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Have you changed the thermometer on your egg?

I have heard a couple of people say they replaced the stock thermometer on their egg as it has needed to be recalibrated a couple of times. Have you replaced yours? I need to recalibrate mine again at a minimum.

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  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292

    I have not replaced it, but i also have a thermometer that sits on the grate.  I compare to the two readings to make sure they are in the same ballpark.  I recalibrate my dome thermometer twice a year, usually when the weather changes.

  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337

    if you have a newer bge thermometer then you dhouldnt have to change it. because the newer thermometers on the eggs and the one they send you when you buy a replacement is made by a company named tru tel. i replaced a thermometer several years ago with a tru tel and i replaced my second lardes thermpometer earlier this year. the tru tel thermometers don't have to be calibrated as often as the old ones. if you have an old one it will not say tru tel on it. and if dont say it then i would think about getting a new one to save yourself the hassel.

     

    HTH

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • How do you calibrate them? I think mine is ok but I was just wondering?
  • You fill a glass with ice, dump in some water, then stick the thermometer in it. It should read 32 degrees.
  • Heat a pan of water to boiling, stick the thermo in it should read 212 F at sea level or 100 C. If it is off hold what looks like a nut (hex) on the back a nd turn the dial to make it read proper.
    Ova B.
    Fulton MO
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,550
    Do the boiling thing. They don't have readings to do the ice water bath calibration.
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,587
    I do opposite. Boil water and see if thermometer is close to 212F
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • @Eggcelsior & @calracefan, they are both correct, I had it backwards.
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337

    here is a link to show you how to do it!!

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm#calibrate

     

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,076
    I recalibrated mine on Saturday. The one on the large is the old school one. It was off 30, but it hasn't been calibrated in about 2 years. The one on the mini is new and I never calibrated it. It was dead on at 212. It only takes a few minutes, I'm just lazy.

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,195
    Another thing to do is simply clean it. The boiling water tends to make 'em look like new. 
    Twice a year is not so much, and well worth it. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • I replaced mine this week because I broke my original a few months ago when replacing my base with a new one (don't ask). My other was fine for 8 years. Recalibrated every so often but the new thermos are tel-tru and I like that better

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    edited January 2013
    Not on the Large they del on Tuesday, but on the other 4 I have had.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    I bought mine in September and it says Tru Tel on it. Do I need to mess with it?
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    Plano_JJ said:
    I bought mine in September and it says Tru Tel on it. Do I need to mess with it?

    Very good idea to check it.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,874

    Heat a pan of water to boiling, stick the thermo in it should read 212 F at sea level or 100 C. If it is off hold what looks like a nut (hex) on the back a nd turn the dial to make it read proper.

    This.
    Boom
  • If you are NOT at sea level, you can google "Boiling point of water at different elevations"

    I am at about 3900' above sea level, for me, water boils at about 206.

    Ernie McClain

    Scottsbluff, Nebraska

    (in the extreme western panhandle of NE)

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