Cold Smoking - Desperately Seeking to Find a Thermometer???

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  1. coffee-coco

    coffee-coco Newbie

    Hi Everyone

    I am a newbie in the "smoking section", and I am trying to buy a thermometer that I can put in my MES (with the see thru glass) to cold smoke and also hot smoke my goodies.  Can anybody tell me which one you are using and where I can purchase it??  I live in Canada.

  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    When I am cold smoking with my A Maze N Smoker or with a soldering iron in a tin can I am not using a thermometer at all since they put off little to no heat in your smoker. When I am cold smoking I am going by time not temp. When when you are hot smoking I would suggest getting a wireless dual probe thermometer. It will have one probe to monitor the temp inside your smoker and one probe to put into your meat to monitor the internal temp of the meat. When hot smoking you are going by temp not time. Its done when it hits the targeted internal temp. These dual probe wireless thermometers have a cable that go from your probe to your base unit. They can be put right in the smoker and run out the door. I use mine in my oven all the time. That way you don't have to drill any holes or anything in your smoker. Just a thought.

    Here is the one that a lot of us on the SMF use. Check around and you can usually get them cheaper than on this web page.

    The range isn't the best on this thermometer but it has a high and low temp alarm which I like for over night smokes. There is also a thread on how to mount an antenna onto the unit and improve the wireless range.
  3. butcherjuj

    butcherjuj Newbie

    I'm getting ready for my first cold smoke, but this is the question I had, too.  The WSM has a built in thermometer that doesn't tell me much detail below 100 degrees, and I live where it tends to be warm, so I'm just wondering how warm it gets inside of that shiny black container.  I guess I'll have to get it in the shade at least. 

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