Weber kettle probe

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gnarbrah, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. gnarbrah

    gnarbrah Meat Mopper

    So my wife got me a 22" one touch for my birthday in December and I'm in love with it! Why is the simplest thing the best?? Anyway I'm sure it's been discussed a million times but why doesn't weber incorporate a probe port as standard fare? This day and age anybody worth their salt knows a good therm pays for itself in perfect meat in no time. Anyway I got tired of running cords through the top vent and spent a grand total of 7 minutes doing this:





    Now I just need to stop ignoring my mini wsm...
     
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  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks nice great gift you got!
     
  3. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    How'd you drill the hole? I have to do this for my kettle and Wsm!
     
  4. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I see Weber sells silicone gaskets for this now. I saw them on their virtual bullet site. The new WSM's have them so I wouldn't be surprised to see them on the upcoming Kettles soon.
     
  5. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I love my performer so much. What kind of Bit did you use? I hear that enamel is tough to get through.
     
  6. gnarbrah

    gnarbrah Meat Mopper

    Used some painters tape to keep chipping to a minimum. Started small and worked up to a 3/8" bit. Don't have a unibit...
    Easy enough! Hit it with some high temp grill paint just for kicks since I had some left over from the mini build.
     
  7. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Thanks. Weber rulz!
     
  8. gnarbrah

    gnarbrah Meat Mopper

    Kind of depressed. Only doing two chicken breasts tonight but at least I get to play with it!

     
  9. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I used a spring loaded punch to make a small indentation on my Weber 1-Touch Gold kettle lid. This provides enough grip for a good drill bit to bite and make the hole using a variable speed battery-powered hand drill. I used this approach for the dial thermo I put in the lid and the probe port for the smoker temp.

    HTH
     
  10. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great idea!

    Put a Brinkmann dial therm in the lid of mine not too long ago, back before I had my MAV733. Gives me a general idea of what's going on in there, fwiw.

    Will be doing this soon for sure!

     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2015

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