On the plastic part of the lid, I drilled a hole just below the words
"Caution Hot" The hole takes up the lower part of the Ho and the upper part
of the "to" of Do Not Touch. I angled the hole so that the thermometer
goes through the opening for the exhaust and chaff screen. I use a slim TC
probe that I wound some thin 28ga. wire around so that it will only go in
about 6", which is only about 1/2" into the beans when green. That's where I
get the reading that coincides with 1st. crack starting to arrive pretty
good at about 410f. on average. If you screw up .... JB weld. If you have
to wallow the hole out a bunch to line up....... JB weld.
Some have drilled through the side, but it would be more difficult to find
the right place to get the correct temp. Some have gone through the glass or
removed the knob and right down the center of the top.
Just a few suggestions. It would be a good idea to not jump on it, as the
best plan might be a few days away.