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Unread 08-21-2009, 12:24 AM   #1
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Hello Fellow Grill and BBQ lovers. I'm a new member to this site and I have just recently purchased a new Brinkmann Smoke'n'Pit with a SFB. I love the look of this new baby, but, have a serious problam. The temp gauge that came with it sucks beyond all belief. It's a pop-out and I know of no thermometers out there that will fit in its place. Any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 08-21-2009, 01:30 AM   #2
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I have the same grill, and yes the temp gage is a joke!! They do have a replacement on there web site that is inexpensive. Al tho I haven't replaced mine yet, I just keep a good eye on the fire and use a remote meat thermometer. I really like this grill and have know other complaints except that it's not that air tight! But I have some ideas on fixing' that,except for that I like it allot and use it daily! Good luck and keep the smoke Rollin!!
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Welcome and head over to Cattle Call and introduce yourself.
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i have the same pit & i just use the little oven thermos. even replacing the lid thermo won't give you an accurate reading because it's too high off of the grate.
you can always buy a digital thermo w/ pit probe. i'm sure others here will give you makes & models.
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as other shave said get yourself a therm with probe..Taylor or Polder..dont even mess around with the lid therm..you should be measuring at the grate level anyway
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btw. i'll take some pics of my mods for ya so ya can get even cooking temps across that thing.
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Leave the stock thermo. in and go get a Tru-tel(no 2 Tru-tels),place them at grate level and one on each end. Keep the temp. around 225*F. Practice will get you there,it Can Be Done...
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My friend bought one used and instead of buying the stock therm from Brinkmann's, we just drilled a probe sized hole in the metal plug that fills the hole if you don't have a Brinkmann's therm installed. Then he got a Taylors and put it in there.

Everyone else is right about grate temp, but he has just figured the temp is about 25 higher at top then at the grate.
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