Ok, I sprung for one finally. Through the summer, I have no problem getting my tail out of bed early in the morning, firing the Egg up, tossing a couple of pork butts on, and checking it off and on throughout the day making minor adjustments. However, with the wintertime short days, I certainly have no desire to start in the dark and Wisconsin COLD! I like to sleep soundly at night too, so I have avoided overnight cooks. My plan is to start though, using the PartyQ. I plan to get them going in the evening (yes, dark and cold - but I can tolerate both much better in the evening than after climbing out of a nice warm bed!) and let them cook through the night, pulling them off the following morning when it is daylight.
My question - I understand the temp probe clips to the grate. How much hotter or cooler are the Eggs at grate level in comparison to the thermometer in the dome? Say I want to run 300F dome, what do I need to set the controller at? I realize I am overthinking this - especially with meat as forgiving as butts, but I am curious about this in case I use the controller for something a little more temp critical. Has anyone clipped the controller probe to the Egg's thermometer probe to read out roughly the same temp?