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Grill temp with Probes instead of therms

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by meatchef, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. meatchef

    meatchef Newbie

    Making some changes to my offset. I wanted to add two stem themometers but can't find them locally.

    Can a digital themometer with a probe be used to monitor the air temperature inside the grill?

    Maybe add a holder for the probe too?
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site Meatchef.
    Many, many folks here use a digital thermo to keep watch on the chamber temperature.
    Usually placed in a potato or a piece of wood to keep it off the grates, but yes, you could do that.
    Would love to see some pics of the work you decided to do.
  3. nwpadude

    nwpadude Newbie

    I have known people to drilling holes in there grills that is the same size as the thermometer probe, digital or not, and just putting the thermometer in the hole for a chamber temp. I suppose you could put some silicone calk around it too if you want it sealed.
  4. bbrock

    bbrock Meat Mopper

    Welcome to SMF .
  5. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    oh yea alot of us here use probes for ambient temps.
  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Yes, you can do that. Also, Bass Pro or Cabella's have some fairly inexpensive 2 to 3 in. screw in therms. @-1/2in. stem and I believe 3/4in. hole needed. Mine were Brinkman therms. ,but need in a hurry. will get Tru-temp later.
    good smoking and happy 4th.
    Stan aka Old School BBQ [​IMG]
  7. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I always use a probe, put it in an orange, potato, onion, whatever is on the counter
  8. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I used to use a digital therm for chamber temps until I got Tru-Tel therms. Now they are all I use in my offset.