We have had a question or two about judging temp without a therm. This is an experience thing that takes a long time to learn IMHO. Many folks seem to start poking fun and start talking about voodoo and the Great Smoking Gods when judging temp by feel is mentioned. How did the old folks do it? I am certainly not telling folks not to buy a good therm, PLEASE buy one. Life is too short not to have a good therm. What do folks do if their $200 fancy shcmancy dual probe, wireless, do everything but the washing up gadget packs up in the middle of smoking meat for a party of 25-50 people? Do ya put it in the oven, call off the party? I know we are giving advice to new folk so I WHOLE HEARTEDLY agree with the get a VERY good therm and use it idea but what do the old timers with experience do? Just curious. Keep Smokin!