If I could afford it, I'd have a Maverick ET-732. Because I can't, I used a laboratory thermometer to verify a thermometer taken off a junked gas grill, and I use one of those little (quarter sized at best) dial thermometers for the internal temp. I verified that one with room temp and boiling water.
Originally Posted by Happyhour24x7
A couple racks of St. Louis ribs yesterday, despite intermittent rain that started just as the fire got ready. And for unclebunk, I use a Maverick EC-732 for smoker temp and food temp for big chunks o meat, and a Thermoworks RT600N-C instant read for just about everything.
Seems like that Maverick model is the way to go, supplemented by the Thermoworks instant read which I found for around $20. Thanks!
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