Here is a picture of my thermoeter arrangement (the little chome piece is the valve stem - I now have another about 4" above it. Sorry no pic on the nipple. It was just easier and cheaper than the conduit. It weighs a little more - but it is only a 2" or 3" nipple, so does not weigh too much more.
Here is a link http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...postcount=6890
to the post with the rest of my pictures - including my basket assembled with hog rings, a chickens foot lift assembly, the pizza pan ash pan, the single bottom air intake, the diffuser plate to make for a very even burn, and my #12 can fan box.