Long Stem

These Tel Tru bbq thermometers have 4 and 6 inch long stems that will reach further into a large commercial pit. They are available with both 3 and 5 inch dial faces that come in a few different colors.

Most long stem bbq thermometers are made to be mounted in the door or side of the smoker at about grate level.

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What is the right placement for your Tel Tru long stem  bbq thermometer on your smoker?

Ideally you want your thermometer stem positioned at your cooking surface level and without the stem coming in contact with your food or heat source(you will need to consider how long your stem is as well). The right cooking surface location will enable you to get temperature readings closest to your meat and food. Most commercial cookers have the thermometer mounted at the top of the cooker for convenience, and since heat rises you will need to consider this when monitoring your cooking temperatures.

How do you select the right stem length?

For accurate temperature readings, the length of the sensor must be fully immersed inside your cooking chamber. A bimetal thermometer has a coil that is about 2” long located at the bottom of the thermometer stem. Tel-Tru bimetal thermometers have a 360 degree groove so that you can visualize where the sensor is inside the thermometer stem.

You also need to consider where your food will be sitting on your grates, you do not want the stem right up against it. The longer 4 inch and 6 inch stems are difficult to place at grate level in a small smoker but fit well in the large commercial versions.

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