So, for my first smoker, I bought Walmarts entry level 40" Smoke 'N Pit http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=8154150 I then bought a Brinkmann thermometer that read actual temps, instead of Low, Ideal and Hot. http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st...=SearchResults Bass Pro, where i bought it said that it fit all Smoke 'N Pits, so I bought it immediately. Got it today, and wouldn't you know, it was completely a different fit. The smoker I bought has a whole, with two indentions where you stick the cheap thermometer in and twist, while the new thermometer is the thermometer itself, with a large nut (1") attached underneath it with threading going down, and a locking ring that screws it tight. Upon calling Brinkmann about this, we referred to the same product on their website, which indicated thatit fit ALL Smoke 'N Pits except mine. So now I am just plain old frustrated. So my question is...does anyone have any idea on how I could make some kind of adapter to accept the new thermometer in the 2" whole that is in the middle of my smoker? Anyone ever have to makeshift something like this? I guess this is what I get for buying something cheaper, but again..my first smoker. It would just be really nice to know what temp i am actually smoking my salmon on, rather than guessing the lower part of Ideal is 180F. So, any suggestions would be very appreciated! Thanks.