Originally Posted by bmaddox
The Maverick 732 is $55 which is about the cheapest wireless one. You can find some wired ones from Maverick or thermoworks for around $30.
Oh really? I didn't know that. I thought it was one of the best. Haha. That's good to know.
Originally Posted by sfprankster
I use a Maverick ET-732. From your description above, it may be the one you are looking at. It's a little difficult to initially setup, due to a poor set of instructions included, but once you have the settings where you want them, it's simple to use. There are many other thermometer options available and some are much cheaper. A basic oven/meat dial thermometer would also work as well. With the Maverick, you get the convenience of not having to open the smoker every time you need/want to check the temperatures. But, then again, you have to pay more for convenience.
I agree, paying a little more for convenience is great sometimes. Haha.
Seeing how this is a new hobby i'll wait a little while before really going all in.
Originally Posted by driedstick
Yep Maverick here also,,, I would tell you a thermopen but I do not want to attend a funeral,,,, I love my thermopen thou. There are some great ones out there for a budget.
Hope this helps
Thanks for the link!
Originally Posted by vwaldoguy
I think a good thermometer is one of the BBQ essentials. It will make your end product better, and safe! An investment in your hobby.
I'll grab a decent thermo tomorrow to use.
I'm sure I can get away with a regular ole thermo since I have a windowed MES for now.