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Grate Temp VS Dome temp Question

Big PapaBig Papa Posts: 220
edited 8:56PM in EggHead Forum
Good morning all you eggers :)

I have a general question on the 2 temps on the BGE
I want to do a slow cook with pork shoulder and have read that the Grate temp should be around 225-275. If that is the case, what would the dome temp be?

I dont have a BBQ Guru to help with the grate temp.

So I guess I am just asking what my dome temp should be at for the low and slow cook.



  • 250 dome
  • h20eggh20egg Posts: 168
    I'm not sure I have the answer. The one butt I've done successfully I did grill temp, with the Maverick 73 thermo, at about 240. Getting ready to do another tonight. It worked great. From what I've read, butts are pretty easy and whether it's 225 or 275 will only likely change the time involved. Biggest caution is do not go too low as you risk fire out at night, which is why I have the M 73 to warn me. But, I don't go below 240 and think I've got fire habits down to where I'm confident of an overnight at 240 with or wo a remote read. Good Luck!
  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    I think (not at all sure) the general rule is that you add about 25-30 to the dome for grate temp, however I do my PP at 250-275 dome.
  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    There can be as much as a 50 degree difference between the dome and grate when you first start off but with a long slow cook with a lot of mass, the dome and grate temps will equalize over a couple of hours.

    To keep it simple, I'd keep the dome temp stable between 250 - 275 and you will be golden.
    Good Luck!

  • Lei'd-n-EggLei'd-n-Egg Posts: 289
    Keep it at 250 dome and you'll be very happy with the results.
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