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Thread: Best replacement thermometer

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    You don't need that little slot anymore and it shouldn't be an issue. Just drill-out the existing hole. Most will make the hole big enough so rather than screw in the new therm it just drops cleanly into the hole. Place a big washer over the threads first so it stands off the surface of the lid a bit and gives a neat look, fasten from the inside.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred BW View Post
    Surprised nobody has replied. I have been wondering what people would suggest.
    I was in Westlake hardware today and saw one of these for almost 25 bucks.
    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...HCQLN7/tvwb-20
    My next door neighbor has the same one on his drum smoker. He smokes way more meat than I do.
    If I needed a thermometer I would probably give it a try.
    I bought a couple of those for my offset smoker. One of them was well sealed, the other one allowed water in almost immediately. Temps were accurate the first year. Can't speak to their longevity since I sold that smoker.

    TelTru on my other smokers.

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    Im going to purchase the tel tru BQ 300 for my 18.5, the weber gauge worked fine for a year or so but is now about 50 degrees off in the mid range temp section after getting some moisture in it....plus I wouldnt mind the larger dial anyway
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    Can you adjust the Tel-Tru? Iím leaning towards the River Country RC-T3W so I can actually make it read the temp at the grate level...otherwise I donít see much value in a lid therm at all.
    WSM 18.5, Inkbird IRF-4S, Kizen Instant Thermometer

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    Tel-Tru makes barbecue thermometers that can be adjusted. Any thermometer on this page with a model number ending in "R" can be adjusted.

    I will say, however, that in my opinion it's a fool's errand to try to adjust a lid thermometer to reflect grate temperature, as I explained in this recent video:


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    This fool would love to see your video, but no link, boss...
    WSM 18.5, Inkbird IRF-4S, Kizen Instant Thermometer

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    Quote Originally Posted by KToliver View Post
    This fool would love to see your video, but no link, boss...
    Boss...can you not click the video above? It's embedded in the post. What platform/browser are you using?

    https://youtu.be/dWdNJ7cGKLY

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