I am pretty new to Smoking, I have a Maverick HD-377 and as far as I can tell it works pretty well never had raw or burned food. My question is how many probes do you all use when cooking a few different things? Before I had a smoker that only had one level so I could pretty much just pick one piece of meat and stick the probe there. I just bought a bigger vertical smoker and I keep feeling like I need one probe for each level, but maybe I am over thinking this. The first time and so far only time I used this smoker, I simple put the probe on the lowest level where the smoker was the hottest and judged the rest of the meat from there. When the bottom level was done I knew the next level would still have a bit to go so I moved the probe up. Repeated this until all the meat was cooked. I am planning another smoking season tomorrow with some fish roast and chicken and if they are on sale some ribs, and part of me wants to go buy another thermometer or three; but in the past I have over thought things and wasted money. So I thought I should put the breaks on do the common sense thing and ask people that actually have some experience.