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Broken Temp Guage

407BGE407BGE Posts: 187
edited 3:54PM in EggHead Forum
Was getting medium egg HOT for some steaks. Add lots of charcoal and let it run for alot longer than I should. When I came out, the gauge read 200. It was obviously way hotter than 200 wo I open the Egg carefully and it somehow that the gauge had swung past 750 all the way to 200. I think that it was 1,000 degrees but it cooled down to 750 after I put the daisy wheel on.

Motto for me is to never believe the gauge when what it is telling you makes no sense.

Gauge is still working and was still at 210 boiling. I don't liketo get the egg that hot at it's not needed and may cause issues.


  • Lucky your post was not "Broken Egg" Good to hear that the BGE can get that hot without permanent damage. That makes me feel a lot better about going to 600 - 700 for steaks.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Perfect for TREX! ;)
  • I've had my medium egg to 1100 degrees routinely when testing charcoal and it is just fine. Just need to be watchful on the thing.
    The Naked Whiz
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