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Offline wolfnanny

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thermometers
« on: July 28, 2005, 07:44:45 AM »
Is there a thermometer that checks the meat temperature without opening the smoker door?  I read about one that is inserted through the vent.  Does it just check smoker temperature?
Hate to sound dumb, but I am, about this subject.  Maybe just ignorant.  
Can you recommend a brand.  Something simple to use.
Thanks so much for your help.

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Re: thermometers
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2005, 09:48:22 AM »
Hi wolfnanny,

Welcome to the forum.

I use a Maverick ET-73, a remote thermometer that has two probes, one that will read smoker temperature and one that will read the internal meat temperature.

I thread the probe wires through the vent at the top of the smoker but I think others run theirs through the door. i.e just shut the door on the wires.

The remote bit is useful but is not quite as good in terms of distance that the manufacturers claim, however mine does work through walls and allows me to sit in my lounge or be in the kitchen and monitor the smoker outside.

My understanding they are easy to get hold of in the US although they are not available on the other side of the pond, I got someone in the US to get and post me one.

Hope this helps, there was also another post on the forum about another Maverick recently, doing a search should pinpoint more information.[:)]

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Re: thermometers
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2005, 12:00:31 PM »
If you are in the USA this site http://www.thegadgetsource.com/011502013733.html usually has the best deal on the Maverick ET-73, if you include the shipping cost.


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Offline wet coast smoke

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Re: thermometers
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2005, 11:55:15 PM »
Hi Wolfnanny,
I recently ordered one from Bradley on the telephone, received it the next day.
It is shown on the Bradley website in their "Product Showroom", >
"Digital Thermometer", Product Code BTDIGITHERM.
I used it this weekend, it worked real well. It could also be used to just measure the cabinet temperature or to check out the accuracy of the thermometer on the door.
Good Luck,

WCS

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Re: thermometers
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2005, 11:58:49 PM »
PS. wolfnanny,
I also ran the wire through the top vent and inserted the meat probe
into one of the three turkey breasts that I smoked at(202 to 205 deg)
Good luck to you.

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Re: thermometers
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2005, 12:21:45 AM »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">If you are in the USA this site http://www.thegadgetsource.com/011502013733.html usually has the best deal on the Maverick ET-73, if you include the shipping cost.<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">That is a good price for that unit.

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Re: thermometers
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2005, 12:38:21 AM »
Radio Shack/Circut City around $30.00 Can. Get the extended warranty for $3.00. Made by Nexxus[;)]

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Re: thermometers
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2005, 10:32:24 PM »
I use the Bradley therm.and it works well you can get one for about 25 Can.

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Re: thermometers
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2005, 10:27:54 PM »
http://www.sausagemaker.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=274<hr noshade size="1">
i find this intresting cheep than this
http://www.thebbqguru.com/power_raptor.htm<hr noshade size="1">

does anyone else?

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Re: thermometers
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2005, 10:30:03 PM »
check out the rest of the website from the sausage maker they got some intresting stuff

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Re: thermometers
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2005, 10:49:06 PM »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by CLAREGO</i>
<br />http://www.sausagemaker.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=274<hr noshade size="1">
i find this intresting cheep than this
http://www.thebbqguru.com/power_raptor.htm<hr noshade size="1">

does anyone else?
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">
The description at the Sausage Maker's site does not give that much information. It looks like a good basic product to control the cabinet temperature, and if that is all you need it may be a bargain. If you compare the features of both that and the Raptor/Guru, my conclusion - "You get what you paid for!"[:)]


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Re: thermometers
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2005, 11:26:16 PM »
pepper smoker (aka habenero smoker) i agree just thought it might excite some one to try it [:)]

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Re: thermometers
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2005, 11:50:24 PM »
My question is this... but first I quote them: <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><font size="2">This control and sensor has an <b><font color="red">incredible accuracy of ?</font id="red"></b> 5F variation. </font id="size2"><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote"> Now are they asking a question here as in they don't believe the temp swing the manufacture is claiming? Given from what that unit looks like I just about bet your temp swings will be greater the +/- 5 degrees.

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Re: thermometers
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2005, 08:14:02 PM »
Hi everyone

Does anyone know anything about or where to get a good (not too expensive) temp control sensor?  I hate waking up in the middle of my naps to check temp. I would like to have something that can hold a temp or +/- a few degrees. I dont know if the sausage maker control will make it...looks kinda hmmmm to me especially with a question mark ...sounds like maybe or maybe not.

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Offline Kamanodental

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Re: thermometers
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2005, 08:27:30 PM »
OPPS !!!

Sorry folks....I shoud have read the posts lol  Slow reader..
The raptor looks kinda what Im looking for.  Does it work with all smokers? How doe is work ...by pass or hook-up to the original electric heat source?  OMG... if its electrical and I have to touch it...thats one of my phoebias...the other is "cold women and hot beer"

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