Author Topic: How to keep an eye on internal temp?  (Read 456 times)

jason

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How to keep an eye on internal temp?
« on: March 16, 2022, 11:31:02 PM »
Hello, I just got a brand new Smokin-It #1 (yay!), and I'm planning to smoke a whole chicken on Friday. I'm wondering how you all keep track of internal temp? I was just going to open the smoker and use my quick-read meat thermometer, but any advice on when to start checking the IT and how frequently to check it? Thanks!

LarryD

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Re: How to keep an eye on internal temp?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2022, 01:04:49 AM »
I highly recommend that you get an external monitor.  They can be a bit of an investment, but they totally pay for themselves.  I recommend Thermoworks.  You just run one or more probes down the smoke hole and let the monitor tell you when you hit the target internal temperature(s) of whatever you're smoking.
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lcdearman

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Re: How to keep an eye on internal temp?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2022, 07:57:50 AM »
Before I added an external Auber, I used a ThermoPro TP25. It has 4 probes and uses an app on your phone. The range is ok, not great, but I can set temp alarms for each probe. There are probably better choices out there these days.

I still use my TP25 for indirect grilling such as steaks where I need an alarm at say, 133* so I can then do a reverse sear at the end of the cook.
Clay from Taylor, TX
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Lonzinomaker

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Re: How to keep an eye on internal temp?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2022, 10:47:06 AM »
I second the Thermoworks, I have the Smoke model and use it almost every smoke.
I also have a couple of Inkbird bluetooth models for when I run two smokers together or am smoking when camping.
Dave
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Wizzroom

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Re: How to keep an eye on internal temp?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2022, 01:05:45 PM »