Question for those with a Weber: how important is a temp gauge? I've just finished watching the videos on the Weber website and they basically say heat it with the lid down for 10 mins and then slap the steaks on. On my old BBQ I'd wait for the temp to get between 200 and 250 before putting the steaks on (the hotter the better, basically i'd just wait until the temp stopped rising).
Super important, I wouldn't be without the temp gauge. I use it to ensure the best temperature for searing meat. And for roasting, I use it to manage the temperature. It would be plain guess work without it.
Even though I have a Weber® 2200 (high lid with inbuilt temperature gauge) I was fortunate to be given a Weber BBQ thermometer probe. This I use on/in all roasts. Love it. But yes temperatures are super important when cooking using the Weber®
NOTE: It does not appear to be available in the NZ Weber® site any more. Found it on Amazon
They do have this beauty Weber® Dual Probe Remote Digital Meat Thermometer for $119.95