Probe Thermometers

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by fyrmnj, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. fyrmnj

    fyrmnj Newbie

    Hi Again:
    Can someone suggest a Probe Thermometer to use with the masterbuilt smoker model 20070407? Also, I seem to get smoke coming from the seal around the top right of the door if the air damper is completely closed. If the damper is open I don't get the smoke coming from the top right of the door. Is this normal?

  2. surfaday

    surfaday Newbie

    I'm pretty new here, but as for the probe thermometer, I found a $15 model by Trutemp at Target that seems to work very well. I use it for measuring the tempurature of the smoking chamber as well as the meat. I'm planning to get a 2nd one so I can have one for the smoking chamber and another for the meat. Good luck! Walt
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    You can get many different digital meat thermometers from different places. Most Lowe's, Home Depots, Sears, Walmarts all carry them. Lots of people here also use the Maverick ET-73 dual probe thermos. A probe placed at grate level and one for the meat is very useful. As far has the vent on the top you never want it closed while the smoker is running it will trap stale smoke in and can also lead to a creosote build up on the meat.
  4. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    What Piney said on the probes. I agree open that top vent all the way.
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The only time I close the damper is if I want to pre heat without chips. The leak on the door is normal.

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