Need a bit of help. Am gonna fit a temp gauge to my smoke tonight but want to check its accuracy before doing so. What is he best way to do this?
Thanks in advane
Hello. I assume you mean you bought a therm to fit into your smoker, not a stand alone digital. Most of those temp gauges are off; off by more than you want to know. Is there a adjustment nut or adjustment screw on that therm? If not then you probably wasted a few quid. Keep Smokin!
Hello. I'm sorry, I didn't answer your question. To check your therm put it in boiling water and check reading, should be close to 100c.. Allow it to cool. Then put it in a bowl of REALLY cold ice water and check reading, should be close to 0c,. I didn't mean to rain on your parade before. I really hate to tell new folks they may have wasted some money. I know in my case every penny counts. In the future please ask the question before the purchase and we will offer advice so you have as much info as possible before the purchase. Hopefully in this case it was money VERY well spent. If your new therm is inaccurate, look into the Maverick ET-732. It is a dual probe digital therm that lets you see the temp inside the cooking chamber AND the IT of the joint you are smoking. I have yet to buy mine but will be doing so. Is a bit pricey but folks on the site claim it's the mutts nuts of therms. Hope this helps. Keep Smokin!
The Christmas turkey and any meat joints are always done in the Weber here as it gives them so much more flavour, and cooking by temperature means that they are always moist and not overcooked. The blankets are a good tip from Baz - I use an old fire blanket. I often use it when smoking in the winter or on windy days. Just don't use one that you expect to use for something else afterwards...