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Temp Help


Fire Starter
Joined Oct 16, 2006
OK, this is probably a terrible question but I am too new and inexperienced to know the answer. I have read how to keep constant high heat with the minion method. Now how do you measure that heat? I smoked my first chicken last weekend and tried using a meat thermometer to measure the temperature in the smoker. My lid does not sit flush with the smoker leaving a gap. I just stuck the probe in the gap and watched the temp rise. My problem is I don't believe what the thermometer is telling me. I NEED HELP!


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Dec 19, 2005
Just came upon your post, do you still need help?


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Sep 16, 2006
Tell us more about your smoker..Brand name ? We're here to help, just need more info.


Smoking Fanatic
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 23, 2006
2 things you can do.

1. get a drill, put a hole in your smoker at the grate level, and insert a therm designed for smokers. you can find them for around 20 bucks or so and do a great job.

2. the you the maveric ET-73. it is a digital therm with two sensors. one to read the temp at the grate and one probe for the meat temp. it is nice

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