Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by damascusmaker, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. Found this at a local flea market for $1.00 Thinking about using it in my UDS-30. 

    Question: If you can see in the photo it tops out @ 240F, will temps over 240F damage the thermometer?

    I'm guessing yes, and knowing my UDS swings some at the beginning I don't want to destroy it. Maybe I could remove it during the hot times. Or just use it when I get around to learning about cold smoking.

  2. aggie94

    aggie94 Smoking Fanatic

    Its a deal for a $1, too bad it doesn't have a wider temp range. 
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2015
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wouldn't work in my UDS. I like to run hotter than 240 for 85-90% of my cooks.

    Yes you will need to remove it or risk damage above 240. Make sure and test it in boiling water to see how accurate it is.
  4. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep, you would likely damage it in a UDS.   It would be perfect for a insulated electric smoker build though.  PID would keep the temps below the max, and you have the cold smoke range covered.

    Give it the ice water/boiling water test to make sure someone has not already damaged it.
  5. Thanks for the replies. I did the test: Dead on at 32 F in slushy ice and only 1 degree short in the boiling water corrected for elevation. I'll put it  away until the right situation comes along.

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