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Checking Temp Tip

miscjamesmiscjames Posts: 78
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum

I have been working in my garage a lot lately. And I came up with this little trick. For the dome Temp gauge I took the clamp off the back. And then what I do is spin the gauge so that my desired temp is at the 12 o’clock position. So if I want 350 I spine the gauge around so that 350 is exactly at the 12 o’clock position according to my egg. Then I can quickly glance over and make sure the egg is at the right temp, without having to walk over to it. This also helps when it’s raining as I can just look from the door and see what my egg is doing.


Leaving the clamp off also makes it easy to remove that gauge and clean the stem as well which I feel helps with the reading.


I hope this helps someone… 


  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 867
    Hey, this is fantastic. Thanks! I have to look from my kitchen door into the backyard and this is a great tip. 
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376
    Desired temp straight up is the only way to go, but I found that I had to leave the clip on but loose. When I took it off opening and closing the lid would spin h thermometer.
  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,125
    I put the clip on the outside of the dome with desired temp. at 12 o'clock. This way I can get stuff higher in the dome without the probe toughing.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,271
    Great idea, never thought of doing this. Dealer told me to always keep the set screw in the daisy wheel to the front so that once you get the air flow just right, you don't mess it up when you raise the dome. Similar principle in keeping a set easy to check allignment, great idea, thanks for sharing it. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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