In a spares thread, the author included a picture of the stock thermometer on the smoker graphically showing its inaccuracy and wanted to point it out and save it to a Wiki to refer to!

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/119560/first-smoke-spares-w-q-view

He wisely purchased a independent thermo showing the true temp, demonstrating the need to not trust the unit that comes with your unit!

This is on the smoker unit:



This is the actual temp:



Please read the entire thread, if anything to drool over some great spares, lol!

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