mounting thermometer

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by bhcsmoker, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. anyone

    has anyone mounted there Maverick thermometer probe in the door replacing there original analog thermometer? I think it could be done fairly easily.

    that way the wire is out of the way of the vent, and completely out of the way when the door is opened.

    if any one has done this please let me know, If not maybe Ill be the first and Ill take some picks.

    Last edited: Jan 10, 2016
  2. lamar

    lamar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    You could mount it as you describe, but that would not tell you what the temp is at meat level which is what you want to know. the probe needs to be about an inch above the grate where the meat is.

    good luck

    Last edited: Jan 10, 2016
  3. Lamar

    I was under the impression that the second probe was a replacement for the door/box thermometer. but you have made a good point in putting it at meat level.

    I will stay with the rack/meat level its probably more accurate that way and less work.

    btw I have been doing some testing and my door thermometer was off 5-10 low.

    could some of this error be because I'm taking the temp. at rack/meat level about a inch above the door thermometer?

  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  5. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good luck with your probe placement, Jim. Sometimes it can be frustrating, especially with factory therms. Case has you spot on, as usual.

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