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Old 06-05-2010, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default weber gas grill thermometer

I have an extra thermometer from a Weber grill. Its the one that goes into the hood of the grill.
I was wondering if anyone has used something like this is a kettle or mashtun. Its obviously ok for extreme heat application but how would it stand up to wort? Its SS but uses a SS wingnut. I should be able to find a better nut for it but I don't know if this would be ok for brewing.

Its the same style that is on this grill:

I'd like to use it on my converted cooler.

Thanks in advance!


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Old 06-05-2010, 01:43 PM   #2
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I don't think they are very accurate.

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Also, the temperature range is wrong... IIRC, the Weber thermometer goes up to 600 degrees or more. The range you're interested in would be less than 1/3 the total scale.
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They are definitely not very accurate. The one on my Weber has 5 deg. f. interval markings, lowest number at 150 and up to 750 f. range. I am lucky to be able to estimate the temperature reading within 15 deg. - even if the thermometer is calibrated and accurate you can't get a good reading because the pointer is larger than the marked intervals.
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