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Dome temp and grate temp

robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,907
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
During the cook today I am seeing that my dome temp is reading 230 and the new Maverick is reading 230 at the grate level.  This is only after about 15 minutes in.  I have calibrated the dome thermometer in boiling water too. 

Should the dome be at least 25 degrees hotter?  I can understand the same after hours of not opening the egg.

Is that right?  or have I been overcooking my foods and that is why I am having issues.

LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,

Garnerville, NY


  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    normal. no worries.

    someone says "250 degrees' they mean dome temp generally

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,903
    edited August 2012
    When I have my plate setter in, my dome starts out starts out a good 50 degrees higher, settles in about 20 degrees higher and near the end get gets closer to even.  If mine were even from the beginning, I would think one of the thermometers is off.
    I'd check both thermometers at the same time to be sure.  Every time I check one of my thermometers, I check them all.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,831
    I used to have a Maverick ET-73. What I noticed was that the position of the grill probe made a big difference. If it was within and inch of a big mass of cold meat, it would indicate a much cooler temperature than if it was off near the edge, where it would show a much hotter temperature.

    The meat probe, which failed twice, was more useful. I could look at the remote read out, and see the meat climb to the plateau temperature, hold, and then continue rising.

    Eventually, the only thing I used the Maverick for was to have an alarm when the temperature went low enough that the fire was most likely going out.

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    If you calibrated both, trust them. There can be a difference but not always.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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