Tel-Tru Barbecue Thermometer Plain Dial Red Zones BQ300


Tel-Tru Barbecue Thermometer Plain Dial Red Zones BQ300


This Tel-Tru barbecue thermometer has a huge 3 inch aluminum dial face that has 3 colored heat zones. It reads a temperature range of 100 to 500 degrees.

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This is the updated version of this BBQ thermometer that now includes the mounting hardware. This large face allows you to read the thermometer from quite a distance away from your pit. The stem is 2.5 inches long and .250″ Diam. Made in the USA Tel-Tru Model number BQ300

The stem is threaded at 1/2″ NPT and will fit any 7/8 inch hole and will easily mount using the included mounting hardware.

Before purchasing a Tel-Tru barbecue thermometer here are a few things to consider:

These thermometers are available with a wide variety of dial faces. This is the part you will be looking at all the time so the one you select will be a matter of your personal preference.

Stem length selection for tel-tru barbecue thermometers:

There are 2 different stem lengths for these thermometers. The 2.5 inch is preferred for most home barbecue pits and the 4 inch stem is for larger commercial pits. Keep in mind that your food should never come into contact with the stem when cooking. In fact to get an accurate temperature reading we suggest a minimum 2 inch clearance around the probe at all times.

Placement of your new Tel-Tru barbecue thermometer.

Ideally you want your barbecue thermometer stem positioned level with your cooking 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. Typical placement on an off-set smoker is in the center of the body and as low on the door as you are comfortable with. 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 if you choose to mount it there.


3″ aluminum Dial with black needle
2-1/2″ Stem x .250″ Diam.
100/500 Degrees F Temp. Range
1/2″ NPT (install into 7/8″ drill hole)

Additional information

Weight0.9 lbs
Dimensions8 × 4 × 4 in









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