I have collected all kinds of thermometers for my pits over there years from mounted somewhere on the pit to probes etc... On these barrel pits the grate is approx. 10 or so inches down from the rim of the barrel. I would like to periodically get another reading separate from my dual read probe in that area. How well does one of those long probe thermometers used for deep frying turkey, work? Does anyone know if the sensor (for lack of a better term) is located at or around the tip? I don't want to leave it in the pit, just take a reading occasionally through a very small hole drilled in the top.