Hi all. My question has to do with the grill thermometer. Currently I have an 18" Weber. I know I know it's small but it is what I have. I am close to doing my first smoke on it. The last piece of equipment I need is a thermometer. So the grill does not have on built onto the lid. Nor do I have a digital one yet. My issue is money right now. As much as I would love to get something like the Maverick 732 I simply cannot at this time. So as I was wandering around Wally World I noticed in the grill section that they have small stem thermometers that can be installed on the lid for relatively cheap. For the grill temp is this a good way to go? Simply drill a hole and install? If so then I can get a meat thermometer at Target for like $20. I also do have a long stem thermometer I use for homebrewing and it definitely would cover the temperatures quite easily but the stem i quite long.
What do you folks suggest overall?