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Old 12-06-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
BobM
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Join Date: 02-16-12
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Default WSM Thermometer Mod Question

Hi all, doing some mods to my WSMs.

I plan on permanently mounting an analog thermometer in the middle section of my WSM. I plan on mounting it above the door, in the center, half way from the door top to the top lip.

I plan on getting a Tel-Tru BQ225, with a 2" dial.

Tel-Tru has a 2 1/2" stem and a 4" stem version. The 4" stem version will get the tip of the probe somewhat away from the outside of the cooker, which is good. I am concerned that it might get in the way when I use the lower rack, especially on the 18 1/2" WSM, or grease from the meat on the top rack might drip on it making it give false readings.

Questions:
Will the 4" stem length unit better reflect the cooker temperature or will the 2 1/2" stem length be fine?
Will the 4" stem length unit get in my way when I cook on the lower grate or is dripping grease a problem?
What do you UDS cookers use?

Thanks in advance,

Bob
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