I cant open it up, its a copper cylinder like this:
But I think I may have figured it out. I put it in a voltage divider arangement like so
5V---Thermistor----A0 input----1k resistor----GND
and I connected the 5V to Pin 3 of the thermistor and the copper exterior of the thermistor to A0.
My data is now consistant jumping around only +/- 2 and increasing when I heat up the thermistor.
Now my question is how to adjust the data to reflect actual temperature values? The data im getting now is around 50(at ambient) and increased to around 100 when I heated up the thermistor.
Would getting two known points like 100F and 200F and finding their relative arduino readings (maybe 60 and 150) then doing some interpolation work?