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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by coldjava, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. coldjava

    coldjava Fire Starter

    Hello All. This sight is fantastic. The last few months I've learned a lot. I live in Wisconsin. I have a Chargriller with the side firebox. Where can I find a replacement heat gauge that will fit where the factory one is. It is useless. Any ideas ? Thanks. Brent
     
  2. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome CJ. Glad to have you here and glad that you have learned alot. The learning process never stops!
    Not sure where you can get a replacement Therm for you CG. If you want the same thing I might check their site. Look around at different stores. I did and was able to find quite a variety at the time, of course this was a little closer to the "in season". Good Luck.
     
  3. coldjava

    coldjava Fire Starter

    Thanks for the welcome. I'll look around for one. I don't want the one from CG. My guess is it won't be any better than the original. Thanks again.
     
  4. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! I have the CG also, and the stock thermo is useless. I monitor temps by putting a digital probe in the cooking chamber.

    Hope this helps!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  5. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! Punt a thermo idea and just use a remote dig therem. I don't even know why they put therm's in the smokers as they are never where they should be. Just my opinion.

    Glad your here!
     
  6. homebrewru

    homebrewru Fire Starter

    Yep, I gotta agree with the gang. A digital thermometer (or two or three) is the way to go.
     
  7. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site. I will agree the stock thermos are junk, just like the ones on most grills. Most stop working after a short time anyways. I haven't gotten a digital yet, but I am leaning that way. Wish I could have gotten one of the 9.99 ones that some of you all found at Lowes. My Lowes doesn't carry them. Maybe this spring I will find one.

    Kookie
     
  8. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF. I agree also, digital is the way to go.
     
  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  10. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to smf. Just leave the one thermo you have and as a lot have already said go digital!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    A great link by WD. You can never have too many thermometers.
     
  12. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Brent![​IMG]
     
  13. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum!! I used to do alot of traveling in Wisconsin; camping and hauling my son to play hockey in tournaments.
     
  14. bombo80

    bombo80 Smoke Blower

    Welcome, and go digital, like the others have suggested. I found a nice single probe unit on sale at Target, only $17. I also have an ET-7, but having probe issues, that's why I got the new single probe one.

    Like cman said, you can never have too many thermometers.

    Later,

    Bombo
     
  15. triple b

    triple b Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF!
    And remote digitals are really nice to have!
     
  16. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    cman95
    Welcome to SMF !!!
    I replaced the thermometer in my Char-Griller with a $8.99 thermometer from Sportsmans Warehouse for 2 reasons; First was the original thermometer was far from accurate. Second was because of how the factory mounts the original thermometer it is just held in place with a snap ring. There was smoke and heat escaping around the thermometer. So when I put in the replacement I held it it place and sealed it with high heat fireplace caulking. Chargrillers have many places they loose heat, this is one of them.

    Picture quality isn't the best but gives you an idea of the thermometer size and how it has incremental readings for all smoking temperatures-
    [​IMG]
     
  17. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    mossy.......looks to me.....like a lil TOO much capt. morgans.......taking that pic.............LOLOL
     
  18. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Walking Dude
    I agree, it was a waste. I spilled a little on the camera lens !!!
     
  19. coldjava

    coldjava Fire Starter

    I like the way you think Mossy!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    The CG replacements you find at home depot or wherever, work prettty good.

    What allot of people don't realize is those thermos are at the top of the chamber and the grate temp is lower. I use 2 grate thermos to measure each side of the meat at grate level. The thermo in the top shows about 50º higher than the grate temp. so if the top one shows 275º then I know my grate temp is about 225º.

    so all three thermos are showing the correct temp as per the level they are placed.
     

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