Question about measuring the temp at cooking surface

Discussion in 'For New Members' started by caribou89, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. caribou89

    caribou89 Smoke Blower

    I'm running a UDS, and I know that the center runs quite a bit hotter than the outside edge where the thermometer is. In order to get a reading on the center, can I just set a probe from my digital on the grate? Or do those probes require being inside the meat to measure accurately? I'm thinking I could set it on the grate most of the cook, that way I can monitor the smoker temp, then went the meat is getting close, I can just stick the probe into whatever meat I'm smoking.

    If this doesn't work, is there an inexpensive wireless surface thermometer?
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What thermo do you have? You should be able to do that.

    I have a mav 732. It has a BBQ probe and a meat probe.
  3. caribou89

    caribou89 Smoke Blower

    Maverick et-72

    Picked it up in brand new shape for $1 at a garage sale.

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