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nw010101

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analog thermometer on “c” kettle
« on: August 26, 2020, 09:35:23 PM »
I have a digital thermometer for the meat itself but I want to install an analog thermometer for kettle temp for smoking. I’ve seen photos here with it just below the vent. I guess above the hook. Is that the right place and why?

Any advice?


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bamakettles

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analog thermometer on “c” kettle
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2020, 05:14:05 AM »
I have a digital thermometer for the meat itself but I want to install an analog thermometer for kettle temp for smoking. I’ve seen photos here with it just below the vent. I guess above the hook. Is that the right place and why?

Any advice?


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I did this on a 2006 and it seems to work well.  You want to try to get as close to grate temps as possible and for low n slow you want the coals opposite the vent, food and thermometer.  Got mine on Amazon; it’s a river country 3 inch.  Also did some 2 inch thermometers on a SJ and JJ.


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Stoneage

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nw010101

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Re: analog thermometer on “c” kettle
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2020, 08:44:50 AM »
So I guess Weber put them on top but for a new install best on the side under the vent?

@bamakettles like the port and hanger for the digital thermometer. I just run mine under the lid.

I’ll post a photo when I’m done


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Bearded

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Re: analog thermometer on “c” kettle
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2020, 07:41:11 PM »
What are you using for your thermometer hanger here. I have the same one and have been looking for something other than setting it on a table beside the kettle.
I have a digital thermometer for the meat itself but I want to install an analog thermometer for kettle temp for smoking. I’ve seen photos here with it just below the vent. I guess above the hook. Is that the right place and why?

Any advice?


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I did this on a 2006 and it seems to work well.  You want to try to get as close to grate temps as possible and for low n slow you want the coals opposite the vent, food and thermometer.  Got mine on Amazon; it’s a river country 3 inch.  Also did some 2 inch thermometers on a SJ and JJ.


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bamakettles

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Re: analog thermometer on “c” kettle
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2020, 04:35:58 AM »
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nw010101

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Re: analog thermometer on “c” kettle
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2020, 02:00:19 PM »
What do you think?


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Red_5_Wrangler

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Re: analog thermometer on “c” kettle
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2020, 04:35:52 PM »
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bamakettles

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Re: analog thermometer on “c” kettle
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2020, 04:39:23 PM »
Straighten the vent tab, scrub everything with a Brillo pad and restore the wood handle.  New pic and re-post!


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Stoneage

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Re: analog thermometer on “c” kettle
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2020, 05:42:55 AM »
Looks good to me. Is it calibratable?

nw010101

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Re: analog thermometer on “c” kettle
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2020, 09:53:27 AM »
No, that thermometer is not calibratable. And it reads 190 on a boiling water test. Looks cool though!

I do need to fix that handle.


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bamakettles

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Re: analog thermometer on “c” kettle
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2020, 11:57:29 AM »
LOL, was just poking fun.... if you decide to go with the river country, you can calibrate it.  Small screw on the back for that purpose. 

Stoneage

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Re: analog thermometer on “c” kettle
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2020, 02:27:07 PM »
You guys!
I just get a good laugh out of those that hotly (sorry) debate a 10° difference in position with a thermometer thats about as accurate as holding a wet finger in the wind.