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Stoker - Guru Question

BluedotBluedot Posts: 82
edited September 2011 in EggHead Forum
Does it make any difference if you place the pit probe on the grate or to the dome temp thermometer? 


  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,937

    You want to place the pit probe on the cooking grate so you can see the temps your food is cooking at.  When cooking with the plate setter in, it is pretty common for eggs have dome temps that read 20-30 degrees higher than the actual cooking grate.

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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,948

    What R2Egg2Q, you already know the temp of the dome so no need to put another "sensor" there. 

    My experience when going low n slow with either my Adj Rig indirect setup or the plate setter as far as dome temp vs grate temp is once it sets in, they both are very close.

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  • I place mine on the grate but I cook at 210 rather than 250.

    I use the meat probe set 20 degrees below my desired temp and test with my thermapen.

    with big chuncks of meat(butt/shoulders) you will have some rise in temp after removal.


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