Twelve inch deep fryer thermometer works great on uds

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by pandemonium, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Thanks for who ever posted the post about using a deep fryer thermo, it works great, i compared it to my digital thermo and is very accurate and for five dollars, even better.
     
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have been meaning to put my 12in thermometer in my UDS. I have around a 6in thermometer in there now and I am getting mixed readings between my two digital ones and my analog one. I was hoping to get the probe closer to the middle and maybe that will help some of my issues.
     
  3. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    yes i think it will help be more accurate, alot of people on here said it wont work right but it works great.
     
  4. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Mine seems to be very accurate also. I just have to drill out a bolt to hold it in more securely.
    SOB
     
  5. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    yeah same here i just used existing hole my short stemmed gauge was in to see how it would work.
     
  6. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Which one did you get?

    I want one
     
  7. athabaskar

    athabaskar Smoking Fanatic

    I have a Bayou Classic 12" and it is actually more accurate than most digitals. It came with my turkey fryer outfit.
     
  8. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I use two turkey fryer thermometers in my smoke shack and they are right on so far.
     
  9. donnylove

    donnylove Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I use the Eastman Outdoors models in both my UDS (two of them in Meatdawg) and they have always yielded me accurate results. I've tested them against my digital probes various times. Now I just rely on them without reservation . . .
     
  10. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  11. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    mine is a wally world cheapie
     
  12. countryboy19

    countryboy19 Smoke Blower

    IN
    I have 4 2" holes as top vents for my UDS. As it turns out, my 12" deep-fry thermo sits perfectly in a hole. So I use 2 thermos. One of them I stick into one of the pieces of meat on the top rack. The other one I just leave resting through the vent hole down into the center to get me a perfect reading on the upper grate temp.

    It's cheap and it works great until I can afford a better setup. I hope to get an ET-73 and do the range mods someday but thats more than I have in my whole smoker so I'm hesitant to do so; especially since money is pretty tight.
     
  13. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Holy crap!! That's a lot of exhaust area. Do you run it with all 4 open?? Other than what the thermos block?

    Dave
     

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