A DOT meat thermometer is a really simple meat probe that Does-One-Thing (DOT) – it give you the internal temp of your meat.
You can also set your target temp and it will alert you when it hits that internal.
For the price, you can’t beat it. ThermoWorks makes this product and they are the best thermometer company around. They make good-quality products and stand behind them.
I’ve used this DOT several times and it works great for smoking BBQ. You just set your target internal temp, put it in the thickest part of the meat (not touching bone) and let it cook.
With the DOT you don’t have to worry about over-shooting your meat and having it turn out dry or mushy. And you don’t have to worry about pulling it off too soon and having it be tough – or worse making folks sick.
I shot a quick video using the DOT while I was smoking a whole duck for you to check it out….
these DOT thermometers sell for about $39 and they will last you for a while. If you are smoking on a regular basis and want your meat to be cooked to perfection, you gotta get one of these DOTs.