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Digital meat thermometer recommendations

Noah

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Hey everyone,

I am looking for recommendations for a digital meat thermometer for my smoker. Was wondering if 3 or 4 probs is good to have. I saw one that had 4 probs bluetooth and a magnet to attached it to the smoker.

Wanted to get your thoughts on what brand was good. Im looking for something that has bluetooth to hook up to a phone and then a couple different probs I would think for different types of mean and internal smoker temp and so on.

Thoughts?
 

jcam222

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The Inkbirds are likely the best cost to feature and often run specials on Amazon.
 

jcam222

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Full disclosure I use a FireBoard. It’s an amazing tool but they are pricey. I bought mine at about 50% of on a classified ad here or would not have one :). The other feature of the FireBoard is fan controller built in however my 270 holds temp so well I have not used that feature.
 

Noah

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Do you guys recommend the remote or the blue tooth version of the ink bird? I would love to get the fireboard however its a little more then I am looking to spend.

1500 feet compared to 150 feet Trying to decide which model to go with

Thanks for your help
 

Jabiru

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If you have wifi at home - remote. Wifi devices are sooo much better than Bluetooth in many ways.
 

Steve H

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I've used my InkBird 4 probe numerous times. Works great and it is precise. For the price it can't be beat.
 

xray

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I second the remote. Bluetooth range is crap at my house. With the remote it’s nice because I can be anywhere in my house and stay connected to the thermometer...it’s helpful for overnight smokes.
 

Winterrider

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^^^^^^^^ This
Inkbird 4 probe also gets my vote
 

PrairieGeek

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Bluetooth sucks. Range is the problem. So you have to get one with a remote or one that can do wireless to an app on your phone.
My dad and I both have the inkbird irf-4s. Amazon is the only place I found it with 4 probes. Inkbird only sells with 2 and you have to order the other 2. The 1500ft range for the remote is no joke.
We took it to the bar 4 blocks away and it still worked. Have only had a couple months so I cant give long term but for the price it is great so far.
His came with old usb connection and mine came with new USB-c a month later so I am assuming new battery and charging circuit.
 

siege

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Unless you live on the Southfork in Dallas, or with the Cartwrights on the Ponderosa, you probably dont need the 1500 foot range.....
I live on a half acre, but it's only about 20 feet from the La-Z-Boy in my living room to the smokers out on my deck.
 
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