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  • Pork Lord
    Former Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 91
    • Pasadena Texas

    Digital Thermometers

    Ok, So I have a custom reverse flow pit. Let's be clear, I ain't drilling into it for a mod. Not gonna happen . Ever. I have read about bi-metal thermometers being inaccurate. I have what is called a River Country bi-metal(similar to the tru-temp) to read air temp in my pit. I can't use my maverick because it will crimp the cable when I close the main cooking door. So, is there a digital air temp read thermo that can fit into the main chamber like a bi-metal read? That would be awesome if so and I would buy it post haste. Suggestions?
  • mgaretz
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 821
    • San Ramon, CA
    • Mark Garetz
      Rec Tec pellet grill
      Weber Genesis Gasser
      Maverick ET-732 and Thermapen and others

    #2
    Unless the door is very massive, most of us just close the door on the cable. They are designed to work that way. BBQ is not the only use for them, they are also designed to work with your home oven which doesn't have any holes. If you don't want to do that, you could always just remove the bi-metal and use that hole. Some people, not me, use the stack hole.

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    • Pork Lord
      Former Member
      • Oct 2014
      • 91
      • Pasadena Texas

      #3
      Thanks! I'll crimp it then. I thought that was a no-no on side box smokers. I appreciate it!

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      • DWCowles
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 9709
        • Smiths Grove, Ky
        • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

        #4
        PH, I have a Lang and I used the Maverick also and I just closed the door on the cables easy and had no problems.

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        • Powersmoke_80
          Founding Member
          • Aug 2014
          • 874
          • Bay City, Michigan
          • Vintage Brinkmann Longhorn Offset Stick burner (newest addition)
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          #5
          PL, could you remove the bimetal thermometer and put your cable through that hole that is in your door? just a thought.

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          • Powersmoke_80
            Powersmoke_80 commented
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            Or exactly what mgaretz said.

          • Pork Lord
            Pork Lord commented
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            That's a great idea and then run it down and clip it to the grate. I just need to find a grommet that will stand up to weather and heat. Not sure what material is appropriate.

          • Powersmoke_80
            Powersmoke_80 commented
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            You could tape the back side and use a High Temp silicone to fill the threaded hole and either insert a straw to make the proper size hole or drill it after it cures. If that doesn't work you could peel it back out.
        • Huskee
          Pit Boss
          • May 2014
          • 14901
          • central MI, USA
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            About me
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            Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

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ID:	23394 I've been shutting my Yoder door on my wires for over 2.5 years and haven't had one wire fail yet. Just use caution each time and shut gently, which I'm sure you would anyway since 1/4" steel lids are heavy. NEVER drill into that sweet Irene!
          Last edited by Huskee; October 4, 2014, 09:04 PM.

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          • Jon Solberg
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            : 0 : ) .....

          • Pork Lord
            Pork Lord commented
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            Thanks for the support. I won't and this eases my doubts about doing it completely.
        • Marauderer
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 1471
          • Powder Springs, Georgia
          • [ATTACH=CONFIG]temp_6496_1424176307798_786[/ATTACH] Barry
            Powder Springs, GA

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            I want a "Stick Burner"!! Looking at Lang 36" Hybrid Deluxe. Either patio or trailer haven't made up my mind.

          #7
          OK, tell me why you wouldn't drill a hole or multiple holes in your 1/4" armor plating Stick Burners? Is it just because the thickness of the metal? or does it affect your unit and the way it runs?

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          • Huskee
            Pit Boss
            • May 2014
            • 14901
            • central MI, USA
            • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

              Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

              Smokers / Grills
              • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
              • PBC
              • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
              • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
              • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
              • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
              • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
              • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
              • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
              • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

              Thermometers
              • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
              • (7) Maverick ET-732s
              • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
              • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
              • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
              • Thermapen MkII, orange
              • ThermoPop, yellow
              • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
              • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
              • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
              • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

              Accessories
              • Instant Pot 6qt
              • Anova Bluetooth SV
              • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
              • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
              • BBQ Dragon
              • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
              • Weber grill topper
              • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
              • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
              • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

              Beverages
              • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
              • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
              • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
              • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
              • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
              • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
              • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

              About me
              Real name: Aaron
              Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

              Occupation:
              • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

            #8
            Well, the same reason I wouldn't drill a hole in my truck. I find it's not necessary, and I just don't have the heart to do it. I don't even do it in my Weber kettle, I just go under the lid on it too.

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            • Marauderer
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 1471
              • Powder Springs, Georgia
              • [ATTACH=CONFIG]temp_6496_1424176307798_786[/ATTACH] Barry
                Powder Springs, GA

                Weber S470 with smoker box and insulated custom cover
                RecTec w/grilling mat, front shelf, cover, Nomex Sealing Gasket, Hurd Downdraft Hood, Fuller's Earth,oversize wheels
                GMG Davy Crockett Wifi
                Blackstone 1575
                Seville Classics Rolling Workbench
                Grill Grates searing kit
                (2) Maverick ET-732
                Thermopen Classic w/glo case, Thermopop, Time Stick, Extra Big and Loud Timer, Chef Alarm
                Wine maker from kits, Merlot, Liebfraumilch, N.Z. Pinot Noir, and some other fuity tuity wines that are great with "Q"
                PickleMeister
                Pampered Chef Knives
                All Clad BD5
                Tyent Water Ionizer

                I want a "Stick Burner"!! Looking at Lang 36" Hybrid Deluxe. Either patio or trailer haven't made up my mind.

              #9
              Man, I drill holes in my truck all the time. I guess that comes from all my years as a machinist and welder. I just didn't want to mess up the performance of the grill. The money bag for the Stick Burner fund is slowly growing.

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              • Marauderer
                Marauderer commented
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                Huskee that's because I am older than dirt and have been around since Mobey was a minnow! Which was about three days after they invented Dirt!!

              • Gunderich_1
                Gunderich_1 commented
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                And not only that Huskee, he can walk on water and make the water that he walks on.....

                Marauderer I'm wagering you were in the Nav when Christ was a mess cook?

              • Marauderer
                Marauderer commented
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                Error: Please enter a message with at least 10 characters
            • DWCowles
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 9709
              • Smiths Grove, Ky
              • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

              #10
              There is no way that I will drill a hole in my baby. I notice that the people that cook with stick burners in bbq competition also shut the door on the wires.

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              • Marauderer
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 1471
                • Powder Springs, Georgia
                • [ATTACH=CONFIG]temp_6496_1424176307798_786[/ATTACH] Barry
                  Powder Springs, GA

                  Weber S470 with smoker box and insulated custom cover
                  RecTec w/grilling mat, front shelf, cover, Nomex Sealing Gasket, Hurd Downdraft Hood, Fuller's Earth,oversize wheels
                  GMG Davy Crockett Wifi
                  Blackstone 1575
                  Seville Classics Rolling Workbench
                  Grill Grates searing kit
                  (2) Maverick ET-732
                  Thermopen Classic w/glo case, Thermopop, Time Stick, Extra Big and Loud Timer, Chef Alarm
                  Wine maker from kits, Merlot, Liebfraumilch, N.Z. Pinot Noir, and some other fuity tuity wines that are great with "Q"
                  PickleMeister
                  Pampered Chef Knives
                  All Clad BD5
                  Tyent Water Ionizer

                  I want a "Stick Burner"!! Looking at Lang 36" Hybrid Deluxe. Either patio or trailer haven't made up my mind.

                #11
                Hhmmm, there is something here that is telling me not to talk about this anymore

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                • Jerod Broussard
                  Moderator
                  • Jun 2014
                  • 9679
                  • East Texas
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                  #12
                  Drill a hole, insert a grommet. Custom makers such as Gator Pit will install them.

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                  • Jon Solberg
                    Former Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 4819

                    #13




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                    • Marauderer
                      Founding Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 1471
                      • Powder Springs, Georgia
                      • [ATTACH=CONFIG]temp_6496_1424176307798_786[/ATTACH] Barry
                        Powder Springs, GA

                        Weber S470 with smoker box and insulated custom cover
                        RecTec w/grilling mat, front shelf, cover, Nomex Sealing Gasket, Hurd Downdraft Hood, Fuller's Earth,oversize wheels
                        GMG Davy Crockett Wifi
                        Blackstone 1575
                        Seville Classics Rolling Workbench
                        Grill Grates searing kit
                        (2) Maverick ET-732
                        Thermopen Classic w/glo case, Thermopop, Time Stick, Extra Big and Loud Timer, Chef Alarm
                        Wine maker from kits, Merlot, Liebfraumilch, N.Z. Pinot Noir, and some other fuity tuity wines that are great with "Q"
                        PickleMeister
                        Pampered Chef Knives
                        All Clad BD5
                        Tyent Water Ionizer

                        I want a "Stick Burner"!! Looking at Lang 36" Hybrid Deluxe. Either patio or trailer haven't made up my mind.

                      #14
                      Those are neat Jon. I have used them before.

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                      • Marauderer
                        Founding Member
                        • Jul 2014
                        • 1471
                        • Powder Springs, Georgia
                        • [ATTACH=CONFIG]temp_6496_1424176307798_786[/ATTACH] Barry
                          Powder Springs, GA

                          Weber S470 with smoker box and insulated custom cover
                          RecTec w/grilling mat, front shelf, cover, Nomex Sealing Gasket, Hurd Downdraft Hood, Fuller's Earth,oversize wheels
                          GMG Davy Crockett Wifi
                          Blackstone 1575
                          Seville Classics Rolling Workbench
                          Grill Grates searing kit
                          (2) Maverick ET-732
                          Thermopen Classic w/glo case, Thermopop, Time Stick, Extra Big and Loud Timer, Chef Alarm
                          Wine maker from kits, Merlot, Liebfraumilch, N.Z. Pinot Noir, and some other fuity tuity wines that are great with "Q"
                          PickleMeister
                          Pampered Chef Knives
                          All Clad BD5
                          Tyent Water Ionizer

                          I want a "Stick Burner"!! Looking at Lang 36" Hybrid Deluxe. Either patio or trailer haven't made up my mind.

                        #15
                        Originally posted by Jerod Broussard View Post
                        Drill a hole, insert a grommet. Custom makers such as Gator Pit will install them.
                        Gator Pit has a neat web site and offers a lot of services as well as new pits.

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                        • smarkley
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                          wow... lots of pits with some really nice features. Thanks Barry

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