Would that work?
Here's my situation. I believe the built in thermometer has gone WAY off since I bought it. Partly due to the fact that the smoker doesn't seem to get as hot as it did when I 1st seasoned it. Secondly, last night I smoked some burgers and they got a little dried out. The 1st time I smoked burgers I smoked em at about 325 for 30 minutes, and they turned out great. Last night it could barely get it up to temp, yet they were overdone.
I have a Maverick ET-732 on the way, but it won't be here for a few more days. However, I am having some people over today and am planning to smoke some chicken breasts. I have a taylor wireless meat thermometer I bought by mistake ( I meant to get oven thermometer, was in a hurry, and didn't read the package properly). I planned on taking it back but never got around to it, because I hate going to wal-mart, and I hate even worse, standing in the customer service line.
I didn't pay much for it, so I figured, if it would work in a pinch as an "oven" thermometer, it's worth it not to ruin some chicken. Anyone know if this would work if I just wired the probe up to hang from one of the grates in the smoker?