Temp gauges

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by big-fokker, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. big-fokker

    big-fokker Meat Mopper

    So I ordered two of these
    http://www.oldsmokey.com/0242tempgauge.html to mod my GOSM so I could monitor the temps in a more accurate fashion (thanks for the tip Watery Eyes!). I get an e-mail from the online vendor saying that their server is down and would I like to wait or cancel.....it's been almost a week since I placed my order...uh..I'll cancel!
    Does anyone know of a store, preferably big chain, that would have these? If not, then would/could anyone suggest an alternative for me to use? I have 2 Taylor digitals that I planned on using in my meat (man that sounds dirty...) but I guess I could buy more...
    I'm not usually so rush rush but I just got my smoker and I wanna eat ribs this weekend[​IMG]

    Thanks,
    "Restless in Raleigh"[​IMG]
     
  2. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i don't know the model ( others here do) but lowe's has this oregon scientific model digital i hear is fantastic. i went to get it yesterday but due to baby fussing i only got 1 stop made & the beer shop came first.(that sounds bad but the beer is an hour from here)dry county(well 1 of 16 adjoining-except for the city of bowling green)
    & all....
     
  3. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ps- the maverick et-73 from ebay next day air should do the trick. if yer really that desparate(likei was- thanx for the paranoia smf) wally world has accurite oven gauges for $3.95 and $1.95 probe stick gauges.
     
  4. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Wal Mart also has gauges that should be a direct replacement for te door mounted thermmeters. I believe Lowes and Home Depot do also.
     
  5. big-fokker

    big-fokker Meat Mopper

    Yeah I saw some replacement gauges at the Depot today (while getting a rib rack) but I didn't know if the gauges needed to be of some special sort...
    Thanks for the info and I'll get a couple from HD in the AM.

    BTW - Where can a brother find out how to construct ABT's????? I can't find a recipe to save my life!

    Hope you had a great B-day DJ-D[​IMG]
     
  6. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Click on the search box at the top and put in ABT's, you'll get a lot of info
     
  7. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you are just going to do ribs this weekend ... why do you need more therms?

    Just my .02 worth!
     
  8. big-fokker

    big-fokker Meat Mopper

    Because at the lowest flame, my GOSM therm reads almost 300* so I'm under the assumption that it's wrong...I guess I could just do the tater trick and use one of my Taylor Digitals[​IMG]

    I also planned to put some split birds, ABT's and a fatty or two in at the same time.
     
  9. watery eyes

    watery eyes Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Try calling the manufacturer to see if they can tip you to a local carrier of the thermometer....

    http://www.oldsmokey.com/0801contact.html

    Just tell them that you heard how great their thermometers are and that you are having a hard time finding one locally....can they assist.

    You might be pleasantly suprised by their response.
     
  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As Debi said, there are plenty of stores that now carry a variety of therms. It may be quicker/better to buy locally in the event that there are any questions about the product.
     
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Always compare it against another true and trusted therm, do the spud thing to be sure.
     
  12. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A man cannot be too rich, too handsome, or have too many therms...[​IMG]
     
  13. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I guess I must be confused ... I thought that you needed the therm for the ribs not the smoker. Now, after all these replies, I'm not sure what your problem actually is or what you need ... [​IMG]
     
  14. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Gee I thought it was the smoker! [​IMG]
     
  15. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i bought two of the small ones at my local academy store. they were accurate out of the package, and have never had a problem with them. i am getting two more for my new smoker i just built.
     
  16. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I bought mine at home depot they are $20.00 a piece for the large ones. Have checked all 4 of them in boiling water and all were 212*.
     
  17. big-fokker

    big-fokker Meat Mopper

  18. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    That's what I thought ... Wal Mart, Lowes, and Home Depot all have them here and for us blind folks they one with big numbers is at Lowes!
     
  19. big-fokker

    big-fokker Meat Mopper

    Thanks Debi,
    I got a couple at the Depot today and installed them. If I see some bigger dials at Lowes then I'll change them out but for now...these will do.
     
  20. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    As long as they work for you that's all that matters!
     

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