Hanging Meat - how/where do you determine cooking temperature?

Josh - CT

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When I'm cooking with grates, its pretty straight froward to mount an ambient thermometer to the grate to understand what our cooking temp is. When you decide to hand your meat (chicken/ribs etc.), how is this done? Where do you measure the temperature from?


Lee Ingraham

One thing Bob Bass had mentioned in a different thread was using the silicone grommet. In the 14.5 this is a few inches above the bottom grate so it seems like it would be a good middle ground.


Put it wherever you want to measure it.

I drilled a hole in the center of the hanging rack I made so it sticks right down in the center of it.

Yeah the very bottom is hotter so put the thickest part of the ribs down there, imo