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M Mason
08-26-2009, 03:54 PM
I got tired of the cheap candy thermo I had and decited to see what I could do about getting a quality thermometer in my kettle. I called around and found a local place that had these little 50-500 tel-tru thermos in stock. $20.00 for this one and it appears to be well built.

I'll report back here when I've had an oppertunity to see it work.

http://m-mason.smugmug.com/photos/631298886_VTkzv-L.jpg

-Mark.

tjkoko
08-27-2009, 08:59 AM
And your TT's stem length is?

M Mason
08-27-2009, 10:44 AM
12"

Why?



Just kidding. It's 2.5" or so.

Chris Finney
09-09-2009, 01:25 PM
That's what I have mounted in my OTG. It works great!

r benash
09-11-2009, 05:26 AM
Hey guys - what's the model of the Tel Tru shown? I have one of the larger units that I have not installed yet. I'd kind of like a smaller one like in the pic above.

Bill E.
09-14-2009, 10:07 AM
Is 12" too long? Is shorter preferred? Will 12" hit the meat if you have a big butt or butts?

Jon Mc
09-15-2009, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by Bill E.:
Is 12" too long? Is shorter preferred? Will 12" hit the meat if you have a big butt or butts?


Hey now--this is a family site. Lets keep it clean

Brett Fields
09-16-2009, 02:35 PM
Does that little guy have a calibration screw on it?

Bill E.
09-18-2009, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by Jon Mc:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bill E.:
Is 12" too long? Is shorter preferred? Will 12" hit the meat if you have a big butt or butts?


Hey now--this is a family site. Lets keep it clean </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oops I should have cleaned that up a bit! Very funny John Mc!

Kevin Hoober
09-20-2009, 06:22 AM
LOL!!!

BTW Bill, you'll notice that Mr. Mason really used a 2.5" stem (if you were continuing the joke and I missed it, I apologize).

Can't wait to get my new Tel-Tru's,
Kevin H.

Rob Trenck
09-20-2009, 11:37 AM
What model is that thermo? I need to add one to my smoker and probably my ots. What is the name of the place that you bought the thermo from and do the have a website?

Thanks

Kevin Hoober
09-20-2009, 04:40 PM
Tel-Tru's website (http://www.teltru.com/)

15% coupon link (http://tvwbb.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/9130026584/m/283106972)

The thermometer I believe Mark used (http://www.teltru.com/p-315-barbecue-pit-thermometer-bq250-2-inch-dial-and-2-12-inch-stem.aspx)

But if you are wanting to grill w/ the thermometer mounted I'd recommend one of their grill range thermometers (http://www.teltru.com/s-138-barbeque-grill.aspx) or something w/ an even higher temp range like this (http://www.teltru.com/p-314-ln250-back-connect-thermometer-2-inch-dial.aspx) in the 200/1000 temp range, as Tel-Tru recommends against using their thermometers beyond their marked range.

Hope this helps,
Kevin H.

Rob Trenck
09-21-2009, 12:45 PM
Kevin,

Thanks for the feedback. As a science teacher I know about the temperature range issues, I wasn't quite thing when I made the post, but if I get thermos in the same family, I can get a consistant size and quality on the thermos.

Thanks! http://tvwbb.infopop.cc/images/wsmsmile8gm.gif

Bill E.
10-01-2009, 07:30 AM
Originally posted by Kevin Hoober:
LOL!!!

BTW Bill, you'll notice that Mr. Mason really used a 2.5" stem (if you were continuing the joke and I missed it, I apologize).

Kevin H.

Thanks I was serious, I did not want to get something with too long a stem that might be problem. I did enjoy the joke however too!