CGSP Mod Questions

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by tmw611, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. tmw611

    tmw611 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I am going to add the thermometers to the lid at the grill level. Is there a decent recommended brand of thermometer?

    I've looked for a Taylor 814 model but cant find it anwhere except on their website.

    I've also noticed that a few of the pictures I've seen look like poeple use a couple of digital probes poked through some sort of weight (looked like a potato). Does that work? Wouldn't see why not.

    I just dont want to start drilling a bunch of holes if it is not necessary.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. master_dman

    master_dman Meat Mopper

    The digital thru the potato is a very popular trick around here.. I haven't gotten to doing that.. but I will eventually.
  3. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    I just added thermos to mine, all I could find locally were a couple thermos for a new holland grill, $10 each ... and they read axactly with my Maverick dig.

    Have seen alot of guys use a tater, or a chunk of wood to the thermo... My Maverick came with a clip to attach to the grate, and it works well for me.
  4. tmw611

    tmw611 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member


    I think I saw a dual input digital for about $30. I will probably go that way for now. If it doesn't work out I can still use the thermo for meat.
  5. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    I got thermometers for my chargriller at walmart for $15 a piece and I'm very happy with them. They are for smokers and charcoal grills. it makes it really nice having a temp. view for each end of the grill. I also found that I was cooking things to fast.

  6. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just a side item note: putting the probe through a potato or piece of wood keeps the tip from making contact with the grates, which could potentially damage your digital probe, or at least lead to an inaccurate reading.

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