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Newish BGE oversized dome thermos

I see BGE changed the size of the dome thermometers, this summer I believe. Anyone replaced theirs? I need to call my dealer to get the price. Bigger is better right?

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  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,409
    kjs said:
    I see BGE changed the size of the dome thermometers, this summer I believe. Anyone replaced theirs? I need to call my dealer to get the price. Bigger is better right?
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,000
    kjs said:
    Bigger is better right?
    Why? Beauty is in the eye, but I think the oversized thermos look, well, oversized. And what's the point? If you can't see it from a distance, just rotate it so the target tempt is at 12 o'clock. You can tell if it's on target from 50 yards away!

    If I needed to replace mine, I'd just order the smaller size direct from TelTru. For half the price probably.

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

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,771
    Great advice from @Carolina Q.  Just make sure that when you rotate the thermo you pull it off the ceramic so you don't mess with the calibration.  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,000
    lousubcap said:
    Great advice from @Carolina Q.  Just make sure that when you rotate the thermo you pull it off the ceramic so you don't mess with the calibration.  
    And trash the spring steel clip that holds it on. Gravity works nicely.

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

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,502
    Take a look at the smokeware black face.  Oversized, looks good, has worked well for me
    Phoenix 
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,065
    Smokeware thermo is good alternative.  These new ones from BGE are pretty good though.
  • To each his own, but the big over sized thermometers remind of the giant, gaudy azz earrings some women wear these days.
  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,104
    Southeast Florida - LBGE
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  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,340
    lousubcap said:
    Great advice from @Carolina Q.  Just make sure that when you rotate the thermo you pull it off the ceramic so you don't mess with the calibration.  
    And trash the spring steel clip that holds it on. Gravity works nicely.
    I'm going to politely disagree. The steel clip comes in handy when the stem gets in the way inside the dome 

     
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,000
    I use a wine cork for that. =)

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

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,050
    I think my soft plastic one on the right side is even older than your collection. Those were noted for having that plastic face fly off when hot!


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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 2,975
    WeberWho said:
    lousubcap said:
    Great advice from @Carolina Q.  Just make sure that when you rotate the thermo you pull it off the ceramic so you don't mess with the calibration.  
    And trash the spring steel clip that holds it on. Gravity works nicely.
    I'm going to politely disagree. The steel clip comes in handy when the stem gets in the way inside the dome 

     
    I use the clip for holding it in the pan of boiling water
    Visalia, Ca
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,951
    kjs said:
    Bigger is better right?
    Why? Beauty is in the eye, but I think the oversized thermos look, well, oversized. And what's the point? If you can't see it from a distance, just rotate it so the target tempt is at 12 o'clock. You can tell if it's on target from 50 yards away!

    If I needed to replace mine, I'd just order the smaller size direct from TelTru. For half the price probably.
    If you can read a 2” thermometer from 50yds, your eyesight is a helluva lot better than mine. 
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,000
    kjs said:
    Bigger is better right?
    Why? Beauty is in the eye, but I think the oversized thermos look, well, oversized. And what's the point? If you can't see it from a distance, just rotate it so the target tempt is at 12 o'clock. You can tell if it's on target from 50 yards away!

    If I needed to replace mine, I'd just order the smaller size direct from TelTru. For half the price probably.
    If you can read a 2” thermometer from 50yds, your eyesight is a helluva lot better than mine. 
    Hyperbole perhaps?

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

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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