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Offline Richard Pearce

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Electronic Temperature Control
« on: August 07, 2003, 12:15:35 pm »
<font face="Arial">My smoker came with a thermometer that read 140 degrees and nothing else...it wouldn't budge! The replacement that the store gave me the next day is bent at a rather unusual angle and I am dubious, at best, about it's readings. So, I tried using my regular oven electronic meat probe thermometer and it works wonderfully. I just dangle the cord through the vent and get an accurate reading of the temperature at the meat surface. It also has an alarm that lets me know if the temperature has gone higher than I want for cold smoking and I open the door for a bit.
Expanding on this, last week I bought a remote control readout thermometer (about $55 Canadian) that lets me walk around the house knowing exactly what the temperature is in the smoker at all times. As I write, I have a wild turkey in the cold smoking stage and, sitting at my computer, I can see that the temperature is around 96 degrees. Try one, it'll take a lot of the stress out of smoking.
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Re: Electronic Temperature Control
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2003, 06:13:11 pm »
Richard, I agree, those things are great. What is the brand and range of your remote? The one I have only transmits about 50 feet, I was hoping for a little more distance.

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Re: Electronic Temperature Control
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2003, 02:42:20 am »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Richard Pearce</i>
<br /><font face="Arial">My smoker came with a thermometer that read 140 degrees and nothing else...it wouldn't budge! The replacement that the store gave me the next day is bent at a rather unusual angle and I am dubious, at best, about it's readings. So, I tried using my regular oven electronic meat probe thermometer and it works wonderfully. I just dangle the cord through the vent and get an accurate reading of the temperature at the meat surface. It also has an alarm that lets me know if the temperature has gone higher than I want for cold smoking and I open the door for a bit.
Expanding on this, last week I bought a remote control readout thermometer (about $55 Canadian) that lets me walk around the house knowing exactly what the temperature is in the smoker at all times. As I write, I have a wild turkey in the cold smoking stage and, sitting at my computer, I can see that the temperature is around 96 degrees. Try one, it'll take a lot of the stress out of smoking.
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Re: Electronic Temperature Control
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2003, 05:53:59 pm »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Richard Pearce</i>
<br /><font face="Arial">My smoker came with a thermometer that read 140 degrees and nothing else...it wouldn't budge! The replacement that the store gave me the next day is bent at a rather unusual angle and I am dubious, at best, about it's readings. So, I tried using my regular oven electronic meat probe thermometer and it works wonderfully. I just dangle the cord through the vent and get an accurate reading of the temperature at the meat surface. It also has an alarm that lets me know if the temperature has gone higher than I want for cold smoking and I open the door for a bit.
Expanding on this, last week I bought a remote control readout thermometer (about $55 Canadian) that lets me walk around the house knowing exactly what the temperature is in the smoker at all times. As I write, I have a wild turkey in the cold smoking stage and, sitting at my computer, I can see that the temperature is around 96 degrees. Try one, it'll take a lot of the stress out of smoking.
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Re: Electronic Temperature Control
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2003, 05:58:12 pm »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Richard Pearce</i>
<br /><font face="Arial">My smoker came with a thermometer that read 140 degrees and nothing else...it wouldn't budge! The replacement that the store gave me the next day is bent at a rather unusual angle and I am dubious, at best, about it's readings. So, I tried using my regular oven electronic meat probe thermometer and it works wonderfully. I just dangle the cord through the vent and get an accurate reading of the temperature at the meat surface. It also has an alarm that lets me know if the temperature has gone higher than I want for cold smoking and I open the door for a bit.
Expanding on this, last week I bought a remote control readout thermometer (about $55 Canadian) that lets me walk around the house knowing exactly what the temperature is in the smoker at all times. As I write, I have a wild turkey in the cold smoking stage and, sitting at my computer, I can see that the temperature is around 96 degrees. Try one, it'll take a lot of the stress out of smoking.
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Where did you purchase this remote temp display?

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Re: Electronic Temperature Control
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2003, 03:41:15 am »
I got mine at
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http://www.grilllovers.com but opted out for the $50 model. Unfortunately, it only has a range of about 60 feet. I want about 300 yards so I guess I'll be shopping some more.

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Re: Electronic Temperature Control
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2003, 09:14:05 pm »
Intrigued, I did a quick 37.com search and found several different remote probes available. Best search results seemed to be at "http://www.surprise.com/hobbies/cooking/remote_cooking_thermometer_and.cfm"

No remote found offered any better than 150' range, with most at 100'. Prices ranged $29 to $89. Most had alarms.

Hope this helps[8D]

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Re: Electronic Temperature Control
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2003, 02:30:57 am »
Do a ebay search for remote cooking thermometer, had the on 89 dollar one on grilllovers inthe 20 to 50 dollar range, think i'll pick one up for xmas[:D]

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Re: Electronic Temperature Control
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2003, 12:23:05 pm »
http://www.sharperimage.com/us/en/catalog/productview.jhtml?sku=MI212 Missed out on ebay, so went with this on at the store, cheapest I seen it for was 38.95 at Overstock.com, but they were all out. Hot item I guess.

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Re: Electronic Temperature Control
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2005, 07:00:31 pm »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Kummok</i>
<br />Intrigued, I did a quick 37.com search and found several different remote probes available. Best search results seemed to be at "http://www.surprise.com/hobbies/cooking/remote_cooking_thermometer_and.cfm"

No remote found offered any better than 150' range, with most at 100'. Prices ranged $29 to $89. Most had alarms.

Hope this helps[8D]

Kummok @ Homer, AK USA
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Brookstone has an excellent remote thermometer that has 300' range.  My son gave me one for Christmas and I have used it several times with excellant results.  It has a voice promt "Your entree is almost ready" and "Your entree is ready". Cost is around $75 but is unlike any I have seen.
http://www.brookstone.com/shop/product.asp?product_code=330654

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Re: Electronic Temperature Control
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2005, 08:43:16 pm »
Can you select your own temperature, or do you only have a choice of preselected values for beef, pork and poultry?


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Re: Electronic Temperature Control
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2005, 10:05:27 pm »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Habanero Smoker</i>
<br />Can you select your own temperature, or do you only have a choice of preselected values for beef, pork and poultry?
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The temps are pre-selected.  For instance you select Beef and the rare 120F, medium rare 135F, medium 145F, and well done 160F. There are settings for Beef, Lamb, Veal, Hamburger, Pork, Turkey, Chicken, and Fish.

There is also a continuous monitor display of the current temp so if you are watching for a particular just set it for a pre-selected temp closly below what you want and start watching the current temp.

I really like mine.  No more guessing if those steaks are rare or well done![:)]



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Re: Electronic Temperature Control
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2005, 11:20:20 pm »
Why would anyone waste the space to include well done?[xx(]

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Re: Electronic Temperature Control
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2005, 09:19:21 am »
Sound like a nice item to have, I just wish they had built in the option to select your own temperatures. I like the range, and the price seems reasonable. Have you had a chance to check out the actual range?


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Re: Electronic Temperature Control
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2005, 10:35:02 pm »
I bought mine at Lee Valley for $25 Canadian and it work very well.  If you go to leevalley.com and do a search it will come up.  You can set it to any temp and time you want or desire.  Like I said, it seems to be working very well so far.

Good luck and let me know how you make out.