So I'm new to the forum and I wasn't quite sure where to put this. But since I don't know how long this deal will last, I figured I'd put it where people were most likely to see it before it expires. I stumbled onto it on slickdeals and it seemed like a really useful tool so I thought I'd let you guys know.
$17.99 for an infrared thermometer when you use the coupon code:
Mine's in the mail and I haven't used it yet, so I can't vouch for it.
But since I'm likely going to start a full smoker build within the next year, I figure this could prove to be really handy while tuning and trouble shooting it. Seems like this could tell you a lot about where your heat is going and give you a lot of info that you wouldn't be able to get otherwise. I'm hoping it eliminates a lot of guess work.
I'm sure it could be used somehow in cooking situations too, but it seems like it might be limited for that. It won't tell you internal meat temps obviously, and I don't know if it can give you air temp in your cooking chamber without opening the chamber and letting all your heat out.
Anywho, thought I'd toss it out there in case anyone else was intrigued with it like I am.