Digital Thermometer

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by vtanker, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. vtanker

    vtanker Meat Mopper

    Hello everyone,
    I just bought the ET-73 remote thermometer as advised by SMF. I need to ask how or where do you put the smoker probe???? I dont want to just lay it on the grate.

  2. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Some stick it through a potato myself I use a scrap piece of wood with a small hole drilled in it.
  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'll be trying my 73 tomorrow for the first time also. I've seen pic's of them stuck thru apple's, potato's and blocks of wood with a hole in it. Hope this helps.
  4. vtanker

    vtanker Meat Mopper

    It wont read the temp of the potato or wood?
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    No, not if you push the probe through where the point sticks out the other side of the potato.
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Trying to remember didn't it come with a clip that holds the probe and clips to the rack
  7. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Mine did, little metal clip, I clip it right to the grate
    But I have used a block of wood too when I use it in my oven
    where the grates are too wide for it to clip to
  8. rc1800

    rc1800 Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Use the clip.
  9. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use a cork.Keep those batteries fresh.
  10. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The clip doesn't work all that well depending on your grate space width.

    Use a block of wood or potato and push the probe through the block so that an inch or two of the probe is sticking out.

    The temp is measured at the tip of the probe (or very close to it).

  11. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    The potato and the cork worked well for me
  12. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    On my uds I use the clip.
  13. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    thanks for the reminder Piney. DUH, CRS I guess....I'm an hour into some buckboard bacon and I love this thing...ain't been out to check temps yet. just a peak out the window to see smoke.
  14. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dan - good to hear you're enjoying the new therm!
  15. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    I use the clip... under the grate so it doesnt take up space for food. It rides just about an inch below the food and gives an accurate reading .

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