Best Temp Gauge for WSM 22"

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Best Temp Gauge for WSM 22"

Postby jwh » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:59 am

I suspect that my WSM runs hot. I've had several 10lb full packer briskets finish under 10 hours. Not under cooked. Tasted great. Etc. But the temp gauge read between 225 and 275 for the whole cook, which would make me think *at least* to have a 10 hour cook. Which leads me to think that the temp gauge for my WSM 22" is, as I said, running hot.

In your opinion, what's the best after market temp gauge I can get fairly inexpensive?
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Re: Best Temp Guage for WSM 22"

Postby bsooner75 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:03 am

Clips right on the grate. I really like mine. I don't use it so much for pit temps anymore but I did when I was still figuring out the pit.

Maverick ET-733 Long Range Wireless Dual Probe BBQ Smoker Meat Thermometer Set - NEWEST VERSION With a Larger Display and added Features (Red) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KHAANNC/re ... SzbE5EPJ4N


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Re: Best Temp Guage for WSM 22

Postby jwh » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:16 am

bsooner75 wrote:Clips right on the grate. I really like mine. I don't use it so much for pit temps anymore but I did when I was still figuring out the pit.

Maverick ET-733 Long Range Wireless Dual Probe BBQ Smoker Meat Thermometer Set - NEWEST VERSION With a Larger Display and added Features (Red) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KHAANNC/re ... SzbE5EPJ4N


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Thanks!

Do you have any suggestions for "manual" ones (i.e. no electronics involved)?

I have an iGrill from Weber, but was wondering if there is something accurate with which to replace my native Weber gauge that's in the dome? Not lookin' to spend more than $50 at the moment, but doesn't mean I won't on down the road a little bit.
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Re: Best Temp Guage for WSM 22"

Postby bsooner75 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:26 am

More than likely the issue you are having is due to the therm being in the dome. It's catching all the heat as it rises.you could always get an oven thermometer and put it on your grate. Figure the difference between the two and then you can use your some gauge going forward figuring in the difference.


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Re: Best Temp Guage for WSM 22

Postby jwh » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:28 am

bsooner75 wrote:More than likely the issue you are having is due to the therm being in the dome. It's catching all the heat as it rises.you could always get an oven thermometer and put it on your grate. Figure the difference between the two and then you can use your some gauge going forward figuring in the difference.


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Well, sounds like I need a Maverick to avoid all that grief! :D

Thanks, much.
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Re: Best Temp Guage for WSM 22"

Postby bsooner75 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:28 am

Something like this:

Polder Grill Surface Thermometer, Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0025W1B4K/re ... SzbPYATC17


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Re: Best Temp Guage for WSM 22"

Postby woodenvisions » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:57 am

Can't beat a Tel Tru from Rochester NY Imho...
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Re: Best Temp Guage for WSM 22"

Postby bsooner75 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:13 am

In your response you mentioned having an iGrill. Won't it do the same as the Maverick I suggested?

WV - TelTrues are some of the best made. But, if it's mounted in the dome the same problem will exist.


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Re: Best Temp Guage for WSM 22"

Postby woodenvisions » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:53 pm

Oh, I was only comparing them with the accuracy of ( stock ) dome temp probes.

I know mine was off 35 degrees .

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