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Brinkmann gourmet temp gauge.


Joined Feb 8, 2014
I'm planning to do my first ever smoke this Sat. Does anyone know what temp ranges the stupid temp gauge on the brinkmann gourmet is referring to when it points to ideal?! IDEAL! It takes up a third of the dial...you'd have thought they'd have made things a little more accurate!


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Jul 2, 2012
You will want to look into getting a probe thermometer or better yet a dual probe. 1 probe for meat temp and the other placed right next the food so you have complete control. Most smokers have cold and hot spots and who knows where your Brinkman thermometer is taking its reading vs. what the temp your food is really cooking at.


Master of the Pit
Group Lead
Joined Jul 23, 2012
What I have seen a lot of folks do is buy a "tru tel" bbq thermometer and mount it either in the same spot as the old one or below in the body of the smoker. I think they mount pretty easily and are much more accurate Than that useless pinwheel that comes with the smoker. :biggrin:

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