ECB Temperature Question

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by 13spicerub, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. 13spicerub

    13spicerub Meat Mopper

    Where is the prime spot to have the temp gauge?

    closer to the lid???

    closer to the water pan???

    is it hotter near the lid?

    I try to put the temp gauge hovering over the top rack but i fear being so close to the meat it will not give a true reading.

    any info would be a great help
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member



    Quit panicing! Yer doin' fine. Ideally, you move it with multiple things in the smoker. Rack levels can vary quite a bit...I read a post here a while back where it was almost 50° from bottom to top rack.
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You want to measure temp where your the grate. [​IMG]
    If your concerned about the temp difference at each grate, use 2 thermo's!
  4. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Mine is outfitted to suspend the probe just under the top grate. I rarely smoke on the bottom grate so I haven't worried about that one yet.

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