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tukapa1

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#237917 24-Jun-2018 16:18
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Hi all

 

I have a fair number of airpoints dollars about to expire and I'm looking at spending them.

 

The Weber Family Q3200 BBQ would be nice but they only seem to do the Q3100 on the rewards sites.  The difference between the two is the 3200 has a 10% higher hood (so a little bit more room inside) and a factory fitted temperature gauge.

 

You can buy the Q3200 hood and swap it over but I've seen on Aussie sites that they are about A$280 so not really a cost viable option bearing in mind the 3200 is only $50 more expensive if buying from a retailer with both models..

 

Has anybody here fitted a temperature gauge to a Weber Q? There are a few Youtube vids and it appears easy enough to drill a hole and fit an aftermarket temperature gauge. Then the only thing I'm missing out on is the little bit of extra height, and I'm not sure missing an extra 2cm of height inside the lid would bother me a huge amount.

 

Thanks.


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RunningMan
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  #2043163 24-Jun-2018 16:20
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Electronic vs piezo ignition as well on the higher end models.


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  #2043167 24-Jun-2018 16:31
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Ah true - I forgot that....

 

Now I'm back to the Q3200 again and not being able to use points.


 
 
 
 


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  #2043171 24-Jun-2018 16:48
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Having said that, it can't be that difficult to drill a hole and bolt a thermometer in the lid if that's all you need.


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  #2043231 24-Jun-2018 18:04
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If I was in the position to use points, rather than forking out cash, I'd take the lower-end model.

 

I like having the thermometer on our Q3200, but not sure it's a critical component - we were paying for it, so were happy to pay the additional amount. I guess if you think you think the quantum of those three differences are worth it for you, but all up I reckon they're relatively minor upgrades. 


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  #2043233 24-Jun-2018 18:18
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This is what you need. I've got one and it's great. Select the meat type on the phone and away you go. Great results.

 

 

 

https://www.webernz.co.nz/weber-accessories/igrill-2-bluetooth-thermometer/





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  #2043252 24-Jun-2018 19:10
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As above if you cant justify the next model up with temp gauge and electronic ignition then go for the BT temp. 

 

ive got the Q2200 with temp gauge and very happy. 

 

The only thing im not happy with is the flimsey side shelfs... ok not intended for much but bug3r me, it should hold a beer or two with confidence. 

 

Ive purchased the silicone mats for mine, so at least the beer holds better now...

 

 

 

 


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