Will your probe meat thermometer work for...

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by fore check, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. ...an "oven temp" or "smoker box" temp thermometer? Or does the probe need to be stuck in something?

    I don't have any of those dial style oven thermometers at the moment and I want to run a check/test in my MES.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes it will work just fine.... Some stick it thru a piece of wood and others use a potatoe..........Happy smokes...
     
  3. csmith2884

    csmith2884 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Best answer some do...some don't. My one with remote does, my other williams-sanoma tops out at 190 or so. BTW best way I have seen to get a good reading inside is to push the probe thru a potato and lay it on the grate. Metal on metal reads too high. When done toss the tater.
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just drilled a hole in a chunk of wood and set it on the grate and it works just fine. Then I have one for the meat too.
     
  5. How much of a temp effect do you think it has directly setting it on the grate? It didn't seem to make a difference when I double checked my readings by setting it in the oven in the kitchen (again, I'm using an MES, which is basically an outdoor oven with a smoke box anyway)
     

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