Taylor TruTemp

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by nightowl, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. nightowl

    nightowl Fire Starter

    I bought a Taylor TruTemp digital cooking thermometer. Can it be used to take the temp inside of my smoker, by just laying on the rack or stuck thru a small potato? Or do I need a differant type of thermometer for that?
    I want a thermometer for monitoring smoker temp.
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes, you can insert it through a potato or a piece of wood. Just make sure that the point protrudes couple of inches past the opposite side.
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Run the wire in thru the exhaust vent and put the potato on the rack with a couple inches sticking all the way thru the potato
  4. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've used my Taylors like that, they work great for chamber therms.
  5. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use wine corks and they seem to last forever.
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ditto. Don't attach that Taylor to a smoker door or cabinet directly with the magnets, it'll will melt the plastic sooner or later. Use something in between like a small board or wood block.

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