Greetings all. Today I am seasoning my new Char-broil H20 water smoker. I've installed an extra thermometer to the side as I've been searching this forum and the general consensus is that the factory one is pretty inaccurate (readings are warm, ideal, and hot.) The new one has been placed on the side about 1.5 to 2 inches above the water pan and grate. It is a Grill Life thermometer and I grabbed it at the local hardware store for about $4. The dilemma is this: As it is running now the factory needle is at the upper end of "hot" which would be fine by me as I am trying to season the grill anyway. The one I just installed however, is hovering around 225. The number range on this starts at 50 and ends at 600. Which one is more trustworthy? Also, would it matter that the factory gauge is located on the upper part of the lid? I can't pin down an exact difference in temps as only one has numbers, but if "ideal" tops out at 250, there is a pretty significant difference here. Any suggestions aside from "stop being a cheap bastid and buy a remote thermometer!" ? (I do plan on doing this eventually, but would prefer to put it off for a few weeks.) Any sort of tests for my secondary thermometer that would help me get an idea of whether or not it actually works? Thanks in advance and happy grilling!