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Weber kettle probe

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
So my wife got me a 22" one touch for my birthday in December and I'm in love with it! Why is the simplest thing the best?? Anyway I'm sure it's been discussed a million times but why doesn't weber incorporate a probe port as standard fare? This day and age anybody worth their salt knows a good therm pays for itself in perfect meat in no time. Anyway I got tired of running cords through the top vent and spent a grand total of 7 minutes doing this:









Now I just need to stop ignoring my mini wsm...
post #2 of 10
Looks nice great gift you got!
post #3 of 10
How'd you drill the hole? I have to do this for my kettle and Wsm!
post #4 of 10

I see Weber sells silicone gaskets for this now. I saw them on their virtual bullet site. The new WSM's have them so I wouldn't be surprised to see them on the upcoming Kettles soon.

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Originally Posted by Gnarbrah View Post

So my wife got me a 22" one touch for my birthday in December and I'm in love with it! Why is the simplest thing the best?? Anyway I'm sure it's been discussed a million times but why doesn't weber incorporate a probe port as standard fare? This day and age anybody worth their salt knows a good therm pays for itself in perfect meat in no time. Anyway I got tired of running cords through the top vent and spent a grand total of 7 minutes doing this:









Now I just need to stop ignoring my mini wsm...

I love my performer so much. What kind of Bit did you use? I hear that enamel is tough to get through.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Used some painters tape to keep chipping to a minimum. Started small and worked up to a 3/8" bit. Don't have a unibit...
Easy enough! Hit it with some high temp grill paint just for kicks since I had some left over from the mini build.
post #7 of 10

Thanks. Weber rulz!

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Kind of depressed. Only doing two chicken breasts tonight but at least I get to play with it!

post #9 of 10
I used a spring loaded punch to make a small indentation on my Weber 1-Touch Gold kettle lid. This provides enough grip for a good drill bit to bite and make the hole using a variable speed battery-powered hand drill. I used this approach for the dial thermo I put in the lid and the probe port for the smoker temp.

HTH
post #10 of 10

Great idea!

Put a Brinkmann dial therm in the lid of mine not too long ago, back before I had my MAV733. Gives me a general idea of what's going on in there, fwiw.

Will be doing this soon for sure!

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