How to Add a Thermometer to a Barbecue Grill
Ideal barbecue grill thermometers should be able to provide extremely accurate readings. They are commonly made from heavy duty stainless steel and can be installed by drilling a hole and then mounted using a nut and washer. It can be installed at the rear of a barbecue grill.
Step 1 – Assemble all the Equipment
Buy a barbecue grill thermometer from a hardware store. Obtain tools from a rental if you don't own them. Before working on the grill, turn it off and make sure it is cool to avoid burning or scalding.
Step 2 – Drill Hole
Use a drill to make a hole. The smoker lid is an ideal place to mount the thermometer. The hole should be big enough to allow the threaded section of the thermometer to go through. Place it 3 to 4 inches above the grate and 3 to 6 inches from the end of a rectangular grill.
Step 3 – Fix the Thermometer
Insert the threaded part of the thermometer in the hole. It comes with a bolt and nut, fix them in position and fasten them using a wrench or pair of pliers. Do not fix the nut too tightly as it might damage the thermometer.