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Direct sunlight and dome temp

N.E. EggerN.E. Egger Posts: 39
edited 4:55AM in EggHead Forum
Hi, new to forum. Got an xl about 3 weeks ago. I had a few trees removed (18)from my yard yesterday now my egg gets direct sunlight all day as opposed to just the morning. This afternoon I was admiring my Egg and noticed the thermometer was reading @100*more or less. I did calibrate the thermometer before I put it in. Was wondering when I do my first long cook this weekend do I have to take dome starting temp into account or just get it to normal temp for what I'm cooking. Thanks
Glenn

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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    ignore it
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • N.E. EggerN.E. Egger Posts: 39
    Thanks
    Glenn
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,170
    18 trees from your yard? You one of those hyper loggers on Discovery channel that clear cuts hundreds of acres for kicks and giggles? :laugh:
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time!

  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Why would the starting temperature have any affect?

    If the thermometer reads 250 it doesn't matter if it is 120&deg outside in direct sunlight or if it's -40&deg with howling winds. The thermometer will indicate the temperature inside the egg, which is all that should concern you. You may burn marginally less fuel to get to and maintain a temperature, but the thermometer will read the temp inside...period.
  • Sunlight? Forgot what it looks like and what it does.
  • N.E. EggerN.E. Egger Posts: 39
    Not even close. I can run a saw but nothing like those guys. There were only eight guys and it took them just over eleven hours to get them all down and grind the stumps.
    Glenn
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,170
    8 guys and 11 hours sounds like that cost you a bundle. Around here they won't even come for less than $600 per tree! Were all those trees dead or something?

    BTW I forgot to welcome you to the board - me bad! :laugh:
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time!

  • N.E. EggerN.E. Egger Posts: 39
    Thanks for the welcome. No dead trees. They were mostly pine very tall and too close to the house. There was alot of property I wasn't able to use for anything.
    Glenn
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