|Thermometer Probe at Grate Level|
Barbecue Secret Number 4 - Make sure you know exactly what the temperature is in your cooker where the food is sitting.
To be able to measure the temperature in your cooker at the grate level where the food is located, you will need an accurate thermometer that you can mount about 1 inch above the grate. An accurate oven thermometer that sits on the grate can work if you are on a budget. Otherwise, I'd recommend that you pick up a digital thermometer that has a probe specially made for measuring temperature inside a barbecue cooker. There are several good brands and models available. One that I often use is the Maverick ET-732. It has a probe for the cooker and another probe for the meat. And, it comes with a wireless remote receiver that lets you monitor temperatures while inside your home.
|Maverick ET-732 Wireless Remote Thermometer|