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Tel Tru Thermometer

EGGARYEGGARY Posts: 1,222
edited 7:39PM in EggHead Forum
The Tel Tru Thermometer that I ordered came in today.
I noticed the stem is 5" long. Isn't that rather long?
It's much longer than the original BGE thermometer.
I have an XL.

Comments

  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,642
    I put the metal spring steel piece on the out side of the Egg as a spacer.
    This will also stop it from bending if you hit a pork butt as you close the dome.
    Now it will just slide out of the dome.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,859
    I use a chunk of a wine cork, outside the dome. Just make sure the groove in the stem is inside the dome. The spring clip is long gone.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • EGGARYEGGARY Posts: 1,222
    Why not make a tube-like spacer, 1-2 inches. Put the stem through the spacer. This way the clip can be used inside the EGG.
  • Grillin GuyGrillin Guy Posts: 302
    I just drilled a hole through a wine cork.

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  • EGGARYEGGARY Posts: 1,222
    Can the stem be cut shorter ?
  • Grillin GuyGrillin Guy Posts: 302
    And the first thing I do with every egg is throw away the spring clip. It just makes the thermometer hard to get out.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,859
    No.

    Contact Tel-Tru. Maybe they have a shorter stem model. Otherwise, just deal with it like the rest of us. :)

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • I ordered the same one and just didn't care for the length. I know that's being picky. I just purchased the new BGE Tel Tru. I thinks it's 3 1/2".
    Large & MiniMax in Lexington, KY
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,642
    I cook high in the dome and now I don't have to worry about bending my thermometer stem and it was simple with no added work. I also pull my temp gauges after each use for storage. It's just one of many options.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,818
    NO!!!

    The standard BGE thermometer has a 4" stem and the new Tel Tru you just bought is 5" - unless somebody switched out and stuck you with a 2.5" meant for a smaller egg. Let's go back to 5 vs 4 - that's no big deal! Besides may I strongly suggest you take that spring clip and throw it in the trash! Gravity will keep the thermometer in the hole and that way you can easily remove it for re-calibration etc etc etc.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • CrimsonEggCrimsonEgg Posts: 21
    Now that is awesome.
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