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Jon Tofte

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I started to type "Now get grilling!" You were already all over that. Good deal. Great to see a classic Weber saved and doing what it does best:redgenesis1:!
 

Jim Owen

TVWBB Member
So I just got the friction clips for the emblem and clips for the pins holding the top on. I just need a cover and a thermometer.

I am thinking about this cover which gets excellent reviews.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VG0S56Y/?tag=tvwb-20

What thermometers do you guys use for fit, longevity, and accuracy. I would love to get one that can be calibrated from time to time.
 

Bruce

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
I am assuming that you are NOT talking about the lid thermometer. If you are getting a quick read thermometer, the top of the line is probably the ThermoWorks MK4 or even Classic: https://www.thermoworks.com/Thermapens?tw=VWB&chan=TVWBB
They also have "Pocket" thermometer for a bit less: https://www.thermoworks.com/Pocket-Digital?tw=VWB&chan=TVWBB
They are great products but their prices are a bit high for a regular guy IMO. They do go on sale fairly often, so I suggest you sign up for their promos and wait for a sale if you want one.
But, there are others that are about 1/4 to 1/3 the price that are awesome as well: Here is one that seems pretty popular: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XXSYLL8/?tag=tvwb-20

If you want more, the Thermoworks Smoke is an awesome remote thermometer: https://www.thermoworks.com/Smoke?tw=VWB&chan=TVWBB
Again, wait for a sale unless you want it NOW.
 

Samuel Sandoval

TVWBB Fan
Jim,
I have purchased both the 7130 Weber and the 7130 King Kong cover and have been very happy with the King Kong Cover. It is much thicker then the OEM and resist rain well. It also does not blow off as easily as the OEM. For the price it is well worth the money. Look into it see if you like it. It fits on my "Genny" 1000.
I have a "58" grill, but you have a much bigger one so match up the size accordingly. They do make bigger sized covers.
I am just merely vouching for the Brand.
Below is what I bought but I believe they make the same cover in larger size which is probably what you need.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072BZY3YK/?tag=tvwb-20

Here is a bigger one.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MDJE48V/?tag=tvwb-20
 
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Jim Owen

TVWBB Member
I am assuming that you are NOT talking about the lid thermometer. If you are getting a quick read thermometer, the top of the line is probably the ThermoWorks MK4 or even Classic: https://www.thermoworks.com/Thermapens?tw=VWB&chan=TVWBB
They also have "Pocket" thermometer for a bit less: https://www.thermoworks.com/Pocket-Digital?tw=VWB&chan=TVWBB
They are great products but their prices are a bit high for a regular guy IMO. They do go on sale fairly often, so I suggest you sign up for their promos and wait for a sale if you want one.
But, there are others that are about 1/4 to 1/3 the price that are awesome as well: Here is one that seems pretty popular: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XXSYLL8/?tag=tvwb-20

If you want more, the Thermoworks Smoke is an awesome remote thermometer: https://www.thermoworks.com/Smoke?tw=VWB&chan=TVWBB
Again, wait for a sale unless you want it NOW.
Actually I am talking about the lid thermometer. When I used to brew commercially we had dial thermometers that were calibratable. They were durable and somewhat accurate.
 

Jim Owen

TVWBB Member
Jim,
I have purchased the both the 7130 Weber and the 7130 King Kong cover and have been very happy with the King Kong Cover. It is much thicker then the OEM and resist rain well. It also does not blow off as easily as the OEM. For the price it is well worth the money. Look into it see if you like it. It fits on my "Genny" 1000.
I have a "58" grill have you have a much bigger one so match up the size accordingly. They do make bigger sized covers.
I am just merely vouching for the Brand.
Below is what I bought but I believe they make the same cover in larger size which is probably what you need.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072BZY3YK/?tag=tvwb-20
The rails on my grill are 60" long so I would have to go for the 65" one. Do you think that would look floppy??
 

Bruce

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
I really don't think they make a replacement that is "calibratable". When you use them, they are really only an approximation of the inside temp anyway. The temp at the thermometer is usually about 20 degrees or so lower than the temp at the grate where the foot is anyway. I basically use my lid thermometer to tell me if the inside temps are falling or rising, not the actually cooking temp inside the cook box. If you want that, you would want something like the Thermoworks Smoke which has a probe that you can attach to the grates, right next to food you are cooking and know exactly what the cooking temp is. Grills are not like ovens that are sealed up and maintain fairly uniform and constant temps. And all the thermometers I linked above are able to be calibrated and and accurate to about 1 degree or so.
 

Samuel Sandoval

TVWBB Fan
Jim,
Look here to find the right model number grill cover for your grill. It may or may not have the one you need for I do not know what model you have.

 

Samuel Sandoval

TVWBB Fan
So like I asked if it is 5 inches too long will it look floppy and sag to the ground??
Yes if it is to big it will probably sag. So if you can find out what weber model number fits on your grill you may be able to match the King Kong with it because I think they use the same model numbers. It might take a call to Weber to find Weber model number of the Cover that fits your grill. Be sure to get the measure of the cover if you call width x height. Check the price so you can compare. That last Weber Link may have not been helpful because of the age of your grill and because of it's age you may have to contact Weber for more information.

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