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Tel_Tru or BGE

BoneDaddy'sBoneDaddy's Posts: 256
edited 10:57AM in EggHead Forum
So has anyone replaced the standard egg temp guage with a Tel-Tru? If so which one? I did see NakedWhiz's review of Tel-Tru.

-Frank
Bone Daddy's Competition BBQ & Catering
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,903
    i use the shorter stem one, i just add ten percent and a little to what ever it reads and thats close enough for me, the low and slows i depend on the maverick when i want a closer read. i just got used to it being off over the years ;)
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,283
    fishlessman,

    That is true. I got so peed at the bge ones I just leave them out and stick the thermapen in once in a while.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,238
    I have 3 of them and they came dead on accurate and stay accurate. I prefer the 5" stem which is only 1" longer than the BGE one. I use a wooden toy wheel to compensate for 1/2" and the other 1/2" is no problem. This way what you read is "it" and you don't have to calculate for the mis-reading of the short stem.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,903
    shoveled all mine into the lake one winter and found i really didnt even need them to cook with, went atleast a year without a gage :laugh: something says we need to know what exact temp is in there though :laugh:
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  • Steve,

    Do you stick the Thermapen through the hole of the dome? My small didn't come with a thermometer and I've been thinking of ordering one, but if a termapen works, I'll use that instead.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,266
    Frank I have them in a Lg, Small, and Mini. The Mini is real good as it is short.
    I never got a chance to do the Small as I bent it before using and had to order a new one.
    I did go the 1000 after several notes from the forum.
    The model # on the 5" is LT225R
    the mini is just mini.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • troutmantroutman Posts: 498
    Have the 5 inch stem on my large. I will be getting one for my small (if I ever receive the small - sigh).

    What RRP said.
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  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I use the 5" one and put the clip on the outside to keep it from being too deep in the Egg. -RP

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  • Did anyone drill the hole bigger for the large dial version
    Bone Daddy's Competition BBQ & Catering
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  • fieroguyfieroguy Posts: 777
    Not necessary to drill. It fits.
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  • After some tinkering/screwing around, I set mine up just like you Randy. They work great.
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  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Just ordered 3 (1) with a 5" stem and a range of 150-750 for the large
    And (2) with 2" stems and range from 200-1000 for the sm and mini

    If they are respected around here, then all is good and buy away.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,283
    GoonSlapper,

    Yes,

    I'll probably install tell trues eventually, probably when I put gaskets on. ;)

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,283
    I can get pretty close by eye.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Oh brother. :blink: I better get my muck boots on. It's starting to get deep around here. :P
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,283
    Mark,

    I did toss my thermos. I read Granpas Grub posts about settings and I'm right on the money most times B)

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,903
    try it without the therms for a while, you wont notice the difference much in the cook ;) you only need three temps to cook with for most cooks, low and slows220/300, roasting temps 325/450, searing temps 600/plus. pretty easy to get into those ballparks just by touching the dome
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  • danny285danny285 Posts: 360
    where did you order them from
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  • I could definitely do without thermos on some things, but wouldn't want to be without them on some others unless I wanted to babysit the cook and I hate doing that with the weather we're having. I'd like to shove all this lake effect snow right up somebody's a** right now. :angry: haha 22" and counting. :blink: Hasn't stopped snowing for 4 days straight. :pinch:
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,283
    Mark,

    That's what you get for being on the wrong side of the lake. I will get Tell Tru's but fishlessman is right. I check on and off a few times with the thermapen and I'm good to go. Better than thinking you are at 250* when you are really at 350*

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
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    www.teltru.com

    they have an 800# or I used (218) 692-1230

    I'm a talk to someone kinda guy, and the lady I spoke to was helpful and courteous.
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  • I keep having to snow blow an area out in the back yard so my little Maltese can go out and take a crap! :laugh: The snow's about a foot over her head. :silly:
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