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My new therm

post #1 of 10
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A friend of mine just came over and gave me a new Meterman Infrared Thermometer . It seems like it will come in handy to test the meat prior to putting in the therm probe.
post #2 of 10
I just ordered an IR unit too.

One way I plan to use it is to find out where the hot spots are on my smokers and how various modifications affect the heat distribution.

Another use is for pan/griddle temp for frying.
post #3 of 10
Very nice congrats
post #4 of 10
Thats a nice little toy!
post #5 of 10
I bought one like this one from Sears. It was in the tool dept. I also use it to check the air duct temp. on my house. Your right it's a fun toy!
post #6 of 10
Just remember that it is only going to give you the external surface temp of the meat (or anything else you point it at). Very different from measuring internal temps...
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
That's exactly the point. With this ir therm I will know when the outside of the meat is above 140F thereby reducing the chance of contaminating the meat due to premature insertion of the digital meat probe.
post #8 of 10
That's a right nice friend you got! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

I need to get one like that- you can gain a lot of knowledge about your smokers characteristics thataway.
post #9 of 10
went to visit sis in the Anzo Berrego desert last july 4th-played with mine there-her dirt road was 140-the highway was 160-ya there fun toys.
post #10 of 10
Waaaay to hot for me. Plus the word "desert" gives me the creeps. Fun thermo though , isn't it? Makes you wanna go temping everything!
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