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Hello from Minnesota

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New to smoking, have already found a wealth of information here. In the process of gathering supplies to make my smoker using a WSJ Silver. Getting my pot on Thursday so I'll be ready to fabricate this weekend. I've used a Weber Q for several years and also a table top NexGrill. I live in the west metro area of the twin cities.


I do have a question for you experts out there. What's a good but reasonable priced thermometer ?


Thanks, Dave

post #2 of 8

Welcome Dave...I am a newbie here too, but have done some serious research around this forum.


After reading reviews in this forum and other sites, I went with the Maverick ET-733...it has two probes (meat & bbq) and the wireless range was quite good. Did very nicely for my first smoke last weekend.




Hope this helps. Cheers.

post #3 of 8

Good morning Dave, welcome to the forum. be sure and post lots of pictures of your new smoker and what you smoke. What type of thermometer are you leaning toward ?


Gary S

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the info on the Maverick ET-733, will give it a serious look.

I've found this forum very helpful. Also signed up for Jeff's class.

Smoke On !

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

I've looked at several. Including the Maverick ET-7, the Cuisinart Wireless Grill Thermometer & the ET-733. I see Maverick makes several different ones. I'm going to stay away from any that runs on a single AAA battery. I plan on putting the bushing in my Mini, as I don't like the idea of having run under the cover.

post #6 of 8
Dave, putting the eyelet in the pot is the way to as these lids can be very tight fitting. I have two eyelets on mine that placed just under each rack level. I build my Mini last fall and it has been getting more use than my Lang 60 Deluxe.

And Welcome to SMF!

Enjoy the Smoke!
post #7 of 8
Great to have you join us Dave, congrats on the Jumbo WSM in the works and welcome1.gif from North Dakota!
post #8 of 8

Hey Dave


Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.



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