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question on thermometers??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jdomep, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. jdomep

    jdomep Fire Starter

    i see a lot of pictures with thermometers in them. some pictures have three thermometer in three different cuts of meat. it almost lookes like they keep the themometer in the smoker during the cooking process. is that correct? i would think the temp would be off a fuzz if they are in the smoker for the duration of the cooking time.
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Are you talking about analog thermometers in the smoker? I see a lot of pictures of people putting their analog thermometers into the meat and leaving them in the smoker the whole time. I have several digital ones so I never use the analog ones so I'm  not sure if there is any worry about getting a crazy reading because of the whole unit being in the smoker or not.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2011
  3. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Maybe differant thremos for differant grate levels.That would let ya know the differant temps on the grate levels.
  4. jdomep

    jdomep Fire Starter

    [​IMG]i see themometers like this. i guess these are analog.
  5. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Most everyone keeps one thermo in the chamber to monitor the cooking temp. Putting one in each piece of meat is not necessary but will be usefull if they are different types (chicken, beef, etc.), different size or different cuts. Some larger cuts like butts and briskets may not get done at the same time so it is important to know the internal temp of each one. On the other hand, items like ribs, thighs, legs, country ribs, etc will usually be done at the same time so there is no need to check them all. Ribs aren't monitored for temp anyway but I hope you get my point. I have a handfull of thermos around here so i will stick one wherever i deem it necessary to monitor a temp.
  6. bamaboy

    bamaboy Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    that is a bi-metal thermometer for measuring chamber temps not meat temps
  7. hmcm

    hmcm Smoke Blower

  8. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    You've got to know the chamber temp & the internal meat temp. The thermometers need to be accurate. That being said there are many thermometers that will do the job. For the most part the factory one's are not very accurate.