Analog Thermometer on MES 40

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by eatlarge, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. eatlarge

    eatlarge Fire Starter

    I've searched around the forum and can't find the answer I'm looking for. Without purchasing another probe type thermometer,( I use my only one as a IT thermometer), has anyone drilled a hole in the door and inserted a analog type as a permanent thermometer? If so, what kind (brand) do you recommend?
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have changed/added analog therm to all my smokers. The best ones are Tel Tru. I use a titanium step drill. Here's a shot of my Smoke Vault with 2 in the door.


    Hope this helps!

    Al
     
  3. eatlarge

    eatlarge Fire Starter

    I purchased a good Tel-Tru analog thermometer for my MES. Since it is a 2" stem, would positioning it on the left side say...around middle rack area be a good location?
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Personally I use Maverick ET-732 Digital Wireless with my MES units.

    The variation in the temp from area to area is enough that I like to have my Smoker Therm near the Meat I'm smoking, and I can put my Maverick wherever I want it. Then the other probe can go right in the meat to measure the Internal Temp. Makes everything Easy & Accurate.

    Bear
     
  5. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    +1 [​IMG]
     
  6. eatlarge

    eatlarge Fire Starter

    I still don't see an answer to my question. 
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I tried to answer it in a nice way by telling you what I do with my MES 40. (post #4 above)

    If you want it more blunt, I'll tell you I would not drill any holes in my MES 40 to put a thermometer in it that would only measure the temp at the particular place you put it. The temp in an MES varies throughout (Left to right & Top to bottom & Front to back)

    I use my Maverick ET-732 units, so I can get the actual accurate temp right where the meat is. 

    This is basically the same thing I said before, but that is my answer, and it is just my opinion after 7 years of experience using MES Units.

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2016
  8. eatlarge

    eatlarge Fire Starter

    Thank You
     
  9. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Using a digital wireless such as the ET-732 you can do what Bear stated which I underlined.  Very important.  Something you cannot do with an analog probe that is permanently mounted.
     
  10. eatlarge

    eatlarge Fire Starter

    I heeded to all the good advice and just ordered a Thermo-Pro TP08. 
     
  11. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good for you. You won't regret going this direction.
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Bear
     

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