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temperature variations

southparqsouthparq Posts: 1
edited 4:54AM in Off Topic
Fired up my new large last night. It took much watching and adjusting to get the temp steady at 350. Is this common? What am I missing?


  • You will learn what settings produce what heat. Grandpas Grub has some good pictures of various vent settings. You also don't want to overshoot your target temp as it takes a long time to cool down the ceramics. Before long, it will be like riding a bicycle for you. Learn from experience.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,735
    its common to make too big an adjustment when you first get an egg, this causes you to chase temps up and down. after a while you wont be so concerned with exact temps, plus or minus 10 degrees is as close as your oven probably is so if it wants to ride at 240, 245, 250, 255, let it ride, its really close enough
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Cooking +/- 15 degrees is normal.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    the best way to control temps is to stop trying to control temps.

    the egg only does what you make it do, so if the temo dives, you have closed it too much. gets too hot? you have it too open.

    wait five or ten minutes after making a small ADJUSTMENT.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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