it too high in your cabinet and you should be fine.yahoo.gif

post #5 of 5

I would think somewhere in the middle rack.

The other thing you want to do is make a heat deflector for your heat source.  The rising heat could hit your probe, and shut down the element before your smoker really gets to temp.  Something as simple as a cast iron pan would probably work well.

 

Make Sense?

 

 

Todd

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