I just got a MES 30 the other day and the wife says why don't you smoke a turkey for supper on Christmas for your first smoke. No pressure right?? Actually I read through a couple things online and got the turkey tasted great, 5 1/2 hours for a 12 pounder. But I am having trouble with my remote meat thermometer. I ran the smoker at 250 for a couple hours then down to 220 for the rest. My thermometer kept reading very high, sometimes above the temp on the smoker. I thought I had it in a good spot in the breast of the turkey, but I don't know. I finally checked the temp with a regular meat thermo and the breast said 175 so I pulled it out. At the same time the wireless said 250. Any thoughts on this, am I just putting it in the wrong place, do you have to bury the whole sensor in the bird or just about half of it?
The turkey turned out great, but I hated to keep opening to test the temp when I have a wireless one.
BTW, after I took the bird out, I cleaned the thermometer and put it in boiling water and ended up at 210, so I seems to be working ok.
Thanks for any insights