Infrared Thermometer

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by buckeye024, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. buckeye024

    buckeye024 Smoke Blower

    Has anyone tried one of those infrared gun-type, point and shoot with the laser, thermometers to measure smoker temps? I'm looking for something to give me accurate smoker temps for my GOSM. I don't trust the one on the door. I see Harbor Freight Tools has one of the infrared guns for $40. I've heard they are very accurate, but was wondering how they would work on a smoker. Maybe shoot the laser into the top vent. Any thoughts?
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Shoot the laser into the top vent and hit what? A grate, the food, the burner???
    Pick up a digital for a third of the price, heck, get 2..[​IMG]
  3. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have one. Fun little thing to have around, but I didn't find it to be of much use for smoking personally.
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I point mine at the wimmen walking by... I find it novel but useless too LOL!

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