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High heat and the dome thermometer

yellowdogbbqyellowdogbbq Posts: 331
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
I was heating up my egg this weekend to cook steaks and my egg went nuclear.  Went in the house for 10 minutes and when I came out it was reading 200 F which I thought was strange because it was at 350 F when I went in.  Opened the lid and it was a ball of blue flames so I shut it quickly and flames were coming out of the daisywheel.  Does it damage the thermometer when it laps itself?  I noticed latter that it was flickering when it was cooling down.  Checked it the next day in boiling water and it was off by 10 degrees and seemed to work.  I figure it was at 1000 F.   On a side note, original felt gasket and its still fine.
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  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    stock gasket is FINE?  AMAZING!  as long as it was around 212 and you know how much off, it should be fine



    Paul
    thebearditspeaks.com. Go there. I write it.
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  • eggoeggo Posts: 430
    I did the same thing. Messed with my head when I couldn't get the temp to go up, then I realized it had gone around and indicated about 250 degrees. My gasket survived also and when I calibrated the thermo it was 10 degrees off. I adjusted the nut underneath gauge and now is within a degree of 212.
    Oh, I didn't have the nerve to take a (burp) peek.
    Eggo in N. MS
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,425
    I slide one of these in when I do high temp cooks.  First thing I do with a new egg is throw the thermometer spring clip away.  Makes it easier to switch them out and they won't fall out anyway.

    http://www.teltru.com/p-272-big-green-egg-primo-grill-dome-kamado-replacement-thermometer-lt225r-5-inch-stem-2001000-degrees-f.aspx

    Mike





    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Great idea BOWHUNR. Although with a cook temp that high not sure you even really need a thermometer.
    Geaux Tigers!!!
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  • eggoeggo Posts: 430
    I did the same thing. Messed with my head when I couldn't get the temp to go up, then I realized it had gone around and indicated about 250 degrees. My gasket survived also and when I calibrated the thermo it was 10 degrees off. I adjusted the nut underneath gauge and now is within a degree of 212.
    Oh, I didn't have the nerve to take a (burp) peek.
    I slide one of these in when I do high temp cooks.  First thing I do with a new egg is throw the thermometer spring clip away.  Makes it easier to switch them out and they won't fall out anyway.

    http://www.teltru.com/p-272-big-green-egg-primo-grill-dome-kamado-replacement-thermometer-lt225r-5-inch-stem-2001000-degrees-f.aspx

    Mike




    Is this a different teltru than the one that came with the egg?
    Eggo in N. MS
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,425
    Yes.  It has a 200*-1000* dial.

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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  • Thanks for the tip Mike, I'll have to buy the higher temp thermometer.  Do you have any tips on cooking a venison roast?  My friend gave me 2 large roasts and I was going to apply a dry rub then cook them @250 dome temp.  Not sure what part of the country your from but most bow hunters I know hunt deer.
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  • edited March 2012

    I slide one of these in when I do high temp cooks.  First thing I do with a new egg is throw the thermometer spring clip away.  Makes it easier to switch them out and they won't fall out anyway.

    http://www.teltru.com/p-272-big-green-egg-primo-grill-dome-kamado-replacement-thermometer-lt225r-5-inch-stem-2001000-degrees-f.aspx

    Mike


    Thanks Bowhunr.  Didn't know it went to 1000*!  Just ordered one.  My orginal thermometer has condensation on the inside.  Do the TEL-TRUs typicially need to be calibrated? 


     "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

    Med & XL

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  • eggoeggo Posts: 430
    Thanks Bowhunr for the url. I just ordered one.
    Eggo in N. MS
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  • Great link for the new thermometer, mine is one the way as well.
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