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Wife needs help re: Smoker Thermometer

Postby jpswife » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:44 pm

Hey there! I hope this post doesn't come off too amateur, but I am needing some help on purchasing my husband a thermometer for his smoker. He built himself an ugly drum smoker and loves it. He has had a lot of success with it, and also some failures. He is constantly checking the thermometer, of course, and as you all know, has to get up in the middle of the night to put the meat on so it's cooked on time. I thought it could be helpful if he had a wireless thermometer so he can see the temp at all times without having to stand by the smoker for hours. I figured it could also help keep his results more consistent since I think the variations in deliciousness are due to temp problems. Any suggestions on a wireless or Bluetooth thermometer for around $100.00? Thanks for the help!

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Postby Finatic » Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:38 pm

I have the IGrill2 and love it! It's right at $100. You download the app and view the temps on your phone as long as your within Bluetooth range. It's about a year old and I haven' t had any issues with it. I do recommend getting the additional grate temp probe (it comes with 2 meat probes).
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Re: Wife needs help re: Smoker Thermometer

Postby BluDawg » Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:05 pm

Temp swings are normal relax & enjoy the ride. Your house oven swings more that a UDS. Get him a bottle of his favorite libation and tell him chill.
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Re: Wife needs help re: Smoker Thermometer

Postby bsooner75 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:07 pm

I really like my maverick. You can set high / low temp alarms as well as meat temp alarms:

Maverick ET-733 Long Range Digital Wireless Meat Thermometer Set Dual Probe and Dual Temperature Monitoring With Meat Temperature Magnet Guide - Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KM9QWEW/re ... wxbMWP8CR2



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Re: Wife needs help re: Smoker Thermometer

Postby jpswife » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:01 pm

BluDawg wrote:Temp swings are normal relax & enjoy the ride. Your house oven swings more that a UDS. Get him a bottle of his favorite libation and tell him chill.


Oh if only it were that easy!! :) This is a father's day gift. So not necessary, but I thought he might enjoy the added gadget.
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Re: Wife needs help re: Smoker Thermometer

Postby jpswife » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:02 pm

Thanks everyone! The igrill and maverick were two I had looked at before. Glad to know others have had success with them.
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Re: Wife needs help re: Smoker Thermometer

Postby TwoGuysBBQ » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:38 am

Anyone familiar with the IGrill Mini?

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Re: Wife needs help re: Smoker Thermometer

Postby Finatic » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:15 am

TwoGuysBBQ wrote:Anyone familiar with the IGrill Mini?

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A little. I know it only has 2 ports so you can only use 2 probes with it. The IGrill2 has 4 ports.
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Re: Wife needs help re: Smoker Thermometer

Postby spacetrucker » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:32 pm

+1 on the maverick but I never use it anymore, since I got to "know" my cooker a little better...
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Re: Wife needs help re: Smoker Thermometer

Postby ChiefRon2011 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:51 am

Did my first cook with my iGrill2 this past week. Turned out to the best brisket I've ever cooked. Best money I've ever spent. If you go with this one, be sure to buy the ambient temperature probe to keep an eye on what's going on at cooking level.

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