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daveshannondaveshannon Posts: 4
edited February 2012 in EggHead Forum
how do you calibrate your thermomoter


  • I may be wrong, but I think that water freezes at 32°F at all altitudes, but boils at a different temp based on altitude.  To get the boiling point for your altitude, go to this converter.


    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • Look at the probe, about 3 inch up will be a groove. Hold the tip in boiling water up to that groove.

    Temp should be about 212. let probe cool and adjust the nut on the back of the dial however much it was off.

    Retest. you can do it without cooling with an open end wrench. Altitude will make a small difference but not enough to burn anything or make a cook late.

    I grill therefore I am.....not hungy.
  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,140
    Boiling water will read 1 degree less for every 500 feet in elevation. (i.e. 212 @ sea level, 202 @ 5,000 feet.)
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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