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Thermometer

Post by ntjones » November 18th, 2019, 9:09 pm

What is your favorite thermometer. I hear that tel true is really good. I noticed there expensive though.


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Re: Thermometer

Post by mp4 » November 18th, 2019, 9:23 pm

I have a pair of Thermapen's and like them quite a bit.



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Re: Thermometer

Post by JKalchik » November 18th, 2019, 9:38 pm

Well......there's thermometers and thermometers and thermometers.... I can't speak to the various brands of through hole analog devices. The only experience I have with those are what has come with my charcoal grills, or the Tel-Tru I got with the parts kit for my GF.

I'm a big fan of anything from Thermoworks. I have an original Thermapen, and it lives on in spite of my g/f's best efforts to kill it. I also have a ChefAlarm that's awfully handy for kitchen use from ovens to candy & saucepans. All of my food probes for my HeaterMeter are from Thermoworks.

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Re: Thermometer

Post by ntjones » November 18th, 2019, 10:02 pm

Yeah. I didn’t think about it before I posted this thread but. I’m thinking of analog thermometers like what you would mount to the front of your smoker. Sorry for the vague question. Lol


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Re: Thermometer

Post by Dirtytires » November 19th, 2019, 12:45 am

Tel tru....look good, reliable and have held up awesome. I’ve got 5 on my pit and they look just as good now as they did 3 years go when new.

Yes....they are expensive but you will never need to replace it.



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Re: Thermometer

Post by Pete Mazz » November 19th, 2019, 4:54 am

Whatever you buy make sure it's adjustable


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Re: Thermometer

Post by Big T » November 19th, 2019, 9:44 pm

My current ones are River Country and they have been doing pretty well but they're only about 10 months old. I mostly put them on there for a quick reference and because I like the look of them but I really go by my digital thermometer that is on one of my cooking grates.


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Re: Thermometer

Post by ntjones » May 10th, 2020, 4:14 pm

I ended up putting a river country on my new pit. It seems to work really good although I don’t have another to compare it to. I also have a maverick with two probes. One for meat and one for the cook temp.


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