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Wi-Fi Temp Probe For Smoker CC Temp

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by Shootr, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Shootr

    Shootr Newbie

    I have a 6 Probe Tenergy Wi-Fi Temp Probe. I put one on a stand on the grate to monitor the CC temperature The pic shows where the probe is, and the vertical rod on the far left is the temp probe for the Camp Chef DLX smoker.

    The wifi probe consistently reads 50 degrees higher than the smoker probe Seems like I have it in the most useful location to monitor the temp zone the food is cooking in.

    Perhaps this is a misuse of this type of probe/thermometer (not inserted into meat, just sitting in space)? Is there a different location that would be better?

    The wire lead is mostly in space, not laying on or touching the grill. I'll do a boiling water test on it when the chicken is done.

    I'm leaning towards the theory the setup is out of design parameters of the thermometer. If so, what thermometer does have a wifi ability to monitor CC temps?

    The oven thermometer is dead on with the smokers temp reading.

    Anyways, any insight, opinions, and advice is welcome.
     

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  2. Shootr

    Shootr Newbie

    The chicken is wonderful, in case you were wondering...
     

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  3. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I have the Soraken same app and colored probes and are all spot on identical boil tested. They read way faster like an instant read therm than my other cabled probes throughout my Mes in the same locations. They all read the same when temps stabilize. Boil test and put them in a circle with the tips pointing to the center of the circle. Convection a few inches away can make the probes read differently. If they boil test then all is good.
     
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  4. bregent

    bregent Smoking Fanatic

    For sure. The 3 thermometers being compared (tenergy, CC, and oven) are in three different locations. Put the two movable ones as close as possible to the fixed CC and see if they get any closer together.
     
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  5. Shootr

    Shootr Newbie

    Well, iced and boiled all 6 probes - they're spot on - so that's cool.

    Now I guess it's fooling around with probe placement in the CC to see what location get's the most accurate reading. The CC probe is dead center front to back and the little metal probe holder orients the other probe right across the prime cooking area... so I'll experiment a bit and see what I get.

    EDIT: So in this position it's darn near spot on with the smoker's probe. Plus it's up out of the way of the cooking area.

    Thanks again for taking a minute to help me out. Happy cooking!
     

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  6. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That's good with the boil test results. You could hook up a few Tenergy probes at once to see how it preheats and then stabilizes across the grate.
     
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