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Dome temp vs grate temp
I'm confused, is the dome temp higher than the grate temp? So if the dome thermo says 350, is the grate hotter or cooler than this temp?
edited May 2013
For low n slow if the dome temp says 350, the grate temp is likely closer to 300, maybe 325. As the cook goes on the two temps will start to get closer.
Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
edited May 2013
Short answer-yes.... most likely with indirect ( heat deflector in place) cooks the dome thermo will run about 20-40*f higher than the grate when starting out. Longer the dome is shut the less the temp difference. On direct cooks, the grate will get the full measure of heat from the lump and the dome will be lower than the cooking surface. Raised grid- gets you further from the lump and closer to the dome temp. You have at least one thermometer to run this BGE with. Make sure it is calibrated and get comfortable with what the number it gives you means relative to the method you are using to cook. Just an opinion and we all know what those are worth-enjoy the journey!
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direct grate is hotter, inderect its usually cooler at the grate but temps get closer the longer its lit
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