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Post Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:18 pm

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Location: Waverly, NE
How often do you replace your thermometer in your smoker?

Or next question how do you know if one or both have gone bad?

I was using my WSM to do some brisket and pork butt. Had it up and running about 275Ëš. I was curious so I put in a different thermometer and it went up to 325. So I grabbed a fourth one and it went up past 300 as well.

So who knows how long I have been cooking hotter than I thought or wanted. Things seemed to be getting done quicker lately. But then I didn't load it with as much. So I thought this might be it.

Any thoughts?

I will try to get pictures of my temperature probe set up.

Post Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:52 pm
Dyal_SC well done
well done

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Location: Lexington, SC
You can easily check them for accuracy in some water that has just come up to boiling (100 deg C or 212 deg F). Make sure to submerge the probe in the water far enough to get an accurate reading. You can calibrate most analog thermometers.
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Post Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:59 pm
timbarber84 medium-well
medium-well

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Location: flatwoods ky

on my cg i set the oven for 250 and set the thormater in it then adjusted it acordenley
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