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6/30/08 9:32 AM
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 I have recently been initiated into the world of griling, I bought a kettle barbecue, did some research on here and on barbecuebible.com and got to work.

So far so good, I haven't made anything really complicated.

But I now realize that if I want to continue, and especially for indirect cooking or smoking, I'm gonna need a thermometer.

Anyone got any recommendations and ideas on where I can buy one?

Thanks

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6/30/08 9:53 AM
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I use the Maverick ET-73. It's got a probe for the meat and one for the cooking temp, and it's wireless, so I don't have to go outside to keep checking stuff.
6/30/08 10:32 AM
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$60? Woah, I didn't think it was gonna cost so much. Got a budget version?

I don't wanna put too much money into this until I've learned how to do it properly.

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6/30/08 8:05 PM
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Found it a little cheaper...

http://indoors.pricegrabber.com/wall-thermometers/m/8332976/search=et%2073%20maverick/st=query/

Or the ET-72

http://outdoors.pricegrabber.com/barbecue-accessories/m/7110347/search=et%2072%20maverick/st=query/
6/30/08 8:24 PM
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 Thanks

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7/1/08 12:50 AM
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 www.amazon.com/Polder-THM-360-Probe-Cooking-Thermometer/dp/B000AY6UH8/ref=sr_1_23

These are pretty nice about $30. Can monitor  2 different meats. I have one and one that has just one probe, about $5 less, no problems with either.    No remote though.
7/1/08 1:40 AM
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 samichlaus, I'm not looking for a thermometer that tells me when my meat is done, but one to regulate the temperature of my grill.

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7/1/08 6:52 AM
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^^ Haha.. they spelled turkee wrong
7/1/08 10:48 AM
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These might be of interest to you



www.smokenator.com/WorkingDetails.htm









www.thesmokering.com/HowTo/weberribs/default.jsp












As far as a thermometer goes, use an $ 8 candy thermometer. Drill a hole barely large enough to accommodate the diameter of the stem. Use a sharp bit and put a couple layers of masking tape over the spot you want to drill, this will keep the drill bit from wandering. The stem of a candy thermometer is not threaded hold it in place with an alligator clip, an "e" clip, or a set screw collar.


www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00804116000P


7/1/08 10:58 AM
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Or you can do it the really easy way...Photobucket
7/1/08 12:54 PM
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samichlaus - Or you can do it the really easy way...Photobucket

 I thought about that, but wasn't sure if it would work.

Thanks dude.

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7/1/08 1:32 PM
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Besides the simplicity, the thing I like about that approach is it doesn't compromise the porcelain enamel on your kettle.
7/1/08 1:36 PM
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Weber Kettle grill, with a 55 gallon drum between the kettle top and bottom.

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7/1/08 1:46 PM
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Galvanized is not a good idea..lol
7/1/08 5:02 PM
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Those are some badass thermometers.
7/3/08 10:08 AM
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 i just got the wireless one on the front page of chefscatalog.com - havent used it yet but its got a crazy amount of settings and has a 300+ ft range.

and LOL @ that galvanized smoker! (however, it could be made safe if you took time to burn all the zinc off the inside)
7/16/08 4:33 PM
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"I'm not looking for a thermometer that tells me when my meat is done, but one to regulate the temperature of my grill."

I use a regular old oven thermometer, costs about 4 bucks. I set it up near the fron of the grill, so that I only have to crack open the lid to see, and don't lose that much heat.

Here's a visual display of my thermomter, with the added bonus of beer can chicken and some ember-roasted yams:

Beer can chicken w/ yams
7/28/08 11:46 AM
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 Thanks Cousin Eddie, I'll try that

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samichlaus - Weber Kettle grill, with a 55 gallon drum between the kettle top and bottom.

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How'd this one work out for you? I'm thinking of building a drum smoker here before long and I am always interested in what people have to say about them
1/20/10 6:50 PM
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How'd this one work out for you? I'm thinking of building a drum smoker here before long and I am always interested in what people have to say about them



I didn't build that. Mike Zev will have some great insight. Check this out. click here

Also google Ugly Drum Smoker for more ideas.

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