Very much impressed with my new Greenegg cooker and was cooking two Beer Can Chickens yesterday which is my third cook! After removing my electric fire starter, i placed the two chickens on the place setter, closed the lid and began closing the vents to adjust my temperature to 350 degrees. After a few minutes i realized the gauge was reading around 100 degrees?? Being new to the Egg, i allowed it a few more minutes and then i could hear a sizzling noise from inside the Egg?? I opened the lid to find my two chickens already browned ?? I had an electronic probe handy and measured the grill temperature to be above 500 degrees! Guessing my NEW egg had a defective temperature gauge, i just used the electronic probe placed at the grill heigth to complete the "beer can chicken". As the cook continued i did notice the gauge increased slowly, but never got up past 150 degrees??
This morning is was awakened with the temperature gauge to deal with--when it hit me !! It was the first time i considered that the Egg's temperature probe sticks inside the unit about two inches and that what happened was the probe had been sticking inside the chicken monitoring meat temperature-- NOT dome temperature! As i said, this is only my third cook and i have lots to learn !!