Thermometer location

Discussion in 'For New Members' started by mavricks99, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Dumb question. Should the thermometer rest on the grate or be placed just above or below it?
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't allow mine to touch anything in the smoker (Metal, meat, or whatever).

    Put it whichever is easier, beside, above, or below the meat----Close enough to measure the temp near the meat, but not close enough to measure the cold meat fresh from the fridge.

    Hope that helps,

    Bear
     
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  3. Thanks! Makes sense.
     
  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You can put the temp probe through a potato, a small block of wood or you can order a grate clip from Amazon for a couple of bucks. Good luck.
     
  5. andymiddle

    andymiddle Newbie

    UK
    Resting it on metal will give you a false reading because it conducts heat.
     
  6. What about the metaL CLIP IT WAS SUPPLIED WITH.
     
  7. abrooks80

    abrooks80 Newbie

    Prior to getting a grate clip I balled up aluminum fouls and pushed it through and kept the foil in the smoker, got a lot of uses out of it.
     
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The metal clips supplied with the Mavericks do not affect the temp reading.  I checked that against another therm when I first got mine.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  9. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Only the very tip of the probe has the reactive therm element. The clip is usually several inches behind this area.
     
  10. I just bought the Maverick ET733 - there were no clips supplied for the probes :-(

    I put the meat probe about 1 - 2 inches in the meat, let the grill probe dangle between the grates
     
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That will work.

    If you bought the Mav from Todd, I'm sure he will send you a clip.

    Al
     
  12. Nah, bought it on Amazon
     
  13. Newbie here Al, who is Todd ?

    Randy
     
  14. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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