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Monitoring Food Temperature

When cooking on a Z Grills Pellet Smoker it is useful to monitor the internal temperature of the food. Food temperature is important for safety but also to know when it may be time to wrap, boat or begin the resting process.

Food Temperature Guide

The chart below was developed with input from our amazing Aussie Z Grills community.

Z Grills food temperature chart
Click the image for higher quality pdf version

The 15x 15cm magnetic versions of this guide is now available on our online shop.

Monitoring Temperature

It is best to keep the grill lid shut to avoid loosing heat, and so using an external food probe is highly recommended. Below are a few devices you can use to monitor temps during your cooks.

Z Grills Smoker Food Probes

Z Grills smokers come with one or two food probes that plug into the front of the controller. This allows the food temperature to be monitored without having to open the grill lid.

Food temperature probes
Z Grills food temperature probes

Wireless Controller

The wireless controller accepts up to 4 wired food probes. The probes temperatures are displayed directly on the controller screen. The temperatures can be monitored on, and even used for trigger actions in the Z Grills Aus App.

Z Grills Wireless Controller
Wireless controller with two food probes plugged in.

450A, 7002B and 700E-XL smokers can be upgraded from the basic PID controller to the wireless controller. Click here for more information.

Basic PID Controller

The controller accepts 2 food probes. Just press the Food Probe Temp button to show the temperature on the display.

Z Grills Pellet Smoker PID Digital Controller with Labels
Z Grills smoker controller

Instant Read Thermometer

An instant read thermometer is a must in any kitchen or grill tool kit! They are perfect for quickly checking the internal temperature of your food. It allows rapid reading of the temperature thanks to the thin probe tip, but is also effective to “probe” the food to feel if it is tender enough.

Click here to learn more about the instant read thermometer.

Z Grills instant read thermometer

Inkbird IBBQ-4T

Inkbird IBBQ-4T WIFI Thermometer
Inkbird IBBQ-4T WIFI Themometer

If you want to remotely monitor the temperatures on your phone even while down the street then the Inkbird IBBQ-4T is perfect.

Click here to learn more and see a detailed video review we made.

Get the temp bundle!

Grab yourself both the instant read thermometer and Inkbird IBBQ-4T WIFI thermometer as a bundle for only $139.95.

Inkbird IBBQ-4T and Instant Read Thermometer Bundle