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colecp

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Permanent thermometer
« on: September 24, 2019, 07:06:25 PM »
What's the consensus on adding a permanent, thru-door thermometer. I'm thinking of something you might see in a brewing set up. Stainless bulkhead and a non digital probe thermometer to fit. It seems most drop a probe through the exhaust hole but I do thing a large, permanent thermometer dial would be pretty sweet.

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Re: Permanent thermometer
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 07:19:29 PM »
What's the consensus on adding a permanent, thru-door thermometer. I'm thinking of something you might see in a brewing set up. Stainless bulkhead and a non digital probe thermometer to fit. It seems most drop a probe through the exhaust hole but I do thing a large, permanent thermometer dial would be pretty sweet.

I have absolutely no interest in the box temperature and I see that as the only use of an analog probe in the door.  I only care about the internal temp of whatever I'm smoking.
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Re: Permanent thermometer
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 07:25:01 PM »
Good point, I may just be suffering from the fact that it's simply different from my previous smokers. I do have a dual probe thermometer for meat and box temp anyway.

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Re: Permanent thermometer
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2019, 02:06:20 PM »
Actually, one of my questions as a maybe soon owner of a #2. If you don't know the box temperature how do you know if it's 200 or 300. I don't want to cook my ribs on 250-300. I might be spending $500 on a smoker that I'm hoping will hold a consistent temp. I don't want to guess on what that temperature might be.

If someone has done this, I would be interested in know what they did and why.

Cheers,

Howard

Good point, I may just be suffering from the fact that it's simply different from my previous smokers. I do have a dual probe thermometer for meat and box temp anyway.

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Re: Permanent thermometer
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2019, 09:52:23 PM »
Actually, one of my questions as a maybe soon owner of a #2. If you don't know the box temperature how do you know if it's 200 or 300. I don't want to cook my ribs on 250-300. I might be spending $500 on a smoker that I'm hoping will hold a consistent temp. I don't want to guess on what that temperature might be.

If you absolutely must precisely control the temperature for personal reasons (there are not established technical reasons that necessitate it), then you'll want to get one of the digital models... either the 2D or the 2DW.  If you're going to spend the extra then go all in and get the 2DW.  For my money, I'd get the #3, instead.
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Re: Permanent thermometer
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2019, 04:07:09 PM »
I didn't actually ask for 'precise' control of my smoker, but I do 'personally' desire something closer than a 20% swing. I could cook my ribs at 350 and save a ton of time, however....

Personal preference for sure.

Bests,

Howard

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If you absolutely must precisely control the temperature for personal reasons (there are not established technical reasons that necessitate it), then you'll want to get one of the digital models... either the 2D or the 2DW.  If you're going to spend the extra then go all in and get the 2DW.  For my money, I'd get the #3, instead.
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